Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Vacancy # 13E037
Position # 0220

The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, is seeking a Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid. The Director is responsible for the overall management and administration of all student financial aid and institutional scholarships.   

Located in southeastern North Carolina within minutes of the Atlantic Ocean, UNC Wilmington is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and more than 35 graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, for approximately 13,000 students. Ranked among the top 10 public master’s institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report for the last 14 years, UNC Wilmington is an active learning community that is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Strong data collection, analysis, and reporting skills are required, as is the ability to work collaboratively in a team-focused environment. The successful candidate will have strong leadership, management, organizational, and communication skills; a good sense of judgment and integrity; and must appreciate and support a culture of customer service, including interacting directly with students and their families. A demonstrated record of utilizing technology to support financial aid packaging and service delivery, and an intimate knowledge of government regulations and issues of compliance are also required.

Minimum Qualifications:  Masters degree with five years of management experience working in a university’s financial aid office at a professional level, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the web at A letter of application, curriculum vita and contact information (including e-mail address) for three current professional references should be addressed to the Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid Search Committee and attached to the online application – not e-mailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred. Letters of reference will be required for highly ranked candidates. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at 910.962.3196.  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and are not subject to public release. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2012.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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