Director of Financial Aid

Job Description

Job Title

Director of Financial Aid

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Pay Rate (or Annual Salary)

$128,616 - $156,348/annual

Job Location

Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551


Financial Aid

Job Summary

The Las Positas Community
Las Positas College provides an inclusive, learning-centered, equity-focused environment that offers educational opportunities and support for completion of students transfer, degree, and career-technical goals while promoting lifelong learning. At Las Positas College we know that equity will be achieved by changing the impacts of structural racism, ableism, homophobia, and systematic poverty on student success and access to higher education, achieved through continuous evaluation and improvement of all services. We believe in a high-quality education focused on learning and an inclusive, culturally-relevant environment that meets the diverse needs of all our students and staff. ?

Equity is parity in student educational outcomes; it places belonging for students of color and disproportionately impacted students at center focus. Our prized and emerging equity efforts include Puente, Umoja, ConnectUp, Brother 2 Brother, Sister 2 Sister, Black Student Union, Presidential Task Force on Systemic and Institutionalized Racism, the Presidential Speaker Series, Black Education Association, UndocuAlly Taskforce, curriculum reviews and a linguistic justice curriculum.

Located in Livermore, Las Positas College is becoming an institution that reflects the diversity in California. We are a learning-centered institution focused on excellence and student success, and are fully committed to supporting all Tri-Valley residents in their quest for education and advancement.

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
8. Foster students potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Director of Financial Aid for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.

The Financial Aid Director is a management position designated by the Board of Trustees of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The position, under the supervision of the Dean of Enrollment Services, is responsible for the satisfactory completion and/or coordination of the listed duties and responsibilities either directly or through administrative review. The incumbent is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board policy and District procedure as applicable to the position. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in the formulation of District policies by making appropriate recommendations for improvements or additions in policy or procedure through his or her reporting authority and/or by serving on District-wide committees.

The Financial Aid Director, under the direct supervision of the Dean of Enrollment Services, is responsible for the development, direction, supervision, fiscal management, compliance and evaluation of a comprehensive Financial Aid program, including the following services: administration of all Federal and State grants, administration of the Board of Governors Grant and fee waivers, college work-study, student loan management, scholarships, and Financial Aid outreach.

The Financial Aid Director shall be elected by the Governing Board upon the nomination of the College President and the District Chancellor.

NOTE: This class specification is not necessarily all-inclusive in terms of the duties and responsibilities.

Representative Duties

The Financial Aid Director shall:

1. develop, direct, supervise, evaluate, and provide leadership to the Financial Aid Office;

a. provide leadership in the selection of classified staff;

b. direct, supervise, and evaluate classified and other assigned personnel;

c. adjust workload and assignments to comply with student and organizational needs and advise the Dean of Enrollment Services of staffing and other support needs;

d. ensure that staff is regularly trained in current regulations, appropriate and current uses of technology resources, and skills for a strong multicultural customer service environment;

2. recommend goals and objectives, and provide assistance in the development and administration of policies and procedures;

3. plan, organize, develop, and direct the college financial aid programs;

4. prepare applications for Federal and State participation and funding of programs;

5. direct the colleges local scholarship and awards program;

6. interpret and explain Federal and State financial aid regulations and legislation to other administrators, faculty, staff, community, and students;

7. organize and direct the maintenance of required financial aid records and statistics;

8. organize a financial aid program that has high standards for quality and integrity and that is regularly and systematically reviewed for accuracy, relevance, and compliance with Federal and State requirements and regulations;

9. coordinate and plan with the Business Office and the Management Information Services to ensure proper disbursement of financial aid funds;

10. oversee the preparation for and provide leadership for internal, State and Federal audits as needed;

11. design and implement a strong marketing, outreach and recruitment effort to inform students and community about financial aid opportunities and resources and collaborate in the overall college marketing, outreach and recruitment planning and activities;

12. provide leadership for the development and implementation of an automated financial aid system in conjunction with the Management Information Services;

13. incorporate planning for and implementation of advances in technology that may significantly impact financial aid processes and improve services to students and institutional integrity for audit purposes;

14. assume leadership and responsibility to prepare and submit college and district reports as requested, and all accountability reports as required by State and Federal agencies and maintain necessary accurate records for these purposes;

15. coordinate necessary aspects of financial aid regulations and services with other administrators, especially in Admissions and Records, Counseling, and Special Programs as they relate to student access and success;

16. provide leadership for informing and advising administrators and faculty leaders with respect to financial aid regulations and program requirements, and participate in the planning of new academic calendars and delivery modes to ensure compliance with state and federal financial aid regulations;

17. develop and write a procedures manual for the Financial Aid Office;

18. assume leadership for the Financial Aid Office budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget items; monitor and control expenditures;

19. represent the Financial Aid Office and the District at a variety of administrative and professional meetings as required, including participation in local, State and national financial aid associations;

20. be responsible for the supervision of college operations at assigned times, including occasional service as administrator for the college in the evening or on Saturday or Sunday;

21. perform major responsibility duties and all other related and implied duties as may be assigned by the Dean of Enrollment Services, Vice President of Student Services and the President.

Minimum Education and Experience

Baccalaureate degree from a four-year accredited college or university in a relevant field; and a minimum of four years experience in a relevant field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which indicates possession of the skills and knowledge required.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Physical Demands and Working Environment


EEO Statement

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

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Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at

Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

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