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Employee Benefit Program Manager

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Closing date
Aug 1, 2021

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Job Summary

This non-represented 180-level position serves within the Office of the Chancellor in the Employee Benefits Department of Human Resources and reports to the Assistant Director for Health Care Program Administration. The position is responsible for providing technical, financial, and analytical work in the program management and administration for system-wide employee benefits programs that are of low to moderate complexity. These programs may include areas such as: State System administration of PEBTF benefits, the supplemental dental and vision program, voluntary group life insurances including short/long-term disability programs, and group term life insurances, etc. In addition, this position may provide assistance as needed in the management and administration of programs with higher complexity, such as the State System’s wellness program and the State System’s healthcare program, etc.

This position involves project management and technical work in the application of principles and practices of employee benefits administration. Responsibilities are independently performed.

This position is primarily remote but may require occasional travel to the main office in Harrisburg, PA, as well as to the 14 State System Universities.

Minimum Qualifications

An associate degree and six years of professional experience in benefit program administration or other commensurate experience, OR
A bachelor's degree and four years of experience in benefit program administration or other commensurate experience.
Any equivalent combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of benefits program administration, either within the human resource discipline or within the insurance industry, or from the standpoint of a third-party administrator
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and appropriately prioritize work assignments
  • High level of initiative and the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to promote and maintain the confidentiality of human resource information
  • Advanced software skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) and query or report-writer
  • Experience working with SAP and web applications strongly desired

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certifications, e.g. Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), are preferred.
  • Supplemental Information

    Applications & Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, however; to ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than close of day August 1, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Please note, this position is with the Office of the Chancellor at the State System, not Kutztown University. KU HR is providing human resources support for this search.

    The anticipated starting salary will be dependent on qualifications, commensurate with experience and skills.
    All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application/resume system ONLY. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation. Please include resume/CV, letter of application explaining how the candidate's experiences and skills make them a highly qualified candidate for the position, and contact information for 3 professional references, including a supervisor.
    Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance), and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions.
    The State System is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.
    We are an AA/EOE/member of the PA State System of Higher Education and encourage applications from women and minority candidates.
    Non-Discrimination StatementThe State System of Higher Ed does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the Kutztown University Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at [email protected] or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at [email protected]


    Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

    Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

    Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

    We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

    Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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