Posting #: OSSTF 19/2012

Financial Aid Coordinator
Posted:Jul 13, 2012
Department:Student Awards and Financial Aid
Employment Status:Limited Term Full-Time (12 months with possible renewal)
Hours of Work:35 hours per week
Grade:Job Group H
Salary Scale:$36,042 - $49,997 per annum (effective May 1, 2011)
Start Date:2012-08-01

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Aid, the Coordinator will evaluate initial inquiries by phone, email and in person, and help students find appropriate programs to access financial aid. The coordinator will also build and maintain websites, step-by-step guides, and presentations to help educate the student population on changing funding programming, and on financial life skills. A highly visible position, the majority of every day will be spent dealing directly with student inquiries and providing direction and information to assist students in financial need. The Coordinator must use knowledge of a broad range of programs, appeals and exceptions to determine if there is a clear course of action for the student, or if an inquiry must be escalated to a Senior Financial Aid Officer for review.


The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of OSAP policies and appeals and must gain a comprehensive understanding of a complex array of funding options. You have demonstrated a willingness to continually update skills, and the ability to apply knowledge to a diverse clientele. Developed communication skills are essential as are verbal communication skills, including active listening and prompting, and excellent written communication skills. This will include tact, empathy, sound and careful judgment, and the ability to maintain respect when dealing with distressed and sometimes adversarial clients. Your previous experience includes working under pressure in a high volume environment with distressed clients and difficult situations; updating guides and websites; and articulating directions in an accessible manner to non-experts. You possess strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and determine the best course of action. Related post-secondary courses are preferred.

Notes / To Apply :

Applicants are invited to email a resume and cover letter quoting the posting number to or to Human Resources and Environment, Health & Safety, BROCK UNIVERSITY, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1 by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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It is Brock University’s policy to give first consideration to qualified internal Brock University OSSTF applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer.

This position is included in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) Union.