Employment Opportunities

Date PostedAugust 28, 2014
Closing DateSeptember 26, 2014
Job Requisition Number102354
Position TitleManager of /Employee Benefits
Position TypePRFSNL
DepartmentOffice of Human Resources
Pay Benefits and Work Schedule
$45,451 to $58,270 commensurate with education and experience.

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- Resume

- Cover Letter

- Transcripts showing degree conferral date (copies accepted) must be uploaded and attached to your online application to be considered. This also applies to Seminole State College employees.

This position reports to the Associate Director, Employee Benefits and Compensation, and manages, organizes, plans, and maintains all functions associated with the day-to-day administration of the College’s employee benefits and retirement programs. Coordinates the work of others and interacts with employees, retirees, committees, and providers. Work also requires close adherence to stated Board Policies, as well as applicable federal and state laws.

1. Manages the administration of employee benefits and retirement programs, which include, but are not limited to: health insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability benefits, retirement plans including the Florida Retirement System (FRS) and tax sheltered annuities (TSA), and various ancillary benefits.

2. Mentors, develops and provides direction to direct reports through training and review of work and supervises effectively to ensure accurate, timely processing of employee benefits activity.

3. Ensures compliance with all benefits and retirement options including but not limited to, the Florida Retirement System, the Community College Optional Retirement Plan, 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans, Senior Management Class and local annuity, Alternate Social Security plan, etc., by remaining current with policies, procedures, practices, and local, state and federal legislation.

4. Communicates accurate benefits and retirement information using various methods (e.g., website, emails, written articles, presentations) to promote the value of the College employee benefits program and employee events such as the Health Fairs, Benefits Fairs and Annual Enrollment.

5. Partners with internal (e.g. Payroll) and external stakeholders to develop, implement and maintain ongoing transactional process improvements that deliver enhanced employee experiences and work efficiencies.

6. Consults with employees and acts as liaison with benefits providers for issue resolution.

7. Administers Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) and other leave of absence programs (e.g., Military, STD/LTD and Worker’s Compensation). Trains and partners with affected stakeholders to deliver streamlined communication and reporting.

8. Compiles and maintains benefits records to generate comprehensive reporting and analysis to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.

9. Serves as the subject matter expert on employee benefits for insurance and investment providers, Florida College System Risk Management Consortium and other associated vendors.

10. Reviews and interprets HR/Benefits policies and procedures to understand, communicate and recommend changes as required by law.

11. Works closely with HRIS to ensure accurate program system set-up, maintain benefits record integrity, perform periodic testing, implement system upgrades and retrieve data as needed.

12. Organizes the annual enrollment process including but not limited to, vendor negotiation, employee communications, HRIS system set-up, website updates and setting up group and individual employee meetings.

13. Builds strong partnerships with employees and vendors to foster trust and accountability.

14. Performs other duties as may be required or assigned.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or closely related field.

2. A minimum of 5 years of experience in Human Resources with a focus on employee health and retirement benefits.

3. At least 2 years of supervisory or management experience.

1. Master’s Degree in Human Resources, MBA, or closely related field.

2. Senior Professional in HR (SPHR)/Professional in HR (PHR) or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) Certification.

3. People Soft/Oracle system experience.

4. Experience working in a higher education environment.

1. Highly effective communicator with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate ideas, concepts and proposals.

2. Strong negotiation, presentation and facilitation skills.

3. Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

4. Ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously and able to prioritize.

5. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships at all levels.

6. Strong analytical skills, process orientation and business savvy.

7. Ability to exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor.

8. Demonstrated critical thinking, ability to deal with ambiguity, resolve complex problems, and effectively manage projects.

9. Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced, multi-priority environment.

10. Ability to treat confidential information with sensitivity.

11. Ability to lead and motivate others to achieve objectives.

12. Committed to working in a multi-cultural environment.

1. Works in an office environment.

2. May travel outdoors among buildings, campuses and to/from community-based events.

3. Access to Protected Health Information (PHI) will be limited to the minimum necessary to complete the job function(s) as outlined in this job description. Under no circumstances will PHI be accessed, used or disclosed unless it is required for completing the required job function.

The College anticipates that the position incumbent must be available throughout the workday and, on some occasions, after regular work hours. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent is expected to carry a personal cell phone and is required to provide their current cell phone number to the Office of Human Resources and to their immediate supervisor.

This position is not eligible for Veteran’s Preference.

This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Conditions of Employment
Finalists and individuals recommended for employment at Seminole State College may be subject to background investigations and fingerprinting in compliance with Florida Statute 1001.64; and Seminole State College Policy 1.020; 2.020. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be conducted for all new employees, and for rehired employees who have had a break in service for one year or more. The Office of Human Resources will determine which background checks shall be conducted for each position, based upon its review of job descriptions and the responsibilities of the position. These include, but are not limited to, positions that have access to money, master keys, security-sensitive areas and confidential information; positions that have the capability to create, delete, and alter records; and positions that are responsible for the care and instruction of children. The College will conduct various types of background checks which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background, credit check, driver's license check, previous employment and references.
How to Apply
All applicants including employees of Seminole State College must scan, upload and attach "Required" documents to their electronic application to be considered.


TO ATTACH DOCUMENTS: On the Careers Home page select the "Cover Letters and Attachments" link, then "Add Attachments" to attach documents. Applicants must include work history even if attaching a resume.

For positions requiring a degree, scan, upload and attach copies of your transcripts showing your name and the date your degree was conferred to be considered for the position (unofficial copies accepted). This applies to internal and external applicants.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Seminole State College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable Federal, State or local law.
Other Information

Seminole State College of Florida adheres to Florida’s Veteran’s Preference laws by providing preference in hiring to covered job applicants. Moreover, in recognition of the valuable contributions made by veterans, the College also considers any applicant’s military service background when filling job positions not covered by Veteran’s Preference laws.

To claim Veteran's Preference for eligible positions, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application to claim Veterans' Preference.


Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States are required to obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts and degrees. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

This evaluation must be submitted at the time of application. We recommend World Education Services at P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, telephone (212) 966-6311 or email address www.wes.org. The interview process may be delayed until such a review has been completed.

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