HR Benefits Coordinator - Human Resources

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Mar 28, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation''s leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10292

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Administers employee benefits programs for faculty and staff, assists in overall benefit administration, and provides employees with information regarding benefits.

- Counsels and assists staff on employee benefits matters

- Conducts workshops as part of new employee orientation on benefits matters

- Administers selected benefits, such as COBRA coverage

- Serves as a liaison to insurance carriers, retirement systems, welfare funds, and University Benefits office

- Coordinates benefits processing in Payroll systems and other University systems

- Prepares reports for College administration

- Assists in updating materials and web pages for employee use

- Maintains accurate, confidential employee records

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: HR Benefits Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




Reporting to the Benefits Manager, the HR Benefits Coordinator will:
- Process insurance enrollments.
- Provide information relating to employment and benefits to health carriers, welfare funds, and pension systems.
- Enter benefit related payroll deductions.
- Conduct new hire benefit orientations; track and follow-up with benefit enrollments.
- Provide information related to unemployment claims.
- Prepare COBRA notices.
- Respond to employees inquiries regarding various benefit plans.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.


Bachelor's Degree required.


- One to two years experience specifically working with employee benefits preferred
- Two (2) years job related experience in higher education preferred
- Experience using PeopleSoft/Oracle information systems (CUNYFirst) in a higher education environment preferred
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office
- Detail oriented and organized
- Customer service acumen
- Ability to handle confidential information
- Ability to work within a team environment


$35,576 - $38,407


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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April 26, 2014


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