The Human Resources department is seeking a motivated pension professional to join the Total Compensation team. Reporting to the Pension & Benefit Consultant, the Pension Coordinator will assist in administering and organizing the operational activities of the University of Guelph’s 3 pension plans. As a key member of the pension and benefits team, the Pension Coordinator will identify and execute continuous improvement opportunities related to efficiency and pension administration best practices. Working within applicable legislation, pension plan texts, policies and procedures, the coordinator will conduct regular retirement meetings, prepare appropriate documentation from the pension administration system (Ariel) and provide guidance to employees, retirees and other beneficiaries with respect to pension options at retirement and termination of employment. Working closely with the Pension and Benefits Consultant, the coordinator will be responsible for importing bi-weekly pension interface files into Ariel, correcting data anomalies, completing the year-end pension process and preparation of the employee Annual Statements. The coordinator will provide timely responses to employee pension inquiries and will work with the Consultant to resolve more complex pension issues raised by employees and other HR staff.
The Pension Coordinator will also be responsible for working closely with the AVP, Human Resources, Director – Human Resources (Total Compensation) and Senior Advisor Pension & Benefit on the University Pension Plan (UPP) initiative. This will include supporting the development of project plan, timelines and process maps for the consent process; monitoring firstname.lastname@example.org email and coordinate appropriate and timely responses; and updating, maintaining and working with University of Guelph subject matter experts on content development for the website.
To be considered for this role, candidates must have:
- Undergraduate Degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field;
- Minimum of 4 years of experience working with pension legislation and administration of a defined benefit pension plan;
- Pension Plan Administration Certificate (PPAC) or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certification preferred.
- Expertise with in Microsoft Office
- Experience working with pension administration systems;
- Proven analytical/problem solving skills;
- Ability to analyze and interpret data;
- Accuracy and attention to detail;
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Strong customer service focus and solution orientation;
- Ability to read and understand legislation and collective agreements;
- Ability to work well under pressure, meet established deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
- Ability to handle matters requiring high level of diplomacy, sensitivity and confidentiality;
- High degree of accountability, flexibility and mature adaptability;
- Knowledge and understanding of University policies, procedures and collective agreements is considered a strong asset.
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