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HR Benefits Coordinator


ABOUT JOHN JAY COLLEGE John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason and located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City. John Jay is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice and committed to the advancement of justice and just societies around the world. John Jay is an Hispanic-serving institution; it is ranked third in the nation in black student success and is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

Founded in 1964, John Jay College is known for preparing its 15,000 students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens. A public liberal arts institution offering bachelors and master?s degrees and participating in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the College offers traditional criminal justice-related programs and a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs. These highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students can choose from 31 majors, 13 master's degree programs, and two doctoral programs. John Jay College seeks faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.

POSITION OVERVIEW Reporting to the Benefits Specialist, the Benefits Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating employee benefits for all full and part-time staff members. The Coordinator will serve as a member of the Benefits team and a liaison to the health insurance carriers, retirement systems, union welfare funds and other related benefits agencies.

In addition to the CUNY Title Overview, the Benefits Coordinator will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:

  • Provide information relating to employment and benefits to health carriers, welfare funds, and pension systems.

  • Conduct new hire benefit orientations; track and follow-up with benefit enrollments.

  • Respond to employees inquiries regarding various benefit plans.

  • Assist with the adjunct re-certification, pension service request and tuition waivers.

  • Enter benefit related payroll deductions and input income reports.

  • Assist with benefits orientation for staff; track and follow-up with benefits enrollments.

  • Prepare Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) logs.

  • Track and process Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requests.

  • Review and process Buy-Out request and Force-In TRS Pension system.

  • Coordinate Weight Watchers program.


Bachelor's Degree required.


  • One to two years? experience specifically working with employee benefits preferred.

  • Two (2) years job related experience in higher education preferred.

  • Experience using PeopleSoft/Oracle information systems (CUNYFirst) in a higher education environment preferred.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office.

  • Detail oriented and organized.

  • Customer service acumen.

  • Ability to handle confidential information.

  • Ability to work within a team environment


Administers employee benefits programs for faculty and staff, assists in overall benefit administration, and provides employees with information regarding benefits.

  • Counsels and assists staff on employee benefits matters

  • Conducts workshops as part of new employee orientation on benefits matters

  • Administers selected benefits, such as COBRA coverage

  • Serves as a liaison to insurance carriers, retirement systems, welfare funds, and University Benefits office

  • Coordinates benefits processing in Payroll systems and other University systems

  • Prepares reports for College administration

  • Assists in updating materials and web pages for employee use

  • Maintains accurate, confidential employee records

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: HR Benefits Coordinator


Assistant to HEO




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Review of resumes to begin November 8, 2018. Posting closes on November 22, 2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: HR Benefits Coordinator

Job ID: 19680