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Assistant Bursar - Accounts Receivable

Rank:                 Administrator III

Search #:            S18-055

Job Posted:        January 25, 2019

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.

Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston

Southern Connecticut State University seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Bursar –Accounts Receivable.  This position is primarily responsible for the billing and collection of student tuition and fees.  These responsibilities include tuition and fee assessment, communicating billing information and deadlines, issuing statements, negotiating past due payment plan arrangements, reviewing past due accounts, application of holds, and coordinating collection efforts with collection staff.  This position is also responsible performing third party billing and payment collection, coordinating billing and collection activities of the Perkins and Nursing Faculty student loan programs, and maintaining the procedures related to all areas of responsibility. 

A Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field required. An MBA or Master’s Degree in accounting/finance preferred. A minimum three years of experience in collections required, tuition experience preferred, and demonstrated knowledge of current federal regulation concerning due diligence and bankruptcy regulation preferred. Candidate must possess excellent communication skills with demonstrated competence in handling complex information and the ability to relate positively to students, parents and University staff. Experience with computers and windows based software is required, experience with ERP systems (Banner) preferred. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to: by February 8, 2019 for full consideration.  Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

 SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.