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Human Resources Associate (Benefits)



The University of Mississippi



Definition of Class


This position performs and coordinates various activities and functions in support of two or more specialty areas of human resources administration. Work requires an advanced level of technical knowledge and skills for applying personnel policies and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for assisting with projects, maintaining reports, assisting with education and training efforts, developing and revising documents, and drafting correspondence. Work is performed under limited supervision. 


 


The University will be closed from December 21st - January 1st, so interviews will likely not begin until January. 



Examples of Work Performed


Our Vision:  We positively contribute to the well-being and success of others.


We are looking for a representative to utilize exceptional customer service skills, time management skills, and attention to details to carry out the following types of duties.



  • Promotes work site wellness initiatives and retirement programs for faculty and staff.

  • Navigates through a myriad of emails using stellar organizational skills.

  • Uses strong written and verbal communication skills to respond to email correspondence and telephone calls regarding Benefits and Human Resources policies and procedures.

  • May be the HR representative on designated projects. May supervise students.

  • Communicates with prospective, current and retired employees regarding benefits programs and retirement plans.

  • Coordinates activities associated with the proper processing of employee insurance benefits for enrollment and changes, and retirement participation. Maintains employeebenefit records.

  • Efficiently and correctly processes paperwork and provides consult to employees takingleave of absence; tracks leave usage, and determines FMLA eligibility.

  • Processes requests and answers questions for faculty/staff tuition waivers.

  • Assists employees and departments with the coordination of workers' compensationclaims, processes injury report forms and maintains database.

  • Organizes annual Benefits Fair; secure venue, register vendors, promote to eligibleemployees and overall event management.

  • Represents the Department of Human Resources at events such as open enrollment, benefit fair, and worksite wellness events.

  • Creates learning literature, teaching materials, and interactive, multimedia presentations.

  • Delivers benefit information presentations at new employee orientations.

  • Assists in carrying out employment-related functions for the HR department.

  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.


This position reports to the Assistant Director of Benefits.



Essential Functions


These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.



  1. Performs and coordinates various advanced level functions associated with the operation of the University's Human Resources Department.

  2. Administers and explains complex human resources policies and procedures.

  3. Collects data and maintains databases for use in reports, assessments, and surveys.

  4. Assists with the creation and revision of materials and tools used for education and training.

  5. Resolves problems related to employment data, employees benefits, training, or payroll processes.



Minimum Education/Experience


Education:
Bachelor's Degree from a four-year accredited college or university.


 


AND


 


Experience:
Six (6) months of experience related to the above described duties


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.



Salary/Wage Information


To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.



EEO Statement


The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.



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