Banking & Merchant Admin Specialist

Updated: about 17 hours ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

Leads, oversees, co-ordinates and performs all aspects of merchant credit card, and PCI compliance activities.  Provides support for treasury and banking operations.

Essential Functions
  • Determines PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance protocols and effective training and compliance initiatives for the university.
  • Acts as the PCI and MA (Merchant Administration) team leader.  Coordinates between external vendors, 130 plus merchants, and 300-400 staff members, acting as the University’s primary contact and annual training coordinator for MA and PCI related requirements.  Serves as primary lead for both Merchant and UCIT Merchant support staff in identifying and executing compliance and efficiency initiatives, developing ongoing training protocols, and successful problem resolution related to merchant administration management, credit card transaction processing, reporting and compliance.
  • Analyzes and reports on key drivers related to credit card processing and PCI compliance.
  • Produces and maintains the budget for the PCI, banking, and merchant administration cost centers.
  • Assists with the ongoing management of banking and cash management requirements, including helping to coordinate the analysis and implementation of banking initiatives, assisting with the analysis of the university’s bank budget, and performing (on a monthly basis, or as when otherwise may be requested) daily bank operational activities and requirements.  This will include but is not limited to daily cash management activities or other banking related functions as may be directed by the Assistant Treasurer
  • Supports other treasury activities and functions.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in communications, finance, or public administration.

Required Experience

Four (4) years of related work experience.
Demonstrated in depth knowledge of PCI and credit card industry requirements.
Experience developing, measuring, and reporting on PCI compliance and conformance attributes.
Demonstrated capability and thorough understanding of treasury portal design, operations, and management.
Demonstrated ability to support operational areas of treasury, like AR, fed wires, etc.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse target audiences.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Adobe Acrobat experience.

Demonstrated ability to lead special projects and coordinate work teams

SAP experience

Budgeting experience

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 88133 


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