The HR Benefits Manager provides comprehensive human resources and benefits services to the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) community by administering the employee health insurance benefits, welfare fund benefits, retirement and pension plans, tax deferred annuity programs, flexible spending programs, COBRA, and other benefit programs. As a member of BMCC Human Resources senior management team, and reporting to the Executive Director, this excluded position will plan and develop strategies for the administration of benefit programs and also participate in other areas including on-boarding, employee relations recruitment/selection, classification and training. In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
Manages wellness programs, conducts benefit orientations and workshops, and coordinates on-site events with health and retirement plan providers;
Councils Faculty and staff on retirement and other benefits and facilitates employee enrollments;
Oversees compliance for COBRA notifications, workers compensation documentation and other benefit transactions
Serves as the liaison to benefit providers and collaborates with them to resolve discrepancies
Audits employee and benefit data in the HRIS, benefits and payroll systems for accuracy and makes corrections as necessary;
Oversees LOA processing, including family medical, child care and other leaves
Develops benefit programs and other employee communications
Develops and manages an employee service system to assist employees, retirees, and beneficiaries with their benefit related issues or questions;
Maintains current benefit information and materials in print and online sources
Manage and advise faculty and Staff on Health and welfare beneifts
Manages, trains and develops staff as assigned
Serves as subject matter expert on Human Resources services for staff on People Soft (CUNYFirst) regarding benefits and extended leave.
Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.
Six (6) years of experience in human resources managing employee health and welfare benefits plans/programs in a higher education or complex public institution
Advanced degree in human resources or a closely related field;
SPHR, PHR or CEBS certification;
Knowledge of New York City health benefits plans and CUNY benefit and retirement programs;
Experience administering computerized/web-based human resources, benefits and payroll information systems, especially PeopleSoft;
High degree of professionalism and personal integrity to maintain confidentially and use sound judgement to make decisions and resolve problems diplomatically;
Flexibility to work effectively in a time-sensitive, dynamic and demanding customer-focused office;
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team setting with diverse stakeholders;
Experience managing training and developing staff
Detail oriented with strong writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Strong organizational skills with the ability to establish plans, manage multiple assignments and conflicting priorities and meet strict deadlines
Proficiency using computers and standard office Programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW
Manages a portfolio of Human Resources programs and operations at the College level.
Assumes responsibility for delivery of one or more human resources programs, which may include recruitment, performance management, labor relations, pay administration, recordkeeping, and/or human resources technology
Manages staff responsible for carrying out operations in the Human Resources office
Directly supports College department chairs and managers in staff planning, recruiting, hiring, and resolving sensitive personnel issues regarding their employees
Provides guidance on the impact of laws and regulations, CUNY policies, and collective bargaining agreements
Provides outreach to employees and provides communications such as meetings, newsletters, and web sites
Compiles accurate and well-organized reports
Assists management with developing policies, procedures, and programs to support Human Resources' objectives
Performs related duties as assigned.
Job Title Name: HR Manager
Higher Education Associate
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Effective November 11/1/2022
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a cover letter and resume as one document in the Resume field via our online recruiting system CUNYFirst at https://www.cuny.edu/employment/
Open until 10/11/2022, with the review of applications to begin immediately.
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
About Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of 24 colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. BMCC is the borough’s first Community College and the largest college in CUNY, enrolling approximately 27,000 students in degree programs and 12,000 more students in continuing education programs. Students represent 155 countries around the world. BMCC students obtain associate degrees in 31 fields and are instructed by over 414 full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research. To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs online, in offsite locations, in the evenings, and on weekends. BMCC is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. Community College Week recently ranked the College fifth in the nation for the number of associates degrees awarded to underrepresented groups. It was also ranked #1 in awarding degrees to African-Americans in the Northeast; #2 for awarding associate degrees in business; and # 3 for awarding associate degrees in communications technology, by The U.S.... Department of Education and the Institute of International Education. For more information about BMCC, please visit us at www.bmcc.cuny.edu.