Unity College is a leader in sustainability science, education responsible, optimistic individuals committed to solving the world's most pressing environmental problems. Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society. America's Environmental College is located in Unity, Maine and serves a broad range of students from all backgrounds across the U.S. and the world. To be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of students and society, Unity College offers both flagship campus and distance education programs for undergraduate and graduate-level environmental degrees.
Unity College helps approximately 90% of its students with the cost of their education by preparing personalized financial aid packages. Reporting to the Executive Director of Flagship Admissions and Financial Aid, the Director of Financial Aid will lead the development and execution of an annual strategy for leveraging financial aid resources to meet students' financial needs while supporting the College's enrollment and retention goals. The Director will supervise two financial aid counselors and advise families and students regarding eligibility and the availability of financial aid options.
Bachelor's degree (BA) or equivalent.
Five or more years of related experience; at least two serving as a supervisor
Ability to read, analyze and interpret data, reports and legal documents.
Experience with responding to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff, regulatory agencies, and/or members of the business community.
Adept at both writing presentations and articles for publication that conform to a prescribed style and format, and then effectively presenting that information to students, parents, staff, management and public groups.
Comfort with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, with the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions.
Proven skill in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions, including working with an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and dealing with several abstract and concrete variables
Demonstrated knowledge of current financial aid policies and trends, and the capacity to translate this knowledge into Financial Aid packaging models in support of enrollment and retention goals.
Understanding of and passion for the higher education sector.
Ability to work with confidential information requiring discretion and integrity.
History of a successful working relationship with colleagues in Finance, Advancement, Admissions and other College departments.
This position offers a competitive salary with generous benefits. Relocation assistance may be offered.
Candidates may apply at http://bit.ly/UnityDirFinAid. To ensure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
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About Unity College
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.