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1199 SEIU Benefit and Pension Fund
Posted on 5/15/2020

Pension Director

1199 SEIU Benefit and Pension Fund


New York City


The 1199SEIU Benefit & Pension Funds provide comprehensive health, pension, and quality of life benefits to unionized workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. We are among the largest labor-management funds in the nation, covering 400,000 members and their families.

If you’re ready for the brightest career future, join us in this excellent opportunity to showcase your talents. We are currently seeking an experienced Pension Director for our Pension department.

• Oversee and monitor the day-to-day operations of three (3) jointly administered pension plans to ensure financial and operational and compliance
• Establish and monitor Pension department policies, procedures and standards to ensure level of professionalism and prompt, accurate service to members; periodically review and reengineer processes and procedures to ensure efficiency and accuracy
• Participate actively with the Chief Pension Officer in business planning process and implement short- and long-term goals and objectives of the Funds
• Monitor turnaround time and accuracy of the processing of pension applications and payments; follow-up with staff on routine workloads/deliverables as well as special projects
• Coordinate appeals from members, beneficiaries, or legal representatives; research appeals, confer with the Funds’ legal counsel and consultants, and prepare reports for the Trustees’ consideration, under the guidance of the Chief Pension Officer
• Review and resolve (escalated customer service issues such as) member complaints, verbal and written, regarding Plan provisions, payment of benefits and Pension staff
• Oversee the daily administration of several smaller plans and their mergers into the 1199 Benefit Fund; aid as needed with future plan mergers
• Responsible for yearly audits and quality control
• Prepare routine and periodic management reports related to Pension operations as directed by the Chief Pension Officer and Board of Trustees
• Provide vision, leadership, guidance, motivation and oversee development of Pension staff
• Counsel and supervise direct reports, Assistant Directors and Managers, as well as oversee supervision of all Pension staff
• Ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained and utilized effectively to accomplish the short- and long-term goals and objectives of the Funds
• Ensure compliance with administrative, operational, and regulatory procedures for administration of the Funds
• Work with Chief Pension Officer, IT staff and vendors to ensure that adequate systems and technology are maintained to support the Funds’ recordkeeping, and processing needs
• Work with the Funds’ professionals to coordinate actuarial valuations; work with the Funds’ auditors in the preparation of auditors’ reports and other financial statements
• Perform additional duties as assigned by leadership

• Bachelor’s degree required. MBA and/or CEBS certification preferred
• Minimum of eight (8) years management or executive leadership experience at a complex organization; to include six (6) years of supervisory experience required
• Significant experience in Taft-Hartley or collectively bargained environment required
• Strong management and leadership skills required; able to coach, mentor, motivate, and create improvement processes
• Experience with quality control, process improvement, and data integrity
• Working knowledge of pension benefit plans and benefits administration systems
• Demonstrated leadership skills, proven “hands-on” managerial style, excellent judgment, and strong work ethic
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with the staff, Union, and employers at all levels as well as outside professionals and service providers
• Ability to lead and motivate staff and establish and articulate clear goals and objectives
• Strong project management, analytical, problem –solving, communication, conflict resolution and quality improvement and writing skills.

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent fully employer-paid comprehensive benefits package and talented professional colleagues. For consideration and to apply, please visit us at:

Please mention you saw this ad in International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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