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Administrative Assistant, Benefits and Compensation

Job description

Requisition # 2017-7294
Department Human Resources
Category Human Resources
Date Posted 3/23/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


The Office of Human Resources (OHR) strives to foster a work environment that enables all employees to embrace the spirit of Princeton and contribute at the highest possible level to support the mission of the University. We do this by engaging with the leaders and staff members of the University in many ways, consulting on strategic issues and addressing the concerns and challenges they have on a daily basis.

Reporting to the AVP HR, Benefits & Compensation and the Director of Benefits & Compensation, the assistant is responsible for providing administrative and project management support to the department leadership and members of the team.


Core duties include:

-Overseeing, maintaining and coordinating complex calendars and meeting schedules; coordinating campus wide benefits and compensation related seminars; writing, editing and preparing confidential memos, reports, letters and other documents for final distribution on behalf of the AVP.

-Provide project management assistance to the AVP and Director; managing the budget and logistics for open enrollment fairs, prepare benefits materials, manage web pages for benefits and compensation area; review and approval of dependent verification coverage benefit coverage.

-Monitor Benefits &Compensation budget and related project budgets; generate trend analyses and reports in support of projects; reporting on a monthly basis against the allocation and ensures departmental travel and expense activities are aligned to policy.

-Assists benefits department with service delivery to faculty, staff, and retirees.


The successful candidate has minimum of four or more year's strongly related experience. We seek candidates with superior interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills with the ability to comfortably interact with all levels of the organization, clients, vendors, and other outside agencies. Proven ability to be flexible, handle varied tasks or projects concurrently, able to work autonomously, as well as collaboratively, as a team member and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated analytical skills, detail oriented, excellent judgment and comfortable making decisions under pressure are critical for this role. Proficiency in MS Applications (Outlook, Excel and Project, PowerPoint) and prior experience with website maintenance needed.


-Bachelor's degree

-Experience with PeopleSoft.

- Prior experience in the benefits and/or compensation field.

-Specific experience leveraging Excel and/or Access for analytics and reporting.

-Experience with Visio, Roxen or other Web software.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

BOS, 030

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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Posted: 3/29/2017
Application Due: 4/24/2017
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