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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Responsible for providing administrative assistance to the Benefits Director in connection with the maintenance and communication of the University's benefits programs. Primary responsibilities include: conducting benefits orientation meetings for new employees; explaining retirement plan features and options to newly-eligible employees and active participants; providing benefits information to employees as required, including specific plan provisions and related University policies; and coordinating much of the overall administration of various benefits plans, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, and tuition remission. Additional responsibilities include: reviewing monthly and weekly reports and preparing and submitting premium payments for certain benefits plans; updating employee records for membership and contribution purposes; monitoring employee activity changes, including leaves and terminations, and taking appropriate action concerning benefits options.  Will participate in the Healthy You wellness program planning and assist with its implementation.

The Benefit Specialist level requires 3+ years of experience and the range is $41,560- 51,950
The Sr. Benefit Specialist level requires 5+ years of experience and the range is $45,840 - $57,300



A Bachelor's degree is preferred but not required.  Minimum 3-5 years' work experience (benefits-related experience desired).  Proficiency in PC environment with working knowledge of FileMaker Pro, MS Word and Excel.  Peoplesoft experience a plus.  Must be detail-oriented and have a strong service orientation and excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at