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Director of Financial Aid-School of Medicine

UCLA Health

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 5, 2021.


Reporting to the Executive Director of Admissions, you will be responsible for strategic planning, policydevelopment, institutional leadership, development of a team, and providing acomprehensive financial aid delivery system that supports $40M in aid programs. You will work collaboratively withthe Executive Director of Admissions, Associate Dean of Admissions, AssociateDean of Student Affairs, Registrar, Finance and Administration, and DevelopmentOffice to administer federal, state and University financial aid andscholarships through student recruitment and all years of medical school aswell as post award reporting and compliance with all federal, state andinstitutional rules, regulations, requirements and statutes.  You will also be responsible for leading a teamof financial aid professionals and managing accurate, effective and continuousfinancial aid operations that provide superior customer service to students,colleagues and members of the institutional community, support the school’smission, improve the educational experience of our students and guarantee the privacyand security of student and parent financial aid records and information.

As our Director of Financial Aid, you will supervises a staff of financialaid professionals and oversee all awarding, disbursements, scholarshipissuance, compliance, projections, reporting, student counseling, and studentfinancial wellness education programming. You will be reponsible forensuring accreditation compliance, driving process improvements, andforward-thinking strategic planning.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of experience in financial aid management and supervision or related experience; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.  Advanced degree preferred
  • Broad knowledge of federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs and recordkeeping requirements.
  • Knowledge of higher education processes, supervisory and personnel practices, communication techniques and computer software.
  • Extensive experience with need analysis, counseling, and packaging aid.
  • Knowledge of federal and institutional methodologies.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment when reviewing student files and appeals.
  • General knowledge of accounting practices, data processing and computer systems and applications, including MS Excel.
  • Excellent skills in data analysis and reporting.
  • Must be able to present effectively at public events, student presentations, and high-level meetings and conferences.Must be able to effectively communicate with a diverse group of students, parents and staff. 
  • Excellent skill in writing professional, concise, logical and grammatically correct forms, letters, memos, consumer guides, financial aid publications, presentations, and work procedures.
  • Ability to effectively advocate for and support a diverse student body.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive information and maintain confidentiality in accordance with all Federal, State, institutional, and office regulations and guidelines.
  • Ability to travel to workshops and conferences on behalf of the school.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.