Job Description - Manager, Benefits
Description View created on 07/07/2015

Manager, Benefits

FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: 26
Job Title ID: 13053
Job Series/Job Family: Human Resources Series / HR Family

Reports To

Vice President, Human Resources

Job Purpose

To manage the College-wide benefits programs and supervise the Human Resources Benefits Section.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Develops, implements and manages employee benefits programs including, but not limited to, group insurances, Employees Retirement System (ERS), the Teacher Retirement System (TRS), Optional Retirement Program (ORP), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), disability plans, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), supplemental insurance, ensuring compliance with legislative directives, state and federal laws and ACC policies and procedures.
  2. Researches, studies and remains current on news, laws, regulations, policies and practices affecting employee benefits ensuring compliance.  Initiates and facilitates any changes/updates.
  3. Manages and oversees programs and other benefits information retrieval from HRIS system for accurate payments and reports generation for reconciling employee benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement programs and other benefits programs.
  4. Counsels and assists employees, supervisors, retirees, vendors, contractors, state and local agencies, and HR staff with inquiries and questions regarding benefits programs; coordinates death benefits for survivors of deceased employees.  Manages decisions on complex benefits issues.
  5. Responds to questions from benefit providers including Employees Retirement System of Texas, Teacher Retirement System and other external agencies regarding benefits, benefit changes, flexible spending accounts, and benefits policies; mediates between providers and district employees.
  6. Performs research and analysis in support of presentations, projects, interviews, statistical reporting, surveys, forecasting, trends, forms preparation, and other reporting requirements.
  7. Composes written communications for various audiences to instruct, explain and/or train regarding benefit matters.
  8. Develops, tests, and implements customized reports and processes to automate and improve operations.
  9. Maintains database and computes information for accurate payments and reports, for retiree coverage, and retiree dental reimbursement payments.
  10. Conducts educational and information sessions and workshops for a variety of audiences.
  11. Provides periodic reports to the administration and ACC Board of Trustees.
  12. Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates benefits office staff.

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Preferred

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Computer Skills

Required

Physical Requirements

Work Experience

Required

Preferred

Education

Required

Licenses/Certifications

Required

Preferred

Other

Required

Preferred

Safety