Reporting directly to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Director of Benefits and Executive Compensation serves as a key member of the College's Human Resources leadership team. Primary responsibilities include serving as principal advisor to the College's senior leadership and others throughout the College community on health and welfare benefits and executive compensation matters. Oversees the design and delivery of the non-cash elements of employee total rewards i.e., employee benefits and cash compensation.
Oversees design, budgeting, and delivery of a $30 million employee benefits program. Responsible for management and administration of all health and welfare, retirement and time-off benefit programs. Ensures that all plans are administered consistent with best practices
Ensures the effectiveness of all benefits and executive compensation policies, guidelines and procedures while recommending plan revisions and new plans that are consistent with compensation trends and corporate objectives.
Ensures that all benefits and executive compensation communication programs are proactive, well communicated and easy to understand for all employees. Partners with other HR team members to develop, execute and communicate key programs to managers, supervisors, and employees.
Directly oversees a team of two HR professionals
Design, evaluation, and financial management of benefits plans
Provide senior management with recommendations regarding plan/program adoption, funding, and effectiveness
Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, along with industry standards/best-practices. Specifically, oversees compliance with federal and state regulations such as COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA, FLSA, MEPA and annual government filings such as ACA, non-discrimination and 5500 reporting. Develops collaborative partnerships partners with stakeholders in development of sustainable programs to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements, including, but not limited to:
Federal, state, and local laws/ordinances affecting employment
Mandated reporting, notifications, posters, and disclosures
Executive compensation and performance management
New or emerging requirements
Establish, refine, and monitor processes and procedures to ensure accurate and timely determination and election of benefits
Oversees employee wellness initiatives including coordination of employee wellness events, vendor participation and employee communications.
Ensure integrity of benefits-related data and transfers of data among appropriate parties, including HRIS, payroll, and third-party service providers
Manage relationships with third party service providers, including consultants, brokers, TPAs, advisors, and record keepers
Ensure timely and accurate payment of program expenses
Track, monitor, and forecast program enrollment, utilization, costs/expenses
Track and monitor industry-wide developments in plan design, administrative practices, and legal/regulatory requirements
Develop, update, and disseminate communication/education materials, including website content. Includes identification and evaluation of third-party materials
Develop, update, and deliver presentations on benefits-related topics. Includes identification and evaluation of third-party materials, and coordination of on-campus presentations
Provide individualized counseling on benefits matters to faculty, staff and beneficiaries
Research and analyze competitive executive compensation practices to ensure that our programs and practices are current, competitive, and flexible
Perform regular job analysis and benchmark executive positions to the market. Produce annual benchmark pay recommendations
Lead the planning, coordination, facilitation, administration, and reporting of the annual executive salary review program
Serve as a partner to executives by providing guidance, education and coaching on compensation processes, guidelines, job descriptions, position evaluation and regulatory issues and compliance
Develop and maintain standardized and updated executive position specifications
Serve on committees, task forces, etc. as necessary and appropriate
Develop and actively support efforts to foster and maintain a workplace climate that is supportive of all employees regardless of their identity, with a special emphasis on the diversity of benefits-related needs and diverse interests of employees and beneficiaries.
Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred, but not required
CEBS, CFP, ARM-E, CCP, SPHR, or equivalent subject-appropriate professional credentials
8-10 years Human Resources leadership experience in employee benefits and compensation administration, with demonstrated knowledge and experience in health, welfare and retirement plans and executive compensation planning and communication. Experience in other HR-related disciplines a plus
Knowledge of HIPAA, PHI/PII, COBRA, FMLA, ERISA, and ACA compliance
Experience with fully insured and self-insured health and welfare plans
Defined benefit plan experience and knowledge is desirable
Experience administering employee benefits and compensation in a union environment is desirable
Working knowledge of budgeting, financial forecasting, and expense monitoring/control
Demonstrated superior knowledge of subject-appropriate federal and state laws, regulations, and administrative best-practices
Demonstrated, superior quantitative skills; working knowledge of actuarial, insurance, and corporate finance topics; superior written and oral communication skills; and the ability to maintain high levels of creativity, confidentiality and quality of work
Demonstrated success in project, staff, and vendor management
Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and work on multiple projects simultaneously with great efficiency and attention to detail
Commitment to professional development, continuing education and the development of direct reports and other team members
Ability to interact with all levels of the organization, including most senior executives and board members
Strong computer skills. Proficient at using Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel for data analysis.Workday HRIS experience preferred
Must have a keen attention to detail and the integrity to handle sensitive and confidential information
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0001243
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.