Kansas City , MO

Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

Kansas City, MO Full-time
Posted on June 7, 2019
Position Available  Assistant Director of Student Financial Services

Appointment Date Position available immediately



Position summary:
The Assistant Director of Student Financial Services coordinates efforts to ensure that best practices and regulations are followed for all students and that the information and services are provided to students in a timely manner. In this position, he/she will interact with specific internal departments and outside agencies to facilitate the student eligibility process and is accountable for ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

Job Responsibilities:
 Remains current regarding all federal, state and institutional regulations and guidelines pertaining to financial aid programs
 Oversee awarding and advising of continuing traditional graduates and undergraduates.
 Assist Director with developing, implementing and revising departmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and institutional policies related to financial aid and scholarships as well as maintain processing efficiency
 Complete the verification process for all financial aid recipients, including but not limited to, collection of documents, processing correction, and COD reporting.
 Assists with conducting on and off campus presentations, seminars, and/or workshops for students. Also be available to present information at various events held at Avila University as needed.
 Facilitate coordination and communication between respective college departments as they relate to the Financial Services role in creating a positive educational experience for students. Integrate efforts to maximize Financial Services role in recruiting and retention.
 Counsel and advise students and parents regarding financial needs and problems, and recommend financial aid opportunities, academic progress, eligibility and procedures.
 Monitors student’s SAP and GPA of all aid recipients each semester. Notifies students of the appeal processes if they are not meeting the standards. Makes recommendation for the appeal denial or approval to the Director.
 Performs other duties as assigned



 Minimum of 3-5 years of recent financial aid experience
 Powerfaids and Jenzabar experience preferred; Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
 Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of accuracy, professionalism and a customer service orientation
 Ability to work individually or as a team in a dynamic organization

 Ability to relate well with a diverse student population
 Ability to use tact, diplomacy and judgment in dealing with all customers

In addition, the successful candidate will be professional, self-reliant, proactive, enthusiastic, and will make a positive impression on others.
Bachelor’s Degree Required: Master’s degree preferred


Salary Competitive salary



This is a full-time position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.


Application Information

Send cover letter and résumé to (email preferred) or
mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698


The Community: Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities



Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community. Avila University is committed to equal  employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.