The Benefits Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the employee benefit programs for the organization. Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources; develops, recommends, and installs approved, new, or modified plans and employee benefit policies. Coordinates the administration of existing employee benefits plans; including but not limited to; medical, dental, vision, life, disability, flex and health savings accounts, supplemental insurances, and retirement plans. Monitors cost procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to the organization and employee. Monitors all billings for various benefit plans. Manages employee leave of absences; coordinates employee time off benefits with leave time. Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
Associate degree in Human Resources/Business or equivalent experience in related field, required.
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) preferred.
At least three years' experience and/or training in benefit administration, required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least two years' experience in Human Resource field, preferred.
PHR or CPSHRM certification, preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Possesses high ethical standards, trustworthy, a person of integrity.
Well-organized and self-directed, with the ability to manage time in a flexible and efficient manner to meet deadlines and accomplish work in order or priority with attention to detail and accuracy.
Able to maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and in changing conditions; able to accept feedback as it relates to job performance and responsibilities.
Must possess good judgment and problem solving, with ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems in a timely manner with an ability to learn new duties; adjusts to new situations within a reasonable amount of time.
Excellent interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of the organization.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations as it relates to human resources.
Understands Policy and Procedure development process and significance in organizational compliance.
Ability to use human resource information system (HRIS)/(HRMS) software.
Knowledge of compensation and benefit administration.
Demonstrates excellent customer service with interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in a non-judgmental and friendly demeanor with the diverse populations.
Excellent time management skills in a setting with potential frequent interruptions; ability to coordinate multiple concurrent projects and perform tasks in an organized and timely manner, with attention to detail.
Professional in appearance and demeanor, telephone and interpersonal communications.
Establish and maintains professional working relationships with staff, student, vendors and community partners.
Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), SAUs Portal and Internet applications.
Experience using office equipment, including: cellular telephone; desktop telephone/voicemail; copier, fax machine, scanner, printer, computer, and calculator.
Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University Concept and Community Covenant.
Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Spring Arbor
Spring Arbor University is committed to the policy of equal employment as an appropriate standard of Christian servanthood, and in accordance with federal and state regulations. It is the intent of this policy to provide a work place free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical handicap, in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state law and the Christian perspective and mission of the University.
Internal Number: 1350
About Spring Arbor University
Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a top-tier, liberal arts, Christian university. Offering more than 70 undergraduate majors and programs, nine degree completion programs, two associate programs, and 12 graduate programs. With programs presented on campus, online and on site at 17 locations throughout Michigan and in Ohio, the University continues to meet the growing needs of its students.