Join our distinguished network of innovators known not only for their commitment to patients, but their passion for groundbreaking research. Exciting discoveries happen every day with our advanced technology, extensive array of benefits and rewarding educational opportunities that keep our employees growing together. Our focus is on taking care of patients, employees, and our community. You can make an impact within UMMS and advance your career in ways you’d never imagine.
WHAT WILL YOU DO:
Under guidance of the CHRO, designs the planning and administration of comprehensive and competitive Health & Welfare and Retirement programs that support the objective of achieving competitive advantage in the market from both a financial and people perspective across the UMMS system. Plans, develops and implements new and revised programs, policies, procedures. Assures through thorough audits, reports and personal contact that company programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations.
Ensures that a competitive benefits package is maintained for the organization. Assists the CHRO in determining the strategic direction the organization’s benefits programs. Programs include (but are not limited to health, dental, vision, pharmacy benefits, Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts, Voluntary benefit programs, Disability and Leave programs, retirement and pension savings plans).
Resolves complex employee benefit plan issues referred by benefits staff
Chairs monthly UMMS Employee Compensation and Benefits Workgroup meetings; participates in periodic UMMS Employee Compensation and Benefit Committee meetings. Develops content, creates agenda and accompanying materials, presents pertinent topics, makes pertinent recommendations to the Benefits Workgroup, coordinates guest presentations as needed, and maintains minutes.
Manages the process of retirement fund changes, once recommended to and approved by the Employee Benefits Committee, including adhering to timely employee communication requirements, and coordinating with the recordkeeping and trust vendors.
Oversees and coordinates vesting/taxation practices under the Executive 457(f) Plan, coordinating with external recordkeeper and trustee, as well as with our internal Payroll Department, to ensure timely and accurate tax withholding and reporting on behalf of vested plan participants.
Responsible for department operating budget.
Keeps apprised of federal, state, and local laws and regulations and ensures that all compensation programs are compliant with regulations including ERISA, COBRA, FLSA, ADA and wage and hour laws.
Oversees the hiring, orientation, training of staff. Provides leadership and technical guidance to staff. Develops standards of performance, approves staff performance evaluations and recommends personnel actions such as merit increases, promotions and disciplinary actions.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field required
8 years minimum experience in leading benefit initiatives and managing/administering programs, leading and training staff is required. Healthcare experience preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of program design and administration including governance guidelines, compliance and reporting requirements required.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.