University of Winnipeg Awards Officer- Awards & Financial Aid *Temporary Temporary in Winnipeg, MB

University of Winnipeg

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Awards Officer- Awards & Financial Aid *Temporary
Winnipeg, MB

Works with the Coordinator in administering follow-up letters to facilitate the Default Management Program for The University of Winnipeg with the provincial…

  • This is an approximate 3 month temporary position. Expected end date is unknown.*

Administers the provincial government student aid programs for Manitoban students (MSAP) as well as out-of-province Canadian students (i.e. Ontario Student Aid Program)

Administers the federal government student aid program for all Canadian students (CSL)

Authorizes student loan applications, tracks documentation, and monitors student status

Oversees and maintains records, data and accounting requirements associated with the confirmation of enrolment process

Works with the Coordinator in administering follow-up letters to facilitate the Default Management Program for The University of Winnipeg with the provincial government

Maintains student loan information on the Awards and Financial Aid website, alerting students to important information and deadlines regarding the student loan programs

Is the lead administrator of the US Federal Direct Loans for American students

Reviews student applications for awards and determines eligibility for the Special Entrance Scholarship and other named awards

Confirms enrolment, determines course add/drops, reviews declaration of majors and credits completed, grade point average, for award eligibility and student of distinction lists

Interviews and counsels students applying for emergency loans

Determines emergency loan amounts and payment arrangements by reviewing expenses, resources, and assessing their financial need

Is the main liaison for confirming enrolment, monitoring payment, issuing refunds, and arranging other details related to external award programs

Is the lead administrator for the entire Work/Study and Employee Tuition Programs: sets timelines, eligibility criteria, creates applications and procedures with the Director and HR and reviews and monitors the budget.

Responds to inquiries regarding the full range of student financial support options

Coordinates and participates in special events with large and small groups of students, parents, and the public to relay information on financial assistance options

Collaborates on creating and delivering student-focused presentations and seminars on such things as budgeting, filling our award applications, financial literacy, and the Manitoba Student Aid Program

Provides counseling and advice to staff, students and the general public on student loans, grants, and various award programs administered at the University

Administers emergency loans for students in need

Adheres to FIPPA regulations and the University Records Policy

Acts as the main University contact for queries or questions from students, parents, staff and faculty about the T4A process

Other duties as assigned.

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

A minimum of three to five years related administrative experience in a post-secondary environment, including two years of experience in the area of student financial services

A thorough knowledge of university regulations, programs and policies as they relate to Student Services, as well as programs and policies related to award programs and government student loan and aid programs.

Must be committed to the mission of The University of Winnipeg and have a high level of personal integrity and professional initiative

Knowledge of post-secondary educational sector in Canada

Experience in policy interpretation, budgeting, and statistical analysis

Positive, collaborative and supportive approaches, with good general business knowledge

Strong computer and analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Demonstrated ability to conduct workshops and presentations

Demonstrated ability to administer and implement projects

Demonstrated knowledge of current practices and theories in student services

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with faculty, staff, students, and the public

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to organize, motivate, and advise people.

Must be able to relate positively and professionally with students, administrators, faculty, and be able to deal constructively with a variety of people both on and off campus

Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with various levels of internal and external contacts on a variety of programs and projects

Superior organizational and problem resolution skills

Ability to prioritize, work under pressure and manage multiple task to meet deadlines and changing priorities

Ability to work in an environment of regular interruption

Ability to work independently as well as to participate effectively as a member of a team.

Must be willing to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as schedules demands


The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2016-02-27
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