Job Description - Manager, Benefits
Description View created on 12/20/2014

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 supervise the human resources benefits section; implement and maintain College-wide benefit programs.

Description of Duties and Tasks

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

  1. Supervises employee benefits programs, not limited to group insurances, the Teacher Retirement System, Optional Retirement Program, FMLA, temporary disability plans, EAP, AFLAC Supplemental Insurance and Adjunct Group Benefits, ensuring effective customer service.
  2. Manages and oversees monthly information retrieval from Datatel for accurate payments and reports generation for reconciling employee benefits, flexible spending accounts, and retirement programs.
  3. Counsels and assists employees, supervisors, retirees, vendors, contractors, state and local agencies, and HR staff with inquiries and questions regarding insurance, retirement flexible spending accounts and leave matters; coordinates death benefits with state agencies for survivors of deceased employees.
  4. Responds to questions from benefit providers, Employee Retirement System of Texas, and other external agencies regarding benefits, benefit changes, flexible spending accounts, and benefits policies; mediates between providers and district employees.
  5. Performs research and analysis in support of presentations, projects, interviews, statistical reporting, surveys, forecasting, trends, forms preparation, and other reporting requirements.
  6. Drafts written communications for various audiences to instruct, explain and/or persuade regarding benefit matters. Develops, tests, and implements customized reports and processes to automate and improve operations.
  7. Maintains database and computes information from Employee Retirement System for accurate payments and reports, for retiree coverage, and retiree dental reimbursement payments.
  8. 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

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

Preferred

Licenses/Certifications

Required

Other

Required

Preferred

Safety