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Financial Aid Officer (Terrace)

Job Description and Duties 

Northwest Community College (NWCC), invites applications for a continuing full time Financial Aid Officer commencing as soon as possible.  Salary will be in accordance with the BCGEU Support Staff Salary Scale, Level 10.

Duties:  Under the general direction of the Director of Student Development, the Financial Aid Officer is responsible for the operational control of Government student loan and grant funding and administration/promotion of the awards program. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Administer student loan programs. Confirm student enrollment and authorize the release of loan documents, grant cheques, request tuition payments, monitor enrollments and report withdrawals and early completions to loan service providers, and other related duties.

  • Coordinate specific grant, financial assistance programs and bursaries. This includes interpreting governmental policy, determining eligibility, correspondence with applicants, authorization and distribution of payments, monitoring budgets, recommending guidelines and award levels and ensuring compliance with funding distribution regulations.

  • Prepare and maintain statistical reports for the College and provincial government.Forecasting funding shortages based on student need and submit requests and rationale for additional funds to Ministry of Advanced Education if required.

  • Prepare, maintain and upload to the Student Financial Aid System (SFAS) the NWCC Institutional Appendix for StudentAid BC.This includes determining eligibility of programs, assigning program codes, weeks of study and program costs.

  • Set up and maintain filing system for financial aid applications and information to properly store, secure and access all applicant records.

  • Support the Awards Committee Chair in the administration of scholarships and bursaries by monitoring enrollments and issuing payments to students.

  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications 

Qualifications/Skills:   Associates Degree in Business or related field, Bachelor’s degree preferred. 3 years’ work experience in a related field such as finance, accounting, banking or experience in post-secondary financial aid. An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered. 

Required skills and abilities include:

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and discretion with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Ability to work independently or as a team, while managing multiple demands with varying deadlines
  • Ability to exercise strict adherence to detail
  • Demonstrated strength in time management, analytical reasoning and problem solving
  • Ability to effectively advise distraught and/or emotional students
  • Ability to interpret complex policies and procedures surrounding the administration of bursaries, scholarships, awards and all forms of government assistance
  • Demonstrated ability to use database, spreadsheet and word processing applications at an advanced level
Application Information 

Respond in confidence by submitting a cover letter and current resume, quoting competition #17.161B to:            Northwest Community College, Human Resources Department

Email: apply@nwcc.bc.ca or FAX: 250.638.5475

NWCC provides quality learning experiences that help prepare our students for successful, positive futures.  We celebrate the diversity of our northern and First Nations populations and reflect this diversity in our programs, services and workforce. In accordance with NWCC’s strategic plan, we encourage applications from First Nations individuals.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Competition Number 
17.161B
Department 
Student Support Services
Audience 
External
Campus 
Terrace Campus