Manager of Benefits and Wellness
The Manager of Employee Benefits and Wellness is responsible for the management, implementation, administration, and communication all University employee benefit programs, policies and plans; serves as the lead in providing customer service for all benefit related inquiries. The Manger of Employee Benefits and Wellness serves as the University’s primary liaison for employee wellness initiatives. Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Duties): • Responsible for benefit plan documents accuracy and compliance. • Develops benefit analysis reports and metrics. Collect and analyze benefit enrollment and cost data and prepare for communication to area leadership and respective employee constituent groups. • Provides advice in the development of policies and procedures and communicates such to employees. • Communicates benefit plans, regulations and University policies and procedures. In particular, works closely with other members of the HR team in coordinating the benefits overview of the weekly and annual new hire orientation. • Counsels employees on policies and benefits • Counsels employees regarding pre- and post- retirement benefits and options • Fosters positive employee relations through the administration and communication of benefits and wellness programs. • Provides programs to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles and opportunities for employees to pursue wellness activities in cooperation with the Administrative Staff Council and other appropriate campus committees. • Serves as liaison with University insurance brokers and vendors, as well as retirement plan vendors and community partners. • Maintain and update Benefit calendar of communications and system updates. • Serves as University HIPPA Officer, ensuring compliance. • Facilitates ACP testing for retirement plans and other benefit programs as required. • Assists with the following events: annual Open Enrollment and Benefits Fair. Minimum Qualifications (Education/Training and Experience Required): • Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of progressively more responsible experience in benefits administration. • Outstanding technical benefits knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state labor laws. • Excellent leadership, managerial, organizational, and communication skills. • Highly proficient informational technology skills enabling his/her ability to collect, evaluate, and report key metrics. Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree in related field. • SHRM certification. • Strong supervisory abilities. • Experience with the Banner system’s HR module. • Experience in benefits administration in the higher education environment.