Senior Benefits Specialist - Human Resources 13359
The Division of Talent and Culture is seeking applications for a Senior Benefits Specialist. This position is responsible for providing professional senior-level benefits administration support to WVU Research Corporation and WVUIC.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide counseling, guidance and interpretation of various benefit plans for WVU students and employees, and guide employees, supervisors, and EBOs with workplace issues related to health and welfare, leave and retirement functions at WVU.
Coordinate WVURC benefit package participation and serve as primary contact for vendor, employees and supervisors. Orient new employees to Benefits policies, plans, and other topics of options at New Employee Orientation.
Process and facilitate employee claims with Benefit Administration agents and vendors.
Enter and maintain employee retirement and benefit data, including plan selection and beneficiary information to assure timely and proper coverage and payment.
Conduct quarterly audits of benefits billing to ensure accuracy.
Monitor and document WVURC employee health insurance eligibility in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Maintain and document student insurance requirements, enrollment processes/exceptions, and waiver site changes.
Serve as primary contact for WVURC benefits vendors and act as resource contact for vendor managing unemployment compensation claims.
Work with WVURC payroll, brokers and vendors to assure proper enrollment and update of employee elections for benefit plans participation.
Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, liberal arts (communications, psychology, sociology, political science), public administration, law, or a related field (as determined by the hiring unit) required
A minimum of four (4) years of human resources experience with a solid foundation in employee benefits or related work experience required
Master's degree preferred, plus two (2) years of human resources experience
Knowledge of basic human resources theories, principles, and practices
Knowledge and understanding of the application of federal and state labor laws, particularly those related to employee benefits (e.g. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ERISA)
Knowledge and understanding of WVU and WVU Research Corps database systems and processes, such as MAP, EPICS, OASIS, etc.
Demonstrated ability to objectively and professionally interact with a variety of persons on wide range of controversial issues
Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Office products, including Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and other third party software packages
PHR or SPHR certification preferred
West Virginia University is a place to grow, explore, interact and learn. It's a place where innovation meets passion, where potential meets talent. It's a place that makes a difference in the world. And do you know why? Because it's a place with you. This University is only capable of such big things because of our employees. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and tireless efforts toward progress. We love having you here. Let's go!
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Oct 28, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 190082
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.