Tuition Program Coordinator
Company: SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO & CASINO
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Education, and
the Education Board Treasurer, the Tuition Program Coordinator
administers the Tribe's tuition assistance program for all
qualified community members. The Tuition Program Coordinator works
with parents and guardians of students in preschool, elementary,
middle school and high school, as well as all students in
post-secondary education. The Tuition Program Coordinator oversees
the process, administration and execution of the Tribal Education
laws and policies regarding tuition assistance and eligibility.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Independently manages student caseloads, from preschool to
post-secondary. Compiles, enters and verifies information for
student cumulative files; develops and monitors databases to track
academic progress, verifies tuition assistance eligibility, current
school enrollment status, updates student and parent contact
information, and any other academic records. Communicates with all
necessary parties to ensure academic information is correct and up
Assists eligible Tribal Community members through the tuition
assistance process. Conducts student and parent meetings to review
tuition program requirements and provides information sessions to
the community, as requested. Provides direction and guidance for
all inquiries related to the tuition assistance program. Implements
repayment plans for students and/or parents who do not maintain the
tuition assistance requirements.
Maintains constant communication with schools and universities
for billing, academic reports, and enrollment status for students
enrolled in the tuition assistance program. Manages student records
release forms, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
releases, and access to student tuition accounts. Meets with K-12
and post-secondary student accounts departments to set up payment
plans for student tuition and collection of grades.
Communicates with educational institutions where Tribal students
attend, and any other applicable organizations to process and
update required documentation, verify eligibility and monitor any
changes according to Tribal laws and regulations, and conduct
additional research, as necessary.
Prepares financial statements, check requests, and procures all
related financial information to process payments to educational
organizations for year-round educational programming.
Compiles and presents a quarterly budgetary report to the
Education Board on all tuition assistance applications. Provides
recommendations on yearly budget projections.
Manages and constantly updates all required application forms,
handouts for parents, and any other enrollment documentation that
needs to be completed by the parents or students. Prepares new
enrollment packets for upcoming school year during the spring and
Collects and analyzes data to recommend amendments to the
tuition assistance program and to the leadership/board, and ensures
they are in alignment with Tribal law, State and Federal
regulations. Prepares and records Education Board meeting agendas
and minutes for tuition assistance related policy changes.
Creates and prepares confidential and time sensitive
correspondence including but not limited to memorandums, reports,
letters, forms, and presentations for Tribal families, educational
institutions and other organizations, as necessary. Communicates
with all Tribal families on Education department services, events,
and changes to the tuition assistance program.
Participates in the development of written administrative
procedures for the department.
- Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient
operation of the department.
- High School diploma or GED is required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or related field is
- Must have minimum three (3) years of experience working in an
educational organization/school district/post-secondary
- Must have minimum three (3) years of experience in dealing with
financial procedures in a K-12 setting or post-secondary
- Maintain a strong working knowledge of colleges and
universities. Stay current on high education changes.
- Must have experience independently managing multiple budgets,
providing detailed budget reports, and applying financial aid
policies to billing/invoices.
- Maintain constant communication with the Secondary
Education/High School and Higher Education coordinators to share
- Ability to complete job functions on computers using online
communications, spreadsheets, word processors, and other automated
- An understanding of current Native American culture and
experience working with Native American communities is
- Experience working in a professional environment where
initiative, sound judgment, attention to detail, and a flexible and
adaptable approach are valued.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication and
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail, and
perform duties with minimal supervision.
- Can demonstrate experience in handling confidential and
sensitive information without reaction and judgement and experience
in safeguarding the same.
- Possesses a work history that demonstrates resourcefulness and
effective problem solving in ambiguous situations.
- Capable of consistently maintain poise and a professional
demeanor under challenging and high-pressure situations.
- Must have an outstanding ability to think critically and
- At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission,
you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
- A qualified candidate/employee must have a valid driver's
license with an acceptable driving record as determined by the
company's insurance carrier.
- As a condition of employment with the San Manuel Band of
Mission Indians Education Department, incumbents are required to
undergo and successfully pass pre-employment and annual
post-employment background investigation including, but not limited
to, Live-Scan fingerprinting, drug screening and criminal history
- Must successfully undergo and maintain a current negative
tuberculosis (TB) test.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will
make reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable
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