Benefits Assistant

Job Type

Full Time




1112 16th Street Northwest
Suite 240
District of Columbia
United States


The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Association Services Office is in search of a Benefits Assistant 

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington: 

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is one of the largest charity organizations in the country. The Y has a long history of leading the way in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

What you need to know about this position:

Performance responsibilities for this position entails, data entry of all employee benefits information (i.e. health insurance enrollments, changes, terminations, etc.); Retaining historical benefits documents by maintaining a system of record keeping, filing and retrieval process; Auditing and reconciling all benefits monthly; Performing clerical functions incidental to benefits activities; and the ability to travel to association branches (No. VA, MD, DC) for presentations, open enrollment, training and meetings

What we need from you: 

High school diploma/GED, Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred; One (1) year related experience in a benefits department performing benefits administration duties and/or general HR experience; Demonstrate strong communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to communicate effectively; Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of attention to details; Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner; Intermediate computer proficiency skills and working with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point); Strong data input skills, with high speed and accuracy; Ability to interact comfortably with employees at various levels of the organization; Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with confidential data;

Working knowledge of HRIS systems is preferred (i.e. Great Plains)

Our benefits for you: 

We offer an exciting, fun, inclusive, growth oriented work environment that includes strong health benefits options, long term and short term disability, 10% employer paid retirement, childcare discount, complimentary Y membership, and continuous professional development opportunities.

Compensation: $ 13.50 per hour

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

There are two methods to apply for the position. (1) Email submission: send your cover letter and resume to type "Benefits Assistant" in the email subject line.(2) Online application: visit our career page at