Appointment: Regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) position
Position Summary: The benefits specialist provides data gathering and analytics, day-to-day program administration and general support in executing total rewards (compensation, benefits, work-life and wellness) programs and initiatives. The benefits specialist will also cross train with the payroll administrator to provide payroll backup as needed. All members of the HR team are responsible for providing operational support to other HR team members as needed. This position is part of Human Resources (HR), which has the core purpose of ensuring that the university has the talent and capability to serve students. Puget Sound HR is committed to service and strives to engage faculty and staff, focus efforts on providing added value and results, ensure institutional sustainability, and treat faculty and staff members fairly.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Assists in the administration of university benefit programs including: group health coverage; wellness program; leave programs; Employee Assistance Program; life insurance; AD&D; long-term disability; education benefits; workers compensation; and retirement savings plan.
Provides support and answers questions for faculty/staff members and prospective hires regarding benefits policies, procedures, and practices.
Identifies benefits enrollment eligibility and provides faculty/staff members with the tools and information necessary to enroll.
Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 21,2019 to ensure consideration.
Letter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.