Director, Financial Aid - SEARCH EXTENDED

July 29, 2019
Priority Deadline to Apply:
September 20, 2019
Community College of Philadelphia

Position Description

Community College of Philadelphia, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Financial Aid. In this position, the Director serves as the primary professional responsible for all student financial aid awards within an enrollment management environment at the College.

The Director provides leadership and oversight of the Office of Financial Aid and all areas of financial aid administration and compliance by working collaboratively to achieve departmental and institutional goals. In addition to the administration of all funds used in the support of all students, the Director will be responsible for overseeing financial aid strategies that are consistent with the student success objectives of the College within the framework of federal and state guidelines. He/she will also be involved with establishing strategies to set an institutional wide standard for attracting newly enrolled students and retention issues that affect students at the College.

The Director will plan, establish, organize, and manage a service-oriented financial aid team that is committed to creating an excellent student experience. The Director will evaluate operations leading to a continuous improvement, supervision, and evaluation of the financial aid staff. This position reports to the Dean of Enrollment Management.


The preferred Director candidate should have at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a supervisory role in a student-centered, service-oriented financial aid office to include 3 years at a Director level.  The candidate should also have demonstrated successful experience in managing a student financial aid department (with services at multiple sites), and in developing, evaluating, and improving financial aid awarding from a data-driven perspective. Substantial knowledge of and experience with administering student work-study programs is highly preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.  Preference will be given to those candidates with a Master’s degree and proven technical skills in data management, data processing concepts, and computerized systems related to student financial aid.  Experience with Ellucian/Banner is strongly preferred. Knowledge of best practices in the efficient use of resources is expected.

About The Institution

CCP and the Greater Philadelphia Area: Community College of Philadelphia, located in Philadelphia, PA is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

Application Process

Community College of Philadelphia has retained the search firm, Scott Healy & Associates, to oversee and manage the search process. All applications and nominations must be sent to:

Scott Healy & Associates
Attn: Dr. Scott F. Healy, President 

Applicants must apply electronically via a word document by submitting the following: 

  • Cover letter outlining experience and success in the areas listed above,
  • Current and up-to-date resume,
  • List of five professional references with his/her title, direct phone number, and e-mail address, as well as your affiliation with each.

Complete confidentiality will be maintained throughout the entire search process. Applications received by September 20, 2019, will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Community College of Philadelphia provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.