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Human Resources Benefits Coordinator

Company: Missouri Western State University
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

The Benefits Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the administration of fringe benefits for employees and retirees, maintains records in the human resources information system; and provides assistance in the daily functions of the Human Resources Department.

  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Oversees and monitors fringe and retirement benefits for employees and serves as liaison between vendors and the university regarding policy interpretation, eligibility issues, enrollment, and claims resolution. Preparing necessary benefit materials for perspective candidates, employees, retirees, outside agencies, and university webpage.
  • Conducts new employee benefit orientations (individual/group setting). Instructs employees on benefits and the enrollment process; monitors for completion; processes enrollment deductions in the human resource information system (HRIS) and benefit management system.
  • Assists with the annual renewal of benefit plans. Oversees annual open enrollment meetings; creating benefit presentation/materials, schedules vendors for the event, presents at multiple meetings; monitors and ensures all employees have processed benefit elections in a timely manner; processes enrollment deduction changes in HRIS and benefit management system.
  • Conducts employee exit meetings; processing employees out of the university benefit plans, while collecting university property prior to their departure. Ensures compliance with COBRA, offering of retiree benefits, and processes benefit termination in HRIS and benefit management system.
  • Serves as the primary liaison between the university and the benefit management system. Oversees the implementation, training, maintenance, and regulatory updates to ensure compliance.
  • Works closely with the Payroll Coordinator; verifying completion and receipt of personnel documents (employee absence reports, family medical leave, short term disability, crisis leave) and reviews each payroll process for accuracy of benefit deductions and leave accruals. Will serve as a back-up for payroll processing.
  • Coordinates and schedules employee benefit events and wellness activities (including health risk assessments).
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment and benefit laws and regulations.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field
    • Four (4) years of experience in benefits administration
    • Or, equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.Preferred QualificationsExperience working in higher education.Physical DemandsSedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.FLSA ExemptAdditional Demands
      • May work occasional nights and weekends
      • May require some travel
        • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
        • Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding employment and benefits administration
        • Knowledge of best practices for benefits administration
        • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office and benefit software applications
        • Strong organizational skills; with concern for quality and extreme attention to detail
        • Ability to prioritize and work within deadlines
        • Positive, professional, and excellent customer service skills
        • Must handle confidential matters with appropriate discretion
        • Problem analysis and resolution skills
        • Team-oriented
        • Communication, as applied to interaction with students, employees, administration, and the general publicHours of WorkM-F 8:00-4:30pmPosting Number S102POpen Date 09/25/2020Priority DeadlineOpen Until Filled Yes

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