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Benefits Advisor (MR0851)

Université McGill

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted January 11, 2019.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager Benefits, the incumbent is responsible for the effective delivery of HR services in the areas of benefits. Through the application of best practices, will manage the different benefit programs offered by the university and will promote them. The incumbent acts as an advisor to the University community with respect to the application and interpretation of policies, procedures and best practices. Works in close collaboration with Health & Well Being Advisor and provides back up and support for health and well being program and initiatives offered by the university. Performs related duties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that benefit plans and leave policies are administered in accordance with the University contracts, collective agreements, policies, and with the applicable laws and regulations.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of policies and new initiatives that support the strategic direction of HR.
  • Support the Service Center when there are changes to the benefit plans or processes, and provide training as needed.
  • Provide professional expertise and advice to the Service Center, Human Resources Advisors and Managers on how to handle special cases, while working with service providers.
  • Promote benefit plans by preparing various communications to inform employees and delivering presentations.
  • Responsible for the exchange of information with suppliers.
  • Participate in committees across the University where there might be an impact on benefits.
  • In charge of the preparation of the annual benefits statements provided to all members.
  • Oversee any changes needed to the HR systems and website
  • Work in close collaboration with Health & Well Being Advisor and provide back up and support for health and well being program and initiatives offered by the university
  • Support the Manager Benefits in all special projects.
  • Participate in the review and documentation of procedures.

Minimum Education & Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years’ related experience

Thorough knowledge of the best practices in benefits management. Knowledge of La Loi sur l’assurance médicaments du Québec and on the benefits provided by the governments, such as Provincial Health Plan, Quebec Parental Insurance Plan and Employment Insurance. Demonstrated ability to analyze cases and make decisions based on facts and issues. Must have minimum of 5 years of experience in managing benefit plans. More specifically in the management of self-insured group insurance plans and various leaves such as maternity leave. Experience working in a unionized environment an asset. Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems. Ability to persuade and influence in adverse situations. Experience in developing and facilitating presentations to employees. Proven team-player with success in building and maintaining strong, consistent, and positive working relationships. Good communication and presentation skills. Ability to work in a computerized environment. Member of l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés is an asset. Written and spoken French and English

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: 56000.00-91000.00$ per year