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Human Resources Program Manager - Benefits

Maricopa Community Colleges
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Jul 25, 2021

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Human Resources Program Manager - Benefits

Job ID: 314979
Location: District Support Services Cntr
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary Range
$59,694 - $95,511/annually, DOE


Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm; some evenings and weekends may be required
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar
12 Months

Maricopa Summary
Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?

Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us

What's Currently Happening at Maricopa
    Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program). Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance One of the largest community college systems in the country 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.

Benefits & Perks Options
  • Paid observed federal holidays & additional paid time off throughout the year
  • Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) & 12% Employee Contribution Match
  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal time (if applicable)
  • Multiple health and dental insurance coverage plans
  • Teladoc: Reach a doctor 24/7
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Maricopa Perks & Gears Discount Program
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • $4,000 Annual professional development growth funding (if applicable)
  • Tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents (if applicable)
  • Revised summer work schedule
  • Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program
  • Employee recognition opportunities
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Job Summary
The Maricopa County Community Colleges Program Manager - Benefits position provides District-wide preparation, review, approval and processing for employee benefit programs, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and third party administrators (TPA). Collaborates closely with the procurement, legal, risk management, and coordinates review and input from them as appropriate. Serves as primary contact for all benefit program vendors.

Essential Functions
60% - Ensures that all employee benefit programs, including medical, dental, vision, employee assistance, flexible spending accounts, life, and disability are administered and managed appropriately, including renewals:
  • Directs administration of health and welfare programs to ensure accuracy of enrollment, reports, invoicing and billing as well as to minimize user issues
  • Ensures compliance with all federal and state requirements, filings, reports, and audits related to the administration of employee benefit programs either directly or through vendor/partners
  • Ensures all plan documents and Summary Plan Descriptions are complete and updated, 5500 Filings are filed accurately and in a timely manner, and oversee annual plan audits
  • Monitors administrative costs and recommends cost containment strategies, including alternate methods of administration
  • Collaborates closely with areas such as procurement, legal, and risk management

20% - Manages MCCCD vendor relationships with benefits brokers, to include ongoing evaluation for competitive offerings and efficiencies:
  • Partners with benefits consultant/broker to assess and analyze current trends and self-funded financial performance of MCCCD's benefit plans
  • Provides regular reporting and strategic recommendations based on MCCCD and employee requirements and fiscal drivers
  • Prepares requests for proposals (RFPs) for all employee benefit programs

20% - Manages effective communication of benefit strategies and programs to drive employee engagement and usage of health and welfare programs:
  • Ensures benefit programs support MCCCD's strategic objectives by remaining knowledgeable of the key institutional goals

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Education, Educational Leadership, Human Resources, Business Administration, or Contract Administration, and five (5) years of program administration or management experience that includes two years of supervisory experience.


Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Education, Educational Leadership, Human Resources, Business Administration, or Contract Administration, and seven (7) years of program administration or management experience that includes two years of supervisory experience.


High School Diploma/GED and nine (9) years of program administration or management experience that includes two years of supervisory experience.

Desired Qualifications
A. Master's Degree in Education, Educational Leadership, Human Resources, Business Administration or Contract administration

B. Five (5) or more years of experience with program management, preferably in employee benefits programs

C. Demonstrated experience developing and managing cross-functional teams that include purchasing, finance, legal, compliance, communications, IT and other HR colleagues

D. Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining vendor relationships

E. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in the cover letter

Special Working Conditions
Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D driver's license is required; must meet minimum standards regarding driving:

May be required to work at multiple sites or locations

May be required to lift or carry up to 25lbs

May be required to sit for a prolonged period of time; viewing a computer monitor

How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume showing how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application.

Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered.

Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.
    Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position. Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or; Part-Time employment, to include Adjunct or Associate Professor (must include number of hours worked, contact hours or load) Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held and name of employer for each position. Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.

    Posting Close Date
    Open until filled

    EEO Information
    Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

    Title IX
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

    The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

    Clery Act
    The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act

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    The Maricopa Community Colleges comprise 10 colleges, 2 skill centers and numerous education centers dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the citizens of Maricopa County. Each college is individually accredited, yet part of a larger system — the Maricopa County Community College District.

    The District is one of the largest higher education systems in the world and the largest provider of health care workers and job training in Arizona — a major resource for business and industry and for individuals seeking education and job training.

    The colleges offer approximately 1,000 occupational programs (degrees and certificates), and 37 academic associate degrees, and a total of 10,254 courses. Flexible course delivery includes online, televised, traditional classroom, hybrid, mail, accelerated, evening, weekend and open-entry/open-exit choices. Transfer agreements with public and private colleges and universities enable seamless transitions to four-year institutions.

    The Maricopa Community Colleges are the leading provider of lifelong learning programs in the valley. Those programs include:

    • Continuing Education
    • Fitness Centers
    • Workforce Development
    • Community Education
    • Generational Programs

    More than 250,000 students attend the Maricopa Community Colleges each year taking credit and non-credit courses. In Fall 2007, the Maricopa Community Colleges employed nearly 3,800 full-time faculty and staff and more than 4,000 part-time faculty and staff.

    Under the leadership of Chancellor Rufus Glasper, the Maricopa Community Colleges have a strengthened commitment to the responsible stewardship of public resources. In his message to all employees, at the start of the 2006-07 academic year, the Chancellor identified Public Stewardship as one of the three key overarching themes for the ten college system. "All employees of the Maricopa Community Colleges have a duty to do the right thing. I believe that this organization, its administrators, its faculty and its entire staff, have been given a trust. Our students and their families have entrusted to us their time, their money, and their future. The taxpayers have entrusted to us their dollars. Working for the Maricopa Community Colleges carries with it an obligation to use the monies entrusted to us efficiently, effectively and for the purpose for which it was given, teaching and learning."

    The Maricopa Community Colleges support a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect and equity are encouraged and valued.

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