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Director of Student Business Operations

Director of Student Business Operations

Accounting Administrative Finance Non-profit Management

Position Available: Director of Student Business Operations

Appointment Date: Position available immediately

Primary responsibilities include:

•Oversees, evaluates, and provides work direction to staff. Responsible for the operation of student accounting processes including billings, finance charges, outsourced payment plans, electronic data transfers to and from 3rd parties and other Avila University departments, accuracy of the student accounting database, compliance with government regulations.
•Provides financial counseling for parents and students regarding payment options and payment plans with ability to negotiate special arrangements, in conjunction with their Supervisor. When necessary, resolves problems and questions with students or parents regarding student finances. Contacts and initiates the settling of student account balances in escalated or special situations.
•Compiles data and produces the IRS Form 1098-T (Tuition Statement).
•Adjusts students’ accounts when necessary and sends appropriate refund letters in a timely manner.
•Reconciles general ledger accounts related to financial aid (State of Missouri scholarships and grants, outside scholarships and private loans).
•Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications include: 

•Bachelor’s Degree Required. Master’s Degree Preferred
•Excellent public relations, oral and written communication and ability to communicate sensitive and/or complex information in a confidential and straightforward manner.
•Must be accurate and detail oriented.
•Experience with Jenzabar preferred
•Ability to problem solve and handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
•Proficient user of Microsoft Office Excel, Access, and Word.
•Experienced in financial database systems with the ability to manipulate large amounts of data.
•Basic accounting skills.

Salary: Competitive salary

Benefits: This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits, health & dental insurance.

Application Information: Send cover letter and résumé to or mail to: Office of Human Resources Avila University 11901 Wornall Road Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

The Community: Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities

 Avila University is a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, dedicated to the liberal arts and the professional areas, with an enrollment of 1800 students. Avila offers a broad range of undergraduate programs and Master’s degree in Psychology, Education, and Business. Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in the recruitment of applicants, employment opportunities, or general employment practices on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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