Benefits and Employee Well-Being Manager

Minneapolis, MN, USA

MN   |  Full Time  |   March 31, 2020

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Hennepin County Human Resources (HR) is seeking a Benefits and Employee Well-Being Manager to plan and direct the design, implementation, communication and administration of employee benefit and well-being programs exceeding $200 million in annual expenditures. This position will champion the county's Total Rewards philosophy of benefits, pay and culture ensuring benefit programs are managed in a sustainable and customer-centered fashion as determined by the Chief Human Resources Officer, County Administrator and County Board of Commissioners.

For comprehensive information about this leadership role and about Hennepin County, please click here.

Salary:
Up to $140,700

Note:
You must attach a cover letter and resume with your application materials to be considered for this position.  Initial application review expected to start on April 27, 2020.

Location and hours:
This position is located in the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday during core hours for customers. 

About the position type:
This position is a full-time, benefit earning position and is open for application until filled.

In this position you will:

  • Plan and direct the design, implementation, communication and administration of employee benefit and well-being programs exceeding $200 million in annual expenditures. 
  • Lead and direct the activities of the benefits, well-being, and leave/accommodation management divisions, including selection, development, assignment and evaluation of performance.
  • Provide technical expertise and industry comparisons regarding benefit plan design and costs to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Labor Relations Officer, County Administrator, County Board, Health Insurance Benefits and Employee Wellness Advisory Board and Labor-Management Health Care Committee.
  • Evaluate existing county benefit plans, industry trends and coverage options available through insurance, review vendor proposals and make recommendations regarding benefit options.
  • Review periodic departmental reports and prepare summary reports and recommendations, and make presentations to the Chief Human Resources Officer, County Administration, County Board and/or other groups.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, and other functional HR areas.
  • Anticipate and respond to changes in benefits legislation and direct the implementation of corresponding programs, policies and procedures.
  • Direct the preparation and distribution of communications to county employees regarding benefit programs and policies.
  • Manage the annual benefits division budget, including the negotiation and management of vendor and consultant contracts.
  • Represent the Chief Human Resources Officer as needed in front of the County Board and on internal and external committees and workgroups.

Qualifications:

  • One of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in business administration or other field appropriate to the position and six years or more of benefits administration experience leading a benefits division in a medium to large public or private sector organization.
    • Ten years or more of benefits administration experience leading a benefits division in a medium to large public or private sector organization.

AND:

  • Experience in successfully managing a self-insured benefits program.
  • Supervisory experience in, or management of, employee benefits administration and/or staff.
  • Experience working collaboratively with an employer/labor union benefit planning committee.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laws and regulations, principles and practices of benefits administration.
  • Considerable skill in the development, design, structure, implementation and communication of comprehensive benefits plans and programs and providing managerial leadership to staff.

Ability to:

  • Plan, manage, and evaluate benefits and well-being program effectiveness, trends and costs.
  • Innovate and use creativity to build on quality programs that Hennepin County is known for.
  • Communicate effectively and build and maintain positive working relationships with elected public officials, executive leadership, employees, employee organizations, and the general public.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.  Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.
 
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Contact

Laura Miller

Laura.L.Miller@hennepin.us

612-348-7855