The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for all aspects of the financial aid process. The Director works closely with the Finance Office and the Admissions Office in allocating need-based financial aid for new and re-enrolling students and in administering the school’s remission program for faculty and staff. The Director assists and advises families regarding Saint Ann’s policies and practices for assigning financial aid, works with the Development Office to assist in the distribution and stewardship of endowed scholarship money, and analyzes and reports on long-term financial aid trends for the school’s senior administrative leadership and the Board of Trustees. This position also works closely with other departments to determine aid that should be offered to students for non-tuition financial aid for a broad range of incidental expenses. The Director carries out this work in a way that advances the school’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Director of Financial Aid is a part-time position (approximately ½ time FTE) with some flexibility in determining the work schedule. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
ABOUT SAINT ANN’S SCHOOL
Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. With a faculty and staff numbering more than 350 and over 1100 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most sought-after independent schools in New York City. Occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from nearby Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as Manhattan. Known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teachers with gifted and motivated students, Saint Ann’s has earned an outstanding reputation in academic disciplines and the arts.
Coordinate the annual distribution of need-based financial aid for both new and returning students. For new students, the Director of Financial Aid works closely with the Director of Admissions to allocate financial aid as part of the admissions process.
Serve as the primary point of contact for families on all issues concerning financial aid. Advises families regarding financial aid application requirements and deadlines. Monitors review process for families in special circumstances and manages financial aid appeals.
Coordinates and manages the relationship with the SSS financial aid processing system. Analyzes data reported by SSS to make financial aid decisions.
Prepare reports and analyzes data for review by school senior leadership.
Assist in the preparation of materials and agendas for the Financial Aid, Admissions and Enrollment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Oversee financial assistance given to students for other costs and fee based programs in the school such as for lunch and activity fees. Works with faculty and administrators to identify and provide assistance to those students in need of financial assistance for other school-based costs and programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred.
3-5 years of related experience; preferred experience in managing a financial aid process for a large educational institution.
Knowledge of Excel necessary. Proficiency in SSS financial aid application system.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to meet the highest expectations of discretion and confidentiality.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrated through strong cross-cultural competencies and documented formal training, among others.
Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills.
Professional, efficient and well organized.
About Saint Ann's School
Saint Ann’s School is a leading independent not for profit school located in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a passion for learning and to sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by offering talented students instruction shaped by creative and dedicated faculty, forming a true community of learners from pre-Kindergarten through high school.
With a faculty and staff numbering close to 300, and nearly 1100 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City. Occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from Brooklyn and Manhattan. Saint Ann’s is known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teacher...s with gifted and motivated students; Saint Ann’s students excel in academic disciplines and the arts. Our students are the frequent recipients of national awards and recognition for their accomplishments as scholars and artists, and our graduates (who now number more than 2,000) matriculate at the nation’s most selective colleges and universities and have distinguished themselves as writers, poets, musicians, actors, lawyers, physicians, and teachers, among many other professions. Our faculty include authors and scholars, artists, composers, performers, and filmmakers. Our parent body is accomplished, diverse, and committed to the unique educational mission of Saint Ann’s, and our alumni retain profound connections and loyalty to the School.