Associate Director of Financial Planning

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Financial Aid/Financial Planning

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Associate Director of Financial Planning


Financial Planning


General University

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Atlanta, GA

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The purpose of this position is to provide excellence in service to new and returning students regarding all financial aid processes. Responsibilities include all regulatory compliance when administering federal, state, and institutional financial aid within the guidelines of each program, with a proficiency and accuracy that meets department needs. Collaboration and building good working relationships with Admissions, Bursar, and other related departments will be an essential component to this position. Conducting financial literacy training and counseling for assigned student populations, to include Satisfactory Academic Progress, Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling, Professional Judgement, and other related needs. This position will perform other duties as assigned to include administrative functions and financial aid presentations.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required along with at least one year of related experience to include accounting/finance, computer technology/software, and customer service.  

The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in order to communicate with students, parents and internal customers.  Must be able to multi-task and be detail oriented to perform varied duties under strict time constraints.  Must be able to work well under pressure, in a team environment, and with a diverse population to provide excellent service.  Must have the ability to prioritize work flow and work with many interruptions.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


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. Describe your prior accounting and/or finance experience.
3. Do you have any previous financial aid or higher education experience? If so, please describe.

EEO Statement


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

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Per President Biden's Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than December 8, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University. New hires after December 8, 2021, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.

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