The Benefits & Payroll Specialist conducts benefit administration and processes bi-weekly payroll. Additionally, this position oversees the wellness program and leave of absence management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
Coordinates open enrollment periods for all benefit plans with oversight from the Director, Organizational Development.
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.
Performs leave of absence administration (FMLA, STD, LTD) to include drafting of letters, counseling staff and supervisors, managing paperwork and payroll/time off tracking and ensuring compliance with laws and policy.
Performs payroll processing each pay period, including system administration. Ensuring accuracy and compliance with 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.
Performs the development and execution of the association’s staff wellness program, including planning, logistics and implementation of wellness events. Chairs the staff wellness committee.
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 benefits policy administration
Proficiency with payroll systems
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
About Emergency Nurses Association
ENA is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing. Our mission is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice. We envision our self to be the global emergency nursing resource and advocate for safe practice and safe care. A large part of what we do is to develop and deliver high quality, well respected continuing education – written by emergency nurses for emergency nurses.