Associate Director of Benefits Retirement and Welfare Plans

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Associate Director of Benefits Retirement and Welfare Plans

Summary

Functions as a senior member of the Benefits leadership team reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Benefits. Responsibilities include oversight of Duke’s retirement and welfare benefit programs to ensure programs are aligned with Duke’s strategic goals and objectives related to employee benefits. Provides strategic consultation and recommendations to the Assistant Vice President of Benefits related to retirement and welfare plans. Assumes primary responsibility for compliance with all federal and state regulations pertaining to retirement and welfare plans. Provides leadership to and management of Plan Managers and teams responsible for the day-to-day administration of Duke’s retirement and welfare plans.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Functions as a senior member of the Benefits leadership team reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Benefits, with oversight responsibilities to ensure the provision of retirement and welfare benefit programs that drive the achievement of Duke’s strategic goals and objectives related to employee benefits.
  • Provides strategic business perspective, consultation and recommendations to the Assistant Vice President of Benefits related to retirement and welfare plans, inclusive of complex conceptual and critical thinking related to these programs.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for compliance with all federal and state regulations pertaining to retirement and welfare plans.
  • Manages and leads high performing teams in the design, implementation and regulatory compliance of Duke’s retirement and welfare plans.
  • Advises and recommends solutions to the applicable Plan Managers to ensure alignment of the benefits strategy with the organizational strategy.
  • Monitors retirement and welfare plans effectiveness and competitiveness in order to maintain the delivery of competitive, market-based retirement and welfare programs to Duke customers.
  • Builds professional relationships throughout Duke to better enable the provision of benefits consulting services and customer service support to Duke’s Leadership, University Counsel’s office, and key executives.
  • Drives for results in assisting applicable Plan Managers and teams in interactions with vendors, consultants, and brokers with contracts, requests for proposals, contract renewals, service level agreements and benchmarking, audits, systems implementations, and similar activities.
  • Continually participates in initiatives to lead teams, or as a team member, and acts as a change agent to promote and encourage innovation and continuous improvement within Benefits.
  • Mentors and develops applicable Plan Managers and teams to ensure continued professional development of problem solving and technical skills, as well as current and future competency growth.
  • Coordinates with Benefits Administration and HRIC teams to ensure retirement and welfare plans are appropriately communicated, consistently administered, and supported by appropriate quality control processes.
  • Coordinates with the Financial Performance and Quality Assurance Manager in the annual fringe budgeting process; responsible for the financial management of applicable programs costs and operating budget.
  • Collaborates with operations management across Duke such as Payroll, ASM/SAP, Data Security, etc. to assure systems, reporting, and processes related to Retirement and Welfare plans are compliant with plans and legal requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Related Bachelor's degree required, Masters and/or CEBS preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of administering large, complex retirement plans, particularly Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit plans gained over 8-10 years of experience in the design, implementation, and administration of these plans with at least 2 of these years in a leadership role. Significant benefit plan technical, tax and regulatory knowledge. Strong leadership and team management skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient knowledge of project management techniques and applications.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 9/25/2020
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