Benefits Specialist

New York, New York Permanent USD90,000 - USD110,000 per year
  • Join a very mission driven organization and tight knit HR team
  • Great opportunity to be mentored by tenured HR Benefits Director

About Our Client

This client is a leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights around the world. With a presence in diverse regions and a passionate team of advocates, they work tirelessly to advance justice, equality, and dignity for all individuals. Their commitment to making a difference drives everything they do, and they are continually seeking talented professionals to join them in their mission.

Job Description

  1. Benefits Administration:
    • Manage the administration of employee benefits programs, including health, dental, vision, retirement, and other voluntary benefits, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and organizational policies.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for employee inquiries related to benefits, providing guidance, information, and assistance as needed.
    • Coordinate benefits enrollment processes, including new hire onboarding, open enrollment, and life events, and ensure accurate and timely data entry into HRIS systems.

  2. Vendor Management:
    • Collaborate with benefits brokers, insurance carriers, and other vendors to negotiate contracts, resolve issues, and optimize the delivery of benefits services.
    • Evaluate vendor performance and conduct periodic reviews to ensure service quality, cost-effectiveness, and alignment with organizational goals.
    • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in benefits administration and make recommendations for improvements or changes as appropriate.

  3. Compliance and Reporting:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, including ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, and other applicable laws, and coordinate with legal counsel and compliance specialists as needed.
    • Prepare and distribute benefits-related communications, notices, and disclosures to employees, ensuring clarity, accuracy, and accessibility.
    • Generate regular reports on benefits utilization, costs, and trends, and analyze data to inform decision-making and identify areas for improvement.

  4. Employee Education and Support:
    • Develop and deliver employee education and training programs on benefits topics, including workshops, webinars, and informational materials.
    • Provide personalized assistance to employees navigating benefits options, understanding coverage details, and resolving issues or concerns.
    • Partner with HR colleagues and other departments to ensure a holistic approach to employee support and well-being.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in benefits administration, preferably in a global or nonprofit setting.
  • Strong knowledge of benefits regulations, compliance requirements, and best practices.
  • Experience working with HRIS systems and benefits administration platforms.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and cultures.
  • High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice issues.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. (95-110K)
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, retirement, and more.
  • Flexible remote work arrangements.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within a dynamic global organization.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment dedicated to making a positive impact on human rights worldwide.
Claire Vogel
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Job summary

Human Resources
Sub Sector
Compensation & Benefits
Not For Profit
New York
Contract Type
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Claire Vogel
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