LCO Ojibwe College
Job Description
Reports to Chief Financial Officer
Exempt, Full-time, 52 Weeks 
Minimum $45,760 to Maximum $50,906 Dependent on Qualifications
Posting Date:  December 13, 2019
Application Deadline:  Until Filled
Start Date:  Immediately

General Position Summary:

The Director of Financial Aid oversees the administration and delivery of all student financial aid programs while maintaining compliance with all federal, state and College regulations, policies and procedures. The Director of Financial Aid must work with co-workers, faculty, staff, students and their families, the Department of Education, state agencies, tribal entities, and the community to provide efficient and accurate financial aid services.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and manage all financial aid programs, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and institutional regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Provide data and reports to reviewing bodies; such as auditors, program reviewers, Executive Council, Board of Regents, and accrediting agencies.
  • Collaborate with the Business Office to ensure accurate and timely exchange of awarding/disbursement information between the financial aid management system (PowerFAIDS) and the college ERP system (Jenzabar).
  • Provide monthly reconciliations with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Oversee Institutional compliance with Department of Education Title IV regulations.
  • Prepare the annual operating budget and monitor budget transactions for accuracy.
  • Participate in staff meetings, sharing information as appropriate, and promote the development of ideas of improved service and efficiency.
  • Facilitate financial aid committee meetings, ensuring that members follow procedural and regulatory guidelines.
  • Attend required training; access online webinar training and other materials to keep updated on job responsibilities and changing regulations.
  • Develop a competent, productive, and effective department by hiring, training and supervising financial aid staff.
  • Counsel and advise students and parents regarding financial aid eligibility.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Financial Aid Office by performing all other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field plus 3-5 years’ experience working in a Financial Aid office at a post-secondary institution.
  • Basic understanding of accounting procedures.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Business, Higher Education, or a related field, with 5 years of financial aid experience at a post-secondary institution.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Jenzabar or another ERP system.
 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Proficient in interpreting regulations and implementing policies as needed.
  • Experience working with Native American communities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is vital in order to protect sensitive financial and personal data.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Considerable skill in managing and resolving conflict.
  • Professional manner and strong ethical code.
  • Provide an outstanding customer experience.
 Work Environment:
  • The work is almost entirely within an office building environment.
  • Travel as necessary to support the needs of the College.
  • Some evening and weekends may be necessary.
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Aid Assistant
 Application Process:
Please submit either hard or electronic copy of a cover letter, an updated resume, unofficial transcripts, and a completed LCO Ojibwe College job application (available on line at to the address directly below.  All materials should be submitted in a single packet.  Only applications containing all the items noted above, fully completed, will be considered.
Hand-delivered application packages will be accepted at the College until 4:30 pm on the deadline date; mailed applications must be received by the deadline date, and emailed application packages must be received by 11:59 pm on the deadline date.
Human Resources
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
13466 W Trepania Road
Hayward, WI  54843
Phone: 715-634-4790 
Fax: 715-634-5049
Email –
All materials submitted will become property of the College and will be retained for six (6) months from the application deadline.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College encourages applications from all peoples and sources however; we follow an Indian preference policy when hiring.
“The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.”

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