Best Friends Animal Society is looking for an innovative and driven Senior Benefits Specialist, who has the instinct to improve processes and can thrive in a fast paced collaborative working environment. Come join our amazing team of over 800 employees nationwide!
We are willing to consider candidates that would live in St George, UT area and commute (1 1/2 hours) to Kanab, UT at least once a week.
Position statement: Administer all health and welfare benefit programs including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life and disability insurance as well as Best Friend’s 401(k) savings plan. Provide recommendations and information to management and employees regarding benefit options and applications. Participate in development of cost effective benefit plans and work with various account representatives to resolve claim and administrative issues. Assure compliance with all laws and regulations including FMLA, ERISA, OSHA, & COBRA and Health Care Reform. Maintain reporting compliance. Work with external auditors to support the benefits and 401(k) audits. Responsible for completion of the annual 5500.
Serves as the primary contact for employees, plan vendors and third-party administrators.
Displays the ability to identify areas of opportunity, and develop more efficient processes and necessary audits.
Comprehensive understanding of HIPAA, ACA, COBRA, and other applicable state and federal laws and regulations as they pertain to benefits.
Has a strong focus on improving the employee experience around benefits enrollment and education, and while interacting with the team.
Performs all administrative duties to deliver the benefits to Best Friends employees.
Monitors benefit trends in the business environment, stays abreast of applicable benefits legislation and ensures benefits plans are cost-effective and competitive.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
5+ years of directly related benefits experience with employees in multiple states.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of recent hands-on experience with ADP HRB system.
Payroll and compensation experience a plus.
Working knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
Understanding of ERISA regulations and other regulations affecting benefits/compensation.
Excellent customer service skills a must.
Must be able to develop communications to internal and external customers.
Must feel comfortable presenting to a large group.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Ability to maintain confidential information at all times.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Must love working in a team environment and willing to lead projects as assigned.
Ability to work on a computer for long period of time.
Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love. The benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care reimbursement, Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, Staff Discounts, Best Friends Wellness Center, and Flex Work Policy. Further, we also have some very unique perks, such as discounted veterinary care and the opportunity to bring pets to work. Our onsite cafeteria serves healthy vegan food.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society has been building effective lifesaving programs for more than 30 years. When Best Friends began, 17 million animals died every year in shelters. Today, thanks to caring people like you, the number of animals killed per year is two million. Still, nearly 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters every day, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. By increasing the number of adoptions and implementing spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, we know we can end the killing. Work with us to help Save Them All®.
We were top-rated in 2017 by Great Non-Profits and a Guide Star Gold participant.