Student Financial Services Counselor
Assistant Dean of Financial Aid and Student Support Services
Closing Date: 1/24/14
Job Opening #4889/4289
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at
The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.
To provide leadership to plan, develop, organize, schedule, implement, direct, improve and evaluate the financial aid, veterans, scholarship, ambassador, outreach, and other assigned student support services programs, operations and activities at a community college; prepare and administer annual program budgets; ensure compliance with District policies and applicable state and federal regulations related to financial aid and other student support services; train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff; serve as custodian of records and ensure the timely, accurate and legal maintenance, storage, retrieval and release of all records associated with assignment.
To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives direction from the Vice President for Student Services or presidential designee. Exercises functional and technical supervision over professional, technical and clerical personnel.
There is one position assigned to direct financial aid operations, services and activities at each of SOCCCD’s two colleges. The responsibilities differ at each college. The Assistant Dean of Financial Aid and Student Support Services at Irvine Valley College is an academic administrative position. The incumbent also supervises the Veterans Program, Scholarship Program, the Outreach Program the Ambassadors Program, the Student Services Specialist at the Advanced Technology Education Park (ATEP), and other student support services as assigned. The Director of Financial Aid at Saddleback College is only responsible for financial aid and scholarship programs and is a classified management position that reports to a Dean.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, education, or closely related field, including or supplemented by completion of six units of college level course work predominantly relating to ethnic minorities or persons limited by educational, language, social disadvantages, or disabilities.
Minimum of three years of experience as a manager or administrator responsible for the supervision and evaluation of faculty and classified staff or the equivalent of such in a non-academic setting.
At least five years of increasingly responsible financial aid experience, including at least three years as a financial aid program manager and at least two years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
Experience working with and evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Experience in the use of computer technology for: student advising, information, tracking systems, communications networks, MIS state and federal reporting, and budget management.
Evidence of ability to work effectively as a leader and Student Services Team member.
Evidence of education and/or training in and application of conflict resolution and team building.
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.
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Mission Viejo, CA 92692