The University of Cincinnati — Bursar

Use your student accounting, billing, collections, and customer service skills and join UC as our next Bursar. 

Leading a department which plays a central role in student financial services, the primary role of the Bursar is to oversee the university’s student accounting, billing, receivables, and collections efforts while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. 

Specific duties include:

  • Direct administrative and operational activities of the Office of the Bursar, including student accounts, collections, and compliance efforts.
  • Plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to student financial matters. 
  • Engage with university academic, student service, and auxiliary departments on related issues.
  • Serve on committees that impact student financial matters.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws (i.e. Federal Title IV, FERPA, loan and grant programs, etc.), Ohio Board of Regents regulations and reporting requirements, and institutional rules and policies.
  • Oversee student accounting, billing, receivables, reconciliation, and collections.
  • Oversee disbursement of student financial aid accounts, tuition refunds, return to lenders, and third-party billings.
  • Prepare department budget and approve operating expenditures.
  • Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for this position must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience. Experience must be in a related field and include a minimum of three (3) years of supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Highly qualified applicants will also have:

  • A working knowledge of standard collection practices including Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Red Flag Rules, PCI Compliance Laws, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act).
  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Experience in a higher education environment. 
  • Expertise in student information systems, preferably PeopleSoft and other related payment systems.

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.