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Assistant Director of Programs, Federal and State Aid

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Work type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Enrollment Management

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:

The Assistant Director for Federal and State Aid Programs is responsible for managing, monitoring, reconciling and reporting on the Federal Campus-Based Programs (Federal Work-study, FSEOG Grant, Federal Perkins Loan); Federal Pell Grant and other Federal Aid Programs (HPL Loans, Nursing Loans, etc); and the various State Aid Programs.


The Assistant Director is responsible for the design, implementation and success of the policies and processes by which these funds are delivered to students. The Assistant Directors ensures that the delivery of Aid conforms to the required federal and state regulations as well as institutional policies and that the delivery is performed with a high quality of student service. The Assistant Director supervises the Administrative Assistant, Federal/State Programs. The Assistant Director manages the Aid Funds Budget including projecting the use of funds (federal, state and institutional need-based grants except endowed and special scholarships), monitoring the use of funds and the monthly reporting /projecting of fund usage. With assistance from the Dean and the Directors, the Assistant Director implements the institution’s self-audits of high risk compliance areas and manages the annual federal and state reports and audits. In addition, the Assistant Director will advise and counsel full and part-time undergraduate students/families on the availability of financial aid, the delivery process for receiving it, and the reconciliation processes required to insure that financial aid funds are transferred to student accounts. Review student applications, perform verification procedures, review/evaluate appeals, and intercede for students with participating departments (Deans, various customer service units, Registrar, Co-op).


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree desired. Considerable experience with progressive levels of responsibility in higher educational financial aid administration that demonstrate organizational, managerial and budgetary skills. Experience with budget reconciliation, proficient in Title IV and state regulations. Detail oriented with ability to organize multiple tasks simultaneously. Effective written, oral, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Experience with PowerFAIDs. Have an ability to build strong working relationships throughout the university community. Ability to balance institutional policies and aid program regulations with the individual needs of students.

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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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