Director of Financial Aid

Location: Bakersfield, CA
Unitek College
Founded in 2002, Unitek College is an accredited, private institution that combines unique academic and technical specialties to provide a superior education in the areas of healthcare and nursing. Unitek College offers seven convenient facilities in California with campuses in Fremont, San Jose, Hayward, Concord, South San Francisco, Sacramento and Bakersfield. Unitek College provides healthcare career training, professional development, clinical placement, and employment assistance to its graduates.
 
Unitek College is also a great place to pursue a rewarding and challenging career.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, unlimited growth potential, and a collegiate work environment.
 
The Financial Aid Director (FAD) will be responsible for the implementation of Title IV policies and procedures, as well as provide overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the team. The FAD will participate as an important member of the management committee. The FAD will be responsible for administering, determining eligibility, and processing student financial aid to maintain positive cash flow, in addition to other related tasks for management of the financial aid department.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Recruit, supervise, and oversee training of the financial aid staff.
  • Oversee Title IV federal student financial aid programs as well as state and alternative loans.
  • Maintain compliance with financial aid regulatory requirements as it pertains to federal, state, and accrediting agencies.
  • Coordinates activities and teamwork with the staff in conjunction with the admissions process.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have 4-5 years of experience in financial aid with at least two years experience as either Director or Associate Director (other relevant experience may be considered).
  • Five (5) or more years experience in Title IV federal student financial aid.
  • Management experience is required.
  • Proficiency in verification and student eligibility criteria.
  • Excellent customer service and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail with the capability to multi-task.
  • Computer knowledge is recommended, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
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