Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of Student Finance. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. The Office of Financial Services administers student account billing and collection, general accounting, and treasury operations.
The Director oversees the overall operations of student financial accounts including; student receivables, internal and external receivables, meal plan management, and cashiering functions 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. Disbursement and Non-Student Receivables; Supervise purchasing operations. Ensure cross departmental coordination and maintenance of adequate records involving internal and external receivables. Supervise cash receipts and deposit processing. Oversee the management of delinquent collections including but not limited to Perkins loans. Responsible for mentoring Student Financial Accounts staff and overseeing communications with constituents.
The 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 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. Two 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.
A 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 College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country. In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.
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 just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.