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Director, Benefits

Director, Benefits

Initial Review Date: 03/01/23**
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

Salary Grade: A2/A3-J

Full Salary Range: $143,181.18 - $201,470.31 annually*

*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $143,181.18 - $157,857.25) annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

The Foothill - De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.


Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity. The Benefits Director will be the primary individual responsible for planning and administering the health and welfare programs of the District.


The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
  1. Responsible for managing the administration and implementation of the District's health and welfare programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance programs, workers' compensation, COBRA and retiree benefits. Serve as resource to District and provide leadership regarding overall direction of health and welfare programs.
  2. Research, analyze and negotiate insurance plan coverage and costs on behalf of the District with plan providers and collective bargaining units. Research and develop alternatives to current programs. Serve as resource to chief negotiator and management team regarding plan utilization, trends and new legislation.
  3. Oversee implementation of any plan changes. Provide training to Directors to assist with communication and enhance Directors' ability to follow and support plan requirements, particularly workers' compensation, ADA and OSHA requirements.
  4. Conduct strategic planning, development and implementation of collective bargaining proposals and recommendations for changes to the benefits and workers' compensation programs.
  5. Develop and implement policies, procedures and practices that will enhance access to information and customer satisfaction.
  6. Work with senior staff, brokers and representatives to evaluate program effectiveness and recommend improvements.
  7. Manage communication and education programs to keep all plan enrollees and potential enrollees well-informed of plan contents, options and changes, including retirees. Oversee open enrollment. Conduct trainings and work with vendors as appropriate.
  8. Oversee district ADA compliance and coordinate workplace accommodations, including monitoring the return to work of individuals from medical or workers' compensation leaves.
  9. Ensure customer questions are answered and issues resolved in a timely manner; directly participate in resolution of complex and challenging issues.
  10. Promote and enforce the District's commitment to safety by ensuring that all employees in the division receive appropriate training in hazardous materials handling, storage and disposal and that training is updated as required.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Extensive knowledge of health and welfare programs, including a variety of options and types.
  2. Current state legislation affecting District health and welfare programs including applicable sections of California Education Code and Title 5.
  3. Applicable federal legislation, guidelines and forms related to such programs as workers' compensation, COBRA, HIPPA, FMLA, ADA and Medicare
  4. The collective bargaining process.
  5. Record-keeping and report writing techniques.

Skills and Abilities:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Demonstrated ability to conduct complex data analysis.
  3. Successful short- and long-term planning skills.
  4. Originate policies, procedures, forms and instruction manuals or other written materials necessary to support program implementation and function.
  5. Oral and written communication skills including persuasive communication, public speaking and drafting of concise contract language.
  6. Use a variety of computer software to enter, modify, format and retrieve data.
  7. Compose and prepare written materials including graphs and other presentation tools.
  8. Maintain confidentiality.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Bachelor's degree, preferably in business administration, human resources or a closely related field.
  3. Two years of experience working with employee health and welfare programs including at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity with primary responsibility for administering health and welfare programs


  1. Typical office environment; subject to travel to conduct work

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.


Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


To apply, visit

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Foothill-De Anza Community College District 
Location: Los AltosCA 94022
Document ID: B0384-0KLX  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2023-03-0803/08/2023

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