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Northern Illinois Conference Seeks Benefits and Human Resources Officer

Posted: September 18 2023 at 09:54 PM
Author: Rev. Victoria Rebeck

The Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a full-time Benefits and Human Resources Officer.

The responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • managing and administering the benefit plans for lay and clergy employees (active clergy, retirees, and surviving spouses)
  • managing specific human resources functional area(s)
  • ensuring alignment with strategies and objectives while handling the day-to-day administration of the benefit plans, resolving questions and problems in a timely manner.
  • coordinating logistics for benefit enrollment to carriers
  • preparing announcements, educational material, booklets, and other media for communicating and explaining the programs to participants.

This position as well as that of the Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services are currently vacant.

"Our conference has been without a conference benefits and human resources officer since the death of our Woody Bedell," the previous conference benefits officer, almost three years ago, says Rev. Katherine Paisely, chair of the NIC Board of Pensions. "During these past few years, our insurance and health benefits programs have undergone a number of changes. Understanding our benefits has become increasingly difficult.  With another series of changes anticipated in the next few years, providing someone to help us explain those changes and assist our clergy in making decisions to best provide for their needs has become urgent."

"It is for this reason that we decided to move towards filling this crucial role as soon as possible. The General Board of Finance and Administration is assisting us with our search process."

Applications are being accepted until Oct. 18.  

Detailed position information and instructions on how to apply

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