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Manager, Benefits

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Job Number 2010009
Manager, Benefits

Closing Date: 10/16/2020
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Position InformationLocationHighland Business CenterHoursGenerally Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pmSalaryManager 4/126 ($69,259.00 - $98,943.00)FLSA StatusExemptReports ToVice President, Human ResourcesCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.General Statement of Job

To manage the collegewide benefits programs and supervise the Human Resources Benefits Section.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines assigned staff while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Develops, implements and manages employee benefits programs including, but not limited to, group insurances, Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS), the Teacher Retirement System (TRS), Optional Retirement Program (ORP), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), disability plans, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), supplemental insurance, ensuring compliance with legislative directives, state, and federal laws and Austin Community College (ACC) policies and procedures.
  • Researches, studies, and remains current on news, laws, regulations, policies, and practices affecting employee benefits ensuring compliance. Initiates and facilitates any changes/updates.
  • Manages and oversees programs and other benefits information retrieval from HRIS system for accurate payments and reports generation for reconciling employee benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement programs and other benefits programs.
  • Counsels and assists employees, supervisors, retirees, vendors, contractors, state and local agencies, and HR staff with inquiries and questions regarding benefits programs; coordinates death benefits for survivors of deceased employees. Manages decisions on complex benefits issues.
  • Responds to questions from benefit providers including ERS, TRS, and other external agencies regarding benefits, benefit changes, flexible spending accounts, and benefits policies; mediates between providers and district employees.
  • Performs research and analysis in support of presentations, projects, interviews, statistical reporting, surveys, forecasting, trends, forms preparation, and other reporting requirements.
  • Composes written communications for various audiences to instruct, explain, and/or train regarding benefit matters.
  • Develops, tests, and implements customized reports and processes to automate and improve operations.
  • Maintains database and computes information for accurate payments and reports, for retiree coverage, and retiree dental reimbursement payments.
  • Conducts educational and information sessions and workshops for a variety of audiences.
  • Provides periodic reports to the administration and ACC Board of Trustees.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Principles, best practices, and trends in human resource and benefits management. Supervisory principles, practices, and methods. Benefit plan programs and options available to employees including, but not limited to, health insurance, retirement, disability, and leave. Applicable regulatory requirements and other pertinent regulations, laws, and processes including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability laws, state requirements, and retirement system regulations. Benefits survey methodologies. Insurance administration and accounting concepts and procedures. Familiar with Health and Wellness Programs. SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Analyzing laws, regulations, and procedures and applying changes to existing plans or provisions. Leading and coordinating the activities of staff. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Developing benefits policies and procedures. Effectively solving problems and making decisions. Advanced writing skills. Effectively managing conflict. Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Creating informational brochures and materials for employee information. Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.Required Work Experience

  • Three years related work experience including one year supervisory experience.
  • Completion of the ACC Supervisor Certificate Series Program will satisfy the supervisory experience required for this position.
  • Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

    Knowledge of ACC Administrative rules, policies and procedures, ACC Human Resources-Employee Handbook and Written Procedures, Employees Retirement System of Texas, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and/or Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-Optional Retirement Program. HRIS software skills. Experience in designing or implementing benefits programs and supporting electronic systems. Ability to travel as required.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Supervise safe operation of unit. Facilitate safety inspections. Take reasonable and prudent actions to eliminate identified hazards. Ensure employees receive appropriate safety training and foster a workplace safety culture.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Posted: 10/3/2020
    Application Due: 10/19/2020
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