Benefits and Leave Administrator

AP Professionals
November 1, 2023
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AP is thrilled to be working with an amazing company with great values in search of a Benefits and Leave Administrator. The role involves managing the company's benefits administration, administering leave of absences, and collaborating with external vendors and insurance carriers. The employee must maintain confidentiality, ethics, and professionalism while delivering excellent customer service.


  • Collaborate with HR Vendor Partners to oversee key areas of employee benefits and consult with senior management and legal team when necessary.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance by monitoring benefits-related status changes and file feeds.
  • Facilitate Open Enrollment by coordinating with external benefits brokers, vendors, and the HR leadership team.
  • Manage internal leave and worker's compensation processes.
  • Communicate any benefits plan changes to staff members and provide updates on policies and procedures related to employee benefits.
  • Keep benefits information current on the company's intranet system.
  • Prepare and revise various documents, including emails, letters, reports, and drafts.
  • Prioritize work using excellent time management skills and maintain progress on tasks and projects.
  • Use Microsoft Office programs to enhance recordkeeping, reporting, and calendar scheduling.
  • Keep track of department processes by maintaining various tracking documents and following up with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Participate in established or ad hoc employee committees or project teams as needed.
  • Perform other duties assigned by Director HR Operations and/or designee within the scope of practice.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


  • 5 years previous experience in an HR generalist/benefits/worker’s compensation role.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in related field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Microsoft Suite to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams
  • HRIS knowledge and experience a plus
  • Must complete required training per OPWDD within 90 days of being hired and maintain current certifications annually thereafter.
  • Must be receptive to feedback; willing and interested in continuous improvement and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit professional demeanor in dealing with others (both internal and external customers and colleagues); maintain constructive working relationships; use poise, tact, and diplomacy, during difficult and/or stressful situations.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, and customer requests, while meeting deadlines.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively in team environment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid NYS Driver’s License; a vehicle is required for business travel
  • Able to proficiently read, write, and speak English.
  • Time management and priority setting: strong organizational skills and have an ability to keep track of multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
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