22 days old

Human Resources Benefits Manager

Devens , Massachusetts 01434
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    Full Time

primarily be located in the Agency’s Devens office but will require some presence in the Boston office as well. Offering a wide range of finance programs and real estate development services, MassDevelopment supports economic growth, development, and investment across all sectors of the Massachusetts economy: public and private; commercial, industrial, and residential; and nonprofit, including health care, educational, cultural, and human-service providers. Our staff works in collaboration with developers, businesses, and banks to identify investors and leverage funds to support economic growth.


Under the direction of the Vice President & Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, the Human Resource Benefits Manager is responsible for assisting and reviewing programs that primarily focus on benefits. The Benefits Manager will also participate in employment, compensation, performance management, employee relations, recruiting and retention, and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws at the Devens location on an as-needed basis.


Core Components of the Position:

  •      Working with the VP & Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development , evaluates and compares existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing plans, surveys, and other sources of information. Plans, develops, and/or participates in area and industry surveys. Analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management.
  •      Coordinates the organization’s Open Enrollment program. Administers employee benefit programs and plans to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness, information activities program, enrollment including annual enrollment, applications, and claims records for all benefit plans.
  • Approves and processes employee benefits including but not limited to Tuition Reimbursements, Matching Gifts and Fitness Reimbursements.
  • Works in conjunction with the payroll department to ensure that changes in payroll are completed in a timely and accurate manner. Reviews the biweekly payroll preview for accuracy.
  • Administer leaves of absence to ensure compliance with FMLA, ADA, and MassDevelopment policies, including short- and long-term disability.
  •      Assists with the coordination of the retirement plan, including verification of the 457 contribution limits, rollover and distribution requests, and employee meetings with the agency representative. Works with the VP & Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development and agency personnel to ensure that all plan documents are up to date.
  • Assists with recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, students, and temporary employees; evaluates and recommends improvements to recruitment and selection program at the Devens location.
  • As part of the HR team, works with new Devens employees to ensure that the onboarding process (including but not limited to tax forms, I-9 verification, benefits and payroll processes) is completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • As part of the HR team, facilitates the performance review and merit increase processes as prescribed.
  • Processes employee terminations. With the assistance of the HR Coordinator, ensure the termination benefits process, COBRA and Unemployment (if applicable) is completed. Notify providers as necessary.
  •      Recommends new processes, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  •      Participates with the Devens Fire Department Union as needed.
  • As part of the HR team, participates in the planning and organizing of the annual all-staff meeting to include all aspects of the preparation by reserving facility, menu, nametags, room set-up, years of service awards, delivery order, and IT equipment.
  • Assists with fire union negotiations, provides salary and benefit information, and works with the Fire Chief and Payroll Manager in implementing and following the contract.
  • Prepares annual, monthly and ad-hoc reports as requested, including but not limited to ACA reporting, Headcount and Fund Allocation reports.
  • Administers the Random Drug and Alcohol testing program for the Devens Department of Public Works and Fire Department employees.
  • Reconciles and recommends the VP & Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development’s approval on invoices related to benefits and Devens’ HR expenses.
  • Participates in employee activities including celebrations, new employee breakfasts, and other events.
  •      Maintains current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws regarding human resources.
  •      Performs other related duties as required and assigned, including but not limited to participation on committees.




  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years HR generalist or benefits management experience required.
    •      Benefits administration experience preferred.
    •      Proficiency using Microsoft Office, with strong Excel skills required.
    • Well-organized with strong analytical, technical, and reasoning abilities.
    • Ability to anticipate potential issues and work to resolve them.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work well independently with limited supervision.
    • Must be very detail-oriented and demonstrate strong organizational, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality with employee and payroll information.
    • Working knowledge/working experience with ADP Workforce Now software strongly preferred.
    • Detail-oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving.


Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to MassDevelopment, Attn: Human Resources, 99 High Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 or email to: jobs@massdevelopment.com. This posting can close without notice.


The starting salary range for this position is $70,780 - $90,250.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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