Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: Review of applications will begin March 7, 2014 and continue until filled. Application packets must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources.

Position title: Financial Aid Counselor/Work Study Coordinator

Position summary:

The Financial Aid Counselor/Work Study Coordinator is one of the initial contacts representing the Student Financial Service Center (SFSC). This position assists the Director and Assistant Director of Financial Aid in all aspects of the implementation of office policy, procedure, and operation. This person also counsels current and prospective students and their families, University faculty and staff, as well as the public at large, about financial aid eligibility determination and award processes. This person determines eligibility to receive aid, prepares award packages and assists in the processing of aid disbursements to eligible students in a timely manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and institutional requirements and guidelines.

This position is also responsible for coordinating the federal and state student work study employment programs including contract and job description review and submission, renewal and monitoring; recruiting employers; student and employer education; time sheet processing; as well as earnings and allocation review and reconciliation with employers on and off campus. This position is also responsible for monitoring and overseeing the majority of all the mailings incoming and outgoing through the office. (See job description)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One (1) year of experience in a higher education financial aid office or experience in a financial services environment assisting customers.
  • Experience using financial aid software is preferable.
  • Some weekend and evening hours may be required.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.

Application procedures:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to human resources (hro@stmartin.edu):

  • Application of employment. (PDF Version) (MS Word Version)
  • Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared you for this position.
  • Current resume.
  • Brief statement which highlights how your work experience and background will contribute to the Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education.  To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine Values in an Educational Environment," we are providing a link to a well written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.
  • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate
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  • If you are contacted for an interview, we also will require your authorization to order a background check before any employment offer can be finalized. Please print the background check authorization form and bring it with you to the interview.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Associate Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.