Associate Director, Student Financial Aid & Verification

University of Akron

Associate Director, Student Financial Aid & Verification

  • Institution: University of Akron
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Akron, OH US

Associate Director, Student Financial Aid & Verification

  • University of Akron | Akron, OH US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: July 02, 2022
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Job TitleAssociate Director, Student Financial Aid & Verification

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

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Location Akron, OH US

Deadline July 02, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Derek Brown

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Job Description

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The Office of Student Financial Aid is seeking to hire an Associate Director. The Associate Director will oversee the management of the federal student aid application process including, but not limited to the following: importing and exporting of FAFSA results and corrections and all associated review; verifying FAFSA information and communication of requested documents; scanning and maintenance of documents into the electronic imaging system; reviewing requests for special circumstance consideration; reviewing appeals of dependency status; developing and preparing of financial aid packages annually; reviewing and distributing of escalations from the third-party financial aid support center; and overseeing to financial aid education and outreach activities. The Associate Director will supervise five full-time professionals including two Assistant Directors, two Financial Aid Counselors, and an Administrative Assistant.

Required Qualifications:
A relevant bachelor’s degree and a minimum four (4) years of experience in financial aid administration.  A broad knowledge of financial aid rules and regulations.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively oversee staff, communicate with students and families, and handle conflict resolution with sensitivity and professionalism.  Supervisory experience including managing daily activities and responsibilities as well as performing evaluations and providing professional development opportunities required.

Compensation and Benefits:
The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff, contract professionals, and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.


Positions in the Office of Student Financial Aid work a blended schedule of days in the office and days working remotely.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.

After submission of your application, return to the “My Activities” link and upload the required documents to your profile under the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call Derek Brown in Human Resources at (330) 972-8402.

Application Deadline:
Review of applicants will begin June 2, 2022.

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Job ID # 13548

About University of Akron:

The University of Akron is a vibrant community driven by collaboration, partnership, and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners The University of Akron believes diversity is a vital element of an equitable and thriving workplace. A diverse workforce is essential as we strive to create a dynamic academic environment that prepares students to be citizens of the world around them, and as we deepen the value, we place on our connection to the Greater Akron community.

We celebrate the power of uniqueness, and the strength that coalesces when unique voices are heard. We seek to empower employees to lead in their colleges, departments, offices, and divisions. People of all backgrounds work on our campus every day, and we value the contribution of each individual in their commitment to a better University of Akron.

We welcome candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders. Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights – and we want you to join us. Bring your voice. Bring your uniqueness. Bring you. We are Akron. We rise together.

For more information about The University of Akron or the Akron community please visit our About UA page.Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at

Ohio is State of Residence:

It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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