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Information Systems Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670005040 Division of Financial Services
Job no: 517490
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The Information Systems Specialist (Computer Systems Specialist) provides daily support for the University student financials, student financial data reporting, and third-party payment process campus support.

  • Implements and maintains student financial configurations for the Kansas State Student Information System (KSIS). 
  • Supports student fee assessment and analysis of payment, waiver, and financial aid applications for the University. 
  • Collaborates with other student financial offices to ensure integration, compatibility, and accuracy of data and processes and monitor application processes. 
  • Generates 1098-T tax documents and report to IRS. Review and research student financial data steward requests.
  • Works with Division of Information Technology to coordinate the creation of functional specifications relating to Student Financials and associated systems.
  • Works with the IT student financials team regarding system enhancement requests, incidents, application upgrades, and necessary reporting structures. 
  • Oversees the processing of information for student financials, Oracle financials, and other University applications. 
  • Query, analyze, and summarize data on a monthly and ad hoc basis for the Chief Financial Officer, Budget Office, Assistant Vice President of Financial Services regarding student fee collections, third party billing, student credit hours, annual financial reporting, and other financial data queries as identified by the Assistant Director.
  • Assists with Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance for third party payment processors.  Facilitate information gathering and review potential third party payment engagements to ensure University is engaging compliant processing partners.  Assist with setup of third-party payment receivable between vendor and KSU.


Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location. (Enter description of on-site work expectations to help the applicants understand the role better. Example: This role is expected to work on-site approximately two (2) days a week OR Employee must have availability to be on campus frequently during the work week.)

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma and two years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Management/Systems, Accounting, or related business field
  • Prior experience in a higher education institution.
  • Prior experience in student financial
  • Strong IT background, including understanding of technology solutions and services.
  • Experience analyzing and reporting data
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing detailed reports and data summaries.
  • Creative Problem Solver
  • Self-Directed Team Player

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. (3) References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$47,486 to $53,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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