Assistant Dean of Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,400 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.

Employment Type: Full-time, 12-months, Exempt (salaried), Benefits-Eligible  

JOB SUMMARY:  The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Dean of Financial Aid to manage the College’s student financial aid programs.


  • Counsel current students and parents regarding financial aid options
  • Consult with and make recommendations to Dean regarding dependency overrides and professional judgment cases
  • Reviewer for Return of Title IV Funds Calculations
  • Assist with presentations in conjunction with Admission Office visitation days as well as financial aid nights
  • Participate in Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MAFAA)
  • Attend professional conferences and training
  • Assist with awarding of student’s at Dean’s request
  • VA liaison for students and School Certifying Official for the VA
  • Processing of alternative loans including origination/certification
  • Lead the reclassification of donor-based scholarships
  • Review over-awards and over-need reports and make adjustments to student aid offers
  • All other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Demonstrated strengths in the areas of attention to detail, organization, interpersonal communication (verbal and written), and the ability to work as part of a larger office and team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products


  • College financial aid administrative experience and understanding of the strategic use of financial aid in the recruitment and retention of students
  • Familiarity with:
    •  Ellucian Colleague
    • COD, FAAAcces, NSLDS
    • State of Minnesota financial aid programs
    • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program and private loan certification
    • Return of Title IV calculations and regulations

Gustavus offers competitive and comprehensive benefits which include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Parental Leave
  • 7% Gustavus Contribution to Retirement Savings Plan after One Year of Employment
  • Free: Parking, exercise classes, use of library and athletic facilities
  • Tuition scholarships for dependents
  • Tuition benefit plan for employees and spouse/domestic partner
  • 13 paid Holidays + generous PTO plan

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application and submit the following: 

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three (3) references

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Jesus Hernandez Mejia | | 507-933-7687

Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2022

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