Miami University — Generalist / Senior Benefits Generalist

Responsible for the day-to-day activities associated with the administration of employee benefits at Miami University. Provide guidance and assistance to all locations on various employee benefit plans. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: recommend, develop and /or install approved, new or modified plans and employee benefit policies, and supervise the administration of existing plans as assigned; communication of employee benefit policies, projects, programs and events for the advancement of the overall goals and objectives of employee benefits. Participate in research, design and communication, to include writing and presentation projects, programs, events and related activities at all levels of the university. 

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Provide day-to-day knowledge/guidance (phone, email, webinars, onsite), routing invoicing, audits and administration of employee benefit programs (including health/dental, vision, life/LTD, ACA, Cobra, and flex spending), retirement, tuition fee waiver, as well as the operational activities associated with the Healthy Miami and Premium Discount programs.
  • Creates, analyzes reports, statistical data and other information for the Benefit Director and other management as assigned.
  • Coordinate and prepare benefit communications, announcements/emails, booklets, and other media for plans, events and/or changes to employees as needed.
  • Liaison with vendors, including issue resolution, reporting and invoicing.
  • Monitors benefit data integrity and benefit/wellness/retirement activities and coordinates with other departments.
  • Monitor HRIS status changes and related benefit deductions for actionable items and recordkeeping.

Minimum Qualifications:

For the Generalist: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or closely related field and a minimum of at least one (1) year of Human Resources and/or Benefits experience.
  • Five (5) years of Human Resources Management and/or Benefits experience with at least three (3) years at the Generalist level.

For the Sr. Benefits Generalist:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or closely related field and a minimum of at least three (3) years of Human Resources Generalist experience in Benefits.
  • Seven (7) years of Human Resources experience with at least three (3) years at the Generalist with experience in Benefits.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional licensure – SHRM, PHR, SPHR, CEBS or equivalent.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of benefit terminology, related laws, regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using productivity software such are MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated knowledge to effectively communicate (both oral and written) with staff and management though presentations and various forms of communication (email, brochures etc.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience working with HRIS banner or another HRIS enterprise system.
  • Supervisory skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter.

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