Director of Student Financial Services – Student Services

  • Director
  • Modesto, CA
  • September 23, 2021

Website Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College

Director of Student Financial Services – Student Services

Salary: Management Salary Schedule 2019-2020 Range 36: $7,738 to $9,830 per month. Doctorate degree annual stipend $2,562.00. ($231.50 per month)

Closing Date: 09/23/2021

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Under general administrative direction plans, organizes, directs, and oversees the activities and operations pertaining to the MJC financial aid, veteran affairs, scholarship, and CalWORKs programs; plans, organizes and directs the federal, State and locally funded financial aid and job placement programs; serves as a resource to staff and project personnel concerning budget and expenditure compliance processes; reviews, monitors, and audits operational budgets; directs accounting of financial aid funds and accounts; and does other related functions as directed.


Receives general administrative direction from the MJC Vice-President – Student Services. Provides direct supervision to numerous financial aid staff as well as other programmatic and administrative support staff, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

• Education: Equivalent to the completion of an earned Master of Arts or higher degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, financial management, career and vocational education, or a closely related field.

• Experience: Four years of successful financial aid experience, and supervisory experience in career development and placement programs with experience working with the District’s computerized financial aid software a plus.


Knowledge of:

• Federal and state laws and regulations governing student aid, veterans and CalWORKs.

• Principles, techniques, strategies, goals, and objectives of public education;

• Methods, techniques, procedures, and strategies concerning the assessment and evaluation of the financial aid, scholarship, and veteran affairs programs;

• Legal mandates, policies, regulations, and operational procedures pertaining to the Federal and State projects and programs concerning local funding sources;

• Data management computer software related to financial aid administration.

• Business management, supervision, human resource practices and strategies, conflict resolution strategies, and team building principles and techniques.

• Budgeting and general accounting procedures.

Ability to: 

• Provide resource support and coordination of a comprehensive financial aid programs and services;

• Analyze and assess program needs, and implementing program activity revisions, additions, or deletions, as necessary;

• Conduct and participate in the review and evaluation of the financial aid and related programs and projects; advise, evaluate and award financial aid;

• Serve as a resource to District instruction, support and management personnel; work with a wide variety of students to assist in the interpretation of financial aid policies and procedures;

• Establish and maintain effective organization, community, and public relationships;

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare a variety of clear and concise reports;

• Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal supervisory controls.

Desirable Qualifications

Desirable Professional Characteristics

• Experience working in a team environment.

• Familiarity with the literature on best practices and student success in community colleges.


• Plan, direct, manage and oversee the daily activities and operations pertaining to the MJC financial aid, veteran affairs, scholarship, and CalWORKs programs.

• Plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and participate in a comprehensive financial aid accounting, budget control programs and services; monitor budget expenditures, making necessary adjustments as needed.

• Approve federal work-study contracts, CalWORKs work-study and childcare provider contracts; Chafee grant payment certifications and emergency loans and promissory notes; review students’ selective service registration statements.

• Plan, organize, and coordinate workshops, in-service programs, and other staff development planning activities.

• Meet with staff, students and parents to resolve processing concerns, issues and complaints and to assist on matters related to financial aid needs and opportunities.

• Confer with, counsel, and advise management and instruction personnel concerning financial aid, grants, student loans, and other related issues.

• Ensure compliance with applicable contract regulations; monitor student grades and academic progress; review and approve or deny appeals for continued financial aid eligibility.

• Plan and develop both internal as well as financial aid outreach strategies; develop material and update web page information related to financial aid and other assigned program requirements.

• Act as site administrator for the District’s financial aid computer module; orient and train staff on procedures related thereto.

• Prepare a variety of management and operation evaluation reports concerning internal and external audits, and program review exceptions.

• Monitor, review, coordinate, direct, and provide evaluation detail concerning the performance of the financial aid and other assigned staff; train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates

• Possession of valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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