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Benefits Specialist - Wellness

at Grand Canyon Education

Posted: 12/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R000028847
Keywords: benefits

Job Description

Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is an educational service company that provides an array of support services in the post-secondary education sector. Formerly part of Grand Canyon University (GCU), GCE still supports and works closely with GCU. GCE designs and develops educational programs for GCU and other traditional campus institutions, as well as online partner institutions at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Grand Canyon Education is seeking a Benefits Specialist - Wellness to join their Human Resources Team. The Benefits Specialist - Wellness role is responsible for implementing and administering a comprehensive holistic wellness strategy for GCE/GCU employees.  The Benefits Specialist - Wellness role provides leadership in the development and delivery of a results driven wellness program and provides support for the daily administration of corporate benefits programs.


  • Support the daily administration of health and wellness programs

  • Organizes wellness committees and appoints "champions" to engage employees in wellness program.

  • Manage wellness vendors across the spectrum of GCE and our partners’ Wellness programs

  • Implement and maintain the Wellness Strategy for GCE and its partners.

  • Administer the wellness expenses and budget

  • Research and implement wellness programs which focus on reducing health risks and improving health status.

  • Develops variety of remote based tools to inform and educate employees on wellness

  • As needed, may assist in handling escalated benefit questions/concerns which come through the HR Service Center

  • Assist the benefits team in benefit related tasks, which could include 401(k) entries, billing, eligibility calculations, 5500 support, audits and reporting


  • Degree in human resources or business administration, preferred

  • 3+ years of benefits experience with at least 2 years of wellness administration, preferably in plan design and implementation

  • 1+ years of project management

  • Strong understanding of wellness principles and holistic wellness design

  • Project leadership and process improvement background or experience in moving strategies/ideas from the conceptual stage through the implementation and execution.

  • Budget exposure

  • Proven ability to execute processes accurately and on time

  • Strong verbal and written communication

  • Demonstrated creative design and brainstorm of wellness and recognition programs, and a passion for improving the well-being of employees.

  • Strong analytic skills in order to create and maintain metrics, reports and planning schedules

  • Fundamental to Advanced knowledge of Health & Welfare benefit principles

  • Solid knowledge of the DOL, Federal and State employment laws, FMLA, CFRA, PFL, ACA required

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

At Grand Canyon Education, it is our privilege to serve students and those who support academic advancement. We lead educational transformation by developing superior ways to help schools grow and prosper. We provide transparent programs, intuitive online learning technologies and well-established academic models that promote student success and institutional growth.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff candidates will be asked to review GCE’s staff expectations as part of the application process.

Our partner in education, Grand Canyon University, is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU serves traditional and online students by offering quality academic degree programs, experienced leadership and transformative learning experiences both on our growing campus and digitally.

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