Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a Student Employment Counselor to assist in the administration of student employment programs and counsel students regarding student employment while attending the college. The Student Employment Office assists students and supervisors in all aspects of on-campus student employment and off-campus federal work study.
With a demonstrated commitment to centering inclusivity, diversity and equity in executing key responsibilities, the Student Employment Counselor is a highly valuable member of the Student Employment department, responsible for providing key administrative support to the department as well as training and onboarding to student workers.
We seek a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities.
As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package
Responsible for timely and accurate onboarding for domestic, international, undergraduate, and graduate students for both on campus and approved off campus positions.
Manage the Student Employment front desk operations including providing timely and accurate responses to email, phone, and in-person inquiries from students, employers, and other internal and external partners. Maintain the front desk input sheet and the I-9 input sheet to monitor both walk in and appointment volume (made through the Qless, appointment making platform).
Create and deliver monthly metrics to the Director of Student Employment and the Student Financial Services team on front desk volume.
Hire, train, mentor, and manage student employees to staff the front desk.
Responsible for the off-campus FWS program, maintaining job lists, completing authorization of student employees, and invoicing agencies. Maintain current payroll authorizations, job descriptions, wage scales, and off campus Federal Work-Study contracts.
With input and assistance from the Director of Student Employment, responsible for building and expanding the off-campus job library by reaching out and building relationships with non-profit agencies and informing them of the advantages, policies, and procedures involved with hiring RISD students in the Federal Work Study Program.
Deliver training to students, faculty and staff in a variety of student employment-based topics. This includes, but is not limited to, yearly onboarding for new students, yearly onboarding for student supervisors and Graduate Program Directors, just in time (JIT) training for newly hired GPDs and student supervisors, targeted training to specific student populations on campus, such as international students and first-generation students.
Responsible for planning and managing recognition events such as National Student Employment Week activities including, but not limited to, Student Employee and Student Supervisor of the Year Ceremony. Coordinate the student employment payroll process in a timely manner including, but not limited to, ensuring on campus hourly paid students are submitting their hours into Workday correctly and are paid on the scheduled pay period.
Track, monitor, analyze, and prepare reports regarding student earnings within budget limitation and student financial need. Identify students who have FWS and have award balances of under $500.00. and alert students and their respective supervisors of the low balance threshold.
Maintain RISD job board to ensure that all on campus jobs that are submitted meet proper standards, including an equitable pay rate based on defined Wage Levels/Job Descriptions and language that is free from bias. Edit and recommend changes to departments before posting.
Provide administrative frontline support for graduate assistantships including, but not limited to, communications with graduate students and managing and processing of assistantship forms, letters, and hiring. Under the direction of the Director of Student Employment, create and update documents utilized by the Graduate Program Directors and Academic Affairs.
Ability to work with and help foster a diverse and inclusive culture.
Demonstrated ability to stay current with federal, state, and institutional regulations governing work study, labor and employment.
Experience in PC computer and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills.
Knowledge with platforms and software, such as Thomas Reuters "Tax Navigator" to assist international students with completing tax treaties for their respective country.
strong presentation skills and proficient knowledge in creating and updating dynamic, solid training material, and presentations (PowerPoint and Google Slides).
Experience in presenting training material and topics in live, hybrid, and recorded modalities.
strong knowledge base of the I-9 process for both domestic and international students.
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum three years financial aid or student employment experience.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.