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Assistant Director of Benefits

The New School

New York City, New York 10011
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  • Administrative
  • Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Communications
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  • Administer and communicate a comprehensive benefits program including health care and dental care plans, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, short and long-term disability, qualified transportation expense, employee assistance program and tuition waiver plans for faculty and staff.
  • Counsel faculty and staff regarding the provisions of all benefit plans and programs.
    Work closely with the Senior Director of Benefits in the planning, development and design/redesign of benefits programs
  • Conduct new faculty and staff benefits orientations.
  • Communicate, coordinate, and work with providers and third-party administrators to resolve questions, problems, and claims issues and work to ensure quality service.
  • Administer short-term and long-term disability plan benefits, workers compensation claims, and coordinate leaves with FMLA requirements.
  • Oversee all benefits-related enrollments, changes, and terminations in the University’s Human Resource Information System (Workday)
  • Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Complete all federal filings, including 5500s.
  • Maintain content on benefits website.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.

Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in working for a world-class, urban university.

Interested candidates must apply online at:



  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of benefit plans administration experience.
  • Experience in maintaining benefits compliance as per federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Strong communication, presentation and strategic leadership skills.
  • Strong organization skills with ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Technical proficiency in an HR Information Systems (Workday preferred) as well as intermediate to advanced skill level in Word and Excel.
  • Strong customer focus with superior interpersonal skills.
  • Must work well in a team environment.
  • Experience in a higher education setting and/or non-profit environment preferred.

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