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Pension and Benefits Manager

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey 08028
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Under direction of the Associate VP and the VP/CHRO, the Benefits and Pension Manager is responsible for managing and administering the University administered State of NJ pension and disability programs, health benefit and dental programs, Section 125, Family Medical Leave (state and federal), HIPAA, COBRA, University leave programs, and worker’s compensation. Responsible for timely and accurate processing and auditing of employee participation in all University administered benefit, pension and leave programs.
Manages the NJ Pension plans which include: Alternate Benefit Program, Public Employee Retirement System, Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Plan, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, Tax Shelter programs, and Life Insurance This includes enrollments, audits, purchases, loans, retirements, transfers and withdrawals. Develops effective and efficient processes assuring eligibility for enrollment, timely processing, tracking and maintenance of all plan transactions. Serves as primary contact for all pension vendors and state of NJ Division of Pension and Benefits.
Manages the NJ State health and dental programs including Flexible Spending Accounts. Administers the NJ Well Program Develops effective and efficient processes assuring timely enrollment processing, tracking and maintenance of all health and dental transactions. Responsible for Leave of Absence administration including FMLA, NJFLA, NJ Temporary Disability Insurance Program, NJ Paid Family Leave Insurance, Donated Leave, Furloughs, Personal Leave and Military Leaves. Assures that eligibility requirements are met. Proficient in the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Responsible for all reporting as required by the Affordable Care Act.
Oversees administration of NJ Risk Management’s worker’s compensation program. Ensure compliance with benefit laws and regulations.
Supervise a benefits team. Demonstrate leadership and management skills. Partner with HR leaders, university leaders and state representatives on strategic and objective initiatives.
Responsible for coordinating and/or developing benefit communication including the Benefits web-page, orientation and open enrollment communication and benefit change communication. Responsible for proactive communication that will enhance benefit awareness.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. 
Experience: Minimum 3 years experience required, (5 years preferred) in managing and administering Health and Pension systems. Experience with state of NJ administered health and pension programs preferred.
Experience in managing FMLA required; NJFLA preferred
Must have knowledge/experience with a Human Resources/Payroll HRIS system. Experience in BANNER system preferred.
Knowledge of regulations that affect leaves, pension, health benefits and the Affordable Care Act.
Ability to manage multiple initiatives and work cross-functionally with all areas of the organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication and time management skills; must be detailed oriented with the ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines, provide excellent, professional and courteous customer service

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