Population Services International

  • Manager, Benefits and HRIS

    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/15/2018 5:07 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Talent & Learning
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    Title: Benefits and HRIS Manager 

    Department: Human Resources

    Based in Washington, DC

    Reports to the Director, Total Rewards



    Who we are


    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.


    There are over 8,500 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds  - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.



    Join us!


    We are looking for Benefits and Human Resources Information Systems Manager to help us support our staff based in the United States and overseas understand the best benefits options for them.  You will work with a diverse work population as you analyze and evaluate programs, gather market information, and keep senior managers informed of the best options available. Using your exceptional analytical skills, initiative, and follow-through, you will work with vendors, brokers, and outside contacts and will collaborate with HR Business Partners on implementing HR transactions. 


    In this position, we require a detail-focused individual with strong experience and understanding of benefits, compensation and HRIS who can work equally well with numbers and people and operate both independently and within a team. 

    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution


    Benefits Administrator

    • Administer the overall Health and Welfare Benefit Programs. 
    • Liaise with insurance brokers and external benefit vendors. 
    • Review/reconcile monthly benefits statements and prepare payment invoices. 
    • Manage company-wide communications regarding benefit-related issues. 
    • Review and determine employee benefit practices by benchmarking best practices, researching industry and employment trends, and other organizational goals. 
    • Organize annual open enrollment. 
    • Prepare analysis for employee pension committee.


    • Liaise with Information Technology Department to process data collection and HR reporting requirements as needed. 
    • Manage and oversee HRIS through development and modification of system requirements. 
    • Provide HRIS training to department staff as needed.


    • Review job descriptions for FLSA evaluation. 
    • Ensure all benefit plans are in compliance with state and federal statutes. 
    • Administer federally regulated statutes including FMLA, ADA, and COBRA and ensure compliance with company policies. 
    • Complete and submit compliance reports relating to workforce planning: AAP reports, EEO-1, etc.

    Records and processes 

    • Responsible for maintaining all benefits records. 
    • Develop/maintain SOPs and processes for all areas of responsibility.


    What are we looking for?


    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

    • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
    • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
    • Honesty:You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
    • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
    • Trust:You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt
    • Commitment:  You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.


    The basics 

    • BS degree in HR or related field; Master’s degree desirable (but not required).
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a compensation and benefits role. 
    • Role model for the PSI Values (Measurement, Pragmatism, Collaboration, Commitment, Honesty and Trust).
    • Knowledge of FMLA, ADA, COBRA, healthcare reform, and health and welfare plans. 
    • An understanding of 403 (b) plans preferable, understanding of retirement plans 401k, or pension plans required.
    • Experience with HRIS programs. 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; strong Excel skills. 
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent attention to detail; ability to review and audit data.
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
    • Ability to anticipate and meet deadlines. 
    • Ability to apply and interpret technical principles and techniques.
    • Sound spreadsheet skills and thorough knowledge and experience with HRIS systems.
    • References will be required.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.


    What would get us excited?

    • Effective communicator. Your communication is clear and direct. You are effective at actively listening to others to understand their needs. 
    • You are collaborative with an ability to build and develop strong and trusting relationships. You communicate and coordinate effectively at every level. You share information, work cooperatively, seek out relevant information, decide on the appropriate steps, and achieve the desired results. 
    • Problem solver. You have excellent critical thinking skills, dive into the details, and know when and what questions to ask. You understand the constraints other people face and how to implement a new program. 
    • Business acumen. You are knowledgeable on operations and the unique needs of targeted programs.
    • Strong judgment. You have good judgment and a thoughtful approach. You are sensitive to the challenges, goals, and varying needs of all stakeholders.
    • Detail oriented. You are meticulously attentive to details, get it right the first time, and accurately keep track of all the moving parts.
    • You have strong, incisive analytical and reasoning skills. You make critical assessments with excellent judgment. You have proven experience and ability to bring about change, as well as the ability to identify and frame problems and set priorities.
    • You are impeccable with your word and consistent with your follow through. You are known for how you “get things done.”
    • Ownership and initiative. You ask questions and “come up to speed” quickly. You are hands-on, dive in, and take initiative without being asked.


    References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States.  N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship and relocation expenses will not be covered for this position. 

    The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.



    • Exempt


     PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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