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Part Time People & Cultural Affairs Payroll and Benefit Specialist (Associate Director I)

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Publicado hace 16 días

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Tipo de contrato
A Tiempo Parcial
Fecha de inicio
8 de julio de 2024
Nivel de Experiencia
Hasta USD $30,53 / hora



American Rivers is championing a national effort to protect and restore all rivers, from remote mountain streams to urban waterways. Healthy rivers provide people and nature with clean, abundant water and natural habitat. For 50 years, American Rivers staff, supporters, and partners have shared a common belief: Life Depends on Rivers℠. 


American Rivers centers the ongoing work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all that we do. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. The life experiences, knowledge, innovation, and talent that everyone brings to our work provides perspectives, experiences, and competencies which are critical to our effectiveness in protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature. 





The Associate Director provides high-level support to various Finance and Administration (F&A) and People and Cultural Affairs (P&C) operations, and facilitates the payroll processing activities at American Rivers, ensuring that payroll processing procedures meet standard compliance regulations and follow best practices. In conjunction with this key organizational function, the Associate Director will conduct regular platform onboarding and orientations for new employees, maintain administrative database integrity, and develops strategies to improve internal workflow efficiencies. The Associate Director will work in conjunction with the F&A and P&C teams to assist with organizational compliance matters, which includes oversight of various P&C databases, taking a rotating lead in payroll processing, assisting with annual functions such as the 403b audit, benefits open enrollment, and other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate is outcomes-driven, organized, detail-oriented, customer-friendly and committed to American Rivers’ mission and core values.  



Payroll Processing and Administration: Working with the Associate Director for Contracts and People and Cultural Affairs, the Associate Director will manage payroll processing procedures and make recommendations for its continued improvement. This includes, but is not limited to, filing all payroll related documentation, preparing payroll checklist items, maintaining the payroll database and payroll records, researching payroll compliance issues, and communicating payroll changes with staff. The position will serve as a primary P&C administrator on the ADP Workforce Now platform. In this capacity, the Associate Director will review new and current employee data entry, and as part of shared payroll processing duties contribute to timecard and payroll data review. Additionally, the Associate Director will work with ADP to ensure organizational compliance with state employment compliance matters, including state-specific pay statement requirements, state and local tax withholding registration, and paid leave policies. The Associate Director will collaborate with P&C and F&A to process payroll related items such as new hires, terminations, benefits changes, tax jurisdiction changes, and other payroll data adjustments. 


Payroll Reporting and Recordkeeping: Working with both P&C and F&A, the position will help maintain payroll databases and records, be the lead coordinator for the 403b audit, contribute to the annual Workers’ Comp audit, and assist in providing payroll related questions from staff and third parties. The position will regularly review the organization’s state tax compliance, ensuring all state tax agency registrations are up to date, filing state tax agency notices, and monitoring changes in state employment regulations.  


Benefits Administration: Working with P&C, the position will help maintain the benefits administration database, Employee Navigator, and work closely with our benefits broker to help respond to employees’ benefits inquiries. The Associate Director will assist with onboarding and offboarding employees from Employee Navigator, keep all benefits resources and documents up to date and on file, ensure all required benefits notices and materials are shared with new hires and terminated employees, and assist employees experiencing qualifying life events. The Associate Director will help facilitate the annual Open Enrollment process and ensure all payroll benefits premiums are accurately reflected on payroll.  





  • Requires experience and demonstrated proficiency in the following areas: project management, verbal and written communications, critical thinking, judgment and dependability; 
  • Demonstrated proficiency for adhering to and promoting core values
  • Performs related duties as required; 
  • Self-starter able to work independently and juggle multiple projects and priorities;  
  • Able to advocate for personal work-nonwork balance needs, including taking necessary breaks for health or other conditions;  
  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


Washington, DC hybrid preferred, though remote may be considered.


The hourly range for this position is not to exceed $30.53 per hour depending upon qualifications and experience. 


Our community’s core values motivate us to Lead with Collaboration and Trust, Infuse Equity and Justice, Deliver Results, and Ensure Staff and Volunteers Thrive. American Rivers offers staff professional development and training opportunities, engages in equitable hiring and retention practices, has taken the Green 2.0 pay equity pledge and participates in the transparency report, provides “no meetings” weeks, and hosts People of Color, Accessibility, LGBTQAI+, Women's Leadership, Parents and Caregivers, and DEIJ affinity groups and committees led by staff and board members.

American Rivers is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request reasonable accommodation, please contact the Human Resources department at 202-243-7050 or Please note that one week’s advance notice is preferred.

Applicant must be legally allowed to work as an employee in the United States.

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates of all personal and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply


American Rivers is championing a national effort to protect and restore all rivers, from remote mountain streams to urban waterways. Healthy rivers provide people and nature with clean, abundant water and natural…


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Suite 1400

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