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Associate Director of Student Accounts (9160)

Position Deleted on 12/15/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Washington, DC
Admin - Bursar and Student Accounts
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$70,000 to $80,000 USD Per Year
Associate Director of Student Accounts (9160)
American University

Position Number: 9160
Department: Student Accounts
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000
Band: Project Leader/Advisor
Work Hours per Week: 35
Position Type: Full-time Staff

The Associate Director of Student Accounts supervises the University's Cashier Office, Credit and Collections Office, and Student Loan Office.

Responsibilities include the direction and management of these offices with:
- an emphasis on internal control
- development and implementation of dunning procedures for delinquent accounts
- direct the Perkins Loan and General University Loan administration and billing

The overall goal for this position is to ensure the accuracy of postings, strength of internal controls, and the accountability within the three offices listed above. The Associate Director of Student Accounts must be able to make and implement changes to accomplish this goal and contribute to the overall performance including service quality and reduction of bad debt write-offs. This job requires self-direction and minimal supervision.

Educational Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required.

Minimum Requirements:
Three to five years of position-related experience (cash handling/reconciling, loan administration, and collection related laws) is required. The candidate must have excellent people and communication skills including strong leadership, analytical and decision making ability. A general knowledge of Information Systems and computer application software (preferably Colleague/Datatel) is required.

The Associate Director position requires knowledge in all Student Account departmental areas including, but not limited to, Student Services, Sponsored/Contract Accounts, and refunds. Knowledge of the University Registrar, Financial Aid and Controller functions are very beneficial. Awareness of fair debt collection practices, and the FERPA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts is necessary.

Preferred Requirements:
Knowledge of Federal Financial Aid regulations is highly desirable.

Additional Information:
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Please apply to this position via American University's online application system at the following web address:

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