Position Title:
Financial Aid and Scholarships Coordinator, Vancouver Campus

Washington State University Vancouver

Position Contact Name:
Laurel Rea

Position Contact Email:
[email protected]

Position Contact Phone:

Job Post Website Address:

Salary Range:
$4,229 per month ($50,750/year)

Deadline or Close Date:

Job Location - City, State:
Vancouver, WA

Position Description:
Business Title: Financial Aid and Scholarships Coordinator, Vancouver Campus


Employee Type: Admin. Professional

Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible

Position Details: If you have a passion for assisting current and prospective students with financial aid and scholarship options, take a look at our Financial Aid and Scholarships Coordinator position!

Summary of Duties: Represent the Vancouver Office of Student Financial Services by interpreting and communicating complex financial aid, waiver and scholarship information to prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students and their families.

Provide individual counsel and advice to students and/or parents related to applying for, receiving and utilizing financial aid and scholarships. Develop and present informational financial aid sessions for various recruitment and outreach efforts.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of federal financial aid policies related to Title IV as well as University policies and procedures an a solid understanding of campus resources.

Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of professional work experience in student services or related education/experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year‐for‐year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a college or university setting working with Title IV funding processes.
  • Knowledge of student information systems.
  • Developed written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • PeopleSoft experience.
  • Spanish speaker.

Additional Information: In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Area/College: Washington State University Vancouver

Department Name: WSU Vancouver Student Affairs and Enrollment

City, State, Zip: Vancouver, WA 98686

Department Link: https://studentaffairs.vancouver.wsu.edu/

Monthly Salary: $4,229 per month ($50,750/year)

Work Location and Schedule: Hybrid work schedule and flexible scheduling may be an option after the initial training period.

Benefits: WSU offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including up to 49 days off per year through paid holidays/sick leave/annual leave, a choice of retirement plans, medical/dental/vision, basic life and long-term disability insurance, and an employee tuition waiver program. 

FTE: 100%Posting Close Date: This position will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on September 12, 2022.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 

  • Resume (uploaded in the resume section). 
  • A cover letter (uploaded in the first questionnaire).
  • A diversity statement (uploaded in the additional questionnaire, see information below).

Please include a diversity statement on past, current and future contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in alignment with WSU Vancouver's mission through your work with the university. Please see our Strategic Plan, Goal 4 for more information on what WSU Vancouver is doing in this space, https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/strategic-plan.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

About WSU Vancouver:

As one of six campuses in the Washington state University system, WSU Vancouver provides baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people, communities and economy of Southwest Washington.

As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is dedicated to its land-grant tradition for openness, accessibility and service to people. WSU Vancouver enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fulfill regional needs.

Situated on 351 scenic acres, WSU Vancouver is in the homelands of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Employees and students alike value the beauty of campus.

Recognized by Insight Into Diversity magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in all that it does.

Time Type: Full time

Position Term:12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].