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Benefits and Pension Advisor - 1 Year Term - 18780

Edmonton, AB | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 02/21/2024 Category: Human Resources Job Number: 18780 Pay Rate: Excellent compensation, depending on experience

Job Description

We are searching for an experienced Benefits and Pension Advisor for our client, Alberta Motor Association. (AMA)

AMA is an established organization and is highly regarded within their industry across Alberta. People are the backbone of the AMA culture. Their people are the means through which they deliver products, services, and experiences: essentially everything they do that serves to protect what matters most. They believe in integrity, respect, excellence, innovation, stewardship, open and honest communication, and collaboration. This is an exciting time to join their organization with a lot of interesting projects and opportunities to add to your repertoire of experience.

The Benefits and Pension Advisor plays a key role in assessing, improving, and managing the company's group benefit and pension plans, including group health, dental, life and disability, group RSP, and pension. This role necessitates a combination of analytical capabilities, administrative expertise, strategic vision, and strong communication to align with employee needs and organizational goals. The Advisor will work closely with internal teams and external partners to ensure seamless and efficient delivery of our group benefits programs, enhancing the overall experience for AMA employees.

Benefits and Pension Advisor responsibilities:
  • Program administration: Developing, updating, and maintaining AMA policies, procedures, and processes related to benefits and pensions, ensuring accessibility to the HR Team and employees.
  • Coordinate the implementation of benefit and pension plan changes, including reviewing contracts, liaising with providers, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Research and make recommendations on individual employee issues and concerns related to benefits and pensions.
  • Employee education and support; Actively promote, support, and educate employees, HR Advisors, and the HR administration team on AMA's Benefits and Pension offerings.
  • Conduct benefit and pension information sessions for individuals and groups of employees to increase their understanding and assist in informed decision-making.
  • Provide guidance and direction to HR Advisors and HR Administrative staff to accurately respond to employee inquiries regarding benefits and pensions.
  • Reporting and Data Analysis: Conduct analysis and present information on benefit and pension activities, trends, and related data to the HR Leadership Team.
  • Develop, produce, and validate reports for internal use and external benefit and pension providers, including Annual Pension Data, Pensionable Earnings Report, Credited Service Report, Termination Report, and GRRSP Report.
  • Research, Analysis, and Recommendations: Provide comprehensive research, analysis, and recommendations during reviews of potential changes or upgrades to AMA's benefit and pension plans.
  • Identify linkages and coordination requirements with other support functions within AMA, including HRIS system and 3rd party providers.
  • Project Coordination and Management: Participate in Benefit and Pension projects and activities, collaborating with HR Leadership to review and enhance existing plans to meet employee and organizational needs.
  • Chair meetings, develop project plans, create timelines, and oversee communication materials for the annual employee Benefit Enrollment process.
The successful candidate has: 
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources or a related field
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in benefits and pension administration is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of benefits and pension principles, practices and procedures is a must
  • CEBS designation is an asset
  • Able to organize, prioritize and manage multiple priorities, ensuring business needs are met with superior research and analytical abilities, and attention to detail
  • Accuracy with data entry
  • Solid business acumen, integrity and ethics.
  • Self motivated, able to work independently and able to meet deadlines
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the organizational culture with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly and accurately articulate benefits and pension plan information to staff
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Actions are governed by integrity and ethics
  • Ability to commit to a 12month term
Compensation and benefits:
  • Excellent compensation, depending on experience
  • Benefits package for term employees
  • Free Parking
Only candidates already eligible to work in Canada will be reviewed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Meet Your Recruiter

Patti Babyn
RPR, Senior Recruitment Consultant
HR & Senior Office Personnel

Specializing in Human Resources, Executive Assistant, and Senior Office Personnel placements across Canada, Patti has over 15 years of national and global recruitment experience. She brings a wealth of expertise in interviewing, placement and collaboration, giving her clients the benefit of impeccable matches. She was also a business owner and managed a sales team for nine years, so she brings practical insights that drive success for her clients.

Patti’s thoughtful questions probe deep into the needs of each client, allowing her to pinpoint the best talent for the role from her vast network of qualified candidates. She is equally enthusiastic with candidates. Knowing that what she does changes lives, she provides insightful advice. With a heartfelt commitment to helping others, she situates candidates in positions where they will succeed. She has a degree and background in social work, where she honed keen communication and assessment skills. Passionate about cultivating long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates, she is an ongoing resource for those she partners with.

Patti is a wife and mother, and outside of the office enjoys camping, hiking, cycling and volunteering. She is also a part-time makeup artist and takes pride in helping woman look and feel their best!

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