This position oversees administration of AU’s retirement benefits, including the 403(b) retirement plan and the Benefit Extension Plan (BEP). This position is also responsible for managing and monitoring compliance with new and existing laws and regulations for all areas of employee benefits (medical, dental, life, disability, flexible spending account, voluntary benefits, and retirement plans).
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor's degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
5 years of progressively responsible experience in benefits administration
Essential to this position is expert knowledge in federal and state regulations pertaining to benefits administration including federal Medicare regulations
Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary
The incumbent must be able to manage priorities, coach staff, and work under tight deadlines
Strong customer service, problem-solving and analytical thinking, attention to detail, planning and organizing and interpersonal skills are required for this position
Proficiency with Windows based applications, such as MS Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software
CEBS certification or other benefit certification(s) is highly desirable
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.