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Benefits Coordinator

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
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Full Time
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Benefits Coordinator

Job no: 528727
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Human Resources

Department: Human Resources
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OH-OA05-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
February 15, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload a current resume and cover letter that addresses how your skills and experience meet the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications.

In your online application, please include 3 professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities.
Department Summary
The mission of the Office of Human Resources is to strategically partner with the university community as a comprehensive, innovative, and results-oriented department modeled on the very best human resources practices. We deliver a variety of services and programs, which underscore a commitment to inclusiveness, respect, fairness, effective service delivery, and accountability. We strive to be proactive, consultative partners meeting the needs of employees and operations across the institution and to lead efforts to attract, retain, develop, and engage world-class faculty and staff.

The HR Programs and Services unit manages the university's benefits, medical leaves, work-life, HR compliance, learning and development, and recognition programs for all employees. The unit provides HR support services to the campus community and is responsible for generating and distributing HR communications to all university employees. The unit develops and maintains HR programs in collaboration with campus stakeholders to support university leadership and institutional priorities.

HR Programs & Services is a unit within Human Resources in the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university's many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping the campus safe, clean, accessible, and beautiful.
Position Summary
This position reports to the Associate Director of Benefits and is a subject matter expert on health and welfare benefits for the university. This position is the liaison to the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and other related agencies and is responsible for implementing the statewide programs through enrollment, status changes, and annual open enrollment. Provides information to faculty, staff, dependents, retirees, and beneficiaries regarding UO benefits, including insurance plans, retirement plans, tax-deferred investment options, flexible spending accounts, and optional benefits (life, disability, accidental death, and long-term care). Provides assistance and support to the medical leaves program as needed. Requires the ability to monitor, interpret, and apply applicable state and federal laws, rules, institutional policies, procedures, and program requirements as they relate to health and welfare benefits. The person in this position must support diversity and inclusion in every aspect and responsibility associated with the job.

This position has been identified as being local, with daily commuting to a UO work location in Eugene, Oregon, but may have a limited option to occasionally work remotely. All adjusted work arrangements require supervisor and leadership approval.
Minimum Requirements
  • Two years' experience in benefits administration, human resources, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of health insurance plans, flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, and tax-deferred investment programs
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and databases
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws which affect benefit plan administration
    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to accurately process large volumes of detailed information in a timely manner
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility to shift directions quickly when priorities change, recommend creative solutions to problems, and deliver against tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate commitment to the highest standards of work product, confidentiality, and integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills; ability to effectively communicate complex information to individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, customer service, and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and empathy in interactions with customers in stressful situations
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Working knowledge of Banner HRIS system
  • Experience working in higher education or in the public sector
  • Experience working with Collective Bargaining Agreements

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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