Utah State University invites applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position of Executive Director of Student Financial Support. This Executive Director position reports directly to the Vice President of Academic and Instructional Services (AIS). The Executive Director partners with university leadership to provide vision, aid strategy, and administration of student financial support, which includes the offices of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and a newly announced Student Money Management initiative to meet university goals. The person will have substantial independence and discretion in leading personnel and designing and implementing a culture contributing to student access, support, and success. This senior leadership position requires extensive knowledge and experience and will lead and manage Title IV, state grant, and institutional aid programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations.
The Executive Director fosters a stellar customer service environment that promotes and implements effective, responsive financial aid and scholarships and other student financial support programs to meet institutional goals and students' needs. The individual will be a part of the Vice President’s leadership council and will help provide direction in AIS’ strategic efforts related to student recruitment, admissions, retention and completion.
Management and Operations
Regulatory and Compliance
Information Technology and Data Informed
Recommends new hires; trains and supervises staff
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
3. 3 Professional References to be provided in the candidate profile
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.
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