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Benefits Manager

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, New York 10014
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Whitney Museum of American Art has an opening for a Benefits Manager who oversees all phases of benefits operation for the Whitney employees’ accordance with established goals, policies and procedures.


-        Manage the administration, compliance and communication of employee benefit programs such as 403(b), medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans, disability plans, FSA and supplemental plans.

-        Manage the open enrollment process including employee communication and updating the HRIS system with plan design and employee contribution changes.

-        Provides assistance to employees in decision making and problem solving regarding medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account Plan (medical and dependent care), WMAA retirement plans (defined benefit and 403(b) retirement plans) and, 457(b) deferred compensation.

-        Manage all employee leave plans and workers’ compensation claims, including but not limited to FMLA, short-term disability and long-term disability.

-        Works closely with insurance carrier representatives and brokers to ensure that proper and efficient service is being provided, and ensures that changes in coverage are implemented due to legislative mandates.

-        Manage benefits contributions and payments, ensure reconciliation and audits including eligibility, provider invoices funding for 403(b) and FSA contributions.

-        Develop and management of Wellness Programs

-        Conduct benefits orientation for new employees and prepare various regulatory reports.


Requirements: B.A. ( M.A. desirable); 5+ years responsible experience in the benefits administration area.  Requires excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills; excellent mathematical skills and the ability to multi-task; good judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality.  Requires computer proficiency skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer and HRIS. Position requires ability to work independently, set goals, and achieve immediate and long-term goals.


About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.


EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.                  


Posted: 2019-08-13 Expires: 2019-09-12

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