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Director, Benefit Programs (5414)

Job Posting

Director, Benefit Programs
Organization:  Government of Saskatchewan
Province:  Saskatchewan
Location:  Regina

The Public Employees’ Benefits Agency (PEBA) administers two of Canada’s top 100 Pension Funds, along with a number of smaller pension plans and numerous benefit programs. The benefit programs we administer provide a wide spectrum of health and well-being coverage for public sector employees and their families. Coverage includes health and dental care, disability and life insurance coverage as well as a deferred salary leave plan. Our vision of Fostering Financial Wellness leads the work we do in providing valuable pension and benefit services to the over 100,000 members we are proud to serve.

PEBA is pursuing a new governance and operating structure as a non-profit corporation arms length from the Government of Saskatchewan. It is anticipated this transition will be complete by 2024. You can find more information about this change on the PEBA website. 

The Opportunity

PEBA is seeking an experienced and dynamic Director of Benefit Programs to provide executive leadership, including strategic policy, planning and execution, for the Benefit Programs’ team. 

This position reports to the Executive Director, Client Service, and is a member of PEBA’s senior leadership team. 

As the Director, Benefit Programs, you will: 

  • Serve as Executive Secretary to the Disability Income Plan (DIP) Advisory Council, Extended Health Care Plan Joint Board of Trustees, Extended Health Care Plan for Certain Other Employees (and Retirees) Advisory Committees and Deferred Salary Leave Plan Committee; 
  • Oversee effective governance of benefit programs by following industry best practices, legislated governance requirements, overseeing policy development, and monitoring compliance with existing policies.
  • Oversee operations and provide strategic direction, risk assessment and mitigation, and leadership for the Benefit Programs team. Determine financial, staff and other resource requirements to meet program delivery needs.
  • Provide advice to senior officials with respect to the Benefit Plans.
  • Manage diverse stakeholder relationships. 
  • Represent the plans in mediation and litigation. 
  • Establish processes to monitor and report on program activities and continuously strive for improvements in the plan design, delivery, and service to members. 
  • Oversee financial, risk and compliance management by ensuring operations are compliant with legislation and policy.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external service providers.

Ideal Candidate 

To qualify for this leadership position, our candidate of choice will typically have:

  • Demonstrated an innovative approach to leading teams and building synergy;
  • Experience with a wide variety of existing and emerging technologies;
  • Knowledge and experience in a senior position in the benefits industry or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with significant senior management experience; and
  • Completion of post-secondary education in business, commerce or equivalent.

What We Offer

Please briefly indicate why you are applying and how you meet these qualifications in your cover letter. Screening will be conducted on this basis.

PEBA offers dynamic and challenging work for talented individuals in an environment that supports innovation, creativity, diversity and inclusion. In addition, we offer a number of employment advantages such as:

  • a competitive salary;
  • comprehensive benefits package including pension;
  • career development, advancement and learning opportunities;
  • flexible work arrangements; and
  • vacation, scheduled days off (SDO) and other types of leave.

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You will have knowledge of: 

  • Current benefit programs theory, models, principles and practices including emerging trends. 

You will have the demonstrated ability to:

  • Model the values of the organization and develop a culture where people hold themselves personally accountable for results. (Accountability)
  • Promote a diverse, friendly, and respectful environment conducive to employees’ sense of belonging; and use strategies to promote team morale and productivity. (Building Organizational Community)
  • Ensure communication plans are developed and implemented so audiences are informed in a timely, consistent and accurate manner. (Communication)
  • Create a culture that supports taking responsible risks and one where change is expected and supported. (Innovation)
  • Champion innovative solutions to support client and stakeholder needs. (Innovation)
  • Model integrity and inclusiveness by being open, acting with empathy, sharing resources/knowledge across teams and being respectful of all skills and viewpoints. (Personal Leadership)
  • Translate the strategic direction, including vision, mission and values into effective strategies. (Strategic Orientation)
  • Position the organization to deal with emerging and long-term trends, issues and opportunities. (Strategic Orientation)
  • Consult and communicate clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences and stakeholders on complex issues. (Strategic Orientation)
  • Make timely decisions to move work forward; take responsible risks to improve services and achieve goals. (Performance Management)
  • Assess future goals, organizational needs and risks; and develop comprehensive communication and engagement plans that bridge complex issues and span across time. (Planning and Risk Management)
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement to ensure policies and processes are relevant and efficient. (Process Management)

You will be:

  • Respectful and diplomatic; and 
  • An influential communicator.
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