Manager, Benefits

Ashburn, VA
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Benefits, the Manager, Benefits is responsible for the administration of faculty and staff benefit plans/programs (active/Leave of Absence/Retiree), including (but not limited to) health and welfare benefits, tuition programs, employee wellness plans, leave and retirement programs for faculty and staff personnel. This also includes responsibility for developing, recommending and implementing approved, new or modified plans and employee benefits policies and processes, and supervises the administration (ex. enrollment, eligibility, compliance) of existing plans aligning with the university's guiding principles for employee and retiree benefits.

The Manager will also work closely with the Director on reviewing and analyzing plan performance, enrollment statistics, rates and contributions strategy, etc., and will assist in identifying key elements and making recommendations to senior management for changes via reports and administrative record keeping. The Manager will also be responsible for assessing the use of technology within the Benefits Department to ensure the effective delivery and administration of benefit plans/programs.

The Manager will be responsible for managing an Assistant Manager, Benefits and several Program Administrators, to include performance management, goal setting, and providing day to day direction.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

- Five plus years of benefits-related experience leading and implementing benefits design.
- Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of health and welfare and retirement plan designs and administration.
- Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations and filing and compliance requirements affecting employee benefit programs including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, Section 125, Medicare and and DOL.
- Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
- Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and meet deliverables on time.
- Excellent judgment, decision-making, and analytical skills; strong planning and execution skills.
- Superior oral and written communication and customer service skills and the ability to independently follow up as required.


Campus Location: Ashburn College/School/Department: Finance Family Finance and Business Sub-Family Benefits Administration Stream Management Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, daytime hours Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006245 Job Open Date: 04/03/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
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  2. * What is your expected salary range?
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  3. * Are you currently employed at George Washington University?
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    • No
  4. * Do you have supervisory experience? Please explain.
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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
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