Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Assumes leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and student-focused financial aid program. Is responsible for the administration, award processing, disbursement and compliance reporting of federal, state, and private funds and the management of the financial planning staff.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
- Utilizes the breadth of longitudinal data, best practices within the field, and an informed sense of constituent needs, to contribute to the vision and direction of financial planning within the Enrollment Management team.
- Develops policies and procedures which enhance the recruitment and retention of students through effective, highly visible, highly automated, and timely delivery of various financial aid services.
- Prepares and oversees financial aid budgets.
- Completes annual and ad-hoc audits and reconciliations.
- Administers federal, state, institutional and private aid sources, including: scholarships, grants, and loans.
- Submits annual FISAP.
- Maintains close collaboration with Admissions, Registrar, Business Office, Advancement Office Information Technology, Institutional Research and other campus constituents.
- Maintains positive relations with students, parents, faculty and staff.
- Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Accountability Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Analytical Ability to use data to inform decision-making.
- Assertiveness Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
- Communication, Oral & Written Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
- Conflict Resolution Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
- Customer Oriented Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
- Diversity Oriented Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
- Ethical Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
- Financial Aptitude Ability to understand and explain economic and accounting information, prepare and manage budgets, and make sound long-term investment decisions.
- Goal Oriented Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
- Innovative Ability to look beyond the standard solutions.
- Judgment Ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
- Time Management Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
- Working Under Pressure Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Minimum Requirements/Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
- Knowledge of federal and state Financial Aid regulations required.
- Minimum of 5 years successful and progressive experience in college financial aid or other finance-related or data management experience, preferably in a private, not-for-profit educational institution.
- Strong customer service aptitude and ability to motivate staff.
- Confidence and experience in presenting to diverse audiences.
- Ability for critical and logical thinking, good judgement, and problem solving.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Ability to present material related to financial aid and/or Loras College to various audiences.
- Aptitude to effectively utilize technology, softwares and data processing systems. Prefer experience with Ellucian Colleague SIS.
- Ability to effectively provide solutions for delivering quality service to students and families.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Loras College is an equal opportunity employer.
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