Benefits and Information Systems Specialist, Human Resources

  • World Resource Institute
  • Washington, DC
  • May 11, 2023
Full time Database Financial Information Systems Payroll PeopleSoft

Job Description

This position will be based in the WRI Office in the United States. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. 

About the Program:

Our global environmental research organization has grown rapidly. We seek a proactive, communicative benefits and information systems professional who is employee-focused and mission-driven with a strong interest in collaborating with our staff and Global Human Resources Network.

Job Highlight:

Reporting to the Global Talent Information Systems Manager/Interim Global Benefits Lead, you will assist to administer, update, and communicate employee benefits programs including medical, dental, vision, life, insurance, and pension plans in this role.

What will you do: 

60% of time:

  • Process ADP New Hires through ADP Onboarding and Information Retrieval, including assisting with Personnel Action Management Forms (PAF) for payroll

  • Process invoices from benefits vendors, reconcile and audit monthly insurance invoices and deduction reports, and resolve billing, cancelations or change to coverages and HSA transmittals

  • Learn and Serve as a back up to the HR practitioner that makes changes to process payroll in the HR-Accounting biweekly payroll process

  • Help answer benefit enrollment questions for new hires, terminations, employees with change requests, employment status change requests, sabbatical and other requests

  • Help respond to daily employee inquiries, which often involves advisement, troubleshooting, and benefit claims assistance

  • Edit/update annual benefit guides. Help ensure compliance with programs and respective staff

25% of time:

  • Update compliance posters/postings physically or online versions Create guidance documents and slide decks for common requests (e.g. FAQs for processes frequently leveraged by our staff, help update/upkeep the intranet benefits pages to ease access to employees, collaborate with Accounting to incorporate their feedback to alleviate issues created by separation of information sources)

  • Miscellaneous projects to organize/audit information across the HRIS includes: Employee Data, Process refinement, automations, system efficiencies, etc.

15% of time:

  • Audit/help maintain HRIS database (ADP) to ensure database accurately reflects all staff enrollments and changes in all benefit plans (medical, dental, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD, HSA, FSA, Dependent Care, pension, and any other benefits), update all personnel digital files and forms

  • Use the HRIS database learn to generate reports to simplify data requests to help with salary survey completion

  • Assist in noticing patters and suggesting data architecture to better capture changes in the HRIS system that will help influence decision making/resources needs to different employee change process depending on frequency

  • Manage data to support due diligence requests and learn to create internal dashboards for HR insights

What will you need:

  • Education: you have a completed Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience: Minimum of 3+ years of work experience with at least one year in employee benefits

  • Experience in an HR information system, Microsoft Office (Specifically PowerPoint and Excel), and SharePoint. Knowledge of ADP is preferred

  • Experience working with numbers with an interest in process improvements

  • Knowledge of US labor laws relating to employee benefits

  • Customer service skills and interest in working with diverse employees with high expectations across all levels and departments

  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work independently

  • Experience handling confidential information

  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work

Potential Salary:

Salary range is between 69,000 and 78,000 USD. WRI offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.    

How to Apply:   

Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of June 2, 2023. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.  

What we offer:  

  • A competitive salary

  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.

  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.

  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.

  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.

  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.

  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure. 

About Us: 

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.   

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.  

Our mission and values:  

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. 

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.   

Our culture:   

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.  

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.  


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$69,000- $78,000