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Pension Administrator

Date: June, 2012
Reports to (Job Title): Pension Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

This position provides day-to-day administration of the UW Pension Plan and helps promote members’ understanding of the pension program through responding to daily queries and assists with presenting pension information sessions

Key Accountabilities:

1.Day-to-day pension administration



2.Communication of pension program


3.Non-routine pension administration



4.Other projects as requested


Position Requirements


3 year post-secondary qualification or equivalent experience


3-5 years of progressive experience administering defined benefit pension plan.

Familiar with Ontario pension legislation and pension related provisions of the federal ITA Demonstrated analytical and problem solving experience.

Competencies will include interpersonal and communication skills, analytical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and strong math skills.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermediate Intermediate Basic

Pension Administration System (BenPlus), HRMS system (PeopleSoft)

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally communicates with employees across all areas (Faculty, Staff, CUPE) to provide detailed pension information, communicates with colleagues in HR and other departments to obtain, clarify and discuss information.  Externally communicates with Pension Fund Trustee and Actuary to provide and clarify information.

Level of Responsibility:

The position is responsible for performing administrative responsibilities and providing support to the pension group in a timely and accurate fashion.

Decision-Making Authority:

Answers questions with answers that are known and escalates all other inquiries.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of a normal office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a normal office environment.