University of Wisconsin-Madison - Director of Student Financial Aid

WI, Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the state’s public flagship institution of higher learning, seeks an experienced, innovative and collaborative leader to serve as its next director of student financial aid. 

Reporting to the vice provost for enrollment management and serving as a member of the enrollment leadership team, the director will lead a group of 48 team members charged with administering a financial aid program consisting of federal, state, institutional and private funds that exceed $480 million annually.

The director of student financial aid will be a strategic thinker and a skilled builder of teams. In collaboration with the vice provost, the director will be integral in the development of a comprehensive and strategic enrollment plan with a focus on increasing access and diversity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This leader will also collaborate with faculty, deans, administrative staff, university leadership, donors, policy-makers and students. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is consistently ranked among the top institutions of higher education globally. The university seeks to help students develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development. It also seeks to attract and serve students from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds, and to be sensitive and responsive to those groups that have been historically underserved by higher education.

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Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by May 4, 2020. 

Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a résumé and a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position. Detailed responsibilities and requirements for this position are described in the Leadership Profile.

Nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted electronically to the University of Wisconsin-Madison consultants, Lisa Meyer and Patricia Coleman at

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Please note that in accordance with Wisconsin statutes the names of nominees and applicants who explicitly request confidentiality will not be made public. However, the university is required to release the names and titles of the finalists who will be interviewed by the chancellor and the provost.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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