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University of Rochester Human Res Rep II - Benefits - 237341 in Rochester, New York

Human Res Rep II - Benefits Job ID 237341

Location Central Administration Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Total Rewards-Benefits


Job Summary

Administers the Retirement Program and Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan; supervises, trains, monitors and coordinates the work of Sr Human Resources Assistants; manages recordkeeper responsibilities; oversees auditing efforts, evaluates and makes recommendations for improvements in procedures; coordinates communications efforts to ensure compliance and effective communication to participants; counsels University staff, faculty and supervisors concerning University benefit programs.

Specific Responsibilities:

Under general direction but with latitude for exercise of independent judgment:

  • Functional supervision of the Sr HR Assistants; responsible for training, monitoring, counseling assigning, coordinating and checking the work of the Sr HR Assistants for completeness and accuracy. Responsible for the oversight and approval of HR Assistant processing the retirement program remittances, compliance monitoring, audit processes, withdrawals and form processing. (Percent of time 35%)

  • Maintains statistics for the Retirement Plans area as well as data accuracy through consistent audit practice. Monitors and/or maintains recordkeeper relationship. Initiates and maintains forms and records relating to retirement processing. Assigned project work including current process review and new process implementation. (Percent of time 30%)

  • Prepare and maintain communication materials for area, including plan documents, SPDs, employee/retiree mailings, etc. Prepare special reports, including recommendations for accommodation of individual problems or adjustment. Observes operation of retirement program and reactions of individuals to it. Observes and makes recommendations for improvements in benefits, policies and procedures. (Percent of time 20%)

  • Counsels all levels of faculty and staff as to the University’s retirement plans and practices, and related problems. Acts as second level resolution for complex employee issues/concerns. Research, resolve, and respond to issues/problems/correspondence affecting faculty, staff and retirees’ Retirement Plan benefits. Communicate with recordkeeper or other internal departments in resolution of problems. (Percent of time 15%)


Requires bachelor’s degree in the areas of Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources Administration, or related fields, or equivalent experience. Two years’ experience in administrative work, one of which should have been in benefits. Education in 403(b) retirement programs, taxation and the like is desirable.

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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