The Compensation & Benefits Specialist is responsible for supporting human resource operational activities such as bi-weekly payroll processing, strategic compensation analysis, annual benefits enrollment and leave administration. This position partners with the Director of Organizational Development to ensure high level support for employees as it pertains to benefits, leaves of absence, payroll support, and compensation strategies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs payroll processing each pay period, including system administration. Ensuring accuracy and compliance with multi-state policies and law, resolving issues with vendors and communicates with staff and supervisors for successful bi-weekly payroll processing.
Oversees the payroll administration for new state tax setup, unemployment tax, discretionary payments and 401k limits. Conducts schedule of internal audits to ensure compliance.
Collaborate with Talent Management Specialist to administer the annual pay for performance process, with oversight from the Director of Organizational Development.
Conducts all benefit activities, including qualifying life events and COBRA continuation for all association benefit plans (health and welfare, life and disability and 401(k)). This includes the appropriate audit and reconciliation of monthly bills for review and approval by the Director, Organizational Development.
Manages open enrollment periods for all benefit plans. Includes staff communication, coordination with benefits broker for training, inputting data into ADP, and ensuring seamless and engaging process for staff.
Serves as the primary staff liaison with the association’s insurance broker for benefit issues, answers staff questions as they pertain to the associations benefit plans and benefit compliance.
Administers leave of absences (FMLA, STD, LTD) to include drafting of letters, managing paperwork and payroll/time off tracking and ensuring compliance with laws and policy.
Develops and manages ENA Wellness Program by utilizing current resources and budgets for external resources. Creates communication for staff, tracks metrics of utilization, maintains understanding of current environment to ensure program meets the needs of staff on a continuous basis.
Contributes to the cultivation of a collaborative team-based culture with strong staff engagement. This includes the development of staff communications that provide vision, clarity of purpose and connections to ENA’s mission, vision, and values.
Contributes to the workplace culture that is consistent with the association’s culture statement and emphasizes the mission, vision and values of the organization.
Displays a high level of accountability, taking responsibility for individual actions and the impact on the organization. Views oneself as a reflection of the organization by following through on commitments and accepting ownership.
Performs additional related duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Human Resources, including payroll, compensation and benefits policy administration
Proficiency with payroll systems
Multi-state site experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
Excellent organizational skills, with ability to work independently on assigned tasks
Excellent collaborative communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks within established deadlines
Ability to exercise a high level of discretion and independent judgment
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite of Products
Ability to interface with staff, board and external relationships in a professional manner, including a demonstrated commitment to customer service
Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate verbally and in writing in an exchange of information; collect, compile and prepare work documents; set-up and maintain work files. Use of the computer, with repetitive motion, is approximately 80%.
Majority of work is performed in a general office environment. Occasional travel may be required.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
About Emergency Nurses Association
Here at ENA, our mission is to advance excellence in emergency nursing. As the leading global emergency nursing resource, we have an engaged, motivated staff that drives our mission every day – and we are looking for the next great team member.