Careers at JASA Benefits Administrator- Human Resources

Careers at JASA Benefits Administrator- Human Resources

Admin/ Non-Exempt/ Full-Time
Reports to:
Human Resources Manager
Date Posted:
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Manhattan


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With vendor assistance, processes benefits transactions – enrollments, changes, and terminations
  • Administers benefits open enrollment processes (including correspondence with employees regarding changes, etc.)
  • Processes all phases of COBRA through vendor
  • Administers bi-annual Pension Enrollment process for union members and annual reminder to union members that previously waved participation
  • In conjunction with vendor, processes annual 5500 audit requests
  • Ensures that all ACA forms (1095’s) for employee and employer are properly filed and distributed annually
  • Calculates, prepares, and implements benefits-related payroll changes
  • Oversees staff member leave eligibility and status -- processing, tracking, and administering claims for Workers Compensation, FMLA, NY Paid Family Leave, NY State Disability, Jury Duty, Sick Leave, Bereavement, ADAAA-related, etc.
  • Provides benefits-related information to staff – one-on-one; at monthly group New Hire Orientations; by phone; via email
  • Participates in developing and presenting benefit information at New Hire Orientations
  • Generates employee information reports
  • Advises department managers and staff members regarding employee-related issues and JASA policy and procedures
  • Interacts with Finance Department and benefits carriers regarding claims and billing issues; significant interaction with Payroll staff


Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Codes and records invoices, prepares check requests, and forwards payments to vendors
  • Assists in calculating monthly costs, compiling updated information and preparing check requests for monthly premium payments to JASA insurance carriers
  • Files all relevant medical or benefit related materials in employee’s medical file
  • Pulls relevant information for various audits on an as needed basis.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field  
  • 3+ years’ benefits administration experience
  • Union and/or not-for-profit experience helpful
  • Must be computer-literate, with comprehensive knowledge of current Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc.) and Google software
  • Knowledge of HRIS system software, with the ability to produce reports and enter/update employee data; ADP experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed organizational, analytical, and follow-up skills
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written; additional languages helpful
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy
  • Must maintain confidentiality at all times