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Benefits Specialist

Ball State University

Last Updated: 11/25/21

Job Description

Payroll and Employee Benefits

Benefits Specialist

Ball State University

Ball State University welcomes applications for a Benefits Specialist. This position is responsible for administering all benefit plans, conduct benefit presentations and benefit training events, provide customer service and resolve employee benefit issues, provide benefit communications, ensure accurate accounting of insurance expenses, and project management.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; OR Associate’s Degree plus an additional 2 years of related experience; OR High School diploma plus an additional 4 years of related experience. At least one year of benefit administration, human resources, or related experience; proficient in Microsoft Excel; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of benefit plans and terminology, including consumer-driven benefit programs; ability to communicate effectively and develop positive working relationships with both internal and external partners and customers; strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to exercise sound judgment, set priorities, strong interpersonal relationship building skills with a demonstrated ability and commitment to creating a culture of service excellence; highly organized and detailed oriented; ability to manage several projects simultaneously and work under tight timelines.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, finance, human resources or related field. At least three years of experience in benefits, human resources, or related field; experience using Banner and on-line enrollment systems. Knowledge of ERISA, COBRA, PPACA, and IRS Regulations.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/27833. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Angie Gregory. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through November 8, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...