Administrative Assistant-Financial Aid Office-(2 openings)

Waldorf College's Financial Aid Office is continuing to grow and we are adding TWO staff members!

We are looking for two Administrative Assistants to support our student financial aid processing. These are full-time, 12 month, non-exempt and benefit eligible positions.  One will support Online processing and the other Residential processing. Waldorf's Financial Aid Office is a fun, dedicated and high-performing team currently staffed by seven employees with over 50yrs of combined financial aid experience.
The primarily role of these positions provides the necessary support functions to the Director and other FA personnel that ensure comprehensive and efficient management of Waldorf College’s Financial Aid Office and all correlating services and programs.

Waldorf College offers participation in a fully insured medical/prescription plan, life/disability insurance, Flex spending plans, 401K retirement option, and educational benefits for both the employee and his/her dependents.  Additional voluntary options available for dental, vision, life, identity protection and supplemental insurance plans. Undergraduate/graduate tuition benefits at both Waldorf College and Columbia Southern University for employees and their family members.
Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide friendly and knowledgeable service to students and their families
  • Provide administrative support for the FA office such as answering phones, welcoming students, assisting visitors, and resolving and /or referring a range of administrative problems and inquiries.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, events, appointments and /or similar activities for the FA Director and/or Assistant Directors.
  • Sorts, screens, reviews and distributes incoming and outgoing mail; compose, prepare and ensure timely responses to a variety of routine written inquires
  • Establish, maintain and update student files, databases and records and/or other documents received. Develop and maintain data. May perform analysis and calculations in the processing of data for recurring internal reports.
  • Be sensitive to the confidentiality requirements within the FA office and College in general (FERPA)
  • Know the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments and their goals within the school.
  • Learn and follow federal requirements for proper documentation, procedures and eligibility regarding FA and other government programs.
  • Upload reports to the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.
  • Assist FA Counselors processing student FA award packages and ensuring proper documents are sent to and received from students in a timely manner.
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned by the FA director and/or the other FA personnel.  
  • Associates degree preferred
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 50wpm
  • Must be able to sit and stand comfortable on a regular basis, have vision sufficient to work for long periods of time on a computer screen, some lifting may be required at times.
  • Proficient in MS office products, especially Word (mail merge) and Excel

Review of applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Qualified candidates should sent a letter of interest outlining their qualifications and wage expectations, resume and contact information for two professional references to:  Please indicate "AA-FA/your last name" in subject line of email

or mail to:

AA-FA Search
Waldorf College
106 S 6th St
Forest City, IA 50436

electronic application is preferred; however application by mail is acceptable

For more information: Waldorf College is a four-year liberal arts college offering 20 bachelor degree programs in a variety of popular fields both residential and online. For over a century, Waldorf has provided a signature student experience through an engaging community of learning and faith. That community has now expanded beyond the campus through Waldorf’s distinct approach to online education. Waldorf’s academic programs combine a strong liberal arts base with applied learning. Co-curricular programs ranging from the second oldest a capella choir in the nation, to an outstanding theatre program, to highly competitive athletic teams, provide students with a wide range of opportunities for meaningful participation in personal development. Waldorf is committed to engaging its students in service and in bringing the world to its students through international student recruitment and study-abroad programs. Every student is challenged to excel in Waldorf’s community where students are treated with dignity and respect. The college has an attractive campus with 14 major buildings and excellent resources.