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Company Name:
The Research Foundation for SUNY
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Albany, New York
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
4-6 Years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Senior Retirement Specialist

About The Research Foundation for SUNY:

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The RF manages SUNY's research portfolio providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students performing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences, and computer and information sciences. The RF moves SUNY ideas and inventions to the marketplace collaborating with business and industry to create new opportunity and new jobs for New York State.

The Research Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that promoting a diverse, inclusive working environment enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, unleashes each individual's full potential and fuels innovation.

The Research Foundation and its employees are committed to a culture of integrity and accountability, holding each other and the organization to the highest standards of ethical behavior.

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As a learning organization, the Research Foundation encourages all employees to continue to grow and develop professionally. At the Research Foundation Central Office, employees are offered many opportunities for learning and development, including Professional Development Planning, a 12-month Mentoring Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Job Rotation, DiSC Profile Behavioral Assessment, Employee Engagement Teams, Job Skills Training, and an Employee Wellbeing Team.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Benefits Programs Manager, performs various tasks in retirement administration, such as ensuring employees retirement information is accurate, assisting in the development of communication strategies and plans for the retirement plans, and working within Research Foundation policy guidelines and in compliance with legal requirements. This position provides outstanding sponsored program administration services and stewardship to the SUNY community (faculty, students, and other staff) and sponsors respectively.


• Assist on audits to ensure retirement contributions and records are accurate
• Determine vesting status and verify service requirements have been met in accordance with RF Policy
• Participates in the evaluation, design and implementation of new retirement plan features
• Analyze retirement reports and files for accuracy of records, trouble shoot issues and recommends solutions to the Benefits Programs Manager to improve processes.
• Responsible for processing prior service credit requests towards vesting requirements
• Responsible for identifying continuous improvements and streamlining administrative processes and making recommendations to the Benefits Programs Manager.
• Pays and reconciles retirement bills (including wire)
• Assists in the development of retirement plan communication, education and advice to our employees regarding our services we provide through our retirement carrier (TIAA) and informing employees of any changes, recommendations or new tools that will better educate and promote additional enrollments in our retirement plans and options.
• Provides customer service to campus contacts and retirees.
• Research and respond to employee retirement plan questions
• Works as a Benefits Programs member on teams and performs various other duties as assigned
• Active contribution to the development of procedures to create efficiencies in the Retirement unit and making recommendations to the Benefits Programs Manager.


Candidate must have a strong ability to organize and maintain accurate records and have the ability to work on multiple tasks at one time. Demonstrate strong oral and written communication, mathematical skills and proficiency with various computer applications such as Oracle, Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Must be able to work independently with complex, detailed records and reports. Must react positively to an ongoing, changing environment


Four years of progressive experience in a Retirement benefits or accounting position. Bachelors Degree preferred.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents:

1. Resume/Cv
2. Cover Letter

After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent pages enable you to upload additional documents including a cover letter.

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