Position Title:
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Bushnell University

Position Contact Name:
Nathan Icenhower

Position Contact Email:
[email protected]

Position Contact Phone:
(541) 684-7221

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Salary Range:

Deadline or Close Date:

Job Location - City, State:
Eugene, OR

Position Description:
The Assistant Director of Financial Aid assists the Director of Financial Aid in the administration of institutional, state, and federal financial aid programs for students pursuing the University’s undergraduate programs. The Assistant Director position is also responsible for the management of the Financial Aid PowerFAIDS system and data integration functions between Bushnell’s Student Information System and the required reporting entities. This position is a part of a collaborative team within the University’s Enrollment and Finance divisions supporting strategic enrollment goals and initiatives. Strong communication, organization, attention to detail, confidentiality, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are essential to this position.

Position Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain expertise in the utilization of PowerFAIDS for the Office of Financial Aid’s day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee the data integration and reporting functions between PowerFAIDS, Jenzabar One (SIS), and all required federal, state, and accreditation reporting entities.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Admission on prospective students’ financial aid eligibility, scholarship communication, and award status.
  • Coordinate financial aid awards for students. This includes interpreting federal need analysis to determine student eligibility for aid, updating student files, reviewing incomplete documents, collecting missing information, resolving conflicting information, and performing verification of FAFSA applications.
  • Assist with year-end financial audit.
  • Use capabilities of financial aid software to interpret need analysis for estimating financial aid awards, problem solving, and assisting students on an individual basis.
  • Provide counseling to prospective and continuing students in financial aid availability, procedures, and application processes.
  • Assist in disbursement of financial aid to the Business Office for distribution on student billing accounts.
  • Assist Director of Financial Aid with outreach initiatives to both internal and external populations including FAFSA/scholarship workshops, high school info nights, and social media campaigns.
  • Oversee Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines and policies for undergraduate students.
  • Oversee and regularly update financial aid section of the Bushnell website with special attention given to outside scholarship resources.
  • Participate in office goal setting and planning.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years of financial aid experience are required. 3-5 years of professional work experience in higher education and/or technology is recommended.
  • Prior experience with PowerFAIDS and/or Jenzabar systems are highly desirable.
  • Applicants should possess the following skills:
  • Strong database management and software experience
  • High technical aptitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and operate effectively within a team environment

Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Bushnell University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

For additional information and how to apply, visit https://www.bushnell.edu/careers/#listing.