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Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid

Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid

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Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (PS1046)

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Position Summary

The Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid will work independently with guidance from the Director to design, implement and manage student financial aid and scholarship programs across our various degree programs. Manage the awarding process for merit-based financial aid and modify as appropriate to maximize yield and selectivity of new students. Ensure compliance with University, federal, and state regulatory standards and laws regarding financial aid. This position will also a) coordinate with NYU’s central Office of Financial Aid with respect to dissemination of information related to and distribution of financial aid, b) manage the schools scholarship budget and track annual scholarship expenditure against budget, c) evaluate applications for admission and serve as a member of the Admissions Committee, particularly as it relates to the awarding of NYU Wagner’s institutional and named scholarship, d) counsel incoming and continuing students on financial aid issues and maintain positive relations with all student financial services personnel at the University and with colleagues from other institutions, e) process and track scholarship awards, f) develop and supervise administrative/professional, office and student support staff.


Required Education:
Bachelor's degree

Required Experience:
Minimum 5 years of professional-level experience at a university, including Admissions and/or Student Recruitment experience, or equivalent combination is required.

Preferred Experience:
Modeling financial aid and scholarship distribution scenarios and optimization of recruitment mix is preferred.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Must demonstrate excellent management, leadership, analytic, organizational, and communication skills. Demonstrated finance and budgeting skills. Proficiency in various data management applications (e.g. WordAccess, SQL, Excel) is required. Must have proven skills in troubleshooting technical errors related to data management systems.

Additional Information

NYU Wagner prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Our faculty’s research changes the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues. We provide our students with critical skills, access to all that New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of context surrounding public service challenges—which they use to improve cities and communities across the globe.


For more information about Wagner, please visit our website.


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