Assistant Director for Benefits Administration - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Benefits Administration.   This position provides management, administrative and hands-on support, and coordination for a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition reimbursement plans; policy development, recommendations and implementation of new and current programs and offerings.  This position will also develop and administer a comprehensive Wellness initiative for College employees. This position develops and delivers effective communication for College benefits as well as extensive complex data analyses and recommendations for premium adjustments. 

This position requires broad and detailed benefits expertise, extensive research and analytical ability and a proven ability to integrate knowledge and implement projects.  Working knowledge of insurance and pension plans, current standards, IRS regulations, and other legal requirements is essential.  An understanding of the evolving ACA and federal regulations is important.  Successful candidates must possess strong organizational skills, the ability to work in a fast paced environment, in a confidential, professional manner and partner with HR colleagues, faculty, staff, and varied contacts.  The College is seeking a candidate with integrity, change orientation, and initiative.  Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.  Working knowledge of human resource information systems, word processing, and spreadsheet applications is required.  A bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 5-10 years of progressively responsible benefits experience are also required.  Experience with a self-insured healthcare plan is strongly preferred.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


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Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.



Keyword Phrases

  • Benefits
  • Assistant
  • Director
  • Wellness
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description