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Assistant Director of Financial Aid (Updated Posting)

Posted on July 22, 2022
AFT Washington
Seattle Colleges
 - $ 
 per year
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

What you will be working on:

  • Serve as an advocate for individuals of historically oppressed communities, by supporting and enhancing a sense of belonging and success for students from traditionally marginalized populations with inclusive practices and a strong customer service model.
  • Collaborate with the Financial Aid Team to build inclusive practices that remove barrier for students while maintaining compliance with all financial aid regulations, federal, state, and institutional.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Financial Aid & Veterans Services, the Assistant Director of Financial Aid will be responsible for leading the team in file review and awarding of financial aid funds, managing the application analysis, eligibility determination and aid awarding for all student aid programs administered by the Financial Aid Office including scholarship, grant, loan, and work-study.
  • This position will work with the team ensuring prompt and compassionate service is provided to individuals who contact the office for assistance.
  • The Assistant Director is responsible for managing outreach efforts to students and families, requiring effective management of the webpages, publications, social media, and presentations.
  • This position supervises the team of Financial Aid Program Managers and Program Specialists.
  • This position has delegated authority, if needed, to serve in the Director’s absence to oversee office operations, maintain compliance, and supervise the work of others. Evening or weekend work may be required.


About the employer: Seattle Colleges

We are a district of three distinct colleges North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College and five specialty training centers, which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington. We are leaders in change and innovation. As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged, and dynamic community. Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities, and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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