The Assistant Director of Compliance and Athletic Aid for Student Financial Aid (SFA) at The Ohio State University develops, implements and maintains an effective compliance program to detect, prevent and resolve issues that fail to meet federal, state, NCAA, BigTen Conference, and institutional regulations. Reporting to the Associate Director of Compliance and Athletic Aid, the Assistant Director is responsible for researching and analyzing the impact of regulatory changes, policy and procedure changes related to processing, counseling, and awarding of student financial aid. Monitors university compliance relative to federal, and state financial aid policies. Serves as a policy and compliance subject matter expert. Consults with staff and peer institutions respond to inquiries. Oversight of athletic aid administration in accordance with NCAA and Big Ten rules. Completes all required annual reporting. Manages the institutional responses on policy and compliance matters. Manages the design, review and reform of financial aid policies, procedures and overall activities relative to compliance expectations. Supports the implementation and training related to policy and procedure creation and revision. Directly supervises two staff members and manages a comprehensive performance management process for direct reports, including setting expectations through performance planning, providing on-going coaching/mentoring, and reinforcing expectations through constant performance feedback and takes appropriate action when necessary. Trains and mentors staff about financial aid regulatory process. Identifies areas for training and staff development. Partners with the Associate Director on supervision and coordination of daily activities of the Compliance and Athletic Aid team. Continually evaluates and updates SFA Policy Manual. Maintains SFA Records Retention Schedule. Serves as liaison with U.S. Department of Education, internal and external auditors, State Attorney General’s Office, University Compliance, University Legal Affairs, professional associations, and other university and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with federal, state, NCAA, BigTen, and institutional policies, laws and regulations. Gathers and analyzes compliance audit data. Ensures the monthly compliance audit reviews are accurate and complete. Manages the design and implementation of the annual compliance plan within all areas of SFA. Manages problem-solving activities for regulation compliance. Makes recommendations for changes that remedy areas of institutional vulnerability. Coordinates activities to identify procedural problems strengths and weaknesses. Administers Title IV program reviews and audits. Completes survey results from external agencies. Administers regulatory application and self-evaluation. Leads or participates in office wide projects and initiatives. Serves as back-up to all areas of the office to support increased workflow or shift in office priorities. Conducts special projects on behalf of the Associate Director. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated experience and knowledge of financial aid regulations and aid delivery required. This position requires successful completion of a background and credit check; working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, with an emphasis on working with spreadsheets.
Experience with conducting quality assessments, data reporting and analysis; student information system experience; experience with Department of Education aid delivery systems (COD, NSLDS, Return of Title IV, etc.).
Target Salary: $48,000.00 - $52,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.