Job Location:
SLU Saint Louis, MO

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

Under general direction, the Benefits Analyst works on a cross-functional team to identify and recommend strategic changes to Saint Louis University’s benefit plans. This position is responsible for job activities that include analysis, design and administration of employer benefits programs, communicating with benefit vendors, plan participants, and employees across the university.

Job Duties:

  • Assist with the administration of health and welfare employee benefit programs and assures compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations

  • Coordinates the design and communication materials for the annual benefit enrollment and employee orientations to enhance the employee experience

  • Works closely with benefit plan administrators and carriers to resolve complex employee issues, HRIS integrations and benefit appeals

  • Assists with benefit plan renewals, contract negotiations, RFP/RFI proposal as needed

  • Regularly audits HRIS data and resolves issues; identifies reporting needs and works with HRIS to build the reports Involved in data gathering, maintaining reports and building new reports

  • Plays key role in planning for and executing open enrollment

  • Performs special projects as needed such as completing benefit surveys to assist in benchmarking

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of employee benefit plans, policies, procedures, ERISA, SPDs, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA and other US Labor Laws

  • Defined Contribution experience desired

  • Experience in handling sensitive, confidential information

  • Ability to raise issues proactively and in a timely manner

  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and a proactive approach to resolving problems

  • Able to communicate effectively and build relationships with all levels of the organization

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with strong to expert level Excel skills. Working knowledge of Workday HRIS a plus

  • Effective time management and organizational skills required

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Finance/Accounting, mathematics, statistics or related field with 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience


Compensation & Benefits

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.