Assistant Director of Student Finance

Posting Date 4 days ago(3/12/2018 3:10 PM)
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US-NY-Einstein/Resnick - Bronx


Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation, and proud home to more than 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 245 PhD students, including 116 students in the combined MD/PhD programs.  As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has 300+ research laboratories and in 2012 the National Institutes of Health awarded Einstein $160 million in funding. Einstein offers challenging, exciting, and rewarding careers for highly talented individuals who are dedicated to advancing pioneering educational and research initiatives. We pride ourselves in our humanitarian mission of serving the community and promoting an academic and working culture that is both supportive and collaborative.  At Einstein, science is truly at the heart of medicine. Link here to review Einstein stories in the media and watch a video of Einstein's history, recent successes and innovative plans for the future.


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education and psychology. Since welcoming our first class in 1955, Einstein has been an integral part of Yeshiva University, an institution that offers rewarding and challenging employment opportunities to qualified candidates in a wide range of disciplines.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year.  Additionally, there is a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position:


Under the direction of the Director of Student Finance, the Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating financial aid programs for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine students.  The Assistant Director is responsible for updating and recommending financial aid policies and procedures for Einstein students. The Assistant Director advises students regarding various aspects of financial aid, evaluates and verifies financial aid eligibility, and provides student loan debt counseling. 


  • Handle the day-to-day operations of the Einstein Financial Aid Office, including processing and client customer service (in-person, phone, and email)
  • Assist the Director in establishing and implementing financial aid guidelines, policies and procedures, and for developing long-range plans that conform to demands of regulatory agencies, the needs of Einstein and its students
  • Ensure that quality financial aid services are delivered to students within the parameters of federal and state rules and regulations and institutional policies
  • Counsel and advise students on the student aid application process, requirements for eligibility, need analysis, process for change in financial circumstances, rights and responsibilities regarding student aid, academic progress requirements and procedures for appealing, and other information related to student scholarships, grants, and loans
  • Mange external scholarships opportunities and supports students application efforts
  • Perform student aid need analysis, verification of financial data and other criteria to confirm student aid eligibility, federal, state and institutional financial aid award packaging, and originate educational loans for students
  • Develop and promote financial aid services, e.g., Financial Aid Workshops, newsletters, advertisements, and interviews with student groups
  • Develop financial literacy communication and programs for students 
  • Create and update student finance website forms and materials
  • Perform other related duties


Experience and Educational Background:


  • A Bachelor's Degree is required; a Master's Degree is preferred
  • A minimum of five years of professional financial aid experience is required
  • Experience working with medical students is highly desired


Skills and Competencies:


  • The incumbent must have comprehensive knowledge of federal and state financial aid regulations, need analysis, student budgets, financial aid packaging, professional judgment practices, debt management, and federal, state and private grants, scholarships, and loan programs
  • Effective supervisory, public speaking and interpersonal/counseling skills are required
  • Incumbent must have ability to handle multiple priorities and complete various projects within designated deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of Student Financial Aid Management Systems and PC based computer systems is required
  • Strong administrative and leadership abilities as a professional staff member are required
  • He/she must have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong organizational skills; pay careful attention to detail; be a self-starter; require minimal supervision; have a positive attitude toward student service; ability to maintain a team-oriented spirit within the department and the COM; and, a strong commitment to higher education


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