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Director, Benefits

Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Class Description

This class’s purpose is to plan and direct the design, implementation, communication, and administration of CCBC’s health and welfare benefits program and the retirement plans. Lead the development of new initiatives to establish competitive and cost-effective programs. Ensure that programs adhere to current regulations and support CCBC’s strategic objectives. Evaluate current programs to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and competitiveness with other organizations. Oversee the processes to provide effective plan administration and manage the staff and day-to-day operations of the Benefit’s Department and all its functions.

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in business, Human Resources or related field from an accredited institution with (7) seven years of full time Benefits Administration work experience with a minimum of three (3) years of staff supervision experience required. Current PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or CEBS certification preferred.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Provide leadership and supervision of assigned College division or function.
  2. Develop and implement goals and objectives in coordination with senior management.
  3. Implement strategies related to operation and services.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures to ensure consistency.
  5. Supervise, advise, and evaluate assigned staff, as required.
  6. Prepare, analyze, and provide reports on miscellaneous subjects, as requested.
  7. Serve as liaison between college departments, vendors, government agencies and/or other external organizations.
  8. Manage operating budget for assigned division or function, as required.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Essential Duties

  1. Develop and recommend cost-effective benefits strategies that are consistent with market trends and college strategy and objectives. Develop metrics to Analyze and monitor effectiveness of programs to ensure competitiveness with local markets. Review and conduct surveys to assess the College’s competitive position. Monitor trends continuously to propose changes to existing benefits. Lead or participate in obtaining and analyzing bids for benefit programs.
  2. Manage the daily administration of the Health, Prescription, and Dental Insurance benefit programs for employees, retirees, and their eligible dependents. Counsel management and employees on effectiveness of existing benefit plans.
  3. Serve as the lead for the annual benefits plan reviews. Work with plan consultants, vendors, Baltimore County, and internal partners to assess programs and develop recommendations and strategies based on market, regulatory requirements, need and budget.
  4. Oversees administration of Baltimore County, Maryland State, and supplemental retirement plans, to include defined benefit and defined contribution plans, a 457 plan, and a 403b plan and Roth plans.
  5. Develop, implement, administer, and monitor other fringe benefit plans such as, but not limited to, Whole and Term Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, COBRA, and Worker’s Compensation plans. Unemployment and Tuition.
  6. Oversees administration of FMLA, Maryland Sick/Safe Leave and other mandated leave programs as well as CCBC-specific leave programs such as CCBC’s Family Medical Leave, CCBCs sick bank, and AFSCME and CWA leave donation programs.
  7. Oversee employee Wellness and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) programs.
  8. Oversee the annual Open Enrollment process (with in-person and remote Benefit Fairs) for active, inactive, and retired staff.
  9. Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations regarding health, retirement, and other fringe benefits. Supervise audits and prepares reports and applications required by federal and state and local agencies. Monitor changes in legislation and policy to ensure the college remains in compliance.
  10. Ensure benefits vendors are held accountable for service level agreements and performance targets. Address issues identified within a timely manner.
  11. Manage the effective administration of the Benefits Helpline and email.
  12. Provide oversight for the College’s tuition assistance benefits. Process all employee and dependent requests for tuition reimbursement and waivers.
  13. Develop communication strategies and training opportunities to educate employees and retirees about benefits and increase understanding, utilization, and engagement in programs.
  14. Lead, develop and monitor direct reports (full and part time employees) to ensure they provide consistently excellent customer support and expert advice to CCBC employees, retirees, and affiliates.
  15. Supervise, motivate, develop, and provide leadership to staff.
  16. Meet schedules and timelines, organize multiple projects efficiently and effectively and carry out required project details throughout the year.
  17. Ensure policies, procedures, and checklists for all job-related functions are up-to-date and available.
  18. Must excel in professional interactions with employees at all levels of the organization; to include 24-hour turnaround for emails and phone calls, collegiate discussions and interactions with employees at all levels of the organization.
Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

CCBC Full Time Benefits At A Glance
BENEFIT SUMMARY Health and Medical
    • Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
    • Cigna Open Access Plus In Network (OAPIN)
  • Kaiser
Prescription Drug Benefits:
  • For CIGNA Plans - included in Cigna Plan Medical Premiums
  • Kaiser - included in Kaiser Medical Premium
Mental Health
Emotional, drug/alcohol abuse treatment, both inpatient and outpatient, provided when pre-approved. Premium included in medical care plan.

Dental Benefits
  • CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield Regional Traditional
  • CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield Regional Preferred
Vision Benefits
  • NVA
Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Benefit Strategies Health Spending Account $2,600
  • Benefit Strategies Dependent Care (children under 13 and elder care) $5,000
Financial Term Life Insurance: MetLife
  • Employee Basic Life Insurance is 1 times your salary with a minimum of $50,000 (90/10)
  • Employee Supplemental Life Insurance is available in multiples of $10,000 with a maximum of $200,000. Supplemental Term Life Insurance is available for spouse (increments of $10,000 to a maximum of 50% of employee combined basic and supplemental amount) and dependents ($10,000). Supplemental Term Life Insurance is 100% employee paid.
Permanent Whole Life Insurance: Unum
  • Permanent Whole Life Insurance with Optional Long Term Care rider available through Unum. Available to full-time employees, part-time associates, and adjunct faculty.
  • Spouse and dependent coverage available. Permanent Whole Life Insurance accrues cash value, premiums will not increase, and coverage will not decrease. Permanent Whole Life Insurance is 100% employee paid.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment: The Hartford
Individual or Family Coverage. Employee pays a rate in multiples of $10,000 to a maximum of $300,000.

Long-Term Disability

Plan pays 60% of gross monthly salary after 90 consecutive days of absence. Employee pays 100% of premium.

Retirement Plans
  • Maryland State Teacher’s Pension System (7% contributory)
  • Optional Retirement Plan (non-contributory)
  • Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System (7% contributory)
Supplemental (Retirement Annuities) 403(b) and 457(b)
  • Tax-sheltered annuities – 403(b). Payroll salary reduction authorization is needed. The form is available on SharePoint Forms/Human Resources Forms.
    The 403(b) supplemental retirement plan is available to all CCBC employees (Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Associates and Full Time employees).
  • Roth 403(b) is a savings feature that is available when you open a 403(b) account. The Roth 403(b) savings feature allows employees to contribute after-tax dollars and then withdraw tax-free dollars from their account upon retirement. The Roth 403(b) savings feature is only offered by the following vendors: TIAA-CREF and VOYA Financial Advisors, Inc. Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Associates and Full Time employees are eligible to save for retirement using the Roth 403(b) savings feature. Employees may contribute traditional pre-tax 403(b) dollars and Roth 403(b) post-tax dollars simultaneously. The savings limits are combined for the Traditional 403(b) and the Roth 403(b) contributions.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan — 457(b) offered through VOYA Financial Advisors, Inc. The 457(b) salary reduction authorization form is needed. The form is available on SharePoint Forms/Human Resources Forms.
Legal Services
Legal Resources is a pre-paid legal voluntary benefit for advice, consultation and representation for commonly used legal services.

Credit Union
First Financial Federal Credit Union membership available to employees.

Direct Deposit

It's convenient, safe, reliable and saves time. No waiting for your check on payday. The money is already in your account, whether you are at work or on vacation. Mandatory payroll direct deposit allows employees the control and flexibility of directing their pay to different accounts at any bank, in any location.

Work and Family Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Cigna Behavioral
Free personal advocates assisting you and any household member to resolve any issues.

Paid Leave Benefits
Academic, Bereavement, Sick and Safe Leave, Jury Duty, Religious Holidays, Military Leave, Sabbatical, Personal, Vacation, and Holidays.

Tuition Assistance
Eligible full-time employees may qualify for waiver or reimbursement programs. Spouses and legal dependents up to age 22 are eligible for reimbursement with proof of successful completion and a C or better grade. Employee’s eligible for Tuition Assistance become eligible for the external Tuition reimbursement program the first semester after one calendar year of employment. Eligibility for waiver or reimbursement for CCBC courses begins after the completion of a 90 day probation for public safety and classified employees.

Academic Cash Award
Classified employees are eligible for a lump sum award of $500 for completion of an unduplicated college degree.

McDaniel College’s Educator’s Legacy Scholarship Program

CCBC is proud to offer an exciting new benefit to all benefits-eligible employees! Read more »

McDaniel College has extended its Educator’s Legacy Scholarship (ELS) program to CCBC benefits-eligible employees. CCBC is among the inaugural community college partners.

Children of ANY current full-time benefits-eligible CCBC employee with at least four years of continuous full-time employment are eligible to receive a scholarship valued at up to $100,000 over four (4) years.

The scholarship will first take effect in the fall semester. The CCBC Employee Benefits Team will provide verification of employment. Excellent teaching is McDaniel College's priority and its legacy. The College's expert faculty-mentors empower students to achieve their personal best, and many graduates go on to become top K-12 educators.

Since 2010, four of McDaniel's graduates were named state Teachers of the Year, including the 2011 National Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer. McDaniel is ranked among Money Magazine's 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges and offers more than 70 undergraduate programs of study. The personalized curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. McDaniel College welcomes the sons and daughters of CCBC employees!

Mandated Federal Benefits
Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security.

For Your Convenience
  • ATM machines are available at each of the main campuses
  • Check cashing with appropriate ID
  • Free Parking
  • Access to weight lifting facilities, swimming pool and library

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