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Revenue Specialist

Apply now Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Business and Financial Affairs

Position Title

Revenue Specialist

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department

The Payment unit within the Student Business Office supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

The Revenue Specialist will, under general direction, provide fiscal administrative support functions necessary for receipting and recording revenue submitted to the University. The Specialist is responsible for verifying all university payments received against receipts recorded in Western's fiscal record keeping system. They will also identify irregularities in the reconciliation process and independently take corrective action. The Specialist will coordinate assignment and sale of parking permits for contractors, vendors, department guests, visitors and retired faculty and staff in parking system, including waitlist and lot assignments. The Specialist possesses comprehensive knowledge of specific policies, procedures, state and federal regulations to provide services in the areas of cash handling and parking services.

For Washington State HR purposes, this position is classified as a Fiscal Technician 2.

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to HR@wwu.edu if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Required Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Two years’ experience in fiscal record keeping.
• Two years’ of professional cash handling experience.
• Two years documented full-time customer service experience with problem solving and
communication of policies and procedures in a professional setting.
• Must be able to communicate with others effectively.
• Proven ability to efficiently organize and prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work
independently despite frequent interruptions.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in maintaining
confidentiality while remaining calm in highly stressful situations.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
• Recognized ability to follow established office policies and procedures working with state
and federal regulations.
• Demonstrated ability to contribute positively in a team-oriented environment.
• Demonstrated strong experience with MS Office Suite including MS Outlook, Word (mail
merge), and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

• Associate's degree or college level accounting classes.
• Professional working experience in a higher education environment.
• Experience reconciling accounts (customer accounts, budgets, invoicing, billing).
• Knowledge of State and Federal regulations with respect to higher education.
• Experience with Ellucian Banner or similar ERS accounting/finance system.
• Experience using Transact or similar online payment platform.

Salary

New hires typically begin at $2,864 per month including an excellent benefits package.

Bargaining Unit

This position is part of bargaining unit A and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with Washington Federation of State Employees union.

Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes

Position closes 1/25/2021

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 499193
Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Pacific Standard Time

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