POSTING DATE: August 16, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Financial Aid


Director of Financial Aid


The Administrative Assistant deals directly with students and parents by answering questions pertaining to financial aid applications and/or procedures.


1.   Answering and directing phone calls to appropriate staff.

2.  Greeting students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration.

3.  Receiving and posting documents.

4. Assisting students, parents, and other entities with basic Financial Aid questions.

5. Provide various written and verbal correspondence.

6. Processing documents submitted through the Financial Aid email.


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Financial Aid.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence: High School Diploma or GED is required.
Experience & Knowledge:

1.  Two years of office experience.

2.  Knowledge of the financial aid process and terminology would be extremely helpful.

Skills & Abilities:

1. Minimum computer background in Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

2. Possess strong organizational and analytical skills.

3. Ability to work alone and with minimal supervision.  

4.Meticulous attention to detail.                              

5. The successful applicant will demonstrate outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.

6. Applicant must have the ability to learn and retain vast amounts of information from a wide variety of sources.

7. Have the ability to deal diplomatically with students, faculty, and external campus personnel. 

8.  Punctuality, dependability, integrity, honesty and loyalty in the performance of duties are required for the position. 

9. The successful applicant will need to have a commitment to Christian Higher Education and be in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian Higher Education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas generally, and Wayland Baptist University particularly. 

10. The applicant will need to be a positive force in the office by portraying a positive attitude toward other office personnel, both in phone conversation and in greeting students, faculty and staff members.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or have defaulted on any Student Loans.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #389
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.