Part-Time Specialist III, Business Services

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
LSC-Kingwood

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Job Title: Part-Time Specialist III, Business Services
Location: LSC-Kingwood
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 36602
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Kingwood

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Lone Star College-Kingwood, an innovative and dynamic community college located in the pine-forested suburbs of northeast Houston, has an opening for someone interested in working with a diverse group of colleagues who want to make a difference in the lives of students and grow professionally. Kingwood focuses on fulfilling individual dreams and enhancing community life and offers unique programs in respiratory care, computer gaming and dental hygiene.

Location address is 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The PT Specialist III issues procurement cards, provides assistance and training, audits transactions to adhere to policy and procedures, runs reports, analyzes data, and reports audit findings to administrators. He or She provides assistance and training for purchasing, Accounts Payable and credit cards to campus personnel and division managers. He or She trains travel and expense prepay auditor on financial module and procedures and acts as backup. The Specialist III is responsible for cash handling and accounts receivable (A/R) of student accounts. He or She executes job duties to ensure effective operations of department. He or She reviews and analyzes reports, records, and directives, and confers with others to obtain data required for department activities. He or She provides guidance to students, LSC Student Services, and LSC Financial Aid with regard to tuition, fees, payment plans, and collections efforts.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Analyze financial procurement card accounts and transactions. Report and record violations. Issue procurement card and travel and expense credit cards. Maintain credit card spreadsheets and data.Provide training and assistance on purchasing guidelines to requestors and division managers. Enter requisitions and contract for business services. Provide assistance with office of general counsel contracts and procedures.Provide instruction and direction to campus personnel on accuracy of direct pay request and accounts payable guidelines. Verify for accuracy and process direct payments for processing.Train and assist Travel and Expense. Prepay Auditor for Travel and Expense module as SME. Act as backup to Prepay Auditor for travel and Expense module.Create Budget journals and JE's. Perform year-end processes. Serve as back-up for campus business office journal entries, bank deposits and general ledger reconciliations. Create General Ledger journals such as transfer funds from suspense accounts to corresponding accounts.Assist students with account finance and payment activities associated with receivables, billing and collection activities.Manage third party billing, collection and reporting functions on student accounts to ensure accuracy and timelinessReview, validate and adjust student accounts for tuition waiver and fees in accordance to state and financial aid guidelines.Assist cashiers with daily functions as needed. Record refund monies for vending machine. Request vendors to deliver refunds.Sit on various campus hiring committees for staffing coordination and selection.Record students receivables payments and balancing at the end of work session. Prepare student receivables deposits.Deliver instructions to students to set up payment plans online. Assist some student with manual payment plans. Deliver instructions to students and provide assistance in filling out Financial Agreement Responsibility. Deliver instructions to students and provide assistance in obtaining 1098t forms. Deliver instructions to students and provide assistance in creating a refund profile online. Deliver instructions to employees to fill out employee waivers. Email employee waiver forms to employees upon request and enter waivers into system.Assist students by putting different waivers into the system such as dual credit, Early College High School, State Waivers, Police and Firefighters waiver, etc.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Requires detailed analytical skills and a high level of accounting skills and knowledge
  • Proficiency in use of personal computer workstation with standard software applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills to interact with subordinates and direct/coach work efforts
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills
  • Ability to organize functions to ensure compliance with deadlines and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to subordinates and higher authorities; Ability to determine the approach for doing the work
  • Ability to work in an environment that may have unpredicted requirements or demands
  • Ability to follow specific procedures that may result in interaction with co-workers, citizens, or other individuals
  • Ability to work in a responsive environment where co-workers or citizens bring problems to incumbent for resolution; Ability to determine the problem and create an individual solution
  • Ability to prepare and or process purchase orders
  • Ability to make recommendations that affect the budget

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipmentInterface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the positionWork is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED

Salary

Hourly Pay Rate is $13.45

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.

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How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

Organization

Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit www.LoneStar.edu to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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