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The College of Pharmacy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Student Funding Program Manager. You will manage student financial support for the College of Pharmacy's scholarship programs and student funding for doctoral programs. Provide financial literacy training and advising to all students in the College.
PhD Student financial support management 40%: Manage $5 million PhD student support budget that is comprised of both sponsored and non-sponsored account administration for doctoral students in the College of Pharmacy, involving communication with faculty, department chairs, deans, other administrators, and students. Process student aid and benefits, and work with college HR on GSA appointments; ensure all funded students receive appropriate funding, tuition waivers, benefits, and notifications about their funding on time. Analyze, compare, and evaluate various courses of action regarding the programs' budgets, including but not limited to decisions about the establishment of GSI positions, awarding of fellowships, appointing GSAs, and working with other units for administration and implementation of training grants and third-party support. Monitor changes in support affecting budget and evaluate various courses of action regarding changes and future support needs. Develop budget reports both to internal and external constituencies. Maintain funding history in COP Graduate Funding database. Work proactively with finance team on reconciliation efforts.
College Scholarship management 30%: Manage $2 million PharmD/BS scholarship support budget and procedures. Process student scholarships, assign and communicate awards, track award amounts, and manage summary reports. Work proactively with the central Office of Financial Aid to monitor federal aid for students. Maintain list of external scholarships for regular notification to eligible students. Support efforts with Office of Pharmacy Advancement to acknowledge and thank student awards with donors.
Financial literacy 25%: Develop robust financial literacy programming for all students including budgeting, forecasting, and optimal loan payment strategy workshops. Meet with all students to ensure financial aid needs and effective planning/budgeting strategies are met.
Website, Student Financial Aid Handbook, and events 5%: Assist with financial resources information in the Student Handbook and College website as it relates to funding and scholarships; maintain PharmD Financial Aid handbook. As a member of the Student Services team this position will participate in the planning and execution of all College events as needed such as orientation, white coat, and commencement, and provide back up support to other student services activities as needed.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Considerable experience in student services work.
Considerable knowledge of university policies and procedures relating to student affairs and student funding experience.
Strong attention to detail, strong math skills, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Demonstrated passion for working with students.
Ability to work independently and to juggle multiple, complex processes efficiently.
Proficiency in MS Excel and reasonable experience with other MS Office applications.
Reasonable experience in MPathways Student systems.
Experience in creating queries in Business Objects or willingness to learn.
Familiarity with UM policies and procedures preferred.
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