Junior Benefits Advisor

Athabasca, Alberta
VP Finance and Administration
AU Athabasca
Permanent Full Time
Division VP Finance and Administration Wage Min 53914.0000
Location Name AU Athabasca Wage Max 78399.0000
Location Athabasca, Alberta Position Type Permanent Full Time
Posted 02/10/2017 FTE 1.0
Closing Date 08/09/2017 Job ID 1109

Reporting to the Employee Health and Benefits Advisor, the Junior Benefits Advisor is responsible for applying expertise in benefits administration to ensure the success of AU’s Benefit Programs.

The Junior Benefits Advisor is a key member of the HR team and Compensation and Benefits Unit and is responsible for benefits administration and consulting; pension administration and consulting; leave administration and allocations; and payroll, benefit and pension related reports and policies.

The incumbent is responsible for analysis, interpretation, recommendations and communication of benefits and pension related information to the HR department as well as to both internal and external clients and stakeholders.

The full job profile can be viewed at:http://careers.athabascau.ca/documents/Human%20Resources/Junior-Benefits-Advisor.pdf

For further information about this position, contact Katie Hatten at 780-675-6595 or by email at khatten@athabascau.ca

This recruitment campaign will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


A Certificate in Human Resources plus a minimum of 2 years’ experience in Payroll, Benefits, and Pension Administration at a progressively responsible level.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Experience in a unionized environment is preferred. 

The incumbent should have strong analytic, interpersonal, and communication (written and verbal), skills.  The incumbent must be able to work independently while prioritizing workload in order to adhere to inflexible time lines.

The incumbent must be proactive, a team player, and have the ability to provide sound guidance and advice.

Excellent computer skills including knowledge of computerized Human Resource applications or systems, Microsoft Office, e-mail, website navigation and maintenance, and report writing tools are required.

A good understanding of AU benefit plans, policies and procedures with exposure to AU Collective Agreement is desired.

Must ensure confidentiality is maintained with all information.

All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.