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The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Financial Services
Experienced
Contract

Under the direction of the University Registrar, the Assistant Registrar, Student Finances plays a lead role in supporting students in meeting the financial needs of pursuing a university education. Through collaboration with various University stakeholders, the Assistant Registrar leads the development and implementation of the University's undergraduate scholarship and bursary strategy to support student recruitment and retention. The Assistant Registrar also leads the development and implementation of plans to support students in financial difficulty. This ranges from education and advising on budgeting and debt management to tactics to minimize overdue accounts and bad debt (payment plans, credit terms, promissory notes, holds and collections). Responsibilities include managing and continuously improving the University's costs and success of collections.

The Assistant Registrar, Student Finances works out of the Enrolment Services Department and reports to the University Registrar

This position is evaluated under the Administrative, Professional and Confidential staff group (APC). The annual salary range for this position is $63,000 - $78,000 + 4% in lieu of vacation.

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What you'll need

Qualifications

To be the successful Assistant Registrar, Student Finances you will possess an Undergraduate Degree with a preference for Business related training and a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of directly related work experience. You will possess a balance of financial management expertise (collections management, scholarship forecasting and planning), strategic planning and employee management and development. The successful candidate will have demonstrated supervisory experience along with strong managerial, analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail. Ability to work in a cross-culture setting and provide services for a diverse population and computer competency in Microsoft Office Suite, Ellucian Banner, BOE Crystal Reports and web browser navigation is essential. Work experience with in an academic environment, financial advising or banking and/or student/youth advising is an asset.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

Are you interested?

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Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit https://smu.ca/about/work-at-smu.html to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or click on Apply Now to submit your applicaiton immediately. 

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on 26 May 2020 and applications should be received no later than 4:30pm on 05 June 2020. No telephone calls please.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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