Responsible for the collection and resolution of past due account receivables; provides students and/or account holders with information and guidance on various account payment options; negotiates specialized payment arrangements and advises on various payment options; works toward full resolution; works collaboratively and develops working relationships with students, university staff, and outside entities; maintains thorough documentation, provides data and reports; functions as part of a team of Counseling/Collection Representatives in the Office of the University Bursar; advises and counsels debtors via phone, email, mail and face to face meetings; responsible for return check collections, department receivables, student loan collections and tuition and fee receivables; makes outbound collection calls; resolves delinquencies; negotiates payment arrangements; performs skip tracing activities; interacts with and supports multiple departments, regional campuses and professional colleges to resolve collection issues; serves as point of contact and works collaboratively with outside vendors including The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Special Counsel, Third Party Collection Vendors and Student Loan Servicer; identifies, reviews, analyzes and offers resolutions on individual accounts including detailed analysis of account history and solution options; must apply critical thinking and due diligence in account resolution; functions with a high degree of autonomy; completes loan verification and payoff requests, processes bankruptcy correspondence; responsible for reporting in various third party systems; performs payment corrections and resolves accounting or data errors; prepares information and documentation required for court; submits requests for account write offs; provides requested information to federal government for employment investigations; performs special duties as assigned; attends meetings and trainings; maintains an expert understanding of functionality in PeopleSoft SIS modules and the Student Loan System; assists in the training of student employees; handles sensitive and confidential information; maintains an advanced understanding of and ensures compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations and university policies; provides office coverage during operational hours; may work evenings and weekends.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years of experience in collections and/or financial counseling; strong knowledge and understanding of first party collections; must possess strong negotiation skills; understanding of fiduciary responsibility; ability to work with a diverse population of students and staff; exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills; detail oriented; must possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills; must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work independently, as well as, collaboratively to solve problems.
PeopleSoft Student Financials experience; knowledge and general understanding of university policies and procedures as it relates to delivery of services to students; experience with student loans and/or Higher Education portfolio.
Target Salary: $36,000 - $42,000 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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