Benefit Specialist

Duties

 

Bastyr University is seeking an experienced and dedicated benefit specialist.

Compensation$43,492.80 - $65,000.00 annually, DOE

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Benefits:

  • 403(b) (Automatic Employer Contribution after 1 year and 1000 hours worked)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • No cost Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Sick Pay
  • Personal Day
  • Vacation
  • Community Service Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Tuition assistance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible
  • Shuttle transportation available
  • LinkedIn Learning

 

Note: Please apply through Bastyr University Career website. With the internal applicant tracking system, we can organize your information and track your application better.

Bastyr University Career: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/bastyr?

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The benefits specialist is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and 403(b) plan.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1.  Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information.
  2.  Assists with new-hire orientations and terminations.
  3.  Performs quality checks of benefits-related data.
  4.  Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes.
  5.  Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility.
  6.  Enrolls employees with carriers and process life status changes.
  7.  Responds to benefits inquiries from managers and employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
  8.  Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA.
  9.  Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilities.
  10.  Responds to 403(b) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts. Manages the annual catch-up contribution enrollment.
  11.  Assists with the open enrollment process.
  12.  Administers the tuition reimbursement program.
  13.  Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Assist HR team with revisions to existing benefits, employment policies and programs.
  2.  Assist HR team with streamlining processes, employee self-service and automation.
  3.  Reports to Senior HR Generalist and does not directly supervise other positions.
  4.  Other duties as assigned.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  1.  Associates degree in HR or related field, but experience and/or other training/certification may be substituted for the education.
  2. Three years experience in HR and/or benefits administration.
  3.  Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws.
  4.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5.  Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  6.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1.  Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  2.  Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time

How to Apply:

Please click the link below for job application.

https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/bastyr/jobs/3588688/benefits-specialist?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 

About Bastyr:

Bastyr is a progressive internationally recognized pioneer in Natural Health Arts and Sciences education and research. Founded in 1978, the University today offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs that reflect multidisciplinary, science-based natural health curricula with an emphasis on the integration of mind, body, spirit, and nature. Regionally accredited since 1989, Bastyr University is composed of three schools, the School of Naturopathic Medicine, The School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences and the School of Traditional World Medicines. Bastyr is comprised of a main campus in Kenmore, WA, a health clinic in Seattle, and a branch campus and health clinic in San Diego. 

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact jobs@bastyr.edu to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.

All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability during the application process should contact Human Resources at (425) 602-3087 (phone), (425) 602-3058 (fax) or jobs@bastyr.edu.