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Benefits Coordinator
Human Resources
Human Resources

Coordinates all employee benefits including retirement, health, wellness, and supplemental insurance programs; ensures compliance for all College sponsored benefits as well as required government benefits; provides general human resources support as a member of the Human Resources team.

-    Conducts new employee benefit enrollments in a timely manner, providing counseling as appropriate and submits information to carriers
-    Conducts termination process to remove exiting employees from benefits and ensure COBRA notices are sent in a timely manner
-    Helps ensure employees understand and effectively use benefit options; provides assistance as needed, researching and responding to inquiries and concerns in a timely, courteous manner
-    Investigates new benefit options and seeks to improve existing benefit plans; Examines possible plan design changes and associated costs
-    Designs communications to enhance employee understanding of benefit options, including changes in plan offerings, utilizing email, social media, print / newsletter, group presentations, one-on-one counseling, and other options, as necessary
-    Serves as primary contact for all plan vendors and third party administrators
-    Assists with benefit renewal process
-    Maintains files related to benefit plans in an organized manner
-    Coordinates ADA activities, assessing requests and evaluating work sites for possible modifications as well as workers’ compensation and safety related activities
-    Plans for and coordinates annual benefit open enrollment activities
-    Assists with annual compliance and reporting requirements, including ACA, 5500’s, 8955-SSA’s, fee disclosures, OSHA, summary annual reports, non-discrimination testing, and other related activities
-    Creates and conducts presentations using audiovisual tools such as PowerPoint and/or other software
-    Plans and implements wellness related activities
-    Must be able to function as a member of a team, providing support in any function provided by the department, as needed
-    Communicates with payroll and other HR teammates regarding benefit enrollments and changes to ensure correct processing
-    Provide training and support to HR team to allow teammates to be well informed and able to provide benefit assistance as needed
-    Reviews benefit billing statements for accuracy, making corrections as needed
-    Serves as ex-officio on Employee Benefits Committee, Chair for Wellness Advisory Committee, member of the Health and Safety Committee, and attends the Investment Committee meetings
-    Other duties as assigned

Skills Needed:
-    Must have knowledge of general human resources practices
-    Ability to use HRIS applications
-    Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
-    Must have excellent organizational skills.
-    Must be able to interact with team members in a supportive and cooperative manner
-    Must be detail oriented
-    Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Adobe experience is a plus; Must be willing to learn other software as needed.
-    Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

Key interfaces:
-    Interacts with all College employees.
-    Interacts with job candidates.
-    Primary contact for plan vendors and third party administrators.
-    Member of the HR team.

Education & Experience:
-    Bachelor’s degree in Human resources or in a closely related field plus one year of relevant experience, OR five years relevant professional experience

Working conditions & physical demands:   
-    General office setting with moderate noise level

Cover Letter, Resume

Contact Information:

1st Floor Park Center
(919) 760-8898
Fax: (919) 760-8164