Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Aid
Baylor University in Texas
|Date Posted||April 28, 2014|
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Baylor University invites applications and nominations for the
position of Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Aid. The
Assistant Vice President (AVP) serves as the primary professional
responsible for all student financial aid awards at the University.
The AVP provides leadership and oversight of the Student Financial
Aid Office and all areas of financial aid administration and
compliance by working collaboratively to achieve departmental and
institutional goals. This newly structured position reports to the
Associate Vice President for Financial Services and
The University and the Waco Community: Baylor
University is a private Christian University and a nationally
ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research
activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for
approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary
research with an international reputation for educational
excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of
Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating
University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from
all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of
degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.
Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member
of the Big 12 Conference. Baylor is located in Waco, which is in
central Texas, and is roughly equidistant between the Dallas-Ft.
Worth metroplex and Austin.
Qualifications: The preferred AVP candidate
should have at least 10 years of progressively responsible
leadership and project experience in higher education student
financial aid at the Associate Director level or higher. The
candidate should also have demonstrated successful experience in
managing a student financial aid function and in developing,
evaluating, and improving financial aid awarding from a data-driven
perspective. Substantial knowledge of and experience with Banner
software, administering student work study programs, and managing
endowed and gift fund budgets are highly preferred. Preference will
be given to those candidates with a Master's degree and proven
technical skills in data management, data processing concepts, and
computerized systems related to student financial aid, as well as
proficiency with statistical software. Knowledge of best practices
in the efficient use of resources is expected. A Christian faith is
also required. For a copy of the job description and the list of
essential functions for the position, please refer to
Application and Nomination Process: The University has retained the search firm of Scott Healy & Associates to oversee and manage the search process. All applications and nominations must be sent to: Scott Healy & Associates, Attn: Dr. Scott F. Healy, President, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must apply electronically via a Word document. Submit
a cover letter outlining experience and success in the areas listed
above, a current resume, and a list of five professional references
with his/her title, phone number, and e-mail address, as well as
your affiliation with each. Complete confidentiality will be
maintained throughout the entire search process. Applications
received by May 23, 2014, will receive priority consideration. The
search will remain open until the position is filled.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university
affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed
to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,
including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin,
marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic
information, and disability. As a religious educational
institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an
applicant's religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages
women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to
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