Lakeland University
  • 23-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Plymouth, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package


Reporting to the Controller, this position provides front-end support to the University. The Bursar will play a critical role in student enrollment and retention.


All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University;
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the University community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Act in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelands Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) - show respect, communicate and be positive;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.


The selected candidate shall be expected to:

  • Provide excellent customer service to all University constituents;
  • Manage student financial services, including billing, refunds, receivables, collections, and cashiering functions of the University;
  • Manage front-end student account activities, including advising students and parents on payment plans and other financial resources and ensuring all students have a plan in place to pay for school;
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to support student enrollment and retention efforts;
  • Maintain data and metrics on student financial service operations, as needed;
  • Support general accounting and cashiering functions of the Business Office and Finance Department;
  • Supervise the Business Office Coordinator;
  • Assist with major audits as required;


Minimum qualifications include:

  • Strong communication skills in both oral and written form;
  • Strong organization and coordination skills;
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
  • Ability to multitask effectively;
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports;
  • Ability to solve problems and make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles;
  • An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in the area of business, accounting, communication or a related field preferred


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort required;
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk;


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Lakeland University is an equal opportunity employer/educator.

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