Assistant Dean for Financial Aid, Education & Planning, School of Law
University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Type: Full Time
The Financial Aid Of?ce at the University of Virginia School of Law seeks an Assistant Dean for Financial Aid, Education & Planning. This is a University Executive and Senior Administrative Staff position reporting to the Senior Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer. Consistently recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, the University of Virginia School of Law takes pride in its commitment to excellence, service, and the in-person experience. The School of Law is an active and vibrant community that fosters collegiality among students, faculty, and staff.
With a passionate commitment to student counseling and a dynamic approach to student service, the Office of Financial Aid, Education & Planning plays a vital role in providing comprehensive support to all law students. The Law School’s exceptional students are at the center of the Financial Aid Office’s mission. The Assistant Dean for Financial Aid, Education & Planning will focus on ensuring the Financial Aid Office provides the highest standard of integrated student customer/client service while complying with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, as well as University policies.
The Assistant Dean for Financial Aid, Education & Planning will:
Oversee the staff and overall operations of the Financial Aid Office, including delivery of Federal Title IV, private, and institutional resources to assist students in funding their legal education, and administration of the law school’s loan repayment assistance program known as the Virginia Loan Forgiveness Program.
Liaise with the university’s central Student Financial Services office on administration of financial aid, student accounts, and billing for law students.
Oversee compliance with federal legislation and regulations and work with staff to disseminate information, provide guidance, and develop and document policy and procedures.
Assist the Assistant Dean for Admissions by providing financial counseling to prospective and incoming students, and aid in the awarding of departmental scholarship aid according to current policy and practice.
Manage the funding allocations of the law school’s scholarship budget and liaise with the Law School Foundation on scholarship stewardship.
Counsel law students through all aspects of the law school life cycle, from pre-law strategic planning to post-graduation financial advising. Provide group and individual counseling to students on financial issues such as debt management, loan repayment, financial literacy, and regulatory guidelines.
Collaborate with the Law School’s larger student services team to provide extraordinary student service across departments.
Maintain current expertise on financial aid regulations, policies, procedures, and financial counseling through self-directed professional reading, participation in professional development courses, and networking with professional contacts in the financial aid and student finance arena.
Six years’ experience in financial aid required; six or more years’ progressively responsible experience in higher education financial aid preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of financial aid including all components of the federal financial aid system. This includes working knowledge of Federal Department of Education Financial Aid Programs, specifically Direct Loans, Return to Title IV Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Previous supervisory experience.
Committed to providing quality assistance to a diverse student population.
Demonstrated ability to provide innovative responsiveness to problem-solving within a team environment.
Process-oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Can exercise good judgment when faced with difficult decisions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable making large and small group presentations.
Strong technical skills, including facility with databases, Microsoft Office required. Experience with PeopleSoft, ImageNow, Department of Education Web Applications are strongly preferred.
“Accredited Financial Counselor®” certification through AFCPE® is a plus.
This position requires most work to be performed in person at the Law School, with the opportunity to perform a limited amount of work remotely in accordance with Law School policy. In addition, the position occasionally requires traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs search for requisition 'R0044992'. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the following:
Names and contact information for three professional references.
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***Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.
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The School of Law is located in Charlottesville, VA, a college town setting with natural beauty and significant historical relevance in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville is a wonderful place to live with an extraordinary quality of life, often ranked among the best places to live in the United States.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.