Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local 2334

Benefits Counselor & Coordinator

New York City, NY

The Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local 2334, is a progressive, activist union representing 27,000 faculty and staff at The City University of New York. The PSC is seeking to hire an experienced individual who will engage members in understanding their employment related pension and health benefits and options. This is a professional, unionized position.

Responsibilities: Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Executive Director, with latitude for independent decision-making, carries out the following responsibilities:

  • Responds to members’ inquiries about pension and supplemental health benefits;
  • Directs individual members to appropriate informational resources and provides individual counseling;
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of pensions and health plans and CUNY policies applicable to PSC members;
  • Involves members in understanding their retirement and supplemental health benefits at chapter meetings;
  • Produces data and charts for printed materials, website content and plans and administers PSC pre-retirement conference and other events;
  • Serves as staff liaison to PSC Retirees Chapter and PSC/CUNY Welfare Fund;
  • Liaises with TRS & ORP plan representatives and CUNY Benefits Officers.


  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive trade unionism;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay attention to details;
  • Demonstrated understanding of pension and health plan benefits for employees of government or nonprofit organization;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate and clear information in individual counseling and union meetings;
  • 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 labor union or non-profit organization, performing work related to the responsibilities above, preferably with employee pension and health plans in NY State;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and relevant computer software;
  • 3 full-time employment references.

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

Send cover letter and resume to:

Barbara Gabriel, Professional Staff Congress
61 Broadway, 15th floor
NY, NY 10006

Telephone: 212-354-1252
FAX: 212-302-7815
E-mail: bgabriel@pscmail.org

The Professional Staff Congress is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline:
Position open until filled

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