Assistant Director Payroll and Employee Benefits, Job Code 801WPU


Posting Date: September 12, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

Under the general supervision of the Director of Payroll and Employee Benefits, the Assistant Director provides direction and leadership to ensure the smooth operation of the day-to-day activities of the Payroll and Employee Benefits department. The successful candidate is a contributing member to the leadership team who works collegially with diverse constituents and thrives in a fast-paced environment.

Principal responsibilities include but are not limited to: processing payroll, overseeing employee leave processes, health and dental benefits administration, and pension enrollment activities in accordance with state and federal guidelines and University policies and procedures. In addition, s/he develops and prepares all human resource data management reporting and analytics, assists in developing and implementing short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures, monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five (5) years of payroll experience that includes supervisory responsibilities are required.

The selected candidate must possess knowledge of payroll tax regulations and computation methodologies, federal and state reporting regulations and procedures as well as demonstrated experience in utilizing and managing automated payroll and/or human resources information systems. In addition, proficiency in the use of technology including Microsoft Office applications; strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and skilled in HRIS reporting and analytics are required.

Work experience in a higher education environment including benefits administration; proficiency in utilizing online and/or web based communication tools and experience working with Ellucian/Banner HR and Payroll system or similar HRIS system are preferred.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, accompanied by a current resume and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references via email to Search Committee Chairperson at: AsstDirPayrollBenefits@wpunj.edu or mail to William Paterson University, 358 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants must reference the Job Code in the letter of application. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the University, please visit www.wpunj.edu.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.