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Associate Director - Benefits

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 01-07-2019

This position reports to the Director – Global Benefits and is responsible for the management, administration, implementation and communication of cost-effective and compliant health and welfare, and retirement benefits.  The Associate Director – Benefits oversees and controls the activities involved in the implementation and administration of the Firm’s robust employee benefit programs which include group health, life insurance, leaves of absences, savings plan and other voluntary benefits.  This position is responsible for overseeing the Benefits Department staff members.

  • Serves as backup to the Director for all aspects of benefits administration.
  • Ensures efficient management, administration and communication of all employee benefits programs.
  • Supports the Director in assessing existing plans by analyzing other employers’ programs, surveys and other available sources of information.  Ensures programs are current with regard to trends, practices and cost. 
  • Assist the Director in managing annual Open Enrollment.
  • Supports the Director with the preparation and execution of all employee benefit documentation such as Plan Summaries, Benefit Agreements, and Summary Plan Descriptions.  Keeps all Plan Documents, employee communication and benefits website pages up to date.
  • Supports the Director in ensuring the Firm’s compliance with retirement, health and welfare regulations, including national health care reform (Affordable Care Act) and state mandates.
  • In addition, responsibilities related to maintaining firm and client information are to be adhered to by all employees. This includes complying with the firm’s information security policies, protecting firm assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference, and reporting security events or potential events or other security risks to management.

  • Must have demonstrated and proven success with standard concepts practices and procedures within the employee benefits field.
  • People management skills. Proven ability to clearly articulate vision, expectations and hold staff accountable to high standards and providing appropriate coaching.
  • Must have hands-on experience in negotiating benefit programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, and successfully manage, a wide variety of diverse projects.  Must possess excellent project management skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and Word and HRIS.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation, time management and organization skills.

Education and/or experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred. CEBS Certification a Plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of benefit programs with a minimum of 12 years of progressive experience.

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