Employee Benefits Officer - Human Resources Department

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2015
Date of Posting: 
July 27, 2015
Human Resources
Employee Benefits Officer
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week
Must be available to work flexible and additional hours.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources and the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources and Legal, the Employee Benefits Officer administers the day-to-day activities associated with the employee benefits and pension plans; oversees and maintains the pension, retiree, and attendance management components of the HRIS system databases; supports other areas of the Human Resources function and performs other duties as required.


This position requires knowledge and experience working in a highly confidential environment with specific experience in the administration of pension and benefit programs, including leave, attendance and disability management. The successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and experience with payroll, labour relations, application and interpretation of collective agreements as well as specific knowledge of relevant government legislation and regulations.

The incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organizational skills.  Strong computer and mathematical skills, with specific experience using spreadsheet, database software and Human Resources Information Systems, is also required.

An Undergraduate Degree in a relevant discipline and/or a three year diploma in Human Resources Management with a minimum of two years related HR experience in employee pension, payroll, benefits and/or disability management is required.  CHRP or equivalent professional HR designation would be a definite assets.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

M. Gee

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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