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Assistant Director of Student Employment

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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Under the Director of Student Employment assist in the administration of the Student Employment Office with campus partners to deliver a comprehensive federal and institutional student employment program. The role works to ensure regulatory compliance and community engagement with federal work study and non-federal work study student workers. Assist in student employment operations, including the hiring process, position management, training and support. Will assist in the Workday implementation, working with Financial Aid, HR and Payroll and other campus partners to ensure the new system is appropriately configured to support the program.

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the administration of the Student Employment Office, including management of job listings, student hiring, monitoring FWS earnings and ensuring compliance with state and federal employment law and Federal Work-Study program regulations

  • Assist in maintaining the online student career site including liaising between Workday, Human Resources and Financial Aid

  • Assist in hiring student employees including on-boarding and Workday reporting

  • Provides training to supervisors of student employees; assist supervisors to trouble-shoot and resolve work-related issues

  • Monitors Federal Work Study limits; notifying students and supervisors when limits are close or met; terminating positions when limits are reached

  • Manage data pertaining to student employment, including running and reviewing reports regarding payroll, federal work study and compliance

  • Assist as a liaison between the Student Employment Office and on and off campus partners to ensure best practices

  • Support the improvement of student success and career readiness through student campus work opportunities

  • Participate in continued professional development in the field of financial aid and student employment by engaging in professional associations

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred); 3-5 years’ experience in college or university financial aid administration or student employment administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required

  • Experience and understanding of federal and university financial aid and human resources policies preferred, but not required

  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize work, maintain quality output and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and staff individually, in groups and in public forums

  • Project management skills. Advanced written and verbal communication skills. Possesses advanced customer service skills.

  • Proficiency with standard office software. Knowledge of common University applications and programs preferred (Workday, PowerFAIDS, Banner)

  • Ability to work independently; Advanced critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in building and sustaining relationships at a range of levels


Enrollment Management - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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