Financial Aid Outreach Counselor, Vancouver Campus

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Vancouver, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


1481-YN - Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1

Business Title:

Financial Aid Outreach Counselor, Vancouver Campus

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Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Financial Aid Outreach Counselor, Vancouver Campus:

If you have deep understanding of financial aid and enjoy communicating the complexities to students and families take a look at our Financial Aid Outreach Counselor position!

Summary of Duties:

Represent the Vancouver Office of Student Financial Services by interpreting and communicating complex financial aid, waiver and scholarship information in easy-to-understand language to prospective undergraduate students and their families.

 Provide individual counsel and advice to students and/or parents related to the full process of applying for, receiving and utilizing financial aid and scholarships.

Develop and present inclusive and accessible informational financial aid sessions for various in-person, hybrid and virtual-only recruitment and outreach efforts. Identify creative and innovative ways to reach students and families, with special attention to reaching historically underserved communities and first-generation college students.

Partner with Admissions to provide financial aid counseling as part of service-based recruitment programming in the high schools. This position requires a thorough knowledge of federal financial aid policies related to Title IV as well as University policies and procedures and 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.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years financial aid experience.

  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends/evenings.

  • Experience presenting in public forums and in a variety of hybrid and in-person formats.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, Zoom and Teams.

  • Event planning experience.

  • Must have, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse populations such as nontraditional, first generation, low income and historically underrepresented populations.

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish, English or other).

  • Experience with scholarships, admissions, and/or student counseling.

  • Enrollment Management and/or Student Affairs experience.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication.

  • PeopleSoft experience

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 Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.


Washington State University Vancouver

Department Name:

WSUV Student Affairs, Student Financial Services

City, State, Zip:

Vancouver, WA 98686

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Monthly Salary:

$4,050.00/month ($48,600/year)

Work Location and Schedule: 

There may be occasional remote work for this position, but it is primarily on campus.


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.  



Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end June 2025. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date:

This recruitment has been extended. Screening will be ongoing until the position has been filled.

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:  

1) Resume (uploaded in the resume section).  

2) A cover letter (uploaded in the first questionnaire). 

3) A diversity statement (also uploaded in the first 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, .

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.   

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 .

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