Position title
Director of Financial Aid

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1. Develop and administer a comprehensive Student Financial Aid program in accordance
with federal and state regulations.
2. Seek new sources of student financial aid funds from both the private and public sector.
3. Collect, process, and analyze data from student applications and determine student’s
eligibility for financial assistance.
4. Interview and counsel students regarding their financial needs and situations.
5. Make packaged awards to eligible students based on federal, state and institutional
6. Inform students of the disposition of their requests for financial aid, document all aid
assigned and maintain procedures and directives for the ordering of this process.
7. Prepare reports, including fund requests, expenditure status, and progress reports to federal
and state agencies, private donors and appropriate college personnel.
8. Prepare demographic data reports on aid applicants, conduct follow-up studies, and report
on the status of aid applicant.
9. Complete Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) processes each semester and notify
students of their current financial aid status regarding SAP.
10. Maintain proficiency and current knowledge on developments in student financial aid
matters through workshops and professional meetings.
11. Submit information on disbursements to the Business Office, check output records and
maintain financial aid records to insure accurate and timely processing. Work with the
Business Office in reconciling fiscal reports, keeping in mind that business and financial
aid records must maintain a viable audit trail.
12. Inform local secondary schools of financial aid availability and procedures in conjunction
with the admissions function to promote conductive relationships with secondary schools
and successful accomplishment of institutional objectives.
13. Provide and receive information to and from financial aid offices of other institutions of
higher education.
14. Advise students on financial assistance in cooperation with other offices or departments.
15. Provide information to other staff members to promote the accomplishment of the
objectives of the Student Services Program.
16. Provide information concerning the Work/Study Program to appropriate staff members.
17. Serve as chairman of Default Task Force committee.
18. Provide data to the federally funded Project Success team concerning the services provided
by the program.
19. Serve as an administrator for the Navigate platform, attend all meetings, and perform any
updates necessary to the student side of the tool.
20. Assists in Athletic functions as needed, including acting as the designated signee on
Letters of Intent, and assisting with maintenance oversight of the athletic scholarship
21. Attend system wide meetings with financial aid directors from other CCCS colleges, and
all applicable trainings.
22. Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment
Management and Marketing

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse student populations with special emphasis on
first-generation, low-income, and students of color

• Experience or strong educational background in finance
• Customer service background/experience
• Ability to understand and follow a variety of rules and regulations
• Strong computer skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to multi-task and follow through
• Knowledge of Banner, the student data management system used by Otero Junior College
• Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College
and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.


SALARY: $56,000 - $62,000

For consideration, an applicant file must contain:
1. Cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications
2. Resume
3. Names and phone numbers of three professional references
4. Copy of unofficial transcripts

Please submit the application file to:
Kelsey Barbee
Director of Human Resources
Otero College
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
719 384-6824
or via email at kelsey.barbee@otero.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled 1st review of applications on July 28, 2023
Applicant must submit to and pass a background check

Job Location
1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO, 81050, USA
Job Type
Employment Type
$56,000-$62,000 Per year
Date posted
July 17, 2023
Valid through
July 28, 2023
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Position: Director of Financial Aid

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