Organization Summary: Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that creates ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color, prepares them for success at the nation's top independent schools throughout the Northeast, and supports their academic and personal growth through college graduation. Today, over 5,000 students and alums in the Prep for Prep Community are leaders in every field imaginable.
The Opportunity: The Director of Financial Aid oversees the entire financial aid process for Prep for Prep and PREP 9 families in the Preparatory Component, ensuring the quality and integrity of each financial aid application. The director also serves as a liaison with the Admissions Department to assist the organization in vetting the financial profiles of applicants to make sure admitted students are mission appropriate.
The Director of Financial Aid position reports to the Director of Academic Programs.
Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):
Organize and oversee the financial aid process, including conducting meetings and aiding in the preparation and completion of forms for the families of the Prep for Prep and PREP 9 Preparatory Components
Operate as the point person on issues regarding financial aid from both families and school financial aid officers
Conduct individual meetings with families throughout the financial aid process and aid in completing forms for select families
Supervise the Dean of Students for Prep for Prep and PREP 9 throughout the financial aid process
Train Admissions Department members on the latest trends and issues related to financial aid and advise on applicant vetting protocols related to financial documentation
Partner with the Admissions department to review the financial profiles of applicant families
Work with the Post-Placement Counseling Department to establish and maintain a continuum of financial aid support for families throughout their Prep for Prep journey