Director of Student Financial Assistance


napiersearch Catholic University of America

Since its beginning, The Catholic University of America has served both Church and nation as a world-class research university, offering students the best of Catholic and American higher education.  Its unparalleled combination of academic excellence, Catholic identity, and D.C. location offers students and faculty the ability to directly impact the culture and build up the Church.

The Catholic University of America, located in Washington D.C., seeks an exceptional financial aid professional who will lead the Office of Student Financial Assistance and be part of the leadership team committed to supporting the university’s enrollment and retention goals.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the direction and strategic implementation of the university’s financial aid operation.  In concert with the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Systems, the selected director will have the opportunity to combine the art (customer service, teamwork and institutional collaboration) with the science (compliance and institutional policy) to provide a diverse student body with access to a premier education centered on faith and academic excellence.

The Director of Student Financial Assistance will lead a team of 10 professional and operational staff members and will oversee the administration of federal, state and institutional funds for both new and continuing students as well as graduate students.  As steward of funds from all sources, the director will have a significant role advancing Catholic University’s enrollment and net tuition goals.

Clear communication skills and transparency are key attributes of the successful candidate.  Equally important are the abilities to be empathetic to students and families, be prompt in responses to all constituents, and to serve as a mentor and leader to staff.

To Apply:

For complete job description, please click below. Applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position of Director of Student Financial Assistance should be directed to Napier Executive Search.  To arrange for a confidential conversation, please contact Nancy Benedict ( ) and Robin Reynders ( )   An application must include a detailed letter of interest, an up-to-date resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Please submit all application materials by email to:  no later than April 26, 2017, for assurance of full consideration.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  All applications and nominations will be considered confidential and notice will be given prior to contacting references.

The Catholic University of America does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational or employment programs or activities in which it participates.

All applicants must be supportive of the mission of The Catholic University of America





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