ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • University of California Office of the President
  • Oakland, CA, USA
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Full Time Management

Job Description

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, STUDENT FINANCIAL SUPPORT

 

Location: Oakland

 

Job ID: 16923

 

Job Posting

 

For UCOP internal applicants, please login to the internal candidate gateway at: https://jobs.ucop.edu/

 

UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

 

At the University of California (UC), your contributions make a difference. A world leader producing Nobel and Pulitzer prize recipients with over 150 years of groundbreaking research transforming the world. Choose a career where you can leverage your knowledge, skills and aspirations to inspire and support some of the greatest minds in the world, and those who will follow in their footsteps. Working at the University of California is being part of a unique institution, and a vibrant and diverse community. At the University of California, Office of the President, we propel our mission through impactful work locally, in government centers and systemwide. We are passionate people, serving the greater good.

 

The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the headquarters to the 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national laboratories and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world. https://www.ucop.edu/about

 

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

 

Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs (GUEA) provides leadership and support for efforts that advance UC equity and inclusion, that promote access to and successful completion of baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and that help to provide an exemplary student academic experience.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Associate Director, Student Financial Support, establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinates administering UC's institutional financial aid program and residency policy (for tuition purposes). This program must be coordinated with state and federal financial aid programs in the highly technical realm of financial aid. Objectives are reviewed by senior management to determine success of operation. The Associate Director is responsible for managing, preparing, and directing the control of UCOP resources to support the systemwide undergraduate financial aid program and residency process to achieve policy, project and organizational goals supporting the Regents' goal of making the cost of a UC education manageable for undergraduate students. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals could result in blocking educational opportunity for some prospective students and risks substantial political consequences for the University as a whole.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

30%

 

Responsible for maintaining integrity of policies and programs that implement the UC Regents' policy on student financial aid and residency for tuition purposes. Supervises and oversees staff; functions as chief liaison for policy development for issues and processes that make the cost of a UC education manageable for undergraduate students and competitive for graduate students. Manages professional staff in project and/or policy analysis, setting responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and resources. Acts for the Director in his absence in interactions with department senior staff as well as other senior staff at UCOP and senior financial aid staff on the campuses.

 

25%

 

Provides leadership in developing, modifying, and executing policies or projects which foster financial access to UC. These policies have a systemwide impact on such areas as the support received by UC financial aid-eligible students, the enrollment of undergraduate students from families that cannot afford the cost of attending UC without financial aid, the tuition revenues generated by campuses to support their operations, and political concerns -- particularly at the state level -- about that affordability of an undergraduate education at UC. Manages professional staff in project and/or policy analysis, setting responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and resources.

 

20%

 

Directs the Student Financial Support Unit's research and analysis functions related to financial accessibility and affordability. Manages highly complex analysis and modeling conducted by staff based on large, complex data sets of UC financial aid recipients matched with other UC Corporate Student System data sets. These analyses focus on a range of financial aid programs, policies, and initiatives.

 

15%

 

Regularly interacts with senior management or executive on matters concerning student financial support and residency policy. This includes senior management at UCOP as well as senior management in financial aid and enrollment management on each of the campuses.

 

10%

 

Develops annual, high-profile reports to The Regents and the legislature. In the context of university-wide and state-level policy concerns and interests, identifies themes and trends to include in each year's report and coordinates the production of necessary data and analyses within the Student Financial Support Unit and by other units at UCOP.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Advanced financial aid policy knowledge, In addition, must have, or demonstrate ability to quickly acquire, a thorough understanding of the University's undergraduate and graduate student support programs and how they interact with federal, state, and private financial aid programs, including a detailed understanding of how the financial aid delivery system works.
  • A strong command, or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire a strong command, of the political climate in which policy and funding decisions are made at the University.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills in order to identify and evaluate policy options and understand, build and manipulate complex, numerical models.
  • Strong written communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to prepare materials ranging from detailed , thorough analyses to concise summaries and talking points on complex issues for a variety of audiences and under tight timelines.
  • Strong verbal communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to interpret and articulate program policy/procedures, ideas, and issues clearly, concisely, and persuasively to a range of audiences.
  • Ability to use written and verbal communication skills to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to multi-task, exercise discretion and maintain all confidentiality.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Direct experience working in a financial aid office.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Advanced degree, preferably in the social sciences or a quantitative field, plus ten years of professional experience -- including financial aid experience -- performing complex quantitative analysis and project management in a large University or multi-campus system; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

In your cover letter, please describe your role as a leader in an organization and how you encourage, embrace and engage diversity, equity and inclusion in your leadership. Please also discuss what you believe is most important to consider in setting financial support policies for a world class research university.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/benefits-of-belonging.html

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.

 

In your cover letter, please describe your role as a leader in an organization and how you encourage, embrace and engage diversity, equity and inclusion in your leadership. Please also discuss what you believe is most important to consider in setting financial support policies for a world class research university.

 

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

 

The first review date for this job is April 30, 2021. The position will be open until filled.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. https://www.ucop.edu/local-human-resources/manager-resources/hiring-process/background-checks.html

 

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. https://www.ucop.edu/safety-and-loss-prevention/environmental/program-resources/uc-smoke-free/uc-smoke-tobacco-free.html

 

EEO STATEMENT

 

The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

 

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Education Requirements

Master's Degree