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Director of Financial Services – VA Certifying Official

Job Summary: To support the college in meeting its missions to Educate, Equip, and Enrich Christian leaders by assisting the new and returning students in finding multiple avenues to fund a college education. The Director is responsible for the compliance to all federal and state laws as well as the institutional policies regarding student financial aid.


  • Commitment to the College’s faith statement, mission, and purposes; and desires to be a role model for students through an active Christian faith.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of financial aid experience.
  • Proven Ability to be pro-active in accomplishing goals; self-motivated.
  • Extensive knowledge of Student Financial Aid and professional practices within the field.
  • Ability to work effectively with personnel from federal, state and local agencies and lending institutions.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex federal regulations and transmit their implementation into institutional policy.
  • Proven ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well, both written and orally, with individuals from various backgrounds, especially students and their families.
  • Ability to always present a pleasant, courteous, and service oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, to begin projects independently, and to bring projects to conclusion on a timely basis.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a constructive manner.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct all activities to ensure that the college is in compliance with all federal laws and regulations regarding financial aid and institutions of higher learning, to ensure a clean annual audit.
  • Supervise the Financial Aid Counselor(s).
  • Maintain a policies and procedures manual for the financial aid department.  Make required decisions or proposals based on those policies.
  • Represent the financial aid department on appropriate college committees.
  • Lead the financial aid staff in accomplishing institutional and departmental goals in a manner that allows individual employees to grow professionally.
  • Oversee the awarding, disbursement and reconciliation process of all financial aid available at MCC, including, but not limited to:
    • Government aid (federal and state) – Institutional Aid – Employer reimbursements – Veteran Affairs benefits – Outside scholarships.
  • Complete and submit all required federal, state and institutional reports in a timely manner.
  • Pro-active in searching for alternative forms of financial aid that will benefit students.
  • Maintaining the Veteran’s Affairs on campus. Certifying all student records in a timely manner as well as counseling students regarding their VA benefits.
  • Perform revisions to financial aid awards according to federal, state, and institutional requirements due to changes in enrollment status, requests for changes in award, and other special revision projects.
  • Monitors individual student awards, resolves data conflicts, and/or over-awards.
  • Performs Satisfactory Academic Progress assessments and informs any affected party. Performs the assessment of any requested adjustment to a student’s federal application for financial aid.
  • Monitor all aspects of federal Title IV financial aid programs through several federal sites and reconcile accordingly.
  • Manage the overall operation of the Financial Aid Office.
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services.

Working Relationships:

  • Responsible to the Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services
  • Due to a team working environment in the FAS Office, clear lines of communication among, and an expectation of working with, all FAS personnel are necessary.
  • Admissions personnel depend on reliable and timely assistance from the financial aid staff. Clear lines of communication and an expectation of working on a cross-departmental team are necessary.
  • The Registrar’s office and Student Financial aid rely on each other to maintain legally required student information. Open and clear lines of communication are a high expectation of working on this cross-departmental team.
  • The Director of Financial Aid will represent the entire office to outside entities, businesses and within the financial aid community. A Christ like representation of our attitude and actions are vital.
  • The Director is encouraged to attend events and activities that promote professional growth.
  • It is expected that as a Christian, words, actions, and relationships on and off campus will at all times be for His Glory.

Working Environment:

  • Fast paced work area which can become noisy, crowded, and stressful during peak enrollment times.
  • Sitting for extended hours at a desk.
  • Primarily working on computer.
  • Minimal lifting required, 20-30 lbs.

Physical Address

Manhattan Christian College

1415 Anderson Ave

Manhattan, KS  66502


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