How to write a Benefits Coordinator job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Benefits Coordinator job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Benefits Coordinator job titles

    Benefits Coordinator
    Head Benefits Coordinator
    Benefits Coordinator (with UltiPro proficiency)
    Benefits Coordinator (Part-Time)
    Employee Benefits Coordinator

Benefits Coordinator job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Benefits Coordinator job summary

Our commercial real estate firm has an immediate opening for a Benefits Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have experience in human resources, including benefits coordination, LOA (leave of absence) processing and other facets of the job. We’re looking for a bright, motivated individual who relishes paperwork and who thrives on meeting deadlines. Our employees rely on us to administer and manage their benefits accurately and effectively, and those responsibilities will fall on your shoulders. We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay as well as excellent support from our senior management employees. If you have experience in real estate, we’re excited to talk with you.

Benefits Coordinator responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Benefits Coordinator responsibilities

    Provide new employees with an explanation of benefits and instruct them on enrollment and fulfillment procedures
    Administrate COBRA, LOAs, FMLA usage and other issues as required by our in-house regulations and legal requirements
    Assist employee with enrolling in medical, dental and vision insurance plans
    Inform employees of changes to the benefits structure
    Resolve employee issues with insurance providers and other benefits administrators
    Consult with employees about eligibility and other issues
    Review bi-weekly payroll deductions
    Provide ongoing support for benefits and HR teams
    Process enrollments quickly and accurately
    Cooperate with other HR professionals when required

Benefits Coordinator qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Benefits Coordinator skills

    High school diploma/GED required
    Associate Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field preferred
    3+ years’ experience in HR with benefits experience
    Familiarity with payroll and benefits software systems (Oracle preferred)
    10-key speed of 7,000 KPR (keystrokes per hour) required
    Excellent interpersonal skills

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