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The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church is recruiting a Conference Benefits Officer, who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, disability and death benefits. Salary range: $60,000-$80,000.

Role | Responsibilities

  • Must be attentive to detail, accurate, organized, and respectful of confidential information
  • Collaborate with benefit providers to ensure accurate enrollment, updates, and terminations data entry
  • Conduct regular reconciliations and audits to ensure data and billing accuracy
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for both clergy and lay participants with benefit questions with special care given to those in crisis (death of spouse, disability, health challenges)
  • Conduct educational sessions to inform participants about available benefits and wellness programs
  • Collaborate with IT teams to implement and maintain efficient data collection and reporting systems
  • Serve as a team leader and coach to staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Serve as staff support to Conference Board of Pension and Benefits
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the treasurer

Qualifications | Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, personnel management or related field with at least 5 years of experience relevant to this position OR 7 years of relevant experience
  • Open to both clergy and lay persons meeting the qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills required include Microsoft Office products and an understanding of computerized accounting systems/databases. Extensive use of Excel.
  • Commitment to understanding and supporting the mission and standards of the United Methodist Church.

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to engage in continuous learning (self-motivated) to develop new skills and expertise.
  • Ability to query databases for relevant information.

Additional Notes

  • Be sympathetic with the Christian faith and purposes of the United Methodist Denomination.
  • This full-time position requires a background and credit check.

How to apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to bopresumes@umcsc.org by March 31.

 

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