Benefits Coordinator

Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

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Benefits Coordinator
Bard College seeks a Benefits Coordinator to process benefit enrollments, changes and terminations for the Human Resources Department. The primary focus would include benefit deduction data entry into the BANNER system and benefit portals, assistance with open enrollment, and coordination of unemployment claims. The successful candidate will have benefit administration and Banner experience; or alternatively, would have applicable experience working with data management systems, an interest in benefit administration, and the ability to learn new systems quickly. The ideal candidate will work independently and in a group and be successful at working in a fast-paced environment and communicating with colleagues at all levels. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Key Responsibilities:
● Send enrollment emails to new hires upon benefit eligibility date.
● Enter all new hires into Alera Edge portal.
● Data entry into BANNER as it pertains to benefit deductions for
● Build relationships with colleagues college-wide to answer basic benefit questions.
● Maintain benefit termination log.
● Maintain employee records as they relate to benefits; filing.
● Responds to Unemployment Claims with People Systems and various states’ requests.
● Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
● Associates Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or closely related field (or the equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired).
● Proficient with business application software, such as MS Office Suite and Google Suite.
● Exceptional customer service and communication (written and verbal) skills.
● Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications
● Bachelor’s or higher in Human Resources.
● PHR or SPHR certification.
● Experience and aptitude working with data management systems, such as Banner
● Experience in higher education or other educational settings.

Work Schedule: Full-time, 9-5 with a one (1) hour unpaid meal break.

Physical Demands
● Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in a standard office environment.
● Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds.
● Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three references to Interfolio at:

Equal Employment Opportunity StatementBard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.



Undergraduate Degrees

Bard offers courses of study in four divisions—Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies—and in interdivisional programs and concentrations. Students may also earn a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following undergraduate degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; and through the Bard Prison Initiative at six correctional institutions in New York State.

Graduate Degrees

More than 200 students are seeking graduate degrees: M.A. in curatorial studies, M.Music in vocal arts, conducting, and curatorial, critical, and performance studies, and M.S. in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and economic theory and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in Sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. M.Music degrees are also offered at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Early Colleges

Bard's early colleges educate the next generation of thought leaders, preparing them to be lifetime learners. Bard High School Early Colleges in New York City, Newark, New Jersey, and Cleveland, Ohio; Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; and Bard Early College New Orleans and Bard Early College at the Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy all serve the needs of highly motivated younger students.

International Degrees

Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; as well as dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

Cultural Life

Campus life in Annandale is vibrant, with world-class performing arts venues; continuous and varied student activities; and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and in New York City. Students choose from more than a hundred active clubs on campus, and new clubs begin every semester. The Bard College athletic teams are the Raptors. The College’s colors are red and white. The critically acclaimed Bard Music Festival is presented on campus each summer, exploring the life and work of a single composer through chamber music, choral and orchestral performances, symposia, panel discussions, and preconcert talks. Since 2003 the festival has been part of Bard SummerScape, which annually presents operas, films, and theatrical productions that complement the festival’s theme.

Outstanding Faculty

Bard's undergraduate faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10 and courses are taught by full faculty members. Among the many distinguished faculty at Bard College are five MacArthur Fellows—poets John Ashbery and Ann Lauterbach, novelist and memoirist Norman Manea, painter and multimedia artist Judy Pfaff, and journalist Mark Danner. Other notable faculty members include soprano Dawn Upshaw, journalist Ian Buruma, composers Joan Tower and George Tsontakis, poet Robert Kelly, and writers Luc Sante and Francine Prose. Over the years, four recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature have taught at Bard—Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, José Saramago, and Orhan Pamuk. 









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