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Verification Assistant - Financial Aid Office

Date Opened: 02-12-2013
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University has an immediate opening for a temporary part-time Verification Assistant in the Financial Aid Office.  This position will have primary responsibility for reviewing verification documents for completion; follow up with students and parents who submit incomplete documentation; log all verification documents and prepare files for review by financial aid counseling staff.  Other duties may include, but are not limited to, back-up for generating financial aid award letters, managing verification email, and opening mail.  This position will average 30 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits.   The position is projected-oriented; start date would be March 1, and work may extend until September 30, 2013.

The successful candidate should possess a high school diploma or equivalent; one plus years office/clerical experience; excellent verbal communication skills; excellent telephone etiquette and command of grammar; excellent organization skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks with a keen attention to detail; flexibility regarding changing priorities; and the ability to remain poised in a busy office environment. Must be proficient in software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, as well as Internet Explorer, Firefox and various search engines.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

Interested persons should send cover letter, resume (to include salary history and salary expectations), and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to:  Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Verification Assistant, Job #517, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or email:, or FAX: 512-863-1880. 

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University‚Äôs Background Check Policy process.   Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Posted February 12, 2013.