University Human Resource Services

Director, Payroll and Employee Benefits

Professional position available immediately.  

Responsibilities: administer the operational, budgetary and personnel functions for the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits; provide leadership oversight, administration, and regulatory compliance for the university’s payroll and employee benefits operation to include but not limited to:  payroll processing, administration and reconciliation, healthcare plan design and administration, mandatory/voluntary benefits, retirement plan administration, work/life programs and benefit policy administration and record keeping. 

Minimum qualifications:  bachelor’s degree; eight years of experience in payroll and/or benefits management, five of which must be in a managerial position; proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office; excellent leadership, communication, and project management skills; strong working knowledge of ERISA, DOL, IRS rules relating to payroll, benefits, and retirement plan administration, including PPACA, FMLA, and other pertinent payroll and benefits legislation. 

Preferred qualifications:  bachelor's degree and/or master’s degree in human resource management, business administration, or other related field; at least eight years of managerial experience overseeing payroll and/or benefit functions; experience managing healthcare plans and/or retirement plans; payroll and/or benefits accounting experience; CPA, CPP or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS); knowledge of Banner HR/Payroll system; exceptionally strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; results oriented leadership style; ability to work under pressure and make quality decisions in a timely manner; strong team building and employee coaching skills; ability to work effectively with executives and senior management on complex issues; ability to manage unique and complex projects in a fast-paced work environment; strong technical and problem solving skills; excellent customer service skills.  

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

Send letter of application, resume, transcript of highest degree earned, and the names and contact information for three references to:  

Marie Williams
 Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Administrative Services
 Ball State University
 Muncie, IN  47306

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

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