Financial Aid and Prospective Student Advisor
Office of the University Registrar

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

The Office of the University Registrar has an exciting opportunity for two Financial Aid and Prospective Student Advisors! Our team is looking for individuals who are enthusiastic and have a passion to work with students from various cultural backgrounds.

Reporting to the Associate Registrar, Records and Registration, staff work with policies and procedures to advise prospective and current students on financial aid options for funding their post-secondary education, such as, applying, cashing, appealing, maintaining interest free status, repaying and applying for interest relief. This position will also assist individuals who are new to post-secondary to explore educational options based on their background, aspiration, and life circumstances by providing guidance for program and course selection; financial aid options and admission requirements; and assist students with open studies. The successful candidate will spend the majority of their time with students in person, either in one-on-one meetings or in a front reception style setting.

This position has a dual role between financial aid advising and prospective student advising, and offers a rewarding career working with students. The successful candidates must demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning.

We are looking for candidates with strong verbal and written communication skills; able to remain professional under difficult situations with students; able to critically think, listen, research and solve problems.

The successful candidates must have a minimum of a post-secondary degree along with a minimum of two (2) years experience working in customer service. Equivalencies may be considered. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required while PeopleSoft and post-secondary experiences would be assets.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link:

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $52,034 to $67,645 per annum
Closing Date Sunday, March 1, 2015
Competition No. 15.01.001
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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