Shelby County Schools

  • Benefits Manager

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/2/2019 3:13 PM)
    Location Name
    Human Resources
    Salary Min
    USD $72,235.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $94,989.00/Yr.
    Human Resources
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    This position manages all functions associated with the development, implementation and administration of the District’s employee benefit program.  The Benefits manager surveys industry and/or community to determine District’s competitive position in employee benefits. This position develops, recommends and implements approved, new or modified plans and employee benefits policies and supervises administration of existing plans. This position develops cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to District and employee.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Designs, implemenst and oversees day-to day management of employee benefit programs including health, wellness, welfare, retirement, and savings programs; supplemental and voluntary benefits programs for the District.


    1. Manages the review and administration of all benefits plans for the district, including selection of plan choices, communication with staff members and district leadership; coordinating costs concerns and tracking systems with budget, finance and other district departments.


    1. Evaluates and compares existing District benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys and other sources. Develop and recommend plan revisions and maintain District’s competitive position in the labor market.


    1. Supervises direct report(s) so as to effectively recruit, train, motivate, delegate, monitor and evaluate their activities, including hiring, firing, and disciplinary decisions. Responsible for performance and development of all direct reports.


    1. Ensures effective management of vendors, including develop of excellent relations to ensure high degree performance and customer service that is timely and in compliance with benefits plan provisions.


    1. Ensures regulatory compliance with ERISA, and all other applicable federal, state and local laws, that includes required notice distribution, audits of benefit plans and deductions; ensuring reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.


    1. Assists in the development of the departmental budget; present, and defend program budget requirements; oversee and submit program expenditures and prepare financial forms and reports.


    1. Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, correspondence, and files related to assigned service, activities, and operations; provides for appropriate research and compiles reports, as needed.


    1. Responsible for the data integrity, efficiency, and quality for all benefits transactions and customer service provided to employees, including life event changes, open enrolment, pension data, leaves processing, 403b maintenance, sick bank data maintenance, attendance management and COBRA administration.


    1. Ensures proper benefits enrollment and transfer of benefits data to related vendors and the state, while protecting employee privacy protections.
    2. Performs all other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resources or related field plus an additional five (5) years related experience, or equivalent, for a total education/experience of  nine (9) years to include three (3) years managing teams.  Experience in human resource and benefits administration strongly preferred.  SHRM certification or CEBS certification preferred.

    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis
    • Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development
    • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
    • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning.
    • Detail-oriented, able to skillfully manage all operations, activities including database management, customer service initiatives, correspondence, and departmental/district policies and procedures.
    • Removes barriers or obstacles that make it difficult for the team to get things done and ensures  team has resources necessary to succeed.
    • Extremely customer service-oriented with high level commitment to customer satisfaction.
    • Exhibits strong focus on goals and results. Sets clear metrics for success.


    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



    The district is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the District to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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