Accounting Clerk

Posting Details Position Title Accounting Clerk Division Finance & Administration Department/Office Student Accounts Position Summary

TheStudent Accountsdepartment at St. Catherine University invites applications for anAccounting Clerkposition. This is a regular, full-time position.

The Student Accounts department provides accurate and timely service to our students, faculty and staff, by handling tuition, billing, and any other student fees, payments, or credits efficiently. At the current time, this position is both in the office and remote. Upon our return to campus, it will transition back to the office full time.

  • Welcome callers and visitors warmly as the first point of contact for the Student Accounts office
  • Answer phone calls and emails promptly, communicating respectively and building relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities
  • Attend new student orientation, presentations, and related events
  • Communicate with students via email and text to assist with registration throughout the semester
  • Process and maintain past due tuition accounts, via phone, email and letter notification
  • Maintain and monitor collection/debt, and payment plan holds
  • Place past due accounts with 1st placement collection agency, 2nd placement agency, etc.
  • Process collection agency requests (payment history, initial disclosures, statements, breakdown of balance owed, and legal authorizations).
  • Ensure on-line and other communications convey compliant information

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats. Minimum Qualifications
  • Associates degree in business administration
  • Two years of accounting experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience working with collection agencies
  • Knowledge of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Privacy Act, Bankruptcy (Ch. 7 & 13) laws and effective collection techniques

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

To apply:
Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Trina Bartok at Application deadline is February 23, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20200078-STAFF Posting Start Date 02/09/2021 Application Deadline 02/23/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *If you have an Associate's degree, what field is it in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *How many years of accounting experience do you have?
    • One year
    • Two years
    • Three years
    • Four or more years
  4. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  6. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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