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Benefits and Compensation Manager

Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 29, 2023
Job Description

Named the 19th Best Community College in the U.S. in 2021, Muskegon offers accredited academic programs leading to 54 associate degrees and 32 certificates. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, MCC’s nationally recognized commitment to student success unites its faculty and staff in their mission to prepare students, build communities and improve lives.

One of Michigan’s most picturesque community colleges, the Muskegon main campus building - an award-winning Alden Dow design - spans Four Mile Creek on a 15-acre sylvan setting. The campus boasts several new multimillion-dollar facilities - the Health and Wellness Center, the Science Center and the Art and Music Building - and includes University Park Golf Course and the Carr-Fles Planetarium. The Sturrus Technology Center in historic downtown Muskegon is home to state-of-the-art applied technology offerings, the Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Center and the Lakeshore Fab Lab. MCC offers classes in adjacent Ottawa and Newaygo Counties.

Living in Muskegon County
Muskegon County residents enjoy 26 miles of sugar-sand beaches along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, as well as one of America’s only luge tracks at the Winter Sports Complex and the regionally popular Michigan’s Adventure Amusement & Water Park. An outdoor recreation hub with three state parks and swimming, fishing and boating on its many lakes and rivers, the Muskegon area offers dynamic downtown and beachfront restaurant and entertainment venues. The Muskegon Farmer’s Market is the second largest in Michigan. Cruise ships dock in Muskegon, while a high-speed ferry connects the city to Milwaukee. Notable local museums range from rare art collections to an actual World War II submarine and a U.S. Navy ship used during D-Day.

Salary: Up to $75,000 depending on experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled; First Review on October 19, 2023

Required Skills

General Description:

Under the direction of the Human Resources leadership, this individual will be responsible for implementing and administering policies and programs covering all benefit and compensation plans. Manage, coordinate and implement employee benefit programs, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, flexible spending plans and retirement programs. This is done with care, support, respect and integrity for our employees in a team environment .

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Bachelor’s degree required; CEBS certification preferred.
  2. Minimum of three years of experience in human resources, benefit administration experience preferred.
  3. Thorough knowledge of Federal and State benefit related laws including but not limited to HIPAA, ERISA, FMLA, FSA, HSA, COBRA, MPSERS, Worker’s Compensation, ADA, Unemployment, and Title IX.
  4. Two years of HRIS/Enterprise System experience (Colleague preferred) with the ability to maintain data integrity, produce quality reporting, and trouble shoot day-to-day issues. Ability to stay current with technology and reporting tools for the role.
  5. Advanced technology experience – especially in working with Microsoft Excel including formulas and pivot tables preferred, as well as social media and research capabilities.
  6. Experience administering self-funded medical plans preferred.
  7. Demonstrated organizational ability, attention to detail, and solid decision-making skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to collect, compile and analyze data and interpret and apply laws and policies.
  9. Excellent verbal and written communications skills demonstrating the ability to sustain communication with diverse groups, anticipate problems, and reconcile conflicts.
  10. Ability to handle complex problems ethically, strategically and proactively, when appropriate.
  11. Demonstrated ability to relate to people of all ages, races, and social-economic backgrounds.
  12. Demonstrated use of tact, judgement and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  13. Highly motivated and solution oriented with a high degree of integrity, ethics and dedication to the mission of the college.
  14. Strong organizational, planning and time management skills; ability to improve efficiencies, while building relationships using strong analytical and decision making skills.
  15. Ability to work irregular schedule including evenings and possible weekends.
  16. Requires personal transportation to and from extension centers or other locations as needed.

Essential Functions:

  1. Delivers dedicated exemplary service to all employees while developing, implementing and administering compensation and benefit programs, policies and procedures.
  2. Conducts open enrollments for various benefit programs including medical, dental, vision, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, retirement, life, and disability.
  3. Manages benefit enrollment system.
  4. Develops benefit related communications.
  5. Coordinates events and training relating to benefit programs including annual open enrollments.
  6. Assists in managing relationship with benefit carriers, consultants and brokers.
  7. Review employee eligibility for benefit plans and maintenance of plans including retirement programs.
  8. Coordinates orientation programs for new employees; process all forms associated with the hiring of new employees, transfer and termination of employees.
  9. Manages leave administration with employees and coordinates all necessary information with supervisors, payroll and human resources.
  10. Administers workers’ compensation and medical incident reporting.
  11. Conducts research and responds to annual benefit and compensation studies.
  12. Assist in management and maintenance of HRIS System and website.
  13. Coordinates and reconciles billing for benefits plans .
  14. Manages the tuition benefit programs for employees.
  15. Prepares annual wage memos and contracts for faculty, administrators and staff. Responsible for accurately entering new wage rates into the HRIS system.
  16. Processes benefit and payroll adjustments, changes, and stipends submitting to payroll by the required deadlines.
  17. Ensures compliance with Federal and state laws including but not limited to Section 125, FSA, COBRA, HIPAA and FMLA, Unemployment, IPEDS reporting, including analysis and data review for compliance with ACA and PA 152.
  18. Prepares and maintain such reports as necessary to carry out functions of the Human Resources Office. Provide ad-hoc reporting as needed.
  19. Research new benefit program options and make specific recommendations for new and/or revised benefit programs for management consideration.
  20. Assists leadership with various projects and day-to-day functions.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

Detailed Work

☒ Student Contact

☒ Faculty Contact

☒ Deadline oriented

☒ Problem Situations

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands

☐ On-call Availability

☒ Confidentiality

☒ Continual Interruptions

☒ Working Alone

☒ Working with Others

Physical Demands:

☐ Standing & Walking ☒ Sitting ☒ Carrying

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs. ☐ Up to 25 lbs. ☐ Up to 50 lbs. ☐ 80 + lbs.

☐ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending

☐ Climb or Balance

☐ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl

☐ Squatting

☐ Handle or Feel

☐ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒ Talking or hearing

☐ Tasting/Smelling

☐ Working Overhead

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☒ Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒ Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☐ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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