Assistant Director of Student Financial Support
Walla Walla Community College
$67,600.00 - $72,800.00 Annually
Walla Walla, WA
Join our team to help inspire all students to discover
their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant,
equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for an
Assistant Director of Student Financial
position at the Walla Walla campus.
At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to
discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing
relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
services. We have identified three core themes that describe the
fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into
practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource
Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a
sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence,
integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth,
The Assistant Director of Student Financial Support, in conjunction
with the Director of Student Financial Support, directs the
operational and administrative functions directly related to the
Office of Financial Aid. The Assistant Director has full
decision-making authority in the absence of the Director and
represents the Office of Financial Aid in all venues. The Assistant
Director also assists the Director in managing all functions of the
department, providing expertise and leadership in the verification
and awarding of files and reconciliation processes. In addition,
the Assistant Director is responsible for working with Student
Financials in reconciling state and federal funds.
Performs administrative duties for the Office of Student
Supervise assigned full-time and part-time staff in the Office
of Financial Aid.
Responsible for the reconciliation of calculations, while
adhering to regulations and compliance as well as institutional
policies and procedures.
Stays current, interprets, and adheres to state and federal
regulations, ensuring constant compliance.
Awards Student Aid and Disbursements:
Liaison between Student Financials and the Financial Aid
- Assists in the management and awarding process of federal and
- Reviews and processes state and federal funding
- Responsible for managing and meeting the deadlines of the
disbursement process in a timely and accurate manner.
- Scheduling disbursements with Student Accounts.
- Runs disbursement reports and queries in order to identify
errors and low enrollment levels to verify awards to students are
being disbursed accurately.
Demonstrates cultural competence, including awareness and
understanding of historically underrepresented populations, and
creates an educational and work environment that a?rms a commitment
to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Ability to think critically and creatively for identification
and implementation of strategies and initiatives focused on student
success and enrollment management.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and
Ability to maintain paper and electronic files accurately.
Ability to work independently, multi-task, and prioritize on
assigned projects related to essential functions of the
Ability to contribute to teambuilding in support of a positive
Possesses excellent communication skills, including written
correspondence and electronic communication.
Ability to communicate technical and policy information to a
variety of stakeholders at di?erent levels of knowledge and
Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and
Ability and willingness to train, supervise and evaluate the
work of staff and student employees.
Possesses a high-level working knowledge and understanding of
state and federal funding and institutional policies and
Ability and willingness to travel as needed or assigned.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be
considered at the discretion of the college.
Bachelor's Degree or a combination of education and work
experience demonstrating the ability to meet the position's
competencies may be substituted at the discretion of the
Two years of previous supervisory experience or three years
progressively responsible professional experience in student
services or a related work area.
Three years of experience in higher education funding
Experience working with student information systems and higher
education policies and procedures.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Conditions/Terms of Employment
- Responsible for working closely with Student Financials to
reconcile all state and federal funding on a monthly basis.
- Responsible for identifying discrepancies on student's accounts
between Student Financials and Financial Aid.
- Runs reconciliation queries out of CTClink and verifies
accuracy within the Department of Education's Common Origination
and Disbursement (COD) data set and the National Student Loan Data
This is a full-time professional position. Persons hired must be
able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to
work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC
participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government
with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized
to work in the U.S. Official college transcripts required at time
of hire. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background
check as a condition of employment. Information from the background
check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be
considered in determining the applicant's suitability and
competence to perform in the position. The college is a tobacco
Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office
environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found
in office environments with work performed in an indoor office
setting, sitting at a desk or computer station, light lifting,
climbing stairs. This contract position work schedule will
typically be Monday through Friday 8-hours each day. During the
summer, work schedule is Monday through Thursday 10-hours each day.
Some travel may be required.
Annual salary range: $67,600 - $72,800. The college has an
excellent benefit program including paid sick leave; paid vacation
leave; medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance;
retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All
full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income
deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program
(DCP). All administrative exempt staff set aside 1% of their gross
salary in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (VEBA). All
exempt employees are required to participate in this program. Walla
Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in
direct deposit for payment of salary.
Required Application Materials
This position will remain open until filled. To be
included in the initial screening, applications should be received
by October 1, 2023.
for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and
competencies and submit a complete application packet, which
includes the following:
Online NEOGOV application
Names and contact information for three professional
Answers to four (4) supplemental questions
Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official
transcripts are required prior to an official start date.
Please ensure you have attached all required application
materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you
have submitted your application. If you have difficulty
logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your
application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at
1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at
- In your cover letter, detail your interest in the Assistant
Director, Financial Aid position. Please describe any professional
experience, training, or educational background that makes you an
WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all
applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during
this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the
Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal
opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and
employment applicants as well as for its students and employed
staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex,
sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital
status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or
physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal
by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or
disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance
with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable
Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human
Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you
need accommodations in the application/employment process, please
contact Title IX Officer Brooke Marshall (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509)
527-4412, email firstname.lastname@example.org
address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4199879/assistant-director-of-student-financial-support