Director of Student Financial Services

Rivier University seeks an experienced leader to oversee all aspects of the student financial aid and student accounts functions. Reporting to the CFO, the Director works closely with Enrollment Management and plays a key role in the administration of financial aid and accounts receivables while supporting recruitment and retention.


The Director of Student Financial Services administers the operational, technological, and personnel functions of the financial aid and student accounts offices. The Director creates an organized, integrative service to students and their families, maintains all standards of institutional compliance, and will be a thought leader and partner in the area of financial aid leveraging.

The successful candidate will require a collaborative leadership style, hands-on management experience, in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements, and proficiency in the application of technology to all processes of financial aid and student accounts. Tuition revenue exceeds $35 million. On an annual basis, Rivier distributes $14 million of institutional financial aid.

The candidate must value the Catholic mission and vision of the University as articulated in the mission statement and welcome diversity and inclusion as demonstrated through a record of collaborative leadership and hiring.


The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree related to finance or administration and at least five (5) to eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in student financial services, especially related to experience in student financial aid.    The candidate must possess superior communication skills, a focus on details through data-informed analysis, and experience in the application of technology to administrative functions. Experience and knowledge necessary to be an effective leader and supervisor for direct reports.

Applications Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume with salary requirements, and the contact information of three (3) to five (5) professional references to References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be received on or before December 14, 2020. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.