Human Resources

Human Resources Generalist - Benefits

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Department: Human Resources
Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Human Resources

Department: Human Resources

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

The Health and Wellness Coordinator will coordinate health and wellness initiatives and programs for employees and retirees. The position will support the efforts of the Benefits and Wellness Manager in implementing programs that create awareness and access to wellness programs within Michigan Tech and in the community. The Health and Wellness Coordinator will support the Benefits Office in many employee benefit related areas.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Manages MTU Wellness 360 Program under the direction of the Manager of Benefits & Wellness.
• Coordinate and promotes health and wellness initiatives and programs for employees.
• Coordinate wellness presentations, lunch and learns, and other community outreach functions.
• Review, process, submit, track and manage workers ‘compensation claims.
• Review, verify and submit I-9 documentation for student and temporary employees.
• Help coordinate and process university open enrollment for employees.
• Coordinate MTU Wellness 360 options, including, but not limited to Wondr Health, BCBS challenges, Diabetes Prevention programs, Weight Watchers, Maintain Don’t Gain, Lunch and Learns and personal training with Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP) program.
• Maintain active promotion and updates of wellness programs to campus community through varied media, such as but not limited to weekly Wellness Newsletter, Tech Today articles, presentations, and forums.
• Conduct benefit orientations for new employees; benefit exit interviews for terminating employees.
• Provides a wide variety of both complex and routine administrative services for the department and the university.
• Preserves the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal employee information.
• Participates in and contributes to the review, development, and improvements for more efficient and effective HR benefit processes.
• Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers to meet high quality standards for services.
• Oversee all aspects of the student insurance program.
• Act as a liaison with IT staff to establish, maintain and update student insurance procedures.
• Facilitate and lead new employee orientations when needed.
• Coordinates and develops HR training programs, workshops, and communications as needed.
• Organizes and develops training course guides and materials such as handouts and visual materials.
• Develops and delivers professional presentations and training to campus groups, large or small, using appropriate media, including PowerPoint, spreadsheets, and other methods to enhance effective communications.
• Identifies administrative needs that occur on a routine basis.
• Prepares special and periodic reports for review by management.
• Commits to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in university continuous improvement initiatives.
• Applies safety-related knowledge, skills and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which applicable knowledge and abilities have been acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• 3 years of proven high-quality customer service experience.
• Demonstrated experience facilitating and coordinating presentations, events and community outreach programs.
• Demonstrated advanced proficiency using personal computers and advanced Microsoft Office applications, including word processing, spreadsheets/databases, and presentation packages.
• Demonstrated experience presenting to large and small groups on a variety of topics.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Experience working in higher education.
• Experience coordinating health and wellness programs.
• Experience using Banner.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Strong written and interpersonal/oral communication skills.
• Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
• Strong computer skills, including data base management, Microsoft office, electronic communications and social media.
• Exemplary interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative in managing projects.
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a timely and professional manner in a fast-paced environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. **

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands


Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.


Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months



Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable, No less than $38,500

Title of Position Supervisor

Manager of Benefits

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)


Additional Information


Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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