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Retiree Benefits Specialist

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/15/22

Job Description

Ball State University is seeking an experienced Retiree Benefits professional to support our retirees with their benefit needs. This position will assist with the administration of insurance and retirement programs through research, analysis, and administration of the university’s health insurance and retirement plan benefits.

As part of the benefits team, this position will have strong communication skills and an understanding of insurance and retirement programs. Duties may include overseeing the University’s health/life/dental/disability insurance, retiree health insurance, retirement plan administration, benefit orientation, open enrollment, phased retirement program, and maintaining benefits compliance.

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.

Position Function: Responsible for administering all benefit and retirement plans, provide benefit and retirement communications, conduct benefit and retirement presentations and training events, provide customer service and resolve benefit and retirement issues; ensure accurate accounting of insurance expenses, manage special benefits-related projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; or in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, an 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 experience in a benefits, human resources, or related position.

Minimum Other: Proficient with Microsoft Excel; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability and commitment to create a culture of service excellence; ability to easily and effectively communicate complex information in a meaningful manner; ability to develop positive working relationships with partners and customers and and work collaboratively with peers; highly organized with attention to detail; ability to prioritize, manage projects, follow strict deadlines, and maintain confidentiality.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, management, finance or related field.

Preferred Other: Over three years of experience in a benefits, human resources, or related position. Knowledge of federal and state regulations including ERISA, COBRA, and IRS Regulations.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/33349

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 September 28, 2022.

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 State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

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...