29 days old

Senior Benefits Specialist

The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, Virginia 22203
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The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard.  Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity.  Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org to learn more.  To apply for a position at The Nature Conservancy please visit https://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/index.htm.

The Senior Benefits Specialist  is responsible for administering and maintaining benefits systems, programs, procedures and plans according to HR policies and will provide assistance to all levels of personnel on various HR-related issues and requests.  The large focus will be on benefits billing and leave processing for Family and Medical Leave Act and other leaves, in addition to other administration.

Responds to moderately complex employee/management questions and problems based on advanced knowledge of aspects applicable to the subject area.

  • Ability to adapt or modify processes in response to challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to interpret guidelines and analyze information.
  • Ability to complete multiple and variable well-defined assignments in a timely manner.
  • Perform duties under general supervision and established guidelines.
  • Demonstrate common sense, flexibility and teamwork with ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Opportunity to act independently on assigned tasks.
  • Handles elevated and difficult or unusual problems
  • Financial responsibility may include working within a budget, negotiating and contracting with vendors.
  • Ability to work with and communicate with a wide range of people including: vendors, employees and the public.
  • Ability to analyze available information for the purpose of coordinating efforts, planning and implementing projects.
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable attitude /demeanor and discretion and sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to employees
  • Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or strain.
  • Writing complex detailed letters on leave and navigating organization, state and country mandates.
  • Ability to implement new administration of policies and state mandates.
  • Talking to employees and managers about complex leave processes. 


Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 5 years related work experience in area(s) of specialization or equivalent combination.

  • Experience coordinating and leading projects.
  • Experience responding to HR related questions and problems from employees/management.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: database management and spreadsheet software; constructing and producing reports; data input, manipulation, and analysis.
  • Experience working with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

Preferred knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with PeopleSoft human resources management system
  • Broad understanding of fundamental HR concepts, processes, and services.
  • Advanced understanding of fundamental HR concepts, processes, and services, particularly leave administration processing and billing.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • May require fluency in foreign language(s) to support global operations.
  • Ability to travel (rare). 


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