Search

Job

Employee Well-Being & Benefits HR Specialist

Posted by
Los Angeles LGBT Center
|
Los Angeles, CA
New
|
Published 13 days ago

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Status: 100%, Full-Time, Exempt, Regular

Probation: 180 days

Center’s Mission:

Building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

We value:

Respect ~ Excellence ~ Inclusiveness ~ Innovation ~ Integrity

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Human Resources Department focuses on the employee experience at the Center. We are a Mission-driven group of colleagues who develop strategies for growth and engagement of Center Staff through an inclusive culture where we can all bring our authentic selves to work. Human Resources fosters employee and labor relations through the Center’s approach to onboarding diverse talent, promoting well-being with our robust package of benefits, and staying true to our core values through culturally-competent training. Human Resources is a partner to the organization in creating an environment where Center Staff can do our best work to serve the LGBTQ+ community.

JOB SUMMARY: The HR Specialist is responsible for operational support and leadership of employee well-being through the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program, long-term disability, flexible spending account (FSA), Metro Rideshare and 403(b) retirement plan. This position is also responsible for structuring, organizing, and driving the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s (Center) Wellness Program and Staff Recognition. Additional responsibilities include audits, reporting, and employee interactions; ensuring that the Center’s benefits programs are consistently administered in compliance with Center policies and government regulations. The ideal candidate for this position utilizes strong collaborative relationships both inside and outside of the Center in order to foster a holistically wellness forward work environment for all Center staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1) Framed in employee wellness, manage complex and/or sensitive HR functions and services including salary and benefit data research and analysis, benefits program enrollment processes and maintenance, investigation and preparation of management cases regarding employee grievances, appeals and complaints; preparation, presentation and evaluation of agency-wide training programs, and completion of special studies and reports relating to a variety of Human Resource program activities;

2) Ensures that all HR transactions are completed in accordance with proper guidelines, policy, and standards;

3) Advises and instructs department management staff and employees regarding the proper methods and procedures to use on a variety of HR transactions, programs, and issues involving policy or labor law;

4) Manages all aspects of the benefits program from initial benefits enrollment through retirement ensuring accuracy at all stages, including conducting the benefits presentation at new-hire orientation, qualifying life event (QLE) and other eligibility changes, open enrollment, termination of benefits, and retirement plan document processing; 

5) Administers all aspects of benefits plan provisions and follows up on updates (annual or as required by regulatory or legislative changes) and requirements of communicating with eligible employees;

6) Performs quality checks of benefits-related data supporting the payroll process ensuring regulatory compliance including FLSA and ERISA;

7) Processes employee terminations including final pay and other payroll-related functions;

8) Assist with audit processes including 403(b) retirement plan, year-end 1095-C audit, and other audits as needed;

9) Leads employee recognition by organizing tenure awards and celebrations through a coordinated effort with appropriate Center departments and outside vendors;

10) Completes compensation and benefits surveys;

11) Coordinates with Facilities Department staff serving as the HR point of contact for the Metro Program;

12) Verifies employment in response to general employee inquiries and loan forgiveness programs;

13) Provides leadership to the Wellness Committee, collaborating to create a comprehensive program to promote healthy lifestyles, and vets and recommends technology products and services designed to enhance employees’ well-being;

14) Assists with new hire health exams and serves as liaison between vendor and HR;

15) Assists with financial processes including invoicing, budget tracking, accounts payable processes, and other financial transactions;

16) Supports absence management, including Workers’ Compensation, effectively interpreting FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absence/disability;

17) Supports the HR Department with ad-hoc projects, reports, data analysis, and information requests;

18) Other duties as assigned;

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

1) Knowledge of or experience working with the LGBTQ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ people;

2) A passion for the Center’s work and its mission to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people;

3) A minimum of 4 years of experience in human resources with 2 years of dedicated benefits administration;

4) Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws;

5) Experience in wellness program development, preferred;

6) Knowledge of ERISA, ACA, ADA, FMLA, CFRA and Workers’ Compensation administration and implications to employee and employer; 

7) Adept at problem-solving in an employee-centric manner, including being able to identify issues and resolve situations in a timely manner;

8) Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suite with exceptional understanding of Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment;

9) Excellent interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills;

10) Able to communicate clearly, both written and orally, including communicating with employees, members of management, and in group presentations and meetings;

11) Able to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information;

12) Able to prioritize and plan work activities and to use time efficiently;

13) Must be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality;

14) Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback as well as self-motivated to improve capabilities;

15) Bilingual skills, preferred (English/Spanish fluency preferred);

16) Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical/physical/mental condition, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical condition, age, marital status, or veteran status.

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Status: 100%, Full-Time, Exempt, Regular

Probation: 180 days

Center’s Mission:

Building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

We value…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$58,240 - $58,240Annual salary $58, 240

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision; also including Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, 

Employee Assistance Program, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan

Medical, Dental, Vision; also including Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, 

Employee Assistance Program, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan

Location

On-site
1118 North McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038

How to Apply

Please apply online and submit both cover letter and resume.

Please apply online and submit both cover letter and resume.

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.