Job Description

Who We Are:

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is an elite intimate private college in Tempe, AZ focused on educating students in advancing technology who desire to innovate in the areas of emerging technology disciplines including Advancing Computer Science, Information Security, Game, and New Media technologies.

Are you a technophile who loves the values of the traditional academy, but want the modern technology campus? Living on campus, students are surrounded by a true living-learning technology environment that incubates their ideas into innovations that students can patent and take to market. Students must create an innovation project to graduate.

We are an entrepreneurial, results-oriented company recognized for delivering high standards of innovation and service. As an organization designed to change the lives of some of the brightest young minds, we rely on the excellence of every member of our family to continuously exceed our own standards and our students’ expectations.

The Role

The Director of Financial Aid provides supervision and management to the Office of Student Financial Aid to ensure compliance with federal and state legal, fiscal and statutory regulations and university policies as well as meet the needs of the students and the administration for UAT. The Director of Financial Aid is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership in establishing the philosophy and implementation of financial aid procedures and programs in partnership with other University offices.

The Director of Financial Aid provides leadership to ensure the highest quality of customer service, dissemination of accurate and timely information and financial aid related services to students, parents, the community and staff via the Office of Student Financial Aid, outreach activities, electronic, written, and oral communication. Plans and organizes departments and college-wide administrators to ensure fair, equitable, honest, and compliant administration of Federal and Institutional student aid programs.


  • Train financial aid staff and other departments’ staff on financial aid policies, procedures, regulations, and counseling techniques
  • Review, analyze, and report on regulatory changes that affect financial aid operations
  • Manage institutional default prevention program
  • Complete monthly enrollment reporting through Student Clearinghouse
  • Conduct internal audits and other monitoring procedures; prepare for and coordinate external annual audits
  • Write departmental policies and procedures and serve on institutional policy committee
  • Help manage institutional recruitment efforts by conducting presentations with students and families at UAT open houses and new student orientations, and by designing communication materials and strategies on financial aid eligibility at UAT
  • Regularly review accounts receivables for active students with UAT Accounting department
  • Act as primary liaison between UAT and U.S. Department of Education


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of college students that come from diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds
  • Develop positive rapport with assigned financial aid personnel to develop a sense of teamwork
  • Interpret, apply, and enforce federal, state, and institutional policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned personnel including student workers
  • Work independently on complex financial aid issues and processes
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Operate computer hardware, computer software, and other appropriate office equipment
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Cultivates positive relationships with UAT students and ensures the highest level of customer service
  • Ability to analyze processes, improve procedures, and generate innovative solutions
  • Experience managing Title IV program
  • Reconciliation Compliance
  • Cash management

Salary: $70,000 - $90,000 annually (depending on experience)

Summary of Full-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Two Medical insurance options with 100% of the team member premium paid for one.
  • UAT has your BACK, by covering 100% of the monthly premium for Short-Term and Long-Term coverage.
  • Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance, and AD&D Options
  • Vacation, Personal Time, and over 15 Paid Holidays - we work hard, but give you that extra time to play hard as well!
  • Competitive Employee and Dependent Scholarship Programs; we take pride in your educational background and look forward to supporting your families’ academic goals and endeavors.
  • Meal Benefit at University Café. HANGRY? Never heard of here. Come get your lunch at the café, on us, YUM!
  • University Store Discount amongst other Discount Programs.
  • Positive, open, and transparent Work Environment and culture that includes Kudos Program, Casual Fridays and Select Work Weeks, Employee Wellness Activities, Bring your Pet to Campus, along with Summer and Winter Happiness Events.
  • Flexible Work Schedule: Telecommuting options based on tenure.
  • Employee Training and Development: Essential Skills Modules are scheduled on the job, allowing for learning, working, and implementation.

UAT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

UAT does not sponsor foreign visas. Thank you for your understanding.