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Financial Aid Director
College for Creative Studies

  • Aug. 1, 2017
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Aid
  • College for Creative Studies
    Detroit, MI
    United States
  • Until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Admissions/Financial Aid
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STATUS: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-month position
DEPARTMENT: Financial Aid
REPORTS TO: Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services
SUPERVISES: 3 full-time and 1 part-time financial aid staff

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for the overall operation of the Financial Aid Office; including oversight of all Federal, State, and institutional financial aid.


Supervision of all Federal Title IV, State of Michigan, and Institutional programs;

Supervision of Financial Aid Office staff;

Responsible for providing appropriate College officials with information concerning changes in Federal and State requirements and regulations;

Responsible for the maintenance of College agreements with, applications to, and official reporting obligations to Federal and State governments;

Packaging and coordination of financial aid packages;

Determining annual cost of attendance and student budgets through survey mechanisms;

Work with Business Services to reconcile all financial aid accounts;

Yearly set up and maintenance of the Elllucian’s Colleague Financial Aid module;

Represent the Financial Aid Office at internal and external events and functions;

Conduct statistical research, develop publications and devise yearly packaging strategies in conjunction with the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services;

Counseling students and their families concerning the financial aid process;

Perform other duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field required;

At least 5 years of financial aid experience as a director or assistant director, preferably in private higher education;

Thorough understanding of Title IV regulations and State of Michigan financial aid programs;

Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, including a strong sensitivity to diverse student populations;

Self-motivated and able to work well independently and as part of a team;

Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills;

Demonstrated experience with various federal processing systems (COD, NSLDS);

Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point required.

Knowledge of Ellucian’s Colleague software and experience with query building is highly desired.

ABOUT CCS: College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduates and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Copywriting, Advertising Design, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Art Education, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master of Fine Arts in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Integrated Design, and Transportation Design.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a letter of interest to:

  • The College for Creative Studies is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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Contact Information

  • Gina Finney
    Human Resources Office
    College for Creative Studies
    201 E. Kirby Street
    Human Resources Office
    Detroit, MI 48202-4034
  • 313 664-7650
  • 313 664-7882


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