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Student Financial Assistance Officer

Family Services
Reference number: 
Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$77,220.00 per annum for 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$ 21,113.00 per annum
No staff housing available
Closing Date: 
31 March 2017

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Land Claim Beneficiaries only.

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) this incumbent will provide a full range of administrative support services and application assessment and adjudication in accordance with the requirements and procedures established in the ACT and regulations for the Student Financial Assistance (SFA) program.  Main responsibilities include data entry; document gathering and preparation; communication with students; application assessment and adjudication; preparation of program information material; routine correspondence; record management including electronic file maintenance.

This incumbent receives all student application documentation, enters data into the FANS Information System and sets up student files, and undertakes all assessment and screening activities.  Other duties would also include sending notification of status letters to applicants; organizing program materials; distributing all FANS information and application packages and materials requested.  This position has regular contact with the public, other service providers, educational institutions in all jurisdictions and other organizations that have information required to adjudicate FANS requests.  This incumbent also obtains information on matters that could be of a confidential nature.

To be selected for an interview, you will have completed grade 12 and have related administrative experience; experience in income support related programs.  The ability to work in a computerized environment and bilingualism in Inuktitut and English is required.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097