Career Opportunities - Administrators
Reporting to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and the Vice President for Finance, the Director of Student Financial Services at Bloomfield College will provide overall management and the strong leadership necessary for the effective administration of the College’s student financial services programs including, but not limited to, financial aid processing and disbursement, financial counseling, billing, and clearance. The Director is responsible for the administration of federal, state, and institutional financial aid, including scholarship, endowments, and grant budgets in excess of $45 million annually. The Director will develop and execute a departmental vision and strategy for leveraging financial aid resources and meeting student financial needs while supporting the College’s enrollment goals, monitoring and reporting on the College’s discount rate, and ensuring accepted standards and enrollment budget projections are met. With accountability for daily operations, the Director will lead, mentor, and develop a full-time staff of approximately nine professionals. Supervising, training, and providing professional development opportunities as well as organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling office assignments will be a priority for the new Director. The Director serves as a senior member of the Enrollment Management Leadership Group, represents the Office of Enrollment Management in the Vice President’s absence, and is expected to work with senior administration to develop and implement short and long-range plans and strategies for student financial services.
A bachelor’s degree is required (advanced degree strongly preferred) and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in student financial services, financial aid, and billing services; working knowledge of enrollment management technology and excellent managerial and organizational skills; effective problem solving skills; and experience in coordinating student financial services with those of other administrative offices are essential to success. Superior verbal, written and presentation skills are required, as are strong analytical skills and an understanding of complex financial analysis for the planning and implementing of effective financial aid awarding policies. Competency in monitoring, reporting, and control is needed in order to develop, analyze, and interpret financial information for required and ad hoc reporting for institutional and external agency use. The Director is expected to work with peers and senior managers to ensure a robust, budget-savvy, financial aid awarding process and will be expected to collaborate with others on strategic enrollment and scholarship awarding goals, review progress toward the goals, and discuss the need for additional actions if necessary. The Director must be a hands-on leader who maintains a forward-looking vision and possesses an unwavering commitment to superior customer service, an understanding of the importance of financial aid in recruitment and retention, and sensitivity to cultural issues with the ability to relate effectively and consistently with a diverse student body and external contacts. Familiarity with NCAA Division II scholarship policies and with the Ellucian Colleague software system is a plus.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at http://bit.ly/2ljupeV Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Bloomfield College is seeking a full-time Library Director. The Library Director will report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the library, Media Center, and Learning Hub. The Director manages the budget of the Library and Media Center and may propose the inclusion of new line items. The Director assures adequate hours of service, maintains a learning environment for students and faculty, and supervises a library staff comprised of faculty and professionals. The Director collaborates with faculty in developing and enhancing the book, media, and electronic collections. The Director develops plans to promote the use of the Library, Hub and Media Center to the College community. The Director encourages staff opportunities for professional growth. The Director will develop, motivate, and evaluate the Library staff. The Director is responsible for encouraging professional development. The Director will work towards establishing meaningful, measurable goals for organizational accomplishment, assess outcomes on a periodic basis, and develop a culture of accountability. The Director performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
In addition, the Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of transformational approaches to student engagement with the Library, Media Center, and Learning Hub. In collaboration with faculty librarians, the Director will identify emerging technologies and approaches to facilitate and enhance student and faculty interaction with the Library. The Director will develop and implement a program of outreach to the College community. The Director will also explore a diversity of media distribution services throughout the college including the use of YouTube streaming as well as the acquisition of on-line education films for broadcast. The Library Director might also attend workshops and conferences on new trends and changes on media services in academia.
The position of Library Director presents many challenges unforeseen a few short years ago. The rapidly expanding potentials of technology present to the Director the opportunities and possibilities to alter the types of interaction between the library and the College community. The Director must not only be aware of untried, unfamiliar, and untested solutions to the issues confronting libraries today. The Director must be able to take these concepts and bring them to life. In short, the 21st Century Director is comfortable with technology, embraces technology, is able to use technology in its simplest forms to transform the library environment, and helps students and faculty to understand the role technology can play in their learning and teaching.
A Master’s of Library Science is the terminal degree, plus a graduate degree in a specialty is required.
Applicants must electronically submit (PDF format preferred) a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is January 3, 2017.
Bloomfield College is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer. The College is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workplace and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The College encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.