Benefit Plans Advisor


Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Benefit Plans Advisor Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary
Administer and provide guidance of the University benefits programs for employees, retirees, and their eligible dependents: insurance programs (medical, dental, life, and long-term disability,) flexible spending program, and retirement savings programs (403(b) and 457(b) employer-sponsored retirement savings plans.) Interpret and administer provisions of unrepresented employee handbooks, contracts, and collective bargaining agreements. Administer Unemployment Compensation for the University. Report to the Assistant Director of Benefits and Employee Operations.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related public management/social science field required minimum four years of related human resources management experience to utilize comprehensive knowledge of benefits, labor relations, compensation, and/or payroll administration to effectively advise and administer cases required. Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations required. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and data base applications required. Experience with HRIS/Benefits systems and various complex, interactive website processing tools required. Effective interpersonal, written communication, organizational and analytical skills required. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality required. Experience working effectively with a wide range of employees, affiliates, family members, dependents, and external support person required.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice issues, and fostering a collaborative, multicultural environment.
Desirable Qualifications
PHR and/or Benefits Administration certification, knowledge of Peoplesoft/HCM.
Other Information
Cover letter, resume and three professional references are required.

Occasional extended hours/weekend hours required.
Special Conditions External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees Category Human Resources Job Type Full-time FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 43000.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 81700.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band Staff Union Code NU


Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.
Job Open Date 07/24/2017 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled No


Position Information

Position Title Administrative Professional Posting Number S1242PO Department Benefit & Employee Operations/11340 Position Number 002560 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12



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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents


The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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