Position Title: Director of Financial Aid

Institution: Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Contact Name: Marci Pierce

Email for contact: [email protected]  

Phone number for contact: 503-253-3443 x114 

Website Address: https://www.ocom.edu/employment-opportunities

Salary Range: $48,000 to $50,847

Deadline Date: Open until filled

Job Location- City, State: Portland, OR

Position Description:

Position Summary

Administers all federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures relating to student financial aid and student employment. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of Financial Aid, supervising staff, preparing all federal, state, and institutional reports pertaining to aid/scholarships, and serving as liaison to state and federal funding agencies.

This is a 30-32 hours per week position and is eligible for OCOM benefits. The schedule is flexible. The salary range for this position is $48,000-50,847.

Essential Functions

 Determines student financial aid eligibility and awards according to federal regulations

 Counsels students regarding financial aid eligibility and awards

 Supervises Financial Aid Coordinator

 Ensures school compliance to Title IV regulations and policies

 Adjusts financial aid awards to include performing the Return to Title IV Funds calculation

 Develops and maintains the financial aid policy and procedure manual

 Originates and maintains Direct Loan records; performs monthly and yearly reconciliation

 Prepares files and reports for annual audit

 Manages and maintains financial aid module in the Populi database.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 Unquestionable integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics that demonstrate mutual trust and


 Must be detail oriented and highly organized

 Maintains working knowledge of federal, state and institutional aid programs, regulations, and guidelines

 Ability to function in a change environment

 Computer proficiency in MS Office applications and Google applications

 Needs to be dependable, reliable, and able to meet deadlines

 Must provide outstanding customer service

 Good sense of humor and pleasant disposition

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Strong creative problem solving skills

 Ability to work both independently and as a team member

 Must maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials

 Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and works in a collaborative manner

 Prioritizes, implements, and manages multiple projects and due dates

 Strong managerial skills

Education and Experience

 A minimum of five years’ experience in a progressively responsible role in a financial aid office

 Bachelor’s degree required

 Supervisory or lead role experience

To Apply

Send cover letter and CV (.pdf format only) to [email protected]. In your cover letter, please answer the question, “How would this position at OCOM fit with your long-term professional goals?”

Do you accept electronic resumes?: Yes