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Collections Specialist
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Collections Specialist

Virginia Jobs
Fairfax, VA
Expired: November 22, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Department: Fiscal Services

Classification: Admin Office Specialist 3

Job Category:Classified Staff

Job Type:Full-Time

Work Schedule:Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly:Yes

Pay Band:03

Salary:Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check:Yes

Financial Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

The collection of University accounts receivable in accordance with Commonwealth of Virginia Code and the Department of Accounts-Commonwealth Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAAP) guidelines.

About the Position:

To develop and maintain a program that reduces defaulted student accounts write-off cost by focusing on earlier identification and intervention of "at risk" accounts prior to the start of the collection process. Under the direction of the Cashiering and ALM Manager, The Collection Specialist contacts students to explain Commonwealth of Virginia collection procedures and refer students, when applicable, to other departments for assistance; works independently and makes decisions that impact collections within University policies; provides a central point of communication for collection agencies, loan servicers, and internal staff; performs various reconciliations as directed; and supports daily, weekly, and monthly operations.

  • Conducts outreach in a courteous and professional manner while providing accurate information to the student. Makes complete and timely records, any special handling needed on each account. Follows up on unresolved issues with students until finalized and provides information to Cashiering and ALM Manager as needed;
  • Makes measurable reduction in both number and dollar amounts of student accounts in yearly write-off calculation. Meets all reporting and filing deadlines associated with the Debt Set-off program;
  • Within the scope of normal working hours and related to the functions of Student Fiscal Services, performs tasks that arise. Serves as back up to other co-workers; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience working in Accounts Receivable;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills;
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and email systems;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work well with people at a variety of competency levels;
  • Possess clear and precise written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate complex material both in writing and orally; and
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent high-priority responsibilities in a time-pressured environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Considerable related work experience;
  • Experience in Higher Ed and/or Student Accounts; and
  • Detailed understanding of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, FERPA, and Accounts Receivable applications.
Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for Collections Specialist at ; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date:November 21, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by:December 8, 2023

Open Until Filled?:Yes


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