Assistant Director of Payroll and Benefits

Saint Marys City, Maryland
Jan 20, 2023
Feb 24, 2023
Full Time

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Assistant Director of Payroll and Benefits in the Office of Human Resources.  This position reports to the Director of Payroll and Benefits and is responsible for managing and processing all College and Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) weekly payrolls, health benefits, and all related programs.  Assists with the development of and coordinates the implementation of payroll related policies and programs. Manages the day-to-day operation of payroll and benefits.  Supervises the Fiscal Associate II and Payroll, Benefits, and Recruitment Coordinator, and adhering to all state regulations as well as college policies and procedures. Maintains confidential personnel files for contractual faculty and staff, and performs a variety associated tasks.

This position will require a great deal of interaction with people and will entail frequent use of computer programs and independent judgement. Duties include performing routine office functions and following accepted regulations and procedures

Qualifications include an Associate degree required (Bachelor’s degree preferred); five to ten  years’ experience administering payroll and benefits.  Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and excellent customer service skills; demonstrates energy and enthusiasm in achieving goals; takes ownership of assignments; excellent oral and written communication skills; possess self-initiative, outstanding time management skills, excellent leadership skills and similar qualities to handle heavy workload and lead the payroll and benefit team effectively; ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality; must have experience with Excel and working in an office environment.  Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, the National Public honors College, is located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. St. Mary’s College is one of the nation’s best public liberal arts colleges – ranked near the top in U.S. News & World Report and a Best Value for in-state and out-of-state students. Non-sectarian since its founding, the college with its scenic waterfront campus is primarily undergraduate and residential, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600. The up-to-date curriculum is designed for today’s students who want an active, hands-on education led by professors who are committed teachers and experts in their fields. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences, and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at: Questions may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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