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American University-Assistant Director Financial Aid (1296)

24 Jun 2020 10:35 AM | Danette Burgess (Administrator)


This is a key position in the overall management of American University’s financial aid programs.  Responsible for one or more of the major financial assistance programs (Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins loan, Federal Workstudy program, Federal PELL Grant program, Federal SEOG etc.). Responsible for determining the financial aid eligibility of prospective and current students and assuring compliance with federal and institutional guidelines.  Advises and counsels students, prospective students, parents, and colleagues regarding federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

·         35 Hours/ Week

·         Exempt

·         Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst B

Salary Range

·         Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

·         BA/BS required (Associate Degree and 5 years’ related working experience can be substituted in lieu of).

·         Three years’ experience working in a heavy volume financial aid office, with progressive management experience.

·         Working knowledge of automated financial aid systems and software applications.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Preferred Education and Experience

·         Masters degree preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

·                     Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

·                     Whenever possible American University will seek to redeploy existing staff to fill this vacancy before hiring an external candidate.


Current American University Employees:

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Contact Us:

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.


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