The Billing Specialist will join Out-of-Door during an instrumental period of growth and improvement. The Business Office is currently undergoing a software transition that includes a change in the tuition billing and collection platform. We are seeking an individual who is interested and willing to work closely with our parents and families during this time of transition and beyond.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, and working closely with all members of the Business Office, the Billing Specialist will be responsible for the following:
All student billing functions, including annual tuition, fees and auxiliary services and student activities.
All cash receipts, including deposits to bank, processing of credit cards, posting of payments, internal recording/reporting and monthly reconciliations.
Monthly collection efforts; Oversight and maintenance of accounts receivable, including collection letters and ongoing communications with parents and families.
Liaison between Smart Tuition and families as needed.
Assist with annual student enrollment process.
Model the school’s core values of respect, integrity, service, excellence, and responsibility and foster a culture in which students, faculty, and staff are known, valued, challenged, and supported along their unique educational and athletic journey.
We look to recruit the very best professionals to join the Out-of-Door community. In order to carry out the position of Billing Specialist successfully, the candidate will ideally possess the following skills, qualifications and experience.
High school diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of three years experience in billing and cash receipts; independent school experience would be a plus.
Skills and Knowledge
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Demonstrated experience working with database systems (Outlook, Word, Excel, Google Docs, etc).
Experience with the Blackbaud products, Financial Edge, Financial Edge NXT and/or Smart Tuition would be a plus.
An honest person who will live the school’s values and who effectively blends candor, care, and empathy in dealing with others, and whose style is rooted in transparency, communication and collaboration.
An approachable person who builds meaningful relationships, listens well, and respects differences of opinion.
A person who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations.
Compensation: Competitive with comparable positions
Education: High school diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Other: We value a diverse workforce and encourage applicants of all races and ethnicities to apply.
Deadline: Application deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018
Internal Number: 174-SRQ
About The Out-of-Door Academy
Located on two campuses totaling 90 acres in beautiful, Sarasota, Florida, The Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving 750 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. At Out-of-Door, students are happy, engaged, and excited about their academic and personal growth. A talented and dedicated faculty challenges students to reach their maximum potential while providing a high level of support. The school’s rigorous and innovative academic program ensures that learning is both meaningful and lasting. Offerings in the arts and athletics enrich the ODA experience and provide opportunities for students to discover and develop their unique interests and talents. Graduates leave Out-of-Door not only academically prepared but also with the strength of character and passion for learning that provide a strong foundation for their future success in college and in life.
Out-of-Door was founded on Siesta Key in 1924 to serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. In 1996, a second campus in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota was acquired to accommodate the addition of an upper school. Over the past ten years, the s...chool has experienced steady and impressive enrollment growth from 550 to 750 students. The campuses have also evolved and developed in response to this growth. Today, the five-acre Siesta Key campus is home to the Lower School (PK-5), and the 85-acre Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch houses both the Middle and Upper Schools. Facilities include interactive technology in every classroom, a fine and performing arts center with a black box theater, a full-size gymnasium with a wellness center, a lighted stadium, tennis courts and both competition and practice fields. The campus’s newest building, the Dick Vitale Family Student Center and Dart Foundation STEM Center, provides a collegiate atmosphere with flexible indoor and outdoor spaces where students can work, collaborate, and socialize. On the second floor of the building are state-of-the-art science laboratories, math classrooms, and a STEM project lab that provide students with a variety of research and project-based learning opportunities that integrate the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Construction of a new Field House to support a rapidly growing athletic program will commence in the spring of 2018.