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Posting number 2019.014
Position Advisor, Financial Aid & Awards
Group Staff
Department Financial Aid & Awards
Location Abbotsford, Chilliwack
Contract type Staff, 60% full-time, Permanent
Start date February 18, 2019
Salary scale $2,309.76 - $2,764.03 per month (Staff pay group 7)
Closing date January 25, 2019

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Financial Aid & Awards, the Financial Aid & Awards Advisor assists with the administration of a wide variety of financial aid programs. Guided by government and UFV policies and regulations, the Advisor provides information and advice to continuing and prospective students, as well as the general public, regarding the Canada Student Loan (full and part time) programs, the StudentAid BC programs, UFV’s scholarship and bursary programs, and many external award opportunities. Other responsibilities include providing financial assistance information in group and individual settings, entering and maintaining award details in the financial database, generating reports, assessing bursary and grant awards, preparing scholarship information for publication and adjudication, and updating department publications/website.


Relevant post-secondary diploma. Minimum two years’ experience with student financial aid programs in a BC public post-secondary financial aid office. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge and aptitude to interpret and apply complex policies and guidelines. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with a student centered approach that is sensitive to the needs of all students. Demonstrated ability to work in a busy office environment while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy. Superior time management and organizational skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Experience with financial aid databases and student record systems; Banner preferred.

How to apply

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by January 25, 2019, referring to Posting #2019.14 to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

Find out how to prepare your application

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

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

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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