Baruch College is seeking dynamic Human Resources professionals who are committed to providing exceptional customer service and creating positive work experiences for our employees. This position reports to the Client Services and Benefits Manager. The successful candidates will provide human resources guidance and assistance to managers, supervisors, employees, and applicants in the areas of: benefits, leave and retirement administration.
In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Manages the day-to-day operations in the HR/Benefits area.
Facilitates and conducts benefit orientation and programs including, but not limited to the following: Adjunct health insurance, unemployment insurance queries and applications, Family Medical Leave applications, and Paid Parental Leave applications and workers compensation applications.
Maintains an in-depth understanding of CUNY rules and regulations, relevant laws and guidelines, collective bargaining agreements, and College policies, and applies these to areas of responsibility.
Fosters effective working relationships with the management team and employees of assigned areas.
Advises and makes recommendations to management on personnel issues related to benefits, leaves, retirements, and records management. Recommends workflow improvements.
Compiles, maintains and interprets statistical data, develops manuals, guides, audio-visual aids or other materials, composes correspondence, reports and/or proposals.
Advises managers and employees on deadlines, rules, regulations or related information.
Organizes and prepares content for monthly HR Newsletter and updates HR Website and assists with special projects.
Develops and maintains tools to track and confirm new employees benefit enrollment and vesting cycle; and monitor, employee and employer, pension contributions, to ensure accurate processing and completion of these transactions.
Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.
Background in benefits management and pensions are plus. Individuals must be self-starter, multi-tasker, independent and team contributor/supporter with excellent leadership. The successful candidates will possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. This includes being highly detail oriented and able to succeed under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Finally, and foremost, must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Organizes and provides employee benefits programs for faculty and staff and coordinates benefits matters on behalf of a College or Unit.
Counsels and assists staff on employee benefits matters
Designs, creates, and conducts workshops and employee meetings related to benefits and benefits changes, including the annual open enrollment period
Administers College benefits, providing information to carriers, retirement systems, welfare funds, and others as needed, managing data accuracy and completeness
May coordinate complex programs, such as worker's compensation or leaves of absence
Compiles data, monitors benefits statistics, prepares required and ad hoc reports, and conducts routine periodic audits of data entry for the College, CUNY Central, and outside parties as needed
Represents the College at University benefits related meetings
Develops and maintains employee benefits manuals, newsletter, policy descriptions, and other needed materials; maintains benefits-related information on College web site
Maintains accurate, confidential employee records
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: HR Benefits Specialist
Higher Education Assistant
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Baruch, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is located in the historic Gramercy Park/Flatiron district of Manhattan. Baruch has an extremely diverse student body of more than 18,000, many of them first-generation college students. We seek faculty and staff who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education. www.baruch.cuny.edu.