Compensation and Benefits Manager

St Joseph, Minnesota
Oct 31, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

The Human Resources department of the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John's University (SJU) invites applications for the full-time position of Compensation and Benefits Manager.

The Compensation and Benefits Manager will report to the Director of Human Resources with responsibility for providing strategic leadership in administration of the institutions' compensation and benefits programs, monitoring trends and best practices to ensure CSB/SJU provide competitive and sustainable programs. The Manager serves as the liaison to the institutions' external benefits and retirement fiduciary consultants, supervises the Benefits Administrator, and works collaboratively with institutional colleagues in executing all compensation and benefits decisions.

Human Resources (HR) is a joint department, within the CSB and SJU divisions of Finance and Administration, serving both institutions with a combined total of approximately 1,000 employees. The department is comprised of 7 staff committed to providing quality HR services in support of each institution's mission and strategic objectives.

The College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Some CSB/SJU staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities.  Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice.  The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. Learn more in our Statement on Diversity.
With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, CSB/SJU are unique in all of higher education, distinguished by their commitment to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see .

CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.

Benefits Administration
1. Provide strategic leadership of benefits administration, serving as institutional liaison to the benefits consultant, benefit vendors, and retirement plan fiduciary consultant. 
2. Monitor benefits trends affecting plan design and effectively recommend changes/enhancements to sustain a competitive program.
3. Act as the institutions' compliance specialist for all legal requirements associated with benefit plans (e.g. FMLA, ACA, ADA, HIPAA...). Oversee completion of mandated benefit plan audits and non-discrimination testing. Advise leadership on compliance issues and legislated changes affecting the benefits program.
4. Supervise the Benefits Administrator in administering all benefits programs ensuring responsive quality service. Lead technology initiatives to enhance delivery of benefits information and services.
5. Manage the worker's compensation (WC) program consulting on case management with insurance agents, Human Resources Director/HR Partners, and legal counsel, as needed. Collaborate with each campus safety committee in efforts to ensure safe working environments and protocols.
6. Chair the Staff Joint Benefits Committee; establish agendas in consultation with the VPs of Administration, prepare data and facilitate committee discussions. Work collaboratively with the Faculty Compensation and Benefits Committee providing data and participating in compensation and benefits deliberations.
7. Develop annual benefits education workshops to engage employees in ongoing learning about plan options and services.
8. Participate in benefits surveys, analyze survey data, and effectively recommend cost-effective changes to enhance plan design and/or benefit offerings.
Other Responsibilities
1. Actively engage in professional development opportunities to stay current with trends, technology and best practices in compensation and benefits administration.
2. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Human Resources or Vice Presidents of Administration.
Minimum Required Qualifications
•  Baccalaureate degree
•   Attainment of or willingness to pursue professional certification in one or more areas (i.e. CCP, CBP, SPHR)
•  Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to compensation and benefits.
Professional Experience:
•  Demonstrated leadership experience in compensation and/or benefits consulting and administration, including public speaking/presentations
•  Experience utilizing a human capital management system for benefits administration and/or a compensation benchmarking system
Skills and Abilities:
•  Communication and interpersonal relations skills to build effective working relationships will colleagues at all levels in the institutions
•  Advanced computer skills with ability to analyze and report data in multiple formats
•  Respect for confidentiality and ability to exercise discreet judgment in managing sensitive data
•  Ability to work with minimal supervision in managing multiple priorities
Preferred Qualifications
•  Master's degree
•  Supervisory experience
Applications are accepted online at Applicants should complete the full application and submit a cover letter and resume. 

If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5500 or

It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks.  An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. 

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