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Benefits Coordinator

University of Pikeville
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky is currently seeking a Benefits Coordinator to assist employees with benefits enrollment and questions, maintain employee database and files, generate and analyze ad-hoc reports, and assist with payroll processing.


  1. Administer various employee benefits programs, such as group health, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, dental and vision, accident and disability, life insurance, 403(b) retirement, and employee leave of absences (FMLA).
  2. Conduct benefits orientations and explain benefits self-enrollment system. 
  3. Maintain employee benefits filing systems and ensure benefits changes are entered appropriately in payroll system for payroll deduction.
  4. Assist employees with health, dental, life and other related benefit claims.
  5. Verify the calculation of the monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies and maintain statistical data relative to premiums, claims and costs. Resolve administrative problems with the carrier representatives.
  6. Administer COBRA with assistance from the vendor.
  7. Review and respond to unemployment claims with appropriate documentation. Review quarterly unemployment statements.
  8. Coordinate workers' compensation claims with third-party administrator. Follow up on claims.
  9. Assist HR director in obtaining statistics and information in renewal process of any health, life and retirement plans that benefit the company.
  10. Prepare and set up meetings designed to help employees obtain information and understand company benefits and other related incentive programs. Ensure distribution of required employee notices.
  11. Prepare and maintain biweekly employee reports, new-hire and absentee reports. Maintain and update company organizational charts, phone directory and other requested reports as needed.
  12. Assist HR director in completing benefits reporting requirements.
  13. Other duties as assigned.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, employees of the institution, as well as vendors in order to answer questions, obtain quotes and make sure paperwork is completed. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, fax, telephone, and person-to-person contact.


  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • HR Expertise
  • Ethical Practice
  • Relationship Management

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is minimal, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in human resources or related field.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) is preferred. Willingness to obtain within one year is expected.
  • Two to four years of experience in benefits administration or related field.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5216.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit http://www.upike.edu. Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.


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Benefits Coordinator

University of Pikeville
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

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