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  Job Title: HR Benefits Coordinator (Queens College)
  Job ID: 17719
  Department: Human Resources
  Location: Queens College
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Queens College actively seeks a HR Benefits Coordinator. Reporting to the HR Benefits Specialist duties will include, but are not limited to:

- Complete and submit all benefits-related forms and applications for retirement/pension, health and wellness, and leave management in a timely manner
- Accurately code/enter in the State Payroll System, CUNYfirst, and unit spreadsheets and logs for all status, and deduction changes.
- Address or refer employee questions electronically, in person, and by telephone, and properly escalate issues as necessary to the Benefits Officer
- Assist and/or conduct New Hire Orientations, and provide benefit information to employees upon termination/separation
- Provide information and process all employee medical leave requests in accordance with CUNY Leave Policies (FMLA, Paid Parental Leave, and Dedicated Sick Leave).
- Assist employees with general retirement/pension related issues and information (Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Pensions, Tax Deferred Annuities, and Deferred Compensation)
- Track and log Workers Compensation, and Unemployment claims and requests
- Process Transit Benefit enrollments, changes and updates
- Maintain and foster good vendor management relations
- Assist  with analysis and support of the Benefit Officer with development and roll out of year round employee seminars and events
- Maintain the Benefits Unit calendar, and appointment scheduling

GENERAL DUTIES

Administers employee benefits programs for faculty and staff, assists in overall benefit administration, and provides employees with information regarding benefits. 

- Counsels and assists staff on employee benefits matters 

- Conducts workshops as part of new employee orientation on benefits matters 

- Administers selected benefits, such as COBRA coverage 

- Serves as a liaison to insurance carriers, retirement systems, welfare funds, and University Benefits office 

- Coordinates benefits processing in Payroll systems and other University systems 

- Prepares reports for College administration 

- Assists in updating materials and web pages for employee use 

- Maintains accurate, confidential employee records 

- Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

​Bachelor's Degree required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Working Knowledge of New York City Health Benefits system
- Knowledge of Excel, MS word and PowerPoint strongly preferred
- Working experience with retirement and health insurance plans and related rules and regulations
- Successful candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience working in an urban and diverse environment

COMPENSATION

​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.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:
- Go to cuny.jobs
- In the box under "What", enter "17719"
- Click on "HR Benefits Coordinator (Queens College)"
- Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.


Visit the CUNY website to apply
CLOSING DATE
12-01-2017
BENEFITS
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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