Student Accounts Counselor

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The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a Student Accounts Counselor.  We are looking for individuals with a commitment to Catholic higher education and to the University’s Lasallian Mission. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to be on the forefront at an exciting time in our history.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

The Student Accounts Counselor is responsible to the Bursar for maintaining accounts receivables records, monitoring past due accounts, and for pursuing strategies for helping debtors meet their financial obligations to the university. In addition to assisting current students with billing questions or problems, the Student Accounts Counselor will assist in presentations to students and families through Admission Special Events and SOAR. This position will assist with the collection of bad debts.  The Student Accounts Counselor also manages the Federal Perkins Loan program in coordination with University Accounting Services.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree is required.  Working knowledge and experience in daily balancing of payments (cash or check), data entry/processing, and higher education student service area.  The ability to communicate well both orally and in writing is essential.  Must utilize Microsoft Excel for reporting and compiling data.  Candidates must also have a commitment to Catholic higher education and to the University's Lasallian Mission.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior financial aid or accounts receivable work is preferred.  Banner and Cognos experience is preferred.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/22/2019
Application Due: 4/23/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive