Term: 1 year
The Graduate Awards Officer works closely with the Graduate Financial Officer and Graduate Financial Aid Records Specialist and provides support to the graduate awards team by preparing award nominations for payment processing, agency reporting and award expenditures from endowments, trusts and operating accounts. The incumbent will manage internal award programs that require generating Quest queries for automatic confirmation of student eligibility in order to apply the award to the financial aid record. The officer will be responsible for ensuring compliance with University policy and procedures as well as agency and Ministry reporting regulations. S/he will be required to interpret complex rules and regulations/policies for both internal and external award programs and payments for graduate students. S/he is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely application of award payments to student accounts in Quest in order to assist students with tuition fee arrangements.
The officer will be responsible for the management of manuals and procedures that support all FA student record-keeping functions in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. As a back-up to the Financial Officer, s/he will be expected to become familiar with the preparation of office budget projections and financial analysis in order to ensure that short and long-term financial goals are established and realistic, taking into account implications of commitments related to special projects, staff appointments, temporary reassignments, parental leaves, etc.; identifies concerns and potential solutions to facilitate effective strategic decision-making. Other tasks may be assigned as required throughout the year.
Management of Internal Awards
Management of Award, Bursary and Scholarship Budget and Expenditures
Management of Tri-Agency and Ministry Reconciliation
Training and Supervision