Assistant Director of Student Accounts - One Stop
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.
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The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Accounts is responsible for overall leadership and management of Undergraduate Student Accounts and the Student Account Specialist team within One Stop | Undergraduate Enrollment Service Center. This position is responsible for the daily operations, serving the customers with excellence; coordinating Study Abroad billing and procedures; collecting all undergraduate tuition, room, board and fee revenue; gathering and analyzes internal data to manage the A/R and consistently administers university policies and procedures. The Assistant Director also will also develop strategies to utilize technology and other creative resources to improve student experience and improve overall service quality; and will establish and maintain a strategic plan for implementing financial literacy and financial aid systems to educate and inform students and their families.
- Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
3-5 years in a related field in management. Financial aid, student accounts or registrar experience in a university setting preferred.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Student Account Leadership
Manages the student account team to help students and parents determine the affordability of APU. Monitors the accounts receivable each payment period.
Supervises the accounts receivable process including registration billing, charging, adjustments to charges, and refunds. Responsible for collecting all undergraduate revenue.
Evaluates all procedures and processes and provides recommendations for using technology and other creative resources to improve quality of One Stop customer service outcomes and institutional efficiencies, and overall accuracy.
Establish and maintain a strategic plan for implementing financial literacy and financial aid systems to educate and inform students and their families.
Develops daily operational guidelines, procedures and timeline for student account and implements ideas, solutions and improvements.
Establish a training program for Student Account Specialist and Enrollment Management staff that are cross-trained to assist and support the student accounts team.
Student Account Specialist Duties
Counsels potential new students and parents and delivers excellent customer service from the point of acceptance into the University concerning any financial aid or loan questions.
Assists students in processing registration, withdrawal, check requests, financial aid applications, employment possibilities and consequences of non-payment to their student account.
Manages the CASHNet online operation for assigned students, which consists of counseling parents and students for usage, follow-up on rejected items and manual payments for exceptions.
Mediates follow-up between students and financial aid/loan officers so that these encounters bring forth win-win outcomes.
Approves or denies payment plan applications, policy exceptions, transcript requests, graduation ceremony participation, diploma release, and other student requests.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.