Phillips Exeter Academy is seeking a Director of Financial Aid.
Visit our website, www.exeter.edu, to learn more about us and to view the complete job description.
The Academy offers competitive salaries, and excellent benefits such as health, dental, 9 - 12% retirement contribution, life insurance, disability, vacation, free access to our athletic facilities, and free meals. In addition, discounts in and around Exeter, Exeter Inn and Epoch Restaurant, Homes for Heroes, and McFarland Ford to name a few.
The Director of Financial Aid serves as senior level management with key oversight of the Financial Aid office. Supervises financial aid personnel; shares accountability for enrollment with the Director of Admissions and Dean of Enrollment and External Relations. Works closely with Finance regarding budgets, strategies for delivery of student financial aid, and the analysis and implementation of appropriate financial aid models.
Provides overall supervision for and administration of financial aid program.
Accountable for the overall operation of the financial aid office and for complying with applicable financial aid regulations.
Establishes strategies for the effective and efficient delivery of financial aid awards to students that maximize retention and recruitment goals.
Prepares financial aid budgets.
Responsible for supervision of fund disbursements.
Interview regularly and read applications.
Knowledge of personal and business tax forms.
Regularly meet with students to entertain questions they may have and lend student support.
Integrate into Academy community by having a presence on campus as approachable to both students and faculty.
Several years of admissions and financial aid or related administrative/managerial experience, with an emphasis on business management and computerized systems preferred.
Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.
Proven organizational talent and initiative.
Budget planning and strategic planning skills are essential.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
Proficient in MS Office.
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Submit a cover letter and current resume, as one document (pdf or MS Word format), to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 603-777-4390. Please indicate in the subject line: Director of Financial Aid. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background check.
Due to the volume of responses received for job postings, we are unable to provide individual status updates. All applicants will receive electronic confirmation of application submission and final status. Only those applicants selected by the search committee will be contacted directly. We appreciate your understanding, cooperation and interest in employment at Phillips Exeter Academy.
About Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-educational residential school serving students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level, was founded in 1781 by John Phillips. Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. The 671-acre campus with academic and residential buildings, a 309,432 volume library, playing fields and green lawns is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The Academy enrolls more than 1000 students from around the world. Exeter offers a rich curriculum with over 400 courses taught by over 200 faculty in eighteen academic departments. The Academy employs approximately 495 staff who support the living, learning and teaching environment of a diverse student body. The Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence has made the school one of the finest in the country. To learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy, visit http://www.exeter.edu/.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, vet...eran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.
The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.