Director, Human Resources and Benefits Administration

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Essential Access Health
Los Angeles, CA

Essential Access Health

Published 10 days ago

Essential Access Health (Essential Access) is seeking a Director, Human Resources and Benefits

Essential Access Health (Essential Access) is seeking a Director, Human Resources and Benefits Administration.

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This position is located in Los Angeles.

Essential Access Health is a 50 year old non-profit organization with a $30 million annual budget. The organization champions and promotes quality sexual and reproductive health care for all. As the administrator of California’s Title X (ten) federal family planning program – the largest Title X system in the nation - Essential Access receives federal family planning funds, which it allocates to multiple delegate agencies across the state that provide direct family planning and related preventive health services to mostly low-income and uninsured patients. 

In addition, Essential Access is funded by numerous state, county, and private foundation grants; contracts with private companies for specific research projects; earns income by providing training to health care providers across the country; and manages a Voluntary Employee Benefits Association plan that manages and administers employee benefits for Essential Access’ 70 employees and other health care employees across the state.

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The Director of Human Resources and Benefits Administration manages all human resources and benefits programs for Essential Access Health. This includes: recruitment; employee relations; performance management; administration of employee compensation and benefits programs; management of all employee, supervisory, and legally mandated training; administration of the performance evaluation and salary planning programs; management coaching; ensuring legal compliance; and responding to employee questions and concerns. The Director of Human Resources and Benefits Administration is a critical part of the organization’s ongoing effort to build a culture of equity, and works with executive management to develop and implement human resources practices that support and encourage a high-performance culture and the recruitment of a highly qualified diverse workforce.

Specific Duties + Responsibilities

·      Recruit and interview prospective employees, make hiring recommendations, manage on-boarding and off-boarding.

·      Manage compensation program, including all legal compliance and required filings.

·      Serve as a back-up for bi-weekly payroll processing.

·      Manage all employee insurance benefit programs and annual open enrollment process. Ensure timely and accurate initiation and termination of employee benefits. Analyze employer costs for annual benefit options. Communicate with Payroll regarding the employee portion of benefit charges to ensure that payroll deductions are made appropriately and accurately.  Interface with the carrier to obtain information/answers and resolve issues. Administer COBRA plan.

·      Verify calculation of monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies Review and approve for payment all employee benefits invoices. Create ad hoc reports related to benefits.

·      Manage administration, all required filings and notice, and legal compliance for 401(k) retirement plan.

·      Maintain employee personnel files to ensure local, state and federal compliance.

·      Ensure job descriptions are up to date and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations.

·      Provide guidance for management in handling performance issues ensuring adherence to company policies. Involve legal counsel, as appropriate.

·      Administer performance appraisal and salary planning processes/programs to ensure equity and encourage excellence within the organization.  

·      Manage all legally required employee trainings and other staff development programs.

·      Maintain and update Employee Handbook to ensure state and federal compliance.

·      Investigate employee issues and conflicts and bring them to resolution.

·      Review and respond to unemployment notices and claims with appropriate documentation.

·      Coordinate workers’ compensation claims with third-party administrator and follow up on claims as needed.

·      Ensure the organization’s compliance with local, state and federal regulations in all areas of Human Resources.

·      Implement all legally mandated and best practices Covid-19 protocols for business. Stay apprised of all legislation related to required Covid-19 programs/practices for the workplace. Operate as a resource to employees and management in terms of dealing with Covid-19 related matters in the workplace.

·      This position may include supervision/oversight of direct &/or indirect staff.

·      Additional duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.

·      Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Organizational Development

·      Minimum seven years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions

·      Strong recruitment and on-boarding skills

·      Extensive knowledge of employment and benefits laws, regulations and practices and experience working with employment law attorneys

·      Experience with benefits and compensation

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·      Attention to detail

·      The ability to maintain confidentiality

·      Strong knowledge of Federal, state, and local laws and regulations

·      Evidence of the ability to coach and be viewed as a resource by organization managers

·      Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

·      Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and computer literacy

·      Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations


A current California Driver’s License, current registration and current automobile insurance coverage is required if you drive on company business. SPHR certification desired.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable

accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Access Health’s mission is to champion and promote quality sexual + reproductive health care for all. All employees must be supportive of Essential Access Health’s mission and goals and must be able to handle mature subject material about sexual and reproductive health in a confident and professional manner.

Note: “The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume and salary requirements to:


We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Essential Access offers a competitive salary + benefits. Essential Access is an M/F, Disabled, and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Essential Access Health (Essential Access) is seeking a Director, Human Resources and Benefits

Essential Access Health (Essential Access) is seeking a Director, Human Resources and Benefits Administration.

Learn more at www…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule


Essential Access offers a full package of employee benefits.

Essential Access offers a full package of employee benefits.


3600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90010

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