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Member-Benefits Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), which represents the approximately 5,500 faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, seeks a highly motivated member-benefits specialist. This is a full-time, permanent position that focuses on educating members about their employer and their union-provided benefits, expanding and promoting membership benefits, advocating for members with third-party providers, and assisting the association by advising about national healthcare trends. A large portion of the work involves working directly with members to resolve issues with providers.  This is an entry-level position, and training will be provided.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Dedication to the union movement
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to be a strong advocate
  • The ability to analyze and explain healthcare and insurance contracts
  • The capacity to understand the complexities of healthcare and other benefits
  • Possess an insured vehicle and a valid driver’s license
  • The ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends
  • Experience with databases and the ability to calculate costs
  • Motivated, responsible, organized, professional and detail-oriented
  • Excellent writing skills
  • The ability to work independently under the supervision of the Association’s leadership.
  • Related experience is desirable
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a college or university or an associate degree with experience
  • Comfort with communicating with a highly educated workforce is essential

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Educate members (active and retirees) about multiple benefits, including healthcare and retirement options
  • Research new statewide and campus union benefits
  • Be able to explain complex policies to individuals and at meetings
  • Travel to all 14 campuses
  • Support relevant member committees
  • Work with staff with regard to their benefits
  • Assist with member outreach and assist with organizing efforts
  • Work cooperatively with other staff
  • Be responsible for implementing and supervising projects and information campaigns
  • Attend staff, campus, and statewide meetings to make group presentations and work individually with members
  • Provide regular reports to leadership
  • Provide support to APSCUF committees
  • Understand HIPAA regulations
  • Work cooperatively with other unions
  • Work with outside vendors

COMPENSATION:

Starting salary range is $35,000 to $41,000.  APSCUF provides a generous benefits package, which includes healthcare, retirement, tuition benefits, etc.

APSCUF is an equal-opportunity employer.

TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • A current résumé
  • Names and contact information for three relevant references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will remain open until filled by an excellent candidate.

Application can be mailed:  President, APSCUF, 319 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA  17101; faxed to 717-236-1883; or emailed to amahoneyo@apscuf.org.

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State APSCUF has no additional employment openings at this time.