Graduate Awards Scholarship Liaison Office

Home Office, Alberta
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Home Office
92,051.00  Annual
63,722.00  Annual
Excluded Permanent Full Time
Division Faculty of Graduate Studies FTE 1.0
Location Name Home Office Position Type Excluded Permanent Full Time
Location Home Office, Alberta Job ID 2250
Posted 09/10/2021 Wage Min 63722.0000
Closing Date 10/01/2021 Wage Max 92051.0000


Reporting to the Associate Dean, the GASLO is responsible for all aspects of the management and administration of internal and external graduate scholarship competitions and processes in the FGS. The GASLO is the scholarship liaison officer for NSERC, SSSHRC, and CIHR and liaises with other organizations or agencies providing graduate scholarship support. The GASLO also liaises with the Office of the Registrar and Research Centre around other internal and external graduate awards and scholarship administration.

The GASLO will work with University Relations and other AU units to promote awards and scholarship opportunities for graduate students, including planning and maintaining an FGS social media presence.

A key responsibility of this position is to operationalize aspects of the FGS Strategic Plan related to graduate awards and scholarships by:

  • increasing capacity of faculty to assist students with completing competitive awards applications
  • assisting students directly with awards applications
  • promoting internal/external awards to faculty and students
  • providing administrative support and mentorship to FGS Awards committee(s)
  • representing AU to external funders, including attending Tri-Agency meetings on student awards
  • updating external awards links and processes



  • An undergraduate degree and two years of progressively responsible experience in a post-secondary environment is preferred. A graduate degree or some graduate education would be considered an asset. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, time management, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities at one time is essential.
  • Strong computer skills - the candidate should be proficient in the Office 365 environment: Word, Excel, MS Teams. The candidate should have a working knowledge or the willingness to learn the Banner, COGNOS and Degree Works systems.
  • Understanding of post-secondary level policies and procedures, especially those that pertain to administration of graduate programs is considered an advantage. A working knowledge of Graduate awards and budget related work would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work accurately and timely, with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in a fast paced and continually changing environment as well as outstanding student customer service skills are essential.


The job description can be viewed at: Graduate Awards Scholarship Liaison Office

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Simon Sigue, by email:

AU shapes and enables mutually supportive communities, regardless of where those communities exist. AU's Strategic Plan IMAGINE: Transforming Lives. Transforming Communities ( has as one of its strategic themes "Moving Beyond Place." We are embracing this theme and will be transitioning to a near-virtual work environment by December 2021. At that time this role may become permanently home-based.