Benefits Administrator

Posted by
Green Dot Public Schools
Los Angeles, CA

Green Dot Public Schools

Published 26 days ago

December 1, 2020
$60,000 - $80,000The annual salary range for this position is $60,000 - $80,000 and considers the individual’s relevant experience and skill-set.


Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning.

Green Dot operates more than 25 public schools serving almost 14,000 students in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through creative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized instruction methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status.

Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity.


The Benefits Administrator position will be responsible for directing and planning the day-to-day operations of Green Dot Public Schools group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker's compensation, life insurance, flexible spending plan, 401K retirement plan, etc.) across multiple states. This position requires an ability to provide excellent customer service through strong communication, organizational skills, and attention to detail. In order to administer high quality benefits plans, the Benefits Administrator will monitor overall benefits administration for over 1200 employees, assess and improve existing programs, and evaluate new benefits programs in conjunction with Green Dot’s Director of Human Resources and benefits broker. 


> Oversee day-to-day benefits administration and provide excellent customer service to employees, managers, and other team members

*Coordinate daily benefits processing with other HR team members and payroll. Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing

*Provide employees with accurate, consistent and timely responses and solutions to assigned benefits-related questions and escalated benefits issues

*Gather employee data and oversee the processing of monthly billings

*Manage multiple annual open enrollments including coordination with multiple stakeholders

*Manage leaves of absences across multiple states in accordance with federal and state leave laws, as well as collective bargaining agreements; serve as a resource and assist appropriately with complex LOAs

*Administer worker’s compensation claims, including employee assistance and tracking of claims

Assist with ADA claims as needed

> Develop and maintain communication tools to enhance the understanding of Green Dot’s benefits packages, leaves of absences, and worker’s compensation

*Maintain Green Dot’s benefits and wellness website with up-to-date benefits information in collaboration with Green Dot’s broker

*Design and distribute communication materials (emails, videos, etc.) for benefits orientations and open enrollments

*Develop and maintain easy to understand collateral for employee leaves of absences, worker’s comp claims, life event benefit changes, and other commonly requested employee benefits processes

> Ensure the completion of all benefits administration requirements and compliance in a timely manner

*Allocate and reconcile group health, dental, vision and other insurance monthly and review for accuracy

*Oversee the maintenance of employee benefit files

*Maintain benefits carrier databases

*Maintain benefit records in Green Dot’s HRIS system by ensuring accuracy of initiating new hire benefits and terminating benefits

*Coordinate the transfer of data to external vendors for services, premiums and plan administration

*Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations, such as filing form 5500s, monitoring *ACA compliance, and distributing summary annual reports and 1095-Cs 

*Perform regular benefits data audits to ensure accuracy of reporting and enrollments.

> Be a central resource and expert in Green Dot’s group benefits programs, leaves of absences, and worker’s compensation in order to continually enhance the program 

*Comply with federal, state, and local legal requirements by staying up to date on existing and new legislation; enforce adherence to requirements and advise management on needed actions

*Build and maintain sustainable systems for administration of existing benefits plans, leaves of absences, and worker’s compensation that can be used for replicability of services

*Continually assess quantitative and qualitative data to improve customer service through educating employees, developing self-service tools, identifying more efficient processes, and/or other strategies

*Survey industry trends; complete benefits surveys and review information obtained from the results

*Use results to make recommendations to management for future benefits designs

> Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators

> Coordinate and develop wellness offerings for employees including communication with employees and development of programs

> Perform other duties as identified in order to meet team goals

This job operates in a professional office environment, is largely sedentary, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Minimal or no travel required, other than visits to local school sites (as needed).


> A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or other field which may be directly applicable to the position is preferred

> You have a minimum of 5 years of Benefits administration experience

> You possess knowledge of benefits contract language, pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs, including the ACA, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, Section 125, workers' compensation, Medicare, OBRA, and Social Security and DOL requirements

> You are experienced with HRIS database and report writing (Work Day highly desirable)

> You have a strong customer service orientation

> You are able to work independently and as part of a team, under deadlines, without close supervision; self-direction in the initiation, coordination and completion of tasks, and acute attention to detail is essential

> You are well organized, detail-oriented and have proven experience in data management, strategic planning, and project management

> You are able to prioritize multiple assignments and handle complex tasks in a fast-paced environment

> You are able to handle problems as they occur, and follow through on all aspects of the position  

> You have the flexibility to adapt to constantly changing environments

> You possess excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with various types of people, including senior leaders inside and outside the organization

> You have demonstrated proficiency in writing and strong communications skills

> You are highly proficient in Microsoft Office with exceptional skills in PowerPoint and Excel

> You have a high level of initiative, creativity and energy

> You have a strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow

> You have a relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution and follow-through

> You are dependable, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.


Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are…

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We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement options (visit for more information). We also provide generous time off to support an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement options (visit for…


Los Angeles, CA

How to Apply


We ask that you complete an online application at

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.


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