Student Financial Planner

  • Location: LaSalle College Vancouver
  • Job Code: 1774
  • Number of jobs available: 1
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Student Financial Planner (Maternity Leave)

 

LaSalle College Vancouver is part of the LCI Education Network which is present on 5 continents and has 23 post-secondary campuses and approximately 2,000 employees who support more than 12,000 students worldwide each year. From one country to the next, LCI Education favors the harmonization of its programs, which makes for greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services, and deeper respect towards the various cultures it works with.
 

LaSalle College Vancouver offers a variety of design-based programs that respond to professional demands.  Thanks to our reputation and continuous industry involvement, our experienced and dynamic teachers are passionate about providing world class instruction – both theoretical and practical – to our students.

 

Position Summary:

 

The ideal candidate profile for this position is someone who thrives in a dynamic, fast paced and changing environment; enjoys a challenge; possesses a strong customer service focus and a “can do” attitude; and, instinctively knows who his or her target audience is and how to effectively “speak” to that demographic.

 

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the incumbent is responsible for developing, negotiating and finalizing financial aid plans consistent with LaSalle College Vancouver’s policies and procedures and with Federal/Provincial regulations for awarding financial aid.

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Admissions team to provide outstanding service to prospective students and their families
  • Assist prospective students and their families to understand and plan for the cost of their education while studying at LaSalle College Vancouver
  • Develop, negotiate and finalize financial aid plans consistent with LaSalle College Vancouver’s policies and procedures and Federal/Provincial regulations for awarding financial aid
  • Review the financial aid plan and the students’ and their families’ rights and responsibilities for each financial aid source
  • Assist with the completion of financial aid applications
  • Counsel students on all acceptances and other matters directly related to financial aid
  • Assign the appropriate financial aid amount(s) to a student and ensure that the financial aid is credited to the student’s account in a timely manner
  • Negotiate repayment plans
  • Review and maintain student financial aid accounts to ensure appropriate financial aid planning and the collection of outstanding payments
  • Complete and/or maintain student files and related documentation, certify loan applications, etc., as it pertains to financial aid
  • Work with new, continuing and re-entry students and their families to ensure the financial aid plan and/or financial aid re-plan continue to meet their needs
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Key Relationships:

  • President, LaSalle College Vancouver
  • Director of Finance
  • Finance team
  • Key Managers
  • Employees and students of LaSalle College Vancouver and their families, as applicable

Job Requirements:

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ previous relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Federal/Provincial regulations for awarding financial aid
  • Experience in Higher Education would be an asset

Skills:

  • Strong MS Office skills as well as exposure to comprehensive student information systems
  • Superior problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a range of populations
  • Effective team and partnering skills
  • Mathematical skills to a sufficient level to support budgeting, forecasting and working with numbers

Abilities and Attributes:

  • Read, comprehend, and comply with LaSalle College Vancouver’s policies and procedures and with Federal/Provincial regulations for awarding financial aid
  • Provide information
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and demonstrate that proven ability in everything he/she does
  • Flex his/her personality when interacting with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Team player with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic
  • High level of professionalism, diplomacy and tact
  • Listen effectively and respond appropriately
  • Work independently, and effectively, under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Adapt to changing assignments and juggle multiple, and sometimes competing, priorities
  • Deal with ambiguity and successfully meet deadlines

All employees at LaSalle College Vancouver defined by key attributes which we value.  These key attributes are: action oriented, innovative/creative, resourceful, respects peoples’ individuality and differences, engaging/effective communicator, committed to sharing knowledge and best practices, have a global perspective, embraces change, client/customer focused, and resilient.

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