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Director for Student Financial Planning

Department: Office of Student Financial Planning
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for the position of Director for Student Financial Planning.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 44 states and 25 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a ďGreat College to Work For,Ē one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.

Position Description:

  • Coordinate all official reporting for programs administered through the Office of Student Financial Planning
  • Administer all state and federal student aid programs
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of all student financial aid records
  • Remain knowledgeable and current regarding all financial aid assistance programs, and ensure that the Office of Student Financial Planning adheres to all state, federal and institutional guidelines for disbursing financial assistance programs
  • Serve as a financial aid counselor for students and their families
  • Identify new assistance programs that may come available which benefit our students and are consistent with the Mission of Union University
  • Assist the recruitment efforts of the University
  • Serve on the Enrollment Services Leadership Team and assist in evaluating and continuously improving a plan that meets enrollment goals while maintaining good stewardship of the financial resources dedicated to student assistance
  • Supervise all staff in the Office of Student Financial Planning and maintain an environment that is Christ-centered, student-oriented, and excellence-driven
  • Serve as Chair for the Student Financial Aid committee


Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelorís degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is required. Preference will be given to applicants with an MBA and at least five years of previous financial aid experience. Preference also will be given to applicants with previous experience with the Colleague system.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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