The Benefits Coordinator is responsible to coordinate and educate University staff and faculty on all health and welfare benefit programs sponsored by the Division of State Group Insurance and the University. This position is responsible for the administration and management of the University leaves of absence programs, including all time off benefits. Serves as a liaison and subject matter expert to employees, colleges/departments and HR colleagues regarding absence management and health and welfare benefits
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 duties may include but are not limited to:
Assists in the administration of Health and Welfare plans. Counsels staff and faculty on health and welfare benefits.
Manages payroll inputs for State Group Insurance and University benefit enrollment.
Manage time off benefits for employees on leave, maintains time off accruals in Workday. Manages Sick Leave Pool and Personal Leave donation policy.
Maintains People First file feeds including monitoring of error reports.
Runs reports to audit plan enrollment and premium payments.
Resolves complex health and welfare issues.
Ensures accuracy of rates and annual enrollment operational changes within the HR Information System(s); collaborates with Information Technology Services to ensure files are uploaded accurately.
Collaborates with internal and external contacts to analyze benefits related data, resolve complex issues, maintain deadlines, and oversee the retention of benefits related records.
Manages and administers leaves of absence including accurate interpretation and application of state and federal leave laws including FMLA, USERRA and FGCU policies. Counsels managers and staff/faculty and provides training as needed.
Coordinates Workers Compensation claims and serves on the Safety Committee.
Coordinates 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.
One year of Human Resources or benefit 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).
PHR and/or SHRM-CP
Two years of Human Resources or benefit related experience .
Experience in higher education environment.
Working knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems such as Banner, Workday, and People First/SAP.
Experience with Florida State Group Insurance and Retirement System.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.