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Student Work Coordinator

Financial Aid

Reed College seeks a positive and organized individual to serve as our Student Work Coordinator. This position will work with departments and offices across campus, and will report to the Director of Financial Aid. The Student Work Coordinator maintains campus work opportunities, manages work guidelines, coordinates student work-related events, monitors on-going work positions and serves a as a resource for both supervisors and students. Additional responsibilities include supporting the processing materials and information for the admission office. This is an exciting new role created to support and enhance the experience of student work at Reed College.

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week with a one-hour unpaid lunch. The work hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The annual salary is $49,000. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted Trimet transit passes.

Who You Are

  • You understand systems and how different programs can work together, and you feel confident in communicating these systems to others.
  • You are a communicator who is able to engage and connect with a variety of stakeholders, always seeking to build collaborative working relationships.
  • You enjoy working with and supporting college students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and experiences, who are engaged in a rigorous and transformative educational experience on a residential campus.
  • You are eager to collaborate with others and find paths to goals that work for all parties.
  • You are a problem solver - not just a problem identifier - and you have the ability to prioritize solutions aligning with institutional goals.
  • You are committed to equity and inclusion and have demonstrated the ability to build and sustain a culture of collaboration.
  • Unflappable, direct and sincere are all words that can be used to describe you.
  • You are creative, you find ways to say yes and small hurdles don’t impede your success.
  • Your judgement has been described as excellent.

What You’ll Do (Essential Duties)

  • Assist with the planning and goal-setting of the student work program
  • Assist with ongoing development of student work guidelines, policies, and best practices
  • Compile and maintain a database of all campus work opportunities
  • Collect, monitor, and analyze data related to student work
  • Develop and coordinate appropriate training sessions for students and supervisors
  • Create student work resource documents for students and supervisors
  • Collaborate with the Financial Aid Office, Business Office, and SEEDS to ensure compliance with and disseminate information about federal work-study positions
  • Collaborate with Payroll, Business Office, Human Resources, the Center for Life Beyond Reed, and other campus constituents to deliver a successful student work program
  • Coordinate and participate in campus programming including job fairs, new student orientation programs, and other events.
  • Assist admission operations with general administrative tasks and routine database management


High school diploma and a minimum of three years of administrative experience; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. Experience working in Human Resources and/or experience working in a student work office preferred. 

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required for submission. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.