This HR Benefits Consultant position is part of the Salary Administration and Benefits team and functions as Benefits Counselor. This position is part of the team responsible for the management, planning, and operational support for all benefits programs for the University. The HR Benefits Consultant administers leave, including Family Medical Leave Act, Voluntary Shared Leave, sick leave, vacation leave, bonus leave, etc.
This position collaborates on the development and implementation of benefits processes for the University to ensure compliance with UNCW, UNCSO, OSHR, and the State of NC and federal statutes, policies, and procedures for benefits administration. The Consultant serves as a resource for policy interpretation and provides a wide variety of information about benefit programs, counseling services, and consultation services, including but not limited to medical issues, retirement, disability, open enrollment, new employee benefit orientation, exit interviews with separating employees, etc.
This position independently resolves all benefits-related issues, conducts new employee benefit orientation, and handles the coordination of worker's compensation cases. The Consultant maintains confidential, internal, and required documentation and accesses HRIS and benefit systems to process benefit change requests. As such, this position requires independent work, good judgment, and discretion to make decisions and solve problems that are complex and often sensitive in nature.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices in the context of organizational goals and objectives; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.
Knowledge of NC Office of State Human Resources/UNCSO Benefit programs, NC State Retirement Plan, NC State Health Plan, and related policies and procedures
Required Certifications or Licensure:
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The UNCW office of human resources serves 2,200+ faculty and staff of the university. The office of human resources is divided into functional areas, each headed by a director, and provides strategic leadership and direction to all facets of human resources management and includes: talent acquisition; classification and compensation; salary administration & benefits; human resources information management (HRIM); and employee relations and engagement, including learning and talent development.
PLEASENOTE: This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the 'Work History' section, before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.