Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40.0 hours per week.
The Director of Benefits is a key member of our administrative leadership team, and is responsible for the design, communication, compliance, and delivery of the employee benefits and work/life programs.
The Director of Benefits reports to Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and leads our benefits and employee wellness initiatives.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Partner with HR and senior leadership to develop and drive total benefits design and strategy that support the university’s people strategy.
Identify creative ways to offer competitive benefits to employees while managing the economic changes in the market impacting programs.
Formulate pricing strategies and budget projections to develop plans that effectively meet short and long-term objectives to support our strategy.
Partner with the HR leadership team and internal communications to develop programs and deliver employee communications to impact participation and engagement.
Lead the annual benefit plan design, review and preparation for budget approval.
Manage the annual open enrollment process and align with wellness fairs to ensure a full package experience for employees.
Ensure team is staffed with top talent. Coach and inspire team to deliver employee care and services at the same level we deliver to our patients.
Manage vendor, benefit provider and consultant relationships ensuring service levels are high. Evaluate need for changes to decrease cost or increase service or features.
Analyze current workflow and processes for benefit administration and recommend redesign for effectiveness and efficiency.
Measure and report on program outcomes and demonstrate ROI.
Ensure compliance with all legal and government requirements of various employees benefit programs; including preparation and completion of required plan documents, Form 5500 and summary Annual Reports.
Develop and monitor operating budgets.
Perform other duties as assigned
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field is required.
Eight or more years leading the development of a complex, integrated and strategic benefits program in a higher education, healthcare, or corporate environment
Excellent business acumen, strong strategic planning, financial, numerical and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to create, implement, market, measure and evaluate benefits and work/life programs, policies and procedures.
Demonstrated history of working as a team member in a complex, cross functional business environment and the ability to form relationships at all levels of the organization.
Ability to establish the appropriate priorities and work with a sense of urgency.
A strong attention to detail and accuracy with a superior work ethic.
Outstanding people management and development skills. Ability to inspire and be “present” with the team.
Strong organizational, communication, presentation, and project management skills are a must.
CEBS or CPB certification is preferred.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G18.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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