Posted: May 24, 2023

Associate Director of Benefits Total Rewards

Diocese of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ
Salary: $100,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: May 24, 2023

Title:                           Associate Director of Benefits (Total Rewards)

Department:              Office of Human Resources

Supervisor:                Director of Human Resources

Purpose and Scope

To support the Diocese of Phoenix in its mission to encounter the Living Christ, the Associate Director of Benefits (Total Rewards) plans, designs, implements, and administers a comprehensive total rewards strategy and program consisting of employee benefits, employee wellness, employee recognition, and employee savings/retirement programs with sound administration of the temporal affairs of the Diocese of Phoenix.

Essential Job Functions

  • Designs and maintains a total rewards model that best supports the Diocese’s mission to hiring and retaining the best talent in our Diocese of Phoenix community.
  • Develops and maintains active and effective communication between diocesan leadership relative to managing the Diocese of Phoenix total rewards programs, which consist of employee benefits, employee wellness, employee recognition, and employee retirement programs.
  • This position will have an extensive understanding of best practices and trends in employee benefits to apply them to our total rewards programs.
  • Supports the analysis and research of total rewards best practices and trends including total compensation, benefits, wellness, while working close with Director.
  • Ensures legal compliance and cost effectiveness and that healthcare resources are allocated to best support the needs of the Diocese of Phoenix.
  • Leads the design, development and implementation of total rewards initiatives and programs that are aligned with the strategic direction of the Diocese of Phoenix under the direction of the Director of Human Resources and in close partnership with different Diocesan leaders.
  • Manages and serves as an expert resource to Diocesan employer locations and where appropriate, regarding the Diocese of Phoenix total rewards programs, including implementing required changes identified by the applicable Diocesan advisory committees, responding to questions concerning employee benefits and retirement plans, and ensuring proper management and compliance of employee total rewards plans.
  • Manages the Diocese contracted online benefits services provider and ensures compliance with all applicable benefits requirements.
  • Provides oversight and management of benefit claims to ensure all applicable claims are processed in accord with program rules.
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with all applicable outside carriers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Manages and reviews the accurate processing of all carrier and contractor invoices.
  • Partner with applicable outside carriers and Diocesan employer locations to facilitate testing, implementation of any approved changes, and process documentation.
  • Manages the Employee Savings/Retirement Programs of the Diocese, including the Lay Employee Retirement Plan (LERP) and 403b defined contributions plans.
  • Reviews and approves benefit payment calculations for submission to the LERP Administrative Committee.
  • Serves as chairperson of the LERP administrative committee.
  • Supervises the administration of Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer shared responsibility compliance, including filing 1094 and 1095 forms for all EINs.
  • Leads the design, development, and implementation of a Diocesan employee wellness program and employee recognition programs in line with the Diocese strategic plan.
  • Analyzes employee benefits and savings/retirement plans and develops presentations to provide analysis and propose modifications and alternative plan designs to Diocesan leadership.
  • Prepares and oversees the Benefits Program annual budget.
  • Analyzes benefit plan results to provide benefit plan performance summary under the direction of the Director of Human Resources.
  • Develops and manages total rewards model and provides related training and information sharing sessions with applicable supervisors and employees under the supervision of the Director of Human Resources.
  • This position will supervise staff.

Additional Job Functions

  • Identifies, develops, and coordinates resources to support parishes in implementing systems for the proper administration of Diocese of Phoenix Total Rewards program:
    • Coordinating on-site assistance to parishes as needed and/or requested.
    • Participating in or providing reports to diocesan committee(s) and council(s), as assigned.
    • Developing and overseeing programs for the benefit of plan participants (e.g., health and wellness programs, financial/retirement saving education, etc.).
  • Acts as non-voting member of the Compensation and Benefits Committee

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to work with minimal direction – must be a self-starter, showing creativity and flexibility.
  • Outstanding verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, and effectively manage multiple complex projects concurrently in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.
  • Working knowledge of accounting, spreadsheets, word-processing and database applications.
  • Ability to travel to parishes throughout the diocese – occasional overnight stays are necessary.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and reporting, including ACA, COBRA, EEO, ERISA, HIPAA, FLSA, FMLA, and GINA.
  • Experience working with board-level committees on employer related programs.
  • Extensive understanding of Roman Catholic Church structure and teachings.
  • Ability to effectively lead instructional classes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, Public Affairs or Nonprofit Management.
  • Five years work experience in accounting, finance, or employee benefits management.
  • Minimum of three years of combined experience managing self-funded benefits programs.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.