Benefits Administrator

Job Summary:

Administer and maintain active employee health insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission programs. Function as a liaison between vendors and employees. Advise employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefit related matters. Compile and maintain benefit records and documents. Investigate discrepancies and provide information in non-routine situations. Identify workplace issues and make recommendations for solutions. Educate new and existing employees and supervisors on benefit programs and tools.

Administer University leave programs including family medical leave act, sick, vacation, workers compensation, short-term disability and long-term disability. Coordinate disability retirements and schedule independent medical exams (IME’s) as necessary. Refer complex problems to supervisor for ongoing development and improvement of leave of absences policies and procedures. Function as liaison between employee, department, and external sources such as physicians.Work cross functionally with other areas of Human Resources. Develop and provide management reports as requested. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Requires 18 months of education or training beyond high school and a minimum of two (2) years of human resources work experience preferably in benefits administration.
  • Ability to retrieve and interpret data required. Strong computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, and databases required.
  • Attention to detail, strong customer service skills and ability to work independently required.
  • Ability to communicate and present complex and technical concepts verbally and in writing required.
  • Bachelors Degree preferred

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume/curriculum vitae and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references.

After submission of your application, return to the “My Activities” link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A resume will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call Human Resources at 330-972-7097.

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$16.34 hourly minimum

Application Deadline

Open until filled. Review of applicants to begin 10/12/21

Background Check Statement

The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees. The University endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus. As such, the University will require a pre-employment background check for all applicants selected for employment.

About UA

As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists and leaders.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at