Reporting to the Registrar, the incumbent is responsible for managing the Financial Assistances Offices including the Awards and Scholarships Office at all campuses of George Brown College as well as registration functions at the Waterfront Campus. The incumbent is responsible for enhancing the recruitment, enrolment, retention and success of students by ensuring that students are granted all financial assistance for which they qualify and are entitled to, under all programs available. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of new financial aid policies and procedures and for ensuring continuous improvements within the Financial Assistance Office to meet changing needs and expectations.
Responsible for supervision, leadership and facilitation of multi-disciplined work teams to ensure that students receive the highest quality and most up-to-date service.
Formulates and implements procedures regarding the administration of the financial aid programs within the College to ensure timely and efficient disbursement of funds and that all functions are compliant with federal and provincial financial aid rules and regulations.
Interprets complex and ever changing federal and provincial financial aid policy and regulations.
Coordinates the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) multiple deadlines to ensure that program requirements are met for OSAP and related programs.
Responsible for overseeing the OSAP inspection/audit.
Serves as the contact for Toronto Social Services inquiries regarding possible Toronto Social Services/OSAP social assistance fraud cases.
Promotes a high level of staff performance through the effective recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, evaluating and training of employees with the Financial Assistance Office and for registration at the Waterfront Campus.
Responsible for overseeing both the OSAP related bursary area and the College’s own internal student need bursaries.
Responsible for coordinating all the public relations aspects of the Financial Aid Office through visits to local high schools and social service agencies to educate students, teachers and parents concerning the OSAP program and makes presentations to community groups about OSAP, budgeting and various forms of financial aid.
Accountable for the development, direction and monitoring of the annual budget of the Financial Aid Offices.
Responsible for administering in excess of $4 million in student need bursary funding and for administering provincial financial and related funds.
Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Minimum 7 years of proven progressive leadership and management experience, including experience in financial administration and accounting, e.g. financial analysis and budgeting processes, human resources/social services.
Solid knowledge of the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and other federal, provincial and private financial aid options as well as all computerized programs related to these programs.
Proven ability to handle the duties and responsibilities of a senior financial aid professional.
Exceptional organization skills and ability to effectively establish priorities in an environment with multi-competing priorities and deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
Commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
Please submit a resume and cover letter combined in one (1) document.
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.