PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund

Retirement/Benefits Counselor

New York City, NY

Professional Staff Congress (PSC)-City University of New York (CUNY) Welfare Fund provides supplemental benefits to the basic health insurance of the New York City Health Benefits Program for both unionized professional employees and CUNY managers. The covered membership encompasses unionized faculty and professional staff of CUNY, as well as management positions that fall outside of the PSC bargaining unit. The main office is located at 61 Broadway, Manhattan.

The PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund is looking for a Retirement/Benefits Counselor who will report to and be under the general supervision of the Executive Director, with latitude for independent decision-making, and charged with the following responsibilities:


  • Responds to members’ inquiries regarding the health, pension and other benefits for which they are eligible as CUNY employees.
  • Provides guidance in transition from active service to retirement.
  • Directs individual members to appropriate informational resources and provides individual benefits counseling;
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of health plans, retirees’ pensions and other welfare fund health related programs.
  • Involves members in understanding their retirement and supplemental health benefits at meetings;
  • Produces data and charts for printed materials, website content and help plan and participate in pre-retirement conference and other events;
  • Liaises with TRS & ORP plan representatives and CUNY Benefits Officers.
  • Acts as point of contact for member outreach programs.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay attention to details;
  • Demonstrated understanding of health plan and pension plan benefits for employees of government or nonprofit organization;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate and clear information in individual counseling
  • Experience working with a diverse constituency and working in a team environment.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate or more advanced degree required, in an appropriate field;
  • At least 5 years’ experience working for a welfare fund or non-profit organization, performing work related to the responsibilities above, preferably with employee pension and health plans in NY City;
  • Competent in Microsoft Office and relevant computer software;
  • 3 full-time employment references.

Compensation: Salary: $75,000-90,000, depending on experience
Comprehensive benefit package

Please respond by December 1, 2017, with cover letter and resume to communications@psccunywf.org.

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