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Director of Financial Aid


Trinity in Washington, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks a Director of Financial Aid who will be a part of a dynamic team in the Office of Enrollment Services.  Trinity emphasizes excellence and innovation in teaching and learning across a full range of liberal arts and professional disciplines in undergraduate and graduate education.  This position reports to the vice president for enrollment services and is responsible for providing the overall direction and management of Trinity’s financial aid programs as part of Trinity’s Office of Enrollment Services as well as supervising two direct reports in enrollment services.  The position is responsible for managing all financial aid programs and participates in the formulation, implementation, and assessment of financial aid and enrollment strategies.  The director also serves as a member of the enrollment management team to assist in developing, monitoring and implementing best practices related to scholarship allocation, financial aid processing, and student success.

Trinity has an institution-wide commitment to inclusion, diversity, and community.  Trinity actively engages in recruiting a diverse student body by serving members of historically underrepresented groups.  Institutional scholarship programs strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment by providing innovative and flexible financial support.

Primary responsibilities include: ensure compliance with Federal Title IV and state regulations; oversee the administration of all federal, state, local and institutional aid programs; package and award financial aid to accomplish enrollment goals; monitor student financial aid budget in line with university approved expenditure levels; identify and implement department goals; create and maintain data in PowerCampus and PowerFAIDS  to achieve the goals of the department; train cross-trained staff in the Enrollment Services Center; maintain the Financial Aid Policy and Procedures manual; counsel students and parents regarding financial aid issues; ensure effective and accurate transmission of financial aid data and information to campus offices and outside vendors; complete the Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate (FISAP) and other compliance reports.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of success in strong financial management, data analysis, reporting, supervisory, and counseling and team building skills.  In addition, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations/programs; work closely with the Office of Admissions and Student Life in addressing student and family financial concerns.  The director must have the intellectual vision and energy to work effectively and collaboratively with all parts of the university community.

A bachelor’s degree, masters preferred plus 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience at the Director level, with experience drawn from higher education is required.   The candidate must possess the ability to provide strong leadership and management experience in a complex higher education environment.  Experience with PowerCampus and PowerFaids is preferred. English and Spanish proficiency are desireable.

Interested individuals should send a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume and contact information including email addresses for three references.  Application materials should be sent electronically to  Please reference “Director of Financial Aid” in the subject line.

Trinity Washington University is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.


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