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Director Benefit Services

Apply now Job no: 502676
Department: Human Resources
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Human Resources
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Director Benefit Services

 $90000 - $105000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:

Responsible for the development, implementation and administration of Miami University’s benefits (health/welfare and retirement plans) and wellness program; compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Develop and direct strategic planning in the design, implementation of benefit and wellness programs for the university (e.g. benefit plan design, request for proposal and vendor selection, health plan premium discount program, wellness initiatives, communication and education efforts).
• Direct supervision of benefit and wellness unit staff; hourly and salary positions
• Administer faculty/staff benefit/wellness programs such as retirement plans, health, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans, health plan premium discount program, tuition fee waiver policy
• Responsible for maintaining and executing an ongoing five-year strategic plan for the unit
• Monitors the effectiveness of existing benefit/wellness programs/policies, guidelines and procedures recommending plan revision as well as new plans that are cost effective and consistent with industry trends/best practice and Miami University objectives; coordinates implementation and provides guidance to Miami University faculty/staff.
• Remain current with federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure compliance and provide guidance to senior administration
• Develops and provides advice to Miami University faculty/staff on decisions, policy and interpretation of benefit and wellness plans/programs; including the design of creative solutions to specific benefit/wellness-related programs.
• Manages the annual enrollment processes and third party vendor integrations
• Develops techniques for compiling, preparing and presenting data to senior administration
• Supervises the participation in and completion of benefit/wellness surveys to benchmark the university
• Conduct periodic assessment to determine future needs of university for benefits and total reward design
• Develop and document procedures to streamline processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and work with HR staff to educate the University community.
• Other projects/duties as assigned to support HR initiatives

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Management, Industrial Relations, Organizational Leadership/Change, Business Administration or related field and at least eight years of relevant experience. Or fifteen years of experience with progressive leadership experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations. Experience with Microsoft Office products, and at a minimum intermediate excel skills (pivot tables, formula functions etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

Masters degree in a related field. PHR, SPHR, CEBS or related Human Resources certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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