Highline Community College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability. Highline received a distinguished Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in 2013. The college was also named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Best Colleges to Work For in 2010 and 2013.
The Director of Financial Aid and Student Employment reports to the Associate Dean for Enrollment Services and works in corroboration with other Enrollment Services administrators and the Student Affairs Cabinet. The Financial Aid Office is part of Enrollment Services. The incumbent in this position will be expected to join and participate in sector, state, regional and national financial aid associations, which include occasional travel to meetings and conferences. In addition, travel will be required to attend annual or semi-annual training sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
The mission of Enrollment Services is to deliver streamlined, timely and coordinated services to prospective, current and former students, staff, faculty and administration. The Director provides leadership and management to a skilled team of professional and office staff in financial aid and student employment. Highline Community College's financial aid office manages approximately $23 million annually. Funds are available from a variety of State and Federal programs, including loans, grants, scholarships, work-study and agency funds. The Director also independently advises students, staff, program participants and/or public regarding program content, policies, procedures and activities.
This position is open continuous. First consideration will be given to those applications received online by December 18, 2013.
Salary: $66,000-$69,000 annually plus generous benefits package.
• BA Degree from an accredited college or university and/or equivalent experience.
• Three years minimum experience providing FA services including awarding aid, funds management, reporting, and administrative experience.
• Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership in a dynamic work environment.
• Experience working with automated FA management systems and databases.
• Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
• Experience in a multi-cultural environment.
• Bilingual fluency.