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Job Req ID:  58556

Assistant Director, University Financial Aid Compliance


General summary: Under the supervision of the Director of University Financial Aid Compliance, the Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting in the assessment of all existing controls and practices, and identifying areas where improvement is needed in relation to Federal Title IV regulations, requirements, and best practices. Under the guidance of the Director, the position serves as a regulatory resource for  the Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM)  as well as all Hopkins School based Financial Aid Offices and their Directors (Homewood, Carey Business School, School of Education, Peabody Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School Public Health and the School of Nursing), along with providing guidance, support, and necessary training to all staff in the area of regulatory compliance. The overriding goal of the position is to assist the Director to ensure all Schools maintain an acceptable level of uniformity, consistency and quality in addition to adhering to all applicable regulatory requirements.



Duties and responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Director of University Financial Aid Compliance will be responsible for report analysis and troubleshooting, auditing samples of financial aid files to assess specific processes, researching regulatory changes, helping evaluate systematic problems, helping to communicate and implement guidance, create and present training on relevant topics, and assist in the development of policies and procedures as needed.
  • Perform random quality assurance testing on processed financial aid files as directed, Research regulatory questions
  • Assist to ensure all regulatory reporting and compliance audit requirements are administered proactively and successfully
  • Help to provide subject matter expertise and materials for all related training,
  • Assist in the coordination of information gathering for annual financial aid audits
  • Review and provide feedback regarding exception reports for assigned Schools
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Director of University Financial Aid Compliance.
  • The Assistant Director of University Financial Aid Compliance will assist in reviewing and providing guidance for the development of federally compliant content for financial aid web sites at all the JHU Schools; and help to ensure overall compliance with federal consumer information and disclosure requirements.


* This position offers the option to work remotely, but candidates must have the ability to participate in meetings, receive and make phone calls, attend periodic in person meetings, and attend in person training and conferences, as needed.

Faculty Qualifications




  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
    • 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) of 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Related work experience:

  • One year related experience required.
  • Three years or more of direct experience in monitoring and interpreting Title IV regulations, along with hands on experience managing the federal student aid programs within a University setting strongly preferred.


Special skills and knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Title IV laws and regulations.
  • Experience with determining financial need, performing file review and verification, and awarding students.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills for managing and presenting data.
  • Strong conceptual, logical, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively present and train using a variety of platforms.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Can manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.



Classified Title: HSA Financial Aid Administrator 
Working Title: Assistant Director, University Financial Aid Compliance 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M - F / 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001447-Student Financial Services 
Personnel area: University Student Services


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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