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Plan Operations Systems Lead - PeopleSoft

Department: Plan Operations
Office: Home Office
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Plan Operations Systems Lead – PeopleSoft

The Plan Operations Systems Lead – PeopleSoft reports to the Director, Plan Operations and Integration, and primarily provides functional support for PeopleSoft Base Benefits and Benefits Administration. This individual will be responsible for the configuration and set up of new benefit plans as well as the maintenance of existing benefit plans. This position will monitor all aspects of benefits administration as well as provide analytical and technical support in the delivery of the benefits programs. In addition, the Plan Operations Systems Lead will be responsible for providing functional support and oversight for other areas of PeopleSoft acting as the single point of contact for the design and configuration of our PeopleSoft instance (data, processes, reporting, etc.). This individual will work closely with our IT developers on all custom programming requirements. The Plan Operations Lead is expected to follow standard testing methodology and documentation processes, developing functional design documents, maintaining business process and technical solution documents, and developing and maintaining timelines for all benefit administration changes.   

The Ideal Candidate Possesses

  • a bachelor’s degree;
  • five or more years of in-depth technical and functional knowledge of PeopleSoft benefits administration – prior PeopleSoft 9.2 experience a plus;
  • strong functional knowledge of other aspects of PeopleSoft such as job data, payroll, etc.;
  • experience working with other HCM solutions (SAP, Workday, etc.) a plus;
  • demonstrated success in the planning, implementation, and assessment of technology initiatives, information systems, and associated applications;
  • demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
  • excellent analytic and system literacy skills with an ability to review, analyze and make necessary recommendations; and
  • excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

The Ideal Candidate Strongly Desires To Serve the Board of Pensions with an ability to

  • work simultaneously on multiple projects with excellent time management skills and a sense of urgency;
  • establish and adhere to project schedules and adjust priorities as needed;
  • write clearly and concisely to thoroughly document solutions;
  • work well with diverse groups across all levels of management; and
  • thoroughly understand the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Church polity, and the nature and expectations of our membership.

The Ideal Candidate Would Receive  

  • medical and retirement benefits, plus …
    • a minimum of 22 days’ personal leave, plus sick time and paid holidays
    • employer matching contributions to 403(b)(9) plan
    • up to 70 percent tuition reimbursement
    • health and well-being resources;
  • satisfaction gained from working for a service-oriented employer; and
  • volunteer and other service opportunities in the community at large.

About the Board of Pensions

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to engaging the entire Church in becoming inclusive of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and language groups. As an agency of the Church, we share in and align with its values. Our staff is diverse in gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and generation, reflecting the community around us. Our different perspectives foster creativity, and mutual respect enables us to execute the ideas that creativity generates.

Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

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The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an equal opportunity employer.

The work environment is typical of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job the incumbent may expect to sit for prolonged periods of time. Close vision and manual dexterity are required to access data utilizing a personal computer or other electronic device.

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