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Associate Director of Financial Aid

Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #730
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Albright College is seeking applications for Associate Director of Financial Aid. The Associate Director of Financial Aid provides leadership and professional service to students, families and staff, to promote their understanding and access to financial aid opportunities. The position reports to the Director of Financial Aid and serves as the supervisor of the office in the Director’s absence. The Associate Director also serves primary coordinator of the School of Professional Studies and Graduate programs.


This individual will also serve as a liaison with the Financial Aid Systems Operations Manager and will assist with the day to day automated processes in the Financial Aid Office. Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion within the team and across a culturally diverse campus while celebrating people of all statuses and identities.


Essential Job Functions:

1.Manage the federal verification of FAFSA/ISIR data, and packaging of students in the School of Professional Studies (SPS) programs.

2.Manage the processing of financial aid for the Study Abroad Programs.

3.Manage the Pennsylvania State Grants and Special Programs and non-PA grant programs, including state grant roster management.

4.Assist the Financial Aid Systems Operation Manager as needed with the processing of data uploads/downloads and imports/exports relating to the financial aid module within the Student Information System (SIS) Powerfaids.

5.Assists the Director with the review of academic and financial appeals.

6.Oversees the update and annual review of the Policy and Procedures Manual to ensure compliance.

7.Participates in all audits of the Title IV aid programs prescribed by the United States Department of Education and/or the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.

8.Assists in resolving any audit findings and implements permanent corrective action where necessary.

9.Counsels students and families regarding the financial aid application process, aid eligibility, and financial aid award letters specifics.

10.Conducts on and off campus financial aid workshops for students, families, guidance counselors, and other interested constituencies.

11.Attend yearly conferences for professional development.

12.Performs other duties as required.




a.Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

b.Ability to train and motivate entry level financial aid staff members.


a.Working knowledge of all Title IV and state aid program regulations.

b.Experience in financial aid counseling and enrollment management strategic planning.

c.Ability to work across college departmental/divisional lines.

d.Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

e.Working knowledge of aid management systems - Powerfaids preferred.

f.Working knowledge of admission CRM systems - SLATE preferred.

g.Well-developed financial aid problem solving skill set

h.Working knowledge of admission recruiting in a tuition-driven enrollment environment.

i.Working knowledge current Veterans Administration education benefits.

j.Working knowledge of IT system/ aid system integration challenges and solutions.

k.Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.

l.Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced working environment.

m.Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement.


a.At least five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, with preference in financial aid.

b.Expertise with a SIS system is essential to this position, with preference in Powerfaids.

c.Working knowledge of admission CRM systems – SLATE preferred.

d.Well- developed financial aid problem solving skill set

e.Working knowledge of admission recruiting in a tuition-driven enrollment environment.

f.Working knowledge of IT system/aid system integration challenges and solutions.


a.Bachelor’s degree required


Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking “Apply Now”. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.


About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college’s flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students 
exceed their own expectations.

At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and back
Ugrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity.  In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position.  Read the college’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.

About Reading, Pa.
Ranked a “Best Place to Live” and “Best Place to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College’s 118 acre campus is located in the city’s historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading’s 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s — only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading’s artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania’s spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading’s Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer’s ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies’ AA baseball team.

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  • Reading, PA Campus, 1621 N 13th St, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America