Responsible for the overall administration of all financial aid programs and the strategic utilization of financial aid funds to support recruitment and retention; oversees the management and administration of scholarship award programs. Develops and expands the Federal Work Study award program; understands and manages federal and state regulations and institutional policies; provides senior level administrators and board of trustees with information that educates and ensures compliance with federal, state, institutional, agency, donor, and veterans financial aid programs; represents the University with the media, and at community service outreach and recruitment activities; ensures compliance and represents the University with auditors, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and other outside agencies; works collaboratively during donor outreach activities that solicit scholarship funds; uses advancements in technology to communicate with students and streamline operations; publishes processing statistics and data (dashboards); manages operations and personnel activities.
Master's degree in Business Administration, Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or a related field; five (5) years' experience within the financial aid profession; must have held a managerial position within the financial aid profession for at least three years; effective written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to make educated decisions; open and collegial approach to management; evidence of success in financial aid and scholarship administration; ability to effectively manage staff, as well as experience working collaboratively with campus constituents and in a multi-cultural and complex environment.
Since 1908, Youngstown State University has prepared its graduates to become leaders in the region, the state, and the nation. Located on a beautiful 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU has a diverse student body of approximately 12,700 students. Multicultural students make up nearly 18 percent of the student body at the University, and over 400 international students hail from fifty-five countries. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that provides associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. The University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six colleges: Business Administration; Education; Creative Arts and Communications; Health and Human Services; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, E...ngineering, and Mathematics.
Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills.