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Financial Aid & Awards Advisor - British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Burnaby, British Columbia
Position: Financial Aid & Awards Advisor
Deadline: December 5, 2022

Job Description / Duties

BCIT’s Student Financial Aid and Awards is looking for a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Financial Aid and Awards Advisor to assist with the delivery of programs & services designed to reduce financial barriers for BCIT students, such as: BCIT Student Awards programs; StudentAid BC programs; Adult Upgrading Grant; Out-of-Province assistance; Emergency Loans and Fee Deferrals; and general budgeting and connection with institutional and community resources.

Duties will include advising students on all types of student financial assistance on both a one-to-one and group basis. It will also include adjudicating achievement-based and need-based awards. The Advisor will play an important role in working with colleagues to ensure the department achieves its stated goals and outcomes related to supporting student success.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A minimum of two years’ experience in a BC public post-secondary student services role with a focus on advising, student engagement and facilitation. Financial aid and/or awards office experience at the Advisor or Administrator level is an asset.
Two-year, full-time post-secondary diploma, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. An undergraduate degree from a recognized institution is preferred.
Experience with computerized student services systems required
Detail-oriented, with the ability to interpret and apply complex policies and guidelines
Superior time management and organizational skills, with a proven track record of meeting tight deadlines
Ability to work under pressure and multi-task in a high volume, high stress office environment
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, and proven experience as an effective team member
Strong analytical, problem-solving and needs analysis skills required
Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity and inclusion, and experience supporting students from equity-seeking backgrounds
Experience with computerized student record systems, such as Banner is an asset
Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word and Excel, collaboration tools such as OneDrive, as well as database software

Additional Information

Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

Competitive pay
Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation (or more, depending on your position)
Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
Professional Development funds and resources
Access to most BCIT PTS courses free of charge
Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

Salary: Salary Range: $59,609 - $71,086 per annum

Contact Information

Dan Traynor (he/him)
Manager, Student Financial Aid & Awards
British Columbia Institute of Technology
T: 778-222-4372

Employer Profile

At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).