Under the direction of the Director, plans, develops and implements procedures, policies and processes to support the delivery and administration of the University's student award programs including counseling and advising students on financial assistance programs including government aid, institutional aid and external award programs.
- Provides guidance and advice to students on various financial aid programs including the University’s student award programs, i.e., Entrance and In-course aid, Work Study, Mobility and Enriched Education Opportunities (EEO) Awards, Tuition Fee Deferrals, etc., government aid programs, and external award programs. Provides direction on the preparation of applications and supporting documentation.
- Conducts interviews with undergraduate and graduate students, assesses financial need and determines level of assistance and appropriate award type to be provided through University funds (loan, bursary, work study, etc.).
- Performs need assessments for newly accepted students, i.e., Entrance Financial Aid applicants. Proposes level of award and prepares files for second reader, i.e., Student Aid Officer.
- Reviews student applications for admissibility to the University’s Work Study Program and determines eligibility. Reviews and makes recommendations on exceptional cases and appeals.
- Reviews student applications for Loan Extension applications and determines eligibility.
- Provides administrative support to other units on campus for various merit/need based awards at McGill, i.e., Law Faculty scholarships, Awards for Students with Disabilities, awards for various faculties, etc.
- Acts as resource person for various student aid programs available at McGill. Keeps abreast of developments in all student financial assistance programs. Liaises with student aid administrators in other universities and provinces. Responds to inquiries and provides advice and guidance to students, parents, faculties and academic advisors.
- Conducts workshops/sessions on budget techniques and financial management. Implements student outreach activities, i.e., presentations, focus groups, targets students with unmet need, etc.
- Participates in Financial Wellness events. Develops and implements financial wellness education content and participates in ‘Frugal Scholar’ Workshops. Oversees student Financial Literacy Ambassadors.
- Represent unit on internal and external committees and professional associations as well as recruitment/orientation events, i.e., Discover McGill, Open House, Campus Connect, etc.
Three (3) years' related experience
One (1) year related experience
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Student Services at staffing.s2 [at] mcgill.ca.
The deadline to apply for this position is May 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Student Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.