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Pension Advisor/Analyst

Date: December, 2011
Reports to (Job Title): Pension Manager
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Waterloo Campus

Primary Purpose

Maintain pension database and support the information and computer systems of the pension team to ensure accurate and efficient self-service and administrative applications, provide assistance in the administration of the pension plans, and  participate in special projects to facilitate improved business practices,

Key Accountabilities:

1.Pension database


2.Support of information and computer systems of pension team

Pension administration

Position Requirements


3 year post-secondary qualification or equivalent education and experience.


Demonstrated analytical and problem solving experience in data management and information systems.

                                Experience administering pension legislation (Ontario and ITA).

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


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other




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

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally communication with employees across all areas (Faculty, Staff, CUPE) to provide communication, training and support to all members and administrative users; regular communication with the pension team, payroll team, compensation team, information systems and technology team to support the information and computer systems of the pension team to ensure accurate, efficient and compliant self-service and administrative applications .  Communication as needed with the other HR teams.  External communication with pension system provider to ensure the self-service and administrative applications are accurate, efficient, and compliance, and occasional communication with the consulting actuaries.

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:

Answering questions with answers that are known and for escalating 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.