Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school in Washington, DC, seeks a Human Resources Manager, Benefits & HRIS to join its human resources department. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Manager serves as the lead benefits administrator for the School.
This position is responsible for planning and implementing the day-to-day operations of group benefits programs (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, worker's compensation, life insurance, flexible/health spending accounts, as well as a robust employee wellness program, among a variety of other voluntary benefits) for 275 regular employees. The Manager regularly interfaces with external vendors and third party administrators to support the benefits package, as well as orients new employees to the benefits program and supports their benefits related needs for the duration of their employment.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to exhibit confidentiality in handling information that may impact the entire organization and provides leadership in the areas of benefit plan compliance, vendor management, maintenance of crucial employee data, records management, data control, data integrity and data analysis. This role also serves as the lead administrator of the Human Resource Information System (ADP Workforce Now) as well as overall electronic data management; they are the in-house super user of the HRIS and regularly utilize technology to support the automation of HR processes. Provides oversight of ADP set-up and data management for 200+ non-benefits eligible seasonal employees each school year.
Sidwell Friends offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision insurance, retirement matching within a 403(b) plan, generous paid time off (including school breaks & holidays) commuting subsidy, paid life insurance, free parking, free lunch and outstanding professional development opportunities. The Manager is a member of a 3 person HR team, and will receive some administrative/clerical support from the department's HR Coordinator.
The position is based in NW DC, in the Tenlytown area of the city. This position is not compatible with a telework arrangement and will be required to work in the office M-F, 8am-4pm.
A Bachelor's degree and at least four years of related benefits administration experience are required; a master’s degree is preferred. Experience with ADP software or other comparable HRIS system, including reporting functionality and detailed data auditing is required. Hands on experience in the payroll administration process, invoice reconciliation, vendor relations and face-to-face employee training on benefits matters is required.
Strong knowledge of federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements affecting employee benefit plans is necessary for success in this role. Must possess a proven ability to make sound and informed decisions, exceptional time management and prioritization skills and be capable of handling a variety of projects simultaneously (many of which are self-directed) in a timely manner to meet deadlines. Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google platform) and meticulous electronic recordkeeping abilities are also required.
Certification as a PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP or CEBS is strongly preferred. Strong customer orientation and commitment to the School’s Quaker values are essential for success in this position. We are seeking a technologically savvy, detail oriented person who is also an empathetic and approachable listener with excellent written and verbal communications skills to join our team.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining how he/she would be a good match for these criteria, and contact information for three references via our on-line application. Please, no phone calls.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.