Position Purpose: The HR Benefits and Compliance Manager (MBC) supports learning through general oversight and coordination of the university's human resources functional areas of benefits and leave administration, workers compensation, employee relations, compliance, and human resources information systems (HRIS). The MBC provides oversight and assistance to the Human Resources Coordinator position and is responsible for assisting the Senior Director of Human Resources (SDHR) with the development and implementation of new policies, services, and programs to meet the needs of the campus community. This position acts as back-up to the Senior Director of Human Resources.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Serves as subject matter expert for all University employee benefits; leads in the administration of insurance benefit programs, works closely with HR staff, broker and benefit carriers for overall benefit administration, leads in the enrollment of eligible employees and dependents, resolution of benefit issues, and assists in the review and annual renewal process.
Counsels employees and manages the university's FMLA, disability, worker's compensation, and leave administration programs.
Maintains current knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements in order to actively support the University's compliance efforts and reporting pertaining to personnel matters.
Manages the university's various tuition remission programs.
Oversees HRIS administration acting as the in-house expert in providing guidance and in crafting and providing HR reporting. Works closely with the HR staff to assure integrity of files and documents.
Provides operational oversight and assistance to the Human Resources Coordinator position.
Assists managers with employee relations issues involving employee concerns about policies and procedures, accommodations, and other workplace issues related to responsibility areas.
Assists with development and execution of human resources (HR) policies and programs in support of the university's business operations such as compliance initiatives and employee benefits.
Develops and leads employee communication programs to keep employees informed of their benefits and current HR issues.
10.Assist the Sr. Manager for Human Resources on projects or other institutional objectives as needed.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in related field required. Professional HR certification desired.
At least five years related experience with at least three years in an HR leadership role. Experience in higher education or not for profit settings is strongly preferred.
Strong HR generalist knowledge with understanding of employment, benefits, leave administration, payroll, workers compensation, employee relations, and other HR functions.
Ability to process and explain complex legal and technical concepts.
Excellent computer skills; knowledge of report writing software preferred.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail.
Ability to spend long periods of time at a computer work station.
Ability to move about campus and other locations.
Minor lifting requirements, such as files or copy paper boxes as needed.
Ability to use general office equipment.
Ability to interact in person, via electronic media, and on the telephone.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.