JOB: Manager, Benefits Administration and Wellness – Arlington, VA

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    Stephanie Slade

    Job Description

    Are you a Senior Level Benefits Manager looking for the opportunity to develop new initiatives to meet the needs of a changing workforce? If so Arlington County, Virginia invites you to join our innovative Human Resources Department. Arlington County is seeking a highly experienced, well-rounded professional for the position of Benefits Administration and Wellness Manager to provide executive leadership in the County’s benefits programs. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the development, implementation, and continuous evaluation of all benefits programs for Arlington’s employees and retirees including self-insured health care, wellness programs and retirement administration as well as a myriad of transit and other flexible benefits. Candidates with vision who can identify opportunities to enhance the County’s benefits and wellness programs and mold them into a highly visible, valued part of the employee proposition are highly valued and encouraged to apply to become part of the Department’s leadership team. As Benefits and Wellness Manager you will work closely with the HR Director, HR Senior Managers, and the County Executive Leadership Team in strategic planning and budgeting. Two critical challenges for this position to address are planning for and implementing newly legislated health care including cost management and implementation of an on-site wellness clinic (managed by our health care partner).

    Job Requirements

    Typically, the skills and abilities required for the position are obtained through a combination of education and experience that includes, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or related field, and substantial experience managing varied complex benefits programs, preferably including some combination of health, wellness, and retirement programs which include program analysis and policy administration; and experience managing staff, working with multiple stakeholders, and third-party vendors Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

    Other key areas of consideration include experience with a myriad of health plans and programs and other cutting edge benefits programs; experience with defined benefit and defined contribution retirement programs; experience providing presentations for all levels of employees- Senior Executives and/or Boards, in addition to employee and retiree organizations; experience with Oracle or other similar Human Resources ERPs, and/or related Masters degree and/or SPHR, CEBS, CBP coursework/certifications.

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