UNIVERSITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE

CAREER CENTER

The mission of University of Fort Lauderdale is to be a premier Christian institution of higher learning empowering future leaders through higher educational degrees rooted in Biblical principles and academic excellence, to influence the world intellectually, technologically, and through research.  

Financial Aid Director

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University of Fort Lauderdale is currently accepting applications for the following position:

NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK

The Financial Aid Director is responsible for the functions of the financial aid department such as processing students’ financial aid, calculating refund and repayments for students, preparing financial aid budget reports, and more.  The Financial Aid Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining comprehensive financial aid services for students on the federal, state, institutional, and private levels.   The Financial Aid Director also provides guidance throughout the student’s enrollment in the university.  

Financial Aid Director Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining Title IV Participation Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Supports and actively participates in the university’s major initiatives for process improvement in financial aid and student services.
  • Advises students, parents, staff, high school counselors, other college personnel, and off-campus agencies on all aspects of student financial aid.
  • Manages the annual budget process for the department.  Approves and monitors office expenditures. Monitors fund balances in institutional computer systems and external systems.  Take appropriate action to maximize usage of grant funds and to prevent over awards.
  • Ensure satisfactory academic appeal (SAP) evaluation are completed and oversee the appeal process for students seeking reinstatement of financial aid eligibility.
  • Monitors enrollment reports to identify students subject to Return of Title IV aid policy.  Calculates aid earned, makes necessary adjustments, and notifies students and accounts receivable of outcome.
  • Oversees and ensures that the University’s Veteran’s Benefits certification process is efficient, timely and accurate. Ensures compliance with VA regulations, monitors student progress and updates records for reporting.  Works with the Michigan State Approving Agency to obtain approval of new programs.  
  • Attends internal and external meetings and conferences, and reports changes to program requirements.
  • Establishes, modifies, and upgrades computer parameters in need analysis, fund management, document tracking, and reporting programs; updates department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with fund limitations and requirements.
  • Prepares, writes, and files required state and federal reports; answers questions and provides information during audits and official reviews to justify policies, procedures, and variances.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates department staff; works with staff to assign responsibilities, determines department priorities and procedures, and ensures cross-training occurs.
  • Manages and administers all aspects of student financial aid program.
  • Oversees the critical flow of all grants, loans, and scholarships dollars.
  • Checking the loan agreements for ensuring they are accurate and complete as per the policies.
  • Maintaining and reviewing the account record, updating and re-categorizing them as per the status changes.
  • Analyzing the credit, financial status and property evaluations for determining the feasibility for granting loans.
  • Helping in the selection of the financial award candidates by using electronic databases for certifying the loan eligibility.
  • Approving loans within the specified limits.
  • Submitting loan applications before credit analysts for due verification and recommendation.
  • Supervising financial aid personnel.
  • Maintaining the current knowledge of all credit regulations.
  • Establishing goals and work standards and evaluating the program results.
  • Developing effective and creative techniques for informing the prospective students regarding availability of financial aid.
  • Planning, assigning and supervising the work of the assigned staff.
  • Preparing comprehensive, clear and accurate presentations and reports.
  • Developing and maintaining the budget for the assigned office.
  • Communicating effectively with individuals from a cross-section of backgrounds.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationship with staff, students and faculty, administrators and representatives from other jurisdictions.
  • Work with discretion and confidentially.
  • Providing training in various financial aid procedures.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • Five or more years of financial aid experience, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position
  • Demonstrated experience in student financial aid directly related to financial aid counseling, eligibility determination, need analysis, verification, and packaging required.
  • Leadership, problem-solving, organizational, management, and public speaking skills required.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to solve problems, analyze trends and provide recommendations. 
  • Experience with computers and on-line data systems required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of federal financial aid programs and supporting regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of Title IV program fund regulations.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Department of Education rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of current tax regulations and the implications of such regulations on financial aid.
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Skill in researching regulatory information and resolving complex financial questions.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a significant case load.
  • Ability to interpret and explain complex regulations and policies to a diverse audience, both in one-on-one sessions and in group presentations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.

PAY AND BENEFITS

The salary range for the job is $50,000 – $55,000

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible.

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Life insurance, Paid time off, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to HumanResources@uftl.edu  or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.  

 

Bursar

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University of Fort Lauderdale is currently accepting applications for the following position:

The Bursar reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible to assist the CFO in the day-to-day business activities related to the University of Fort Lauderdale. The employee is also responsible for working closely with the Director of Admissions and the Registrar.  Specifically, the Bursar will perform the duties identified in the following categories:

  1. Prepare and maintain accurate and timely management reports on business activities, i.e. weekly and monthly income and expenditures, Departmental budgets, grants, student information, faculty teaching hours, etc.
  2. Responsible to assure that all financial transactions follow sound accounting procedures.
  3. Track and update bursar and other financial records (hard copies and computer software programs) on all students.
  4. Ensuring the school has appropriate financial systems and managing all aspects of the school’s financial systems in accordance with these agreed policies and timetable; ensuring accurate financial records are maintained, and reporting on a regular basis to the Chief Financial Officer and the President.
  5. To ensure that the financial transactions in the school are carried out in an appropriate manner and that the financial regulations of the state, federal and school are observed.
  6. Participate in general office activities such as copying, answering phones, greeting guest, etc.
  7. Make recommendations for problem solving and improving business services.
  8. Maintain ongoing collection procedures, reports and records.
  9. Coordinate student scholarship and/or financial awards.
  10. Assist students in applying for deferred payment and scholarships.
  11. Maintain a current knowledge of all computers and software programs used in the University.
  12. Maintain current files on inventory and business files related to textbooks, library books, supplies, equipment, computers,  lease agreements and other pertinent information relevant to business operations.
  13. Maintain working relationships and records on all creditors and debtors.
  14. Track and monitor financial activities and reports.
  15. Assist in the advancement of the University.
  16. Assist in the accreditation and licensure process as necessary.
  17. Assist the President and/or designee as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree from an approved or accredited college or university in business or a related field or at least 5 years of consecutive experience in business operations. The candidate must be able to handle several projects, efficient in financial software & spreadsheets, knowledge of computers & software, experienced in effective follow-up and organization skills, demonstrate initiative, teamwork & leadership and possess customer friendly skills.

PAY AND BENEFITS
The salary range for the job is $30,000 – $40,000

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible.

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Life insurance, Paid time off, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to HumanResources@uftl.edu  or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.  

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

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The University of Fort Lauderdale is seeking adjunct, part-time faculty in several disciplines.  Candidates must have a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) and 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time of application. 

DISCIPLINES AND TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS

English:  English Grammar and Composition.

History:  U.S. History, World History, History of Israel, and African History

Leadership: Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Principles and Practices of Leadership, Applied Strategic Planning, and Empowering Strategies.

Business Administration:  Finance, Business Statistics, Accounting, and Economics.

Mathematics:  General Math, Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Math, College Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus.

Theology:  Hermeneutics, Pneumatology, Dispensationalism, Eschatology, Pauline Theology, Systematic Theology, and Integrative Theology.

Ministry:  Church Administration, Foundation of Ministry, Life of Christ, Old and New Testament Survey, and Homiletics.

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Individuals who meet these requirements must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, original transcripts for all academic degrees, and three professional references to humanresources@uftl.edu.

Director Of Admissions And Student Services

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University of Fort Lauderdale is currently accepting applications for the following position:

The Director of Admissions and Student Services is responsible for the supervision and direction of all activities related to the students from entry and matriculation of a student in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Fort Lauderdale (UFTL).  The Director of Admissions and Student Services reports to the Vice President of Academic.  The Director of Admissions and Student Services works with student services personnel and ensures the success of the student academically, financially, mentally, and spiritually. 

The Director of Admissions and Student Services is responsible for the successful enrollment of the student to include the performance of the following duties:

1.  Operations

  • Coordinate the admissions process and implementation of procedures on a day-to-day basis in accordance with accreditation/licensure standards.
  • Establish policies and procedures for daily operations of the Office of  Admissions.
  • Monitor and evaluate admission requirements and the process.
  • Assist in planning graduation services.

2. Enrollment Management

  • Develop and implement enrollment strategies/procedures for UFTL. 
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive student files (data/paper) in accordance with accreditation/licensure standards.
  • Assist Deans and Department Chairs in conducting graduation evaluations.
  • Collect and maintain statistical data to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the enrollment process and recruitment efforts.
  • Prepare weekly enrollment reports.
  • Prepare comprehensive end-of-semester and end-of year enrollment reports.
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3. Registration

  • Establish registration procedures, guidelines and time-lines.
  • Assist with registration by advising students of admissions procedures and program requirements.
  • Meet weekly with the Registrar and Bursar to solidify the registration process and discuss any recommendations.
  • Organize and coordinate off-site registration fairs
  • Attend College Fairs and School Trade Shows

4. Recruitment

  • Conduct ongoing recruitment activities and maintain related information, mailing, communication, etc.         

5. Budget

  • Prepare budget for the Office of Admissions for projects as needed.
  • Implement activities to assure the Office of Admissions is able to meet the budget requirement.  Be responsive to budgetary matters and projects.

6. Collaboration

  • Work closely with key administrators and faculty to keep abreast of programs, changes, academic issues, and institutional policies and procedures.

7. Advancement

  • Engage activities and strategic planning that will attract students as well as advance the University of Fort Lauderdale in areas of student recruitment.

8. Reports

  • Submit statistical reports on admissions information and make recommendations.
  • Prepare end-of–semester audit report of student files.

9. Resources

  • Maintain recruitment and admissions resources according accreditation/licensure standards as well as grant writing to acquire resources and improve student services.

10. Alumni

  • Organize and coordinate Alumni activities, special events and projects, and assist in increasing alumni relations.
  • Serve as a liaison for the sharing of information between alumni and the university.
  • Evaluation services and activities for the Alumni.

11. Perform other duties as assigned by the President or Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

12. Maintain a work area that is conducive to an aesthetically pleasing office environment

13. Present a professional image and serve the needs of the students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The candidate must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably a master’s degree and demonstrate proficiency skills in marketing, coordination/organization, events planning, computer knowledge, communication, reports, presentations and public relations.

PAY AND BENEFITS

The salary range for the job is $50,000 – $55,000

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees are eligible.

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Life insurance, Paid time off, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k)

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to HumanResources@uftl.edu  or contact the university at (954) 486-7728.  

About Us

Founders Drs. Henry and Carol Fernandez, senior pastors of The Faith Center, an internationally renowned ministry, founded The University of Ft. Lauderdale in 1995 as a non-denominational Christian institution.

The commitment was to establish an institution of higher education in South Florida to access the world, advance Christian education, and promote leadership in both secular and non-secular areas. Academia was identified as the catalyst to prepare individuals to be responsive and adequate to the call of God. Dr. Fernandez has an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas College.

Get In Touch

ADDRESS:

4131 N.W. 16th Street, Lauderhill, Florida 33313

 

PHONE:

(954) 486-7728