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Assistant Director for Financial Wellness

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Student Life/Services

Department: Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Limited (position funded for 3 years)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
March 9th 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a completed online application, including information for three professional references, please provide a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: This position is currently funded for three (3) years. It will be a fixed term Officer of Administration position at the University of Oregon, and will accrue leave balances, be eligible for benefits, etc. the same as other Officer of Administration positions.

Department Summary
The primary mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of Oregon is to help students achieve their educational goals by reducing financial barriers to attend the University of Oregon. This mission is carried out in an environment that places high priority on student-centered service as well as meeting University enrollment goals. We provide information about financial assistance and scholarships to a diverse group of students and families, determine financial aid eligibility and award program funds to applicants in accordance with all applicable policies and rules, while advocating for students regarding financial aid issues at the institutional, state, and federal levels.

Position Summary
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is seeking a hard-working, enthusiastic, and experienced leader to fill the inaugural role of Assistant Director for Financial Wellness. The Assistant Director for Financial Wellness will be engaged in the creation, delivery, and on-going management of a comprehensive financial wellness program on the University of Oregon’s campus that should exemplify best practice in college financial literacy education.

The Assistant Director for Financial Wellness will serve as the champion for financial wellness programming throughout the UO student community in creating synergy with campus partners, and in the delivery of culturally responsive, innovative programming. The Assistant Director for Financial Wellness will also lead a team of para-professional Peer Financial Educators (PFEs) who will be instrumental in delivering Financial Wellness Center programming.

The Assistant Director for Financial Wellness role will play an integral part in the University of Oregon’s ongoing student success initiatives. Success of the incumbent will be measured by the delivery of campus financial wellness programming, student engagement, as well as improvements in student understanding of personal financial issues, including budgeting, saving, credit management, and student loans.

Responsibilities of this position will require the incumbent to be on-site during public business hours, which are generally 8-5pm, Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be required to accommodate a fluctuating workload, evening or weekend outreach, or attendance at training, workshops, and conferences.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Advising in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Assistant Director for Financial Wellness will be responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of a comprehensive student Financial Wellness Program. The position is responsible for and manages all aspects of the program from planning, to building an awareness campaign, to content development, and execution. Platforms may include online learning, in-person workshops and presentations, and one-on-one education for students across the student life cycle from pre-enrollment, to orientation, to degree completion.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree OR an equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education.
• Two years of professional work experience providing leadership, direction, or coordination for a program.
• Two years of experience in a supervisory or other leadership capacity.
• One year of experience developing, teaching, or administering financial wellness programming or curriculum.

Professional Competencies
• Highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter that can operate with a high degree of discretion and minimal oversight.
• Ability to move ideas to implementation efficiently and thoughtfully.
• Collaborative in nature: the ability to work with and through people, who could include faculty, staff, students, and members of the community to accomplish job objectives.
• Superior prioritization and project management skills.
• Strong influencing capabilities.
• A firm understanding of basic financial literacy concepts (budgeting, saving, credit, etc.).
• An understanding of socio-cultural factors that shape and influence financial habits.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present information to a variety of audiences in both formal and informal settings.
• Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.
• A high degree of emotional intelligence in navigating organizational politics.
• A high degree of cultural competence.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Services, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field.
• Experience creating a student financial wellness program from concept to completion.
• Documented experience in program development for a variety of student populations including first generation students, transfer and non-traditional students, and other groups that have been traditionally minoritized in higher education.
• Experience with strategic planning and program assessment.

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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