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Bilingual Financial Aid Counselor

Western Oregon University
Job Location:
Monmouth, Oregon
Financial Aid
Position Summary:
The Financial Aid Counselor provides verbal and written interpretation of rules, policies, procedures and laws to the public with processes related to the application and receipt of federal, state, and institutional aid, as well as private scholarships and loans. The Financial Aid Counselor must ensure compliance to federal and state regulations while processing financial aid applications. Financial aid processing includes initial file review and packaging as well as revising financial aid packages. This position requires an individual who is fluent in Spanish and English (both verbal and written).

Minimum Requirements:
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (both verbal and written)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Must possess the ability to efficiently organize, prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work independently and as a team player within a highly computerized environment with frequent daily interruptions.
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills, strong verbal, written and presentational skills
  • Must be proficient with word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Must demonstrate success in working with diverse populations and with those persons with diverse points of view
  • Ability to advise, or problem solve and must be able to remain calm when working with individuals who may be frustrated or hostile
  • The individual must not be in default on any federal student loan.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work hours required.
Click here for the complete position description which includes knowledge areas and preferred qualifications.

Women, BIPOC people, veterans, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for this position, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best fit for the job.

Application materials:
1. WOU Employment Application form available here - unclassified/faculty
2. Cover Letter that addresses each qualification of the position.
3. Resume/CV

Application materials:
Contact information for three professional references will be requested from finalists. Western Oregon University only considers visa support for Tenure Track employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular university appointments for multiple years.

Background/Education Check:
A criminal background check will be completed as a condition of employment; an education check will be processed for positions requiring a formal degree as a minimum requirement.

Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
All WOU students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All newly hired employees must meet the vaccination requirement or file an exemption prior to their first day of employment.

Western Oregon University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage people of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. We embrace our differences, and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success.

Western Oregon University is committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodations, please email us at and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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