Position Title:
Assistant Director for Compliance and Operations

Portland State University

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Salary Range:
$57,450 - $65,500

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Job Location - City, State:
Portland, Oregon

Position Description:
Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Compliance and Operations is part of the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships management team. This position participates in policy and budget decisions; ensures compliance with relevant financial aid- and personnel-related laws, regulations, and policies; maintains the office policies and procedures manual; supervises specific staff members; coordinates and facilitates staff hiring, onboarding, performance evaluations, and training; assesses office operations and establishes best practices; acts as liaison with specific campus offices.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university with 3+ years of related experience or Master’s Degree with 1+ years of experience.
  • Three years working in Financial Aid office with at least one year administering student financial aid programs: loans, FWS, Grants, SAP, R2T4, etc.
  • The ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of Title IV statutes and regulations and must not be in default on Title IV loans.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and make presentations for PSU students, potential PSU students, peers, and other interested public audiences.
  • Ability to work with a diverse, non-traditional student population.
  • Effective time management and team skills.
  • Ability to represent PSU in various settings such as orientations and other related outreach activities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires attention to detail and a high-volume of student appointments, student file reviews, and awarding.
  • Ability to work in a highly computerized environment.
  • Must perform a high volume of financial aid professional work requiring a high degree of accuracy.
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of the diverse PSU student population and demonstrate solution-oriented approaches in all aspects of job responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of staff supervision experience
  • Multilingual – Spanish Language Proficiency
  • Experience with policy analysis