SEIU Benefit Funds

SEIU Benefit Funds

Assistant Pension Processing Manager

Based in Washington, DC


Job Title: Assistant Pension Processing Manager

Location: Washington, DC

The Assistant Pension Processing Manager’s responsibility is to assist the Pension Processing Manager in administering pension benefits for the SEIU Pension Plan for Employees, the SEIU Affiliates’ Officers and Employees Pension Plan and the SEIU National Industry Pension Plan covering participants of these plans in the United States and Canada. This responsibility includes assisting in the oversight of the day-to-day processing of pension benefits to deliver benefits and services to participants in an efficient, effective and accurate manner.

Primary Responsibilities: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Assist in the supervision of staff and review of staff work in the daily administration of five Defined Benefit Retirement Plans (US and Canadian Plans) consistent with the applicable plan document, ERISA regulations, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Board of Trustees’ objectives, IRS regulations, Canadian Government and other legislation
  • Ensure the efficient delivery of pension benefits and related activities sponsored by each of the SEIU Retirement Plans, in compliance with plan documents and federal regulations
  • Interpret, evaluate, and communicate plan language, merger agreements and retirement options as they relate to participant status, eligibility, benefit calculations, and benefit payments
  • Assist in the responsibility of the interpretation, calculation and communication to participants of the benefit payment options
  • Assist in monitoring and implementing US and Canadian Government benefit compliance requirements
  • Assist in design and development of promotional materials
  • Travel to make presentations to participants, employers and local union staff as related to pension benefits
  • Assist with the coordination of mergers with other pension benefit plans
  • Oversee the preparation of benefit information and census data for actuaries and other service providers
  • Oversee the preparation of trustee meeting reports as related to the Pension Processing Department
  • Work with the Director to provide information to the Department of Labor
  • Oversee the Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDRO”) process
  • Oversee the pension benefit appeals
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the SEIU Benefit Funds

Direction and Decision Making:
This position reports to the Pension Processing Manager.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree in business administration, finance, or other related field; and two (2) years of experience in pension processing.

A year of college coursework including business administration, accounting or other related coursework and five (5) years of experience in a pension environment.

Or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to interpret, analyze and comprehend plan documents
  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fluid/constantly changing environment
  • Knowledge of ERISA and IRS Code as related to pension benefits
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (oral and in written)
  • Ability to multi-task and simultaneously track the progress of numerous projects and reports
  • Ability to design, develop and implement short and long term goals for the department
  • Advanced skills in the use of personal computers, specifically Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Strong diplomatic and discretionary skills; handling sensitive situations without deviating from the plan document
  • Ability to manage/lead several staff members effectively
  • Ability to train and develop staff

To Apply:
Email all cover letters and résumés to benefitjobs@seiufunds.org

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