Eligibility & Benefits Coordinator

St. Thomas University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

**This is an on-site position. Remote workers will NOT be considered.**


You will be joining St. Thomas University (STU) at an exciting moment! Under the dynamic leadership of President David A. Armstrong, J.D., STU has had four consecutive years of record enrollment and we’ve set fundraising records too. Our campus footprint is also growing. In the past two years alone, we’ve opened the state-of-the-art Gus Machado College of Business, a new weight room for our student athletes, as well as a turf athletic field, residence hall, and a student center. And, we are going to keep growing…more students, more programs, more facilities!

As we mark our 60th Anniversary, we are setting our sights on the future while also honoring our Cuban heritage and celebrating our Catholic Identity. Come be a part of our diverse community! We are seeking energetic innovators who will help us chart the course for the University’s sixth decade of impact! Let’s work together to attract, serve, and inspire a diverse group of students who will leave STU prepared to be ethical leaders and change agents in our global community.

Located in sunny Miami, Florida, St. Thomas University is a private, non-profit university that offers 39 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees at its picturesque 144-acre campus and through distance learning. Its academic offerings include one of the oldest (and most highly ranked) undergraduate programs in Sports Administration in the country. STU has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in Social Mobility for regional universities in the South, which means it takes students from the lowest financial strata and catapults them to much higher financial strata in only ten years. St. Thomas University is the only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, and one of the only eight Archdiocesan universities nationwide.


The Eligibility and Benefits Coordinator acts as the liaison between Public Guardian Program in Broward County and local agencies including: Social Security Administration, Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Veterans Administration (VA). The Eligibility and Benefits Coordinator also works to obtain all necessary benefit entitlements information for all Wards and completes all application required by the state, county, and federal agencies on behalf of Wards so Guardianship Program can obtain new benefits and maintain existing benefits.

The Eligibility and Benefits Coordinator will travel to various local agencies and apply for all government benefits applicable to all Wards. All required applications/forms for benefits will be completed and submitted to appropriate agencies timely on behalf of all Wards so Wards can apply for new benefits or maintain current benefits.

  • Research and compiles information, completes and tracks new applications and annual redetermination for pending or existing benefits.
  • Notifies appropriate agencies of a changes in Wards’ status, residence, income, or assets, etc.
  • Investigates and solves problems regarding Wards’ benefits. Prepares and tracks requests from appropriate staff regarding the application of benefits at the deferral, state, and local agencies.
  • Notifies and provides documentation to all appropriate agencies when Wards with existing benefits have been appointed a legal guardian or when Ward passes away.
  • Corresponds with physicians, facilities, guardian representatives, case managers, and agencies or health care providers to obtain medical documentation required by federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Maintains current with federal and state government benefits changes and communicates this information to the appropriate staff and/or departments within the program.
  • Updates and adds new entitlements data to the Ward’s electronic and paper file.
  • Maintains applicable reports to track and follow up on all applications and changes and sends to the Guardian Representatives and Financial Specialist.
  • Maintains appointments and monitors deadlines regarding annual review for Wards’ entitlements.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Business, Finance, or Social Work from an accredited college/university, and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a benefits/entitlement related field.
  • Must be proficient in computer skills such as Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, for email, and internet as well as other internal and external software applications/database.
  • Must pass a background check and credit check prior to job offer being made.
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Davie, FL 33330: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Application Question(s):
  • Please provide contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Benefits/Entitlement: 2 years (Required)
  • State and Federal Benefits: 2 years (Required)
Work Location: One location

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