19 days old

Benefits Administrator (Temporary)

Washington, District of Columbia 20002
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

The Benefits Specialist reports to the Benefits Senior Manager to support NPR’s benefits policies and programs including implementation, administration and compliance.


  • Reconciliation, payment and timely processing of all benefit invoices
  • Planning and performing the day-to-day administration of all health and welfare plans including health, dental, vision, flexible spending account, short and long term disability benefits, worker’s compensation, life insurance, ADD and Voluntary benefit plans.
  • Updating the benefits self-service portal and the intranet and processing all payroll adjustments
  • Resolving routine and complex benefits questions and issues while providing excellent customer service within 24 hours to all internal clients.
  • Leads benefits education sessions, federal and state leave management and annual open enrollment.
  • Manages all leave of absence activity including FML and disability; providing leave information and answering questions in a thorough and timely manner; resolves escalations.
  • Serve as back-up for benefits orientation, answers benefits questions, manages vendors and serves as a resource for all things benefits related
  • Provides assistance with Wellness Initiatives



EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience


  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of related experience, including strong working knowledge and hands on experience with benefits & FMLA/Disability administration
  • Knowledge of all pertinent regulations, filing and compliance requirements affecting employee benefit programs, including ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, SECTION 125 and DOL requirements
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including intermediate Excel proficiency
  • Strong analytical skills for conducting reconciliations and data analysis
  • Ability to identify data needs and support process and procedure improvements
  • Strong focus on client service and responsiveness
  • Ability to assess problems or challenges and determine an effective approach to reach resolution


  • Experience working with Ultipro

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. 

NPR offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public.  Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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Posted: 2019-09-25 Expires: 2019-10-25

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