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Associate Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

30 Oct 2020 1:09 PM | Shannon Millard

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking an Associate Director for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the incumbent will assist with overall management of the university’s general merit scholarships and scholars programs including budgeting, analysis and establishing eligibility criteria to support the goals of the university.    The Associate Director serves as the liaison to external agencies which provide scholarship opportunities to UMBC students. Incumbent serves a large role in the recruitment efforts and enrollment yield of the university alongside key players of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management.

Specific duties include: prepare reports to ensure fiscal accountability and provide staff technical guidance on institutional policies and practices; coordinate with campus-wide representatives for athletic scholarships, department scholarship funding, as well as, with foundation and private scholarships from institutional advancement; oversee and contribute to the marketing, recruitment and administration efforts of the university’s scholarship opportunities; develop policies and procedures for the selection of eligible recipients for the university’s scholarship programs; communicating with students, staff and management regarding available scholarships; ensure scholarship awards are made in accordance with university guidelines; maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders such as Undergraduate Admissions, Honors College, Scholars Programs and the Office of Institutional Advancement; communicate with program directors and administrators on applicant decision rosters, student awarding terms and academic progress of recipients; provide management oversight in the planning and implementation of the annual Scholar Selection Day event; construct data analyses of scholarship candidates and recipients; complete regular reconciliation and quality assurance of all scholarship programs; promote financial aid and scholarships to prospective students at recruitment events; and perform other duties as assigned. Incumbent will also supervise two (2) professional exempt employees.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and four years of related experience in higher education including two years of supervisory responsibility.


The incumbent must be able to:  supervise, train, develop and evaluate employees; exercise initiative, judgment and discretion in making decisions conforming to laws, rules, regulations and policies related to state, federal and institutional financial aid and scholarship administration; ability to develop and implement policies and procedures and to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness; plan, implement and evaluate programmatic and operational objectives and goals in consideration of regulatory requirements, budgetary and personnel resources, and division, university and system-wide policy and strategy.


Must have excellent organizational, decision-making, critical thinking, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  Prior experience public speaking and presenting to large and small groups required.


Strong technological skills and expert knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite required. 

Preferred qualificationsinclude a master’s degree, knowledge of integrated financial aid systems strongly and experience with PeopleSoft, Academic Works and ImageNow.

Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time position and includes full university benefits.

For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by November 27, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled) to: http://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493266?lApplicationSubSourceID=11275


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