Job Posting

Manager, Awards, Bursaries & Student Relations

Permanent - Full-time

Institution: York University


Toronto, Ontario

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Posted: July 6, 2022

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest Faculty at York University currently with over 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and almost 100 programs delivered through 25 Departments, Schools, and Colleges. York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive excellence in promoting and enhancing teaching, research, and student success. Through innovative course design, diverse experiential education and learning opportunities, and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.
With a student-focused commitment and reporting to the Senior Director, Student Success & Retention, the Manager, Student Awards Bursaries & Student Relations works with the Associate Dean, Students in the areas of support, services, procedures, and systems for, student relations via interventions to address complex student concerns and to offer additional support services. Working closely with the Associate Dean, Students, the Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to enhance coordination and integration of activities to support student academic success in the Office of the Dean. The Manager will also be responsible for the development and management of a robust administration program for all privately donated and Faculty funds for student scholarships, bursaries, awards, and prize programs. This will include ensuring alignment with the Faculty's strategic enrolment management strategies and priorities, and the development of policies and procedures to ensure that all students have awareness of and access to the funds available to assist them in completion of their university studies. The incumbent is responsible for managing the development and maintenance of award web application and database systems, and with the support of the Senior Director and applicable Associate Deans, for implementing and maintaining best practices on student financial awards administration in Canada. This includes marketing and promotion of student awards and award winners, and coordination and execution of events to recognize student award recipients. In addition, the Manager supports the Associate Deans with student academic achievement recognition and retention related initiatives and programs, such as the Dean's Circle of Student Scholars. The Manager will support the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies and York University, and contribute to a positive, supportive, and student-focused team environment of high performance, respect, trust, collaboration, and continuous improvement, and embrace diversity and foster inclusion.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

An undergraduate degree in a relevant field preferably focused on public administration, management and/or policy, is required or an equivalent combination of directly relevant education and progressive professional work and leadership experience. Four(4) years of experience in a fast-paced post-secondary environment leading the coordination and provision of student services. Two(2) years of managerial or supervisory experience in unionized post-secondary environment is required. Proven financial management and budgeting skills are also required. Prior experience with student financial awards management, and University legislation and drafting original reports is strongly preferred. Previous exposure to, and understanding of, the complexities and diversities of a large University Faculty is also strongly preferred. Prior experience with Project Management is strongly preferred.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 105792.

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