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Why work at Colby-Sawyer?

What defines The Colby-Sawyer Experience? Our students talk about the friendly campus, their immediate feeling of belonging, and the deep quality of their friendships with other students, faculty and staff at Colby-Sawyer. For our faculty and staff, The Colby-Sawyer Experience revolves around the education of our students. Whether they teach in the classroom, on the playing fields, in studios or in offices, our faculty and staff revel in their vital roles and their relationships with students. They share the joys of working in a cohesive community with common goals. Just like our students, they are learning and growing every day.

Director of Financial Aid

Posting Date: 7/8/14

Closing Date: The college will prioritize complete applications received on or before Monday, July 21, 2014.

Colby-Sawyer College announces its search for a DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID. This position offers the extraordinary opportunity to direct and manage the college's comprehensive financial aid program. The Director of Financial Aid reports to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and works closely with offices across the college.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee the financial aid budget and work closely with Student Financial Services to steward, leverage and administer student financial aid;
  • serve as an educational resource to prospective and returning students and families;
  • administer and utilize PowerFAIDS and PowerCampus operating systems; and
  • assist the Admissions Office in the promotion of the financial aid process.


  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree desirable.
  • Three to five years of financial aid experience with responsibilities similar to those described above, preferably in higher education.
  • Thorough knowledge of government rules and regulations concerning financial aid.
  • Able to prioritize and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Superior communication skills required to effectively deliver sensitive, complicated and confidential information.
  • Able to travel and work during evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Experience in managing an office of financial aid. Must have own car and valid drivers' license.

    To Apply:

    Noncompliance with the following instructions may result in disqualification. E-mail your cover letter, résumé and three professional references to We strongly prefer that you combine all three items into a single attached file in portable document format (.pdf). In the subject line of your e-mail, please write the job title exactly as it appears at the start of this posting. Although we have asked you to include your references, we will not contact anyone until after we have conducted initial interviews and obtained your consent. Due to the volume of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries about your application. You should receive an automated reply after you send your e-mail. If you don't, please check your e-mail spam filter.

Colby-Sawyer College expects its employees to create and sustain a vibrant community that celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We believe our commitment to diversity and inclusivity enhances the educational experience for our students and our relationships with each other. Accordingly, we welcome applications from qualified individuals who share this commitment to enrich our community.