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Asst Dir-Benefits

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
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  • Job Code
    120269721

Working Title Assistant Director - Benefits

Job Summary

Eastern Washington University is seeking a skilled and team oriented individual to serve as our *Assistant Director of Benefits*. This position reports to the Director of Benefits and is a division of the Office of Human Resources. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Director of Benefits in administering the university's insurance and retirement programs. The Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting in the development, recommendation, and implementation of policies and procedures relating to all insurance and retirement plans in compliance with appropriate regulations, laws, and University policies; establishing and initiating procedures and processes involving EWU retirement and insurance programs; ensuring federal compliance of IRS codes for participation in the voluntary investment plan in relation to the university's retirement plans.

This position addresses sensitive issues, such as individual/or group meetings with employees being laid off, retirement planning, medical disability, and providing one-on-one benefit orientations to new employees and key candidates and other issues that arise.

A detailed job description may be found under the job duties section.

The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.



About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.



Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.



Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.



Physical Demands

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
    Minimum four years of current professional human resource experience with minimum of *two years demonstrated experience administering a benefits package*.
    Successful work experience regarding the knowledge and understanding of practices, policies, laws and regulations governing benefits.
    Demonstrated computer skills to include MS Office and Outlook calendaring.
    Possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
    Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.y.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
    Higher education experience
    Experience with Ellucian Banner HR/Payroll module or similar ERP systems
    Experience administering benefit/retirement programs for large employer


Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team.
    Excellent organizational and time management skills
    Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively to address problems
    Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.






PI120269721
Posted: 2020-05-14 Expires: 2020-06-15

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