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Company: Bellevue College
Location: Bellevue, WA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

DESCRIPTION

The Student Financial Services Specialist performs fiscally related tasks that involve receiving, distributing, transferring and accounting for funds independently and in collaboration with a team, under general direction of the Student Financial Services Supervisor. Student Financial Services office provides customer service to students and BC community members, as well as fiscal support to the finance office and other campus departments, that applies principles of financial management to perform cashiering functions which include – cash handling, departmental deposits, student accounts reconciliation, financial aid processing, analysis, receivables and other functions.

This is a Classified, overtime eligible position and represented by the Washington Public Employee Association of Higher Education (WPEA-HE).
 

COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to  section.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Student Financial Services supports Bellevue College's mission of student success by providing customer service to students and BC community members, as well as fiscal support to the finance office and other campus departments. POSITION DUTIES
  • Provide customer service and assist students, staff and the general public regarding payment plan, quarterly Orca card sales, tuition and fee rates, tuition due dates, payment options, refund policies, and other policies and procedures.
  • Provide consistent and accurate information while following the FERPA guidelines. Balance competing priorities and inquiries across multiple platforms, including Qless Que Management System, phone, email, Student Central Tickets, etc.
  • Process refund, departmental deposits, and payments with card terminal, virtual terminal, cash, and check and apply accurately to appropriate accounts while following refund policies and procedures.
  • Review and correct suspected errors/inaccuracies, and communicate with supervisor, students, co-workers and department heads as needed.
  • Reconcile, balance and close daily batch and prepare bank deposit.
  • Make manual account adjustments, Financial Aid adjustments, apply waivers and upload changes to Nelnet payment plans on a prescribed schedule and as needed to meet necessary deadlines.
  • Collect, reconcile and upload daily deposits for the Food Service department. Manage their vault room and cash balances by ordering coin and cash, refilling the change machine, auditing, and ordering supplies.
  • Input and upload bank deposits. Archive deposit reports. Lifting and transporting heavy coin boxes between buildings.
  • Complete special assignments and projects as required. 
QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Associate degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement for a year-for-year basis.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups, with effectively communication skills.
  • Ability to understand, read, write and communicate in English.

POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to transport up to 25lbs across campus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • One year experience in customer service.
  • One year experience in cash handling/cashiering.
  • Proficiency in MS office, emphasis in Excel, Access, Outlook.
  • Experience working in Washington State Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of FERPA.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Applications received by 03/19/2020 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. 

Background Check:
Prior to start of employment, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

How to apply:
Click on the word Apply at the top right corner of the job announcement.

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position. 

  • Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
  • Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Attach a Cover Letter 
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)


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