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Kansas State University
Posted: 09/20/2022
Associate Director for Scholarships

Associate Director for Scholarships


Department: 3670003540 Student Financial Assistance

Job no: 513842

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Academic Advising / Support, Administrative / Professional, Student Affairs / Services

Pay Grade: 11A


About This Role:

K-State's Office of Student Financial Assistance, a unit within the university's Enrollment Management (EM) division, seeks dynamic individuals to apply for the position of Associate Director for Scholarships. This inaugural position will oversee the office's scholarship unit, exercise leadership in collaboration with scholarship partners across the university's colleges/administrative units, and actively contribute to the execution and development of the university's strategic enrollment objectives. The position reports directly to the director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance and oversees three full time, dedicated scholarship professionals.


The successful candidate will exhibit robust familiarity in utilizing data analysis in evaluating the efficacy of current scholarship practices, projecting scholarship expenditures, and modeling enrollment outcomes premised on historical data in combination with targeted objectives.


In this leadership role, the position engages institutional scholarship partners such as colleges, academic units, and the K-State Foundation in formulating and executing the timely awarding and delivery of scholarships to facilitate early enrollment decisions as well as to provide financial predictability for continuing students. The successful candidate will form robust working relationships with all units within EM such as the university's offices of recruitment & admissions, marketing & communications, registrars, student life etc.. The position will direct and actively participate in outreach/training efforts across university sectors as well as part of the university's recruitment events.


Within the Office of Student Financial Assistance, the successful candidate will oversee and set processing objectives within the scholarship unit. They will review existing business practices in an ongoing manner with an eye toward extracting processing efficiencies and streamlining the customer service experience of prospective and continuing students. To this end, the individual will bring to bear a robust understanding of how to leverage system functionalities associated among Customer Relations Management (CRM), Student Information Systems, Scholarship Management Systems, etc.. Similarly, the individual will maintain and update the office's, scholarship policies and procedures.


Review of candidates will be premised on the successful submission of the position application including a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references.


Why Join Us:

The staff members in the Office of Student Financial Assistance serve students and their families now and throughout their time at Kansas State University.


Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the


What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:


• Bachelor's Degree

• Five or more years of relevant experience


• Previous supervisory experience


Preferred Qualifications:


• Six or more years, full time employment within an Office of Student Financial Assistance with progressive responsibilities and oversight of one or more major financial aid programs.

• Past, full-time work administering institutional scholarships - including central, endowment, and athletic

• Robust knowledge of Oracle Corp. Campus Solutions including writing/executing PS Query Tool

• Working knowledge of Blackbaud's Award Manager (formerly Academic Works)

• Working knowledge of Campus Logic's suite of student aid modules such as Notifications, Forms, and Net Price Calculator

• Proven track record in working with institutional IT units in developing and testing system enhancements


• Master's Degree


Other Requirements:


• Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.


How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:


• Cover letter

• Resume

• Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.


Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$59,199 - $76,963


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.


Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


Advertised: Sep 19, 2022


Application Closes: Open until filled


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