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Date: Apr 6, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Are you an experienced Bursar in a complex university setting? Do you enjoy managing a large group of professionals and contributing to their development? Can you advocate strongly, influence leadership, and partner across departments to support the strategic direction of the university? Are you up to the challenge?

 

The University of Cincinnati (UC) is seeking a highly collaborative and innovative leader to serve as the next Bursar.

 

We are seeking a leader to ensure the smooth financial and operational management of UC and to lead a department that plays a central role in student financial services. The primary role of the Bursar is to oversee the university’s student accounting, billing, receivables, and collections efforts while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. If you’re a knowledgeable and polished leader, who is a passionate manager with an innovative spirit, then we need you to join our team!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct administrative and operational activities of the Office of the Bursar, including student accounts, collections, and compliance efforts.
  • Plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to student financial matters.
  • Engage with university academic, student service, and auxiliary departments on related issues.
  • Serve on committees that impact student financial matters.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws (i.e. Federal Title IV, FERPA, loan and grant programs, etc.), Ohio Board of Regents regulations and reporting requirements, and institutional rules and policies.
  • Oversee student accounting, billing, receivables, reconciliation, and collections.
  • Oversee disbursement of student financial aid accounts, tuition refunds, return to lenders, and third-party billings.
  • Prepare department budget and approve operating expenditures.
  • Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A working knowledge of standard collection practices including Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Red Flag Rules, PCI Compliance Laws, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act).
  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience in a higher education environment.
  • Expertise in student information systems, preferably PeopleSoft and other related payment systems.

 

EMPLOYEE PERKS

We offer a wide array of benefits. This includes medical, dental, vision, tuition remission, various employee discounts and a very generous amount of sick time, and paid vacation (20 days annually + “Winter Season Days”, when the University is closed December 24th – January 1st). To learn more, please visit www.uc.edu/hr/benefits.

 

ABOUT UC & CINCINNATI

UC is "among the top tier of the Best National Universities” according to U.S. News & World Report. We are preparing the next generation of explorers, visionaries, critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers. We seek an inspiring leader who can embrace, accelerate, and contribute to this mission. UC is also ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities in a city with nine Fortune 500 companies. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.

 

The City of Cincinnati was rated a Best Place to live by US News & World Report and provides both urban and suburban life as well as river views and rolling hills. Our city offers a wealth of amenities that include professional sports, world-class entertainment, a vibrant arts scene, gorgeous parks and nature trails, acclaimed museums, a celebrated zoo, a variety of restaurants and a flourishing riverfront scene. We actually offer the features of two cities when you include the thriving area of northern Kentucky just across the river. Affordable and family-friendly with excellent public and private schools it is no wonder multiple Fortune 500 companies call Cincinnati home. Visit www.cincinnatiusa.com to learn more. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter addressing qualifications and why you would be a good fit for this position. If you have questions about this role, please email ExecutiveSearch@uc.edu.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

 

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