Benefits & Wellness Analyst
The Benefits & Wellness Analyst is responsible to educate University staff and faculty on retirement programs sponsored by the Division of Retirement and the University. This position is responsible for the development, administration and management of the University Wellness Program. Serves as a liaison and subject matter expert to employees, colleges/departments and HR colleagues regarding benefits, retirement and wellness.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Typical job duties include but are not limited to:
Administers Retirement plans. Reviews, verifies, analyzes, processes, and responds to employee inquiries. Resolves complex retirement issues.
Plans and develops employee and retiree communication materials to promote and enhance understanding of the state and university sponsored benefit plans and options.
Provides retirement education and counseling for new, existing and retiring faculty and staff; including educational seminars and benefits overview presentations.
Leads the annual enrollment operational changes within the HR Information System(s); works collaboratively with Information Technology Services to ensure files are uploaded accurately.
Processes enrollment and changes for FRS, ORP, 403b and FICA Alternative Plans. Reviews and verifies documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance.
Collaborates with internal and external contacts to analyze benefits related data, resolve complex issues, maintain deadlines, and oversee the retention of benefits related records.
Oversees electronic retirement files which includes management of FRS error reports. Runs reports to monitor changes/thresholds related to Retirement.
Manages the pre-paid deduction process for nine-month faculty to ensure accurate accounting, reporting, and coverage continuity.
Develops wellness campaign to increase participation and promote wellness activities campus-wide. Partners with campus staff to build and enhance wellness activities. Develops metrics to track and monitor wellness program activities and program outcomes.
Manages Wellness budget and forecasts future costs.
Coordinates and participates in Benefits Fair activities.
Leads and/or participates in special projects.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.
Three years of Human Resources or Benefits related experience.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
Experience operating a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Five years of Human Resources or Benefits related experience.
Experience in higher education environment.
Working knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems such as Banner, Workday, and People First/SAP. Enter specific experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to apply and convey University regulations, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to benefits administration: Worker’s Compensation, COBRA, FMLA, etc
Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply complex plan documents and laws.
Knowledge of human resources and/or benefits administration concepts.
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Ability to exercise a high degree of discretion, integrity, and sensitivity with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.
Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a variety of situations.
Ability to prepare concise, meaningful and timely written reports in a clear, logical manner.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Ability to multi-task and manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to provide professional customer service.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.