St.  Catherine University

Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Jul 06, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the College for Women Admissions team invite applications for an Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid position. This is a full-time position that works closely with prospective students as they apply for admission and for financial aid.

At St. Catherine University we educate women to lead and influence and we have a successful and engaged Admissions team for the College for Women! The Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid serves in a joint position as admission counselor and financial aid administrator for new undergraduate students in the College for Women. This role has dual responsibilities for recruiting new students to enroll and serving new students with financial aid processing and financial aid counseling. Admissions engages with students and adapts to their schedules. Fall and Spring recruiting seasons include work during the evenings and weekends. Responsibilities include:

  • Counsel and advise prospective students and their families about admission and financial aid to the College for Women, balancing admission and financial aid responsibilities.
  • Prepare financial aid awards and revisions for new students and respond to inquiries from students and families regarding awards, revisions and questions pertaining to costs and aid.
  • Analyze and review student eligibility for financial assistance, provide professional judgement where needed pertaining to determination of dependent status, and appeals.
  • Manage a geographic territory for student recruitment. Recruitment work includes visiting high schools, attending college fairs, and contacting students who inquire, applicants and accepted students.
  • Learn and understand information about every aspect of the university including academic majors, financial aid, student life, housing, and more in order to share that information with students and their families.
  • Develop, coordinate & implement both admission and financial aid events to support student engagement and enrollment.
  • Work respectfully and effectively with students and families from all different cultures and perspectives who may be confused about the financial aid process.
  • Package majority of aid offers for first year and transfer students, approximately 1,500 per year, within six-month time period.
  • Participate in campus events that involve prospective students.
  • Provide training and act as liaison to admission and financial aid staff and serve on a variety of committees as assigned.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years of full-time, professional work experience.
  • One year of experience working in financial aid.
  • Ability to plan and conduct small and large group presentations/programs.
  • Knowledge of admission recruitment and financial aid cycles.
  • Must be flexible, positive, motivated and team-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of full-time experience working in financial aid.
  • Knowledge and experience applying federal, state and college financial aid policies, including federal financial aid verification.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Katie Zmudzien at kbzmudzien . Application deadline is July 26, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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