The George Mason University, Human Resources and Payroll department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for a Benefits Administrator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Administering employee benefit programs including group health, dental, life, disability and other programs offered to George Mason University’s faculty and staff;
Conducting benefits orientation for both faculty and staff when needed;
Communicating and processing employee retirements, for both faculty and staff;
Participating in outreach educational programs;
Advising department managers and employees on FMLA, VSDP eligibility;
Coordinating all FMLA and VSDP actions between employees and departments and the impact to the employee's benefits;
Coordinating and processing Leave Management Actions, including Leave with Pay and Leave Without Pay;
Preparing payroll adjustments as needed which may include research and calculation.
Working knowledge of employee benefits administration and programs;
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and commitment to quality customer service a must;
Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to handle confidential personal situations with empathy and professionalism;
Knowledge of plan documents and administrative procedures to ensure compliance within federal and state regulations.
Bachelor's degree in HR related field strongly preferred, or equivalent experience;
Progressive experience in benefits administration in large organizational setting such as higher education is preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48916
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.