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Director, Benefits (5601)

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Director, Benefits
Organization:  Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation
Province:  Saskatchewan
Location:  Saskatoon

Director, Benefits

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is inviting applications for the position of Director, Benefits.

Our purpose

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has advanced the interests of teachers and advocated for excellence in public education for more than 80 years. We are a professional organization representing over 13,500 teachers employed in PreK-12 schools across the province who are trusted and respected leaders and partners in education.

What we do

Working with the Federation is more than a job. It’s about contributing, through your professional background, to quality public education. It’s about providing exceptional programs and services that support Saskatchewan teachers and their profession.

What you will do

The Benefits Director is one of the chief advisors to the Pension and Benefit Board of Directors (Board), providing leadership relating to strategic planning, funding and benefits, risk management, policy development and other aspects to ensure prudent governance. The Benefits Director is involved with the design and development of benefits and services, and oversees the operations of the plans including, human resources, communications, plan administration, financial management and other operations to ensure the effective delivery of the benefit programs. This role oversees a team of benefits professionals and is responsible for providing direction, coaching, performance support, professional growth opportunities, and creating an atmosphere of trust and collaboration.

The Benefits Director oversees all aspects of the benefit plans, including evaluation, planning, financial, funding and benefits, communications, administration, risk and compliance management. This position establishes processes to monitor program activities and continuously strive for improvements in the plan design, delivery, and service to members. The Benefits Director also provides guidance to the Board and participate with the development of the Board’s strategic and annual work plans.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary range of $118,652.62 - $154,169.63.
  • A 35-hour work week.
  • 4 weeks starting vacation and paid time off to deal with family, health and sickness, and compassionate situations.
  • 100% employer paid benefits from day one.
  • Employer Matching defined contribution plan, saving for your future up to 18%.
  • Free parking.

How To Apply

For a complete job description and application procedures, please visit our website at The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM, February 19, 2024.


What You Will Bring

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field, along with a CEBS designation or equivalent
  • 6-8 years of directly related and progressive experience in benefits and/or claims administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and support a team of professional employees.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles of group benefit plans; provincial health coverage; group industry guidelines; and industry standards and trends.
  • Knowledge of risk management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles.
  • Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment at arriving at conclusions.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills in developing and maintaining positive working relationships.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
  • High work standards related to information accuracy, completeness and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated assertiveness while also being sensitive to and considerate of the needs, feelings and concerns of others.
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