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Job title: Financial Aid Officer
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Department/Campus: Registrar's Office
Reports To: Manager of Financial Aid Services
Salary Range: Payband H - $29.70-$34.48 per hour ($56,200 to $65,245 per annum based on a 36.25 hour work week). The College also offers a comprehensive range of fringe benefits.
Job Posted On 03-Jul-2014
Job Posted Until: 10-Jul-2014 (noon)
Posting Type: Internal/External (Employees who are full-time internal candidates, as defined by the Support Staff Collective Agreement, will be given first consideration.)

Job Description  

Reporting to the Financial Aid Manager, the Financial Aid Officer is responsible for the allocation of federal and provincial student loans, grants and institutional funds in delivering financial assistance to full-time and part-time student clients. The incumbent is responsible for processing Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Institution-Funded Special Bursary Program (ISBP) and Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG) applications, reviews and appeals as well as maintaining Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities web systems such as the OSAP Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment process and error corrections on the OSAP One Key System.

The Financial Aid Officer also participates in the development, marketing and presentation of information sessions and projects on Financial Aid topics to groups within the college. Many of these groups may be from multi-cultured backgrounds plus include both students and family members. Topics of these sessions include Financial Literacy and budgeting advice plus tips on how to apply for various types of financial aid.

Incumbent may also be expected to work evening or weekend hours during certain periods of the year.

Required Qualifications  
  • Minimum of a (3) three year Degree or Community College Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent combination of education;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience which must include prior experience working in a student service area of a post-secondary institution; prior experience in a Financial Aid Office of a post-secondary institution is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of effective client service skills with the professionalism, ability and motivation to successfully address clients’ needs;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, plus documented interviewing skills;
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Must have effective time management skills and the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
  • Must have proven effective leadership skills with the ability to provide guidance, support and assistance to other staff within Financial Aid Services.

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