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Benefits Specialist

Company: Hofstra University
Location: Hempstead
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Job Description:

Benefits SpecialistSchool/Division:Office of Legal Affairs and General CounselOffice:Office of Human ResourcesFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Benefits Specialist reports to the Sr. Associate Director, Benefits Administration. Key responsibilities include managing leave of absence(s) in accordance with FMLA regulations, University policy & collective bargaining agreements. Incumbent will serve as the primary liaison to the workers' compensation, disability insurance and NY State Paid Family Leave (PFL) carriers. The Benefits Specialist will have primary responsibility for administering the University's tuition assistance programs. This is an onsite position; work for this role is performed on campus.Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:---Manages all aspects of leave of absence administration including short-term disability, long-term disability, PFL, FMLA, workers compensation, and leaves under the University's collective bargaining agreements.---Responsible for administering all aspects of the University's tuition assistance programs, including tuition remission, tuition exchange and tuition scholarships.---Communicates leave policies to employees and their managers and process all applicable paperwork and payroll related transactions.---Acts as a liaison with insurance carriers and outside consultants regarding leave of absence claim status.---Coordinates annual workers compensation claims review meetings.---Maintains OSHA log and provides notification to the Department of Labor about OSHA-related incidences.---Prepares quarterly disability and PFL invoices.---Processes life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment claims, and coordinates claim payments with the insurance carrier.---Prepares tuition budget reports for the Office of Financial Affairs.---Performs other Benefits/HR projects as needed.Qualifications:---Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree desirable.---At least 3 years prior experience working in Human Resources, preferably in the area of Benefits Administration and leave of absence management.---Proven experience working within a fast-paced deadline driven environment.---Strong organization skills with the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.---Excellent presentation, writing and analytical skills. ---Strong customer service skills.---Immediate to advanced skill level in Word and Excel.---Higher education experience preferred.Application Instructions:Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: careers@hofstra.edu. Please include "Benefits Specialist" in the subject line.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 10/22/2020Posting Number: 899968

Keywords: Hofstra University, Hempstead , Benefits Specialist, Other , Hempstead, New York

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