This key position manages the daily activities of the University’s health, welfare, and retirement plans and serves as the University’s internal benefits expert. Additionally, the person in this position manages the operations of the University’s compensation system (not payroll).
The incumbent works extensively with all levels of University employees, suppliers, and benefits consultants, and serves as the Secretary to the Retirement Plan Committee and serves on the University’s Compensation Committee.
Ensure compliance of employee benefits plans and, with the support of external consultants, file required government/legal reports. Serve as point of contact and facilitator for the annual 403(b) audit.
Be the internal expert for the University’s benefit plans. Counsel employees, direct them to the proper resources. Perform plan administrator duties including Open Enrollment.
Administer the University’s compensation system. Serve as a member of the Compensation Committee.
Keep informed of emerging trends in benefit plan administration.
Serve as Secretary to the Retirement Plan Committee. Working with external consultants, raise current topics, set agendas, keep minutes, and maintain Committee records.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of related employee benefits experience and a thorough knowledge of employee benefit regulations and requirements.
Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Compensation Specialist (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional or other Human Resources-related certifications desired but not required.
This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by the employee holding this job. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform with the University’s Policy of Ethical Practice and the following: perform quality work within deadlines with/without direct supervision; interact professionally with other employees, students, customers and suppliers; work effectively as a team contributor; and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating/coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. EOE
Approximately 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 42 states and 32 nations are enrolled at Robert Morris University, which is located in Moon Township approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
Robert Morris University offers 60 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate degree programs in five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Communications and Info...rmation Systems, the School of Education and Social Science, the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
RMU’s mission is to change our students’ lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. We do this through professional experiences, service learning, global experiences, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences. These activities are documented on RMU’s unique Student Engagement Transcript.
More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet friends. Student organizations include varsity, club and intramural sports, sororities, fraternities and student government. RMU has 23 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.
The university has 571 employees, which includes 200 full-time faculty members.