Job: Director, Systems for Financial Aid

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Jobing Description

Position ID: 381401
Position Type: Full-Time Professional Contractual
External Position: Yes

This Director is responsible for the maintenance of the Colleges Financial Aid Processing System and for implementing the Financial Aid Processing via ProSAM and SQL. Assures full compliance in the Financial Aid Tracking and Packaging process and develops the SQL interface to report on the Financial Aid data.

  • Creates reports using SQL and Excel to satisfy the needs of the department
  • Provides college-wide procedures and implementation strategies of system related modification
  • Organizes, plans, and directs the activities associated with the annual and ongoing system set-ups and maintenance for Financial Aid automated activities (tracking, packaging, reporting, and statistical analysis)
  • Collaborates with the Campus Student Financial Assistance Directors in the design of Federal, State, Institutional, and other required ad-hoc reporting of financial aid awards and disbursements using Microsoft SQL Server
  • Maintains the ProSAM system packaging rules and performs comparisons between environments to maintain integrity
  • Conducts periodic and annual reconciliations of the Federal Pell, and Campus Based Programs using multiple reporting mechanisms to assure that all required award adjustments and cancellations are performed timely, correctly, and completely, prior to the year-end reporting
  • Monitors the inflow and disbursements of Federal Title IV funds, authorized through the Federal Allocation process and generated through the Pell Processing System, as well as the transmission of the origination and disbursements reporting to the Pell Central Processing System
  • Coordinates/updates the Financial Aid Systems Calendar of activities and implements the financial aid disbursement schedules during the enrollment periods of the College with the application development and Business Affairs area representatives
  • Assists the Campus Directors of Financial Aid in resolving systems related awarding and reporting inconsistencies; develops systematic resolutions to minimize current manual processes
  • Represents the College Director on assigned committees, meeting, and acts on behalf of the Director in his absence
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Skills / Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or appropriate field with a minimum of five (5) years of administrative experience in the Student Financial Assistance area or other related area; or Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or appropriate field with a minimum of nine (9) years of administrative experience in the Student Financial Assistance area or other related area
  • Knowledge in Visual Studio 2008, Reporting Services Scripter (RS Scripter)
  • Ability to develop in Visual Studio 2008, T-SQL in a SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Environment and create effective structured database queries and to manipulate query results using Excel to generate reports to be used by financial aid users (requires thorough knowledge of Excel including functions, pivot tables, and other formatting features)
  • Ability to understand complex algorithms for tracking assignment and fund packaging rules
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, legal documents
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, boards of directors, and collaborate with other key administrative units of the College
  • Ability to exercise judgment, initiative, and maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and deal effectively and courteously with supervisors, peers and governmental representatives
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Possess excellent computer skills, systems and programming knowledge
  • Working knowledge in the areas of XML data structures with creation and maintenance of SharePoint websites
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff



    Miami Dade College
    Employment Department
    11011 SW 104 Street
    Kendall, FL 33176
    (305) 237-2559


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