Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Admissions and Enrollment Management, Financial Aid/Financial Planning, Law/Legal Services

Position Title

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid




School of Law

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Macon, GA

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The Director of Admissions and Financial Aid is responsible for all financial aid awarding to students in compliance with federal regulations and institutional guidelines, and provides a comprehensive financial literacy program and counseling to students to help minimize their debt as they seek to pay for the cost of their legal education. In this process, the Director is required to gather and analyze data to optimize scholarship distribution to meet student needs and support the law school’s goals for net tuition revenue and the shaping of each entering class. The Director will also be required to recruit applicants, attend recruiting events, review admission applications, analyze application data, and make distinctions among competitive applicants. The Director will work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to create and evaluate various marketing initiatives for admissions. The person in this position will need the ability to think strategically and analytically, write well, communicate effectively, and travel on occasion. Finally, the Director must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with other senior administrators, faculty, and staff throughout the university.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required along with three years of directly relevant experience, which may include higher education financial aid awarding and planning, admissions and/or enrollment management experience, scholarship awarding, and data analytics. With a JD or MBA, one year of prior related experience will be considered. The successful candidate must possess excellent abilities in predictive analytics and data modeling to create reports regarding the effectiveness of scholarship awards for entering student profiles from past years to create predictive analytics models to project enrollment.  Additionally candidates must be able to develop yearly financial models to drive the awarding of scholarships (with adjustments throughout the year as needed) that will incentivize enrollment and maximize net tuition revenue.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position requires travel.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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