Assistant Director of Student Finance

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student Finance.  The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Finance. The Office of Financial Services administers student account billing and collection, general accounting, and treasury operations.

The Assistant Director oversees the overall operations of student financial accounts including; student receivables, internal and external receivables, the management of delinquent collections including but not limited to Perkins loans collections, and supervise cash receipts and deposit processing of the College.  He/she provides direction and leadership in financial management, fiscal policies review and changes as well as ensures compliance with college, state, and federal regulations and standard accounting procedures.  Responsible for the student billing automated billing process from information technology set up through and including audit testing and completion.  Ensures cross departmental coordination and maintenance of adequate records involving internal and external receivables.  Responsible for mentoring Student Financial Accounts staff and overseeing communications with constituents.

The Assistant Director is responsible for the technology systems infrastructures and will analyze existing systems for improvement, recommend new system processes, and keep detailed reports of all structural and process changes.  He/she solves division and organizational information problems and requirements.  He/she must follow best practices and align with Division and College goals while creating better procedures, protocols, controls, and solutions to increase performance and revenue.  Supervise the implementation and updating of department/division website(s), technical support, software applications and products, reporting and analysis as they pertain to Financial Services

The Assistant Director is responsible to motivate, mentor and provide support, technical training, and business training to departmental staff.  He/she serves as a collaborative liaison to cross-functional areas within the organization. He/she coordinates and participates in projects, tests new systems and enhancements, and serves on committees to support College initiatives.

Required qualifications include: A bachelor degree in accounting, information technology, and/or business, or closely related field; a Master’s degree is preferred.  A minimum of 2-5 years of experience managing staff, writing goals and preparing performance reviews.  Five years previous experience in accounting, business, or business systems analysis; proficient computer skills. Experience and/or knowledge of higher education programs and issues are essential. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic systems and applications is required. Demonstrated organizational, strong interpersonal, and excellent written and oral communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member is required.

ALLEGHENY STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to employment@allegheny.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 9/8/22