Job Purpose:

The Human Resources Total Rewards department is seeking an Assistant Director, Benefits. This individual will act as the subject matter expert in benefits operation, design and delivery in support of the organization’s overall benefits strategy. The Assistant Director, Benefits oversees both the day-to-day administration of the associate benefit programs as well as the strategic overview of the plana.  The position is responsible for recommending, implementing, and managing approved, new and/or modified associate benefit plans and policies. The individual will keep informed regarding all aspects of the Montefiore’s benefits plans eligibility and costs which vary by associate (NYSNA, 1199, management, full-time, part-time, retired, etc).

The Assistant Director supports the Director, Benefits and Central Leave and acts as their backup in both operational daily support and strategic vision and execution.


  • Assist in the day-to-day operation of the benefit programs.
  • Develop benefit programs and recommendations using competitive data, industry trends, and costs
  • Determine opportunities to improve the Montefiore benefit plans and associate experience through new or enhanced programs, processes, vendors and tools.
  • Drive the continued overall design, administration, delivery and support of the organization's assoicate benefits programs and related procedures to ensure successful adoption and compliance with all applicable laws
  • Benefits subject matter expert and one of the liaisons to the company's vendors. Additionally, serve as an internal benefits consultant and educator to associates, Business Partners and others.
  • Maintain a continuous knowledge of competitive benefits trends and further refine Montefiore’s Benefits philosophy
  • Ensure benefits programs and processes are documented and compliant with Total Rewards strategies, policies and governmental regulations.
  • Proactively collaborate with associates in program delivery and other projects. Maintain clear understanding of the integration with other workstreams (e.g. HCM, HRIC, payroll, accounting, etc.).
  • Effectively assist with the management of vendor and third-party administrator relationships.
  • Continually evaluate existing benefits programs and processes; make recommendations for enhancements or improvements in support of strategic initiatives or as triggered by changes to available environments, regulation, technology or business needs.

    Minimum requirements:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required; advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years directly involved in leading a benefits fuction with at least 5 years managing a team.
  • Extensive working knowledge of general business and HR practices with strong understanding of Human Resources programs, communications, operations, processes and data is required.

Additional knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Professional Certification preferred (CEBS, PHR, SPHR, etc.)
  • Deals with ambiguity and can change directions when needed
  • Communicates effectively; strong and engaging facilitator
  • Ability to compile, analyze, interpret and present associate information and data accurately and with attention to detail
  • Ability to organize work and follow-up skills are critical to the successful performance of position responsibilities
  • Critical thinker with strong time-management, organization, multi-tasking and prioritization skills to meet deadlines
  • Ability to operate independently in an ambiguous environment and handle complex associate issues with sensitivity and high level of confidentiality is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, across all levels of the organization
  • Must be flexible and a strong team player
  • Sound public speaking skills is required
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information skillfully



Department: Human Resources Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: TARRYTOWN  Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 555 South Broadway, Tarrytown
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 216609 Salary Range/Pay Rate: $116,250.00 - $155,000.00    


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