Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Office
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale founded in 1869 as the state's second teachers college, is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University System. It is a diverse, student-centered, research-intensive and comprehensive university that enrolls students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. SIU Carbondale more than 200 undergraduate, 70 masters and 31 doctoral programs in addition to professional degrees in law and medicine. We also rank among the nation's top 50 most entrepreneurial research universities on Forbes magazine list of "America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities" and are among the top 5% of all US higher education institutions for research. The university offers very competitive financial aid packages to students, awarding $265 million in all types of aid for the 2016-17 aid year. You may visit the SIU Carbondale website at siu.edu.

Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in student development/student affairs/higher education or a business discipline. Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in university or community college settings working in financial aid, university budget management, enrollment management, or related field. A history of professional experience supervising staff members.

Preferred qualifications: Individuals with knowledge of institutional organization, policies, procedures, and administrative practices used in higher education. Individuals with experience increasing activity with limited budget and resources and extensive knowledge of Title IV financial aid programs. Knowledge of business and fiscal management of university budgets as well as federal, state, institutional, and local sources of student financial aid. Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff members.

Duties: Reporting to the Associate Chancellor for Enrollment Management, the Director of Financial Aid will work with the Associate Chancellor and other university leaders to set financial aid policies as well as directs the university Financial Aid Office through development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive financial aid services for students from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. The Director is responsible for the management and administration of the student Financial Aid Office and its functions, including but not limited to the accounting operations, budget preparation, preparation of Federal, State, and Institutional reports, maintenance of Federal fund budgetary control and regulatory compliance with all federal, state, and institutional regulations governing student aid programs. The Director is also responsible for helping students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources and to make every effort to assist students with financial need.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: A resume, cover letter and list of 3-5 references may be submitted to:

Ms. Cara Doerr
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1263 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 4713
Carbondale, IL 62901

Or: caradoerr@siu.edu

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.