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Benefits Manager

Department: Admin-Human Resources
Location: Washington, DC

Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry campaign, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.

Benefits Manager will provide professional human resources services and consultation focused on benefits for Share Our Strength and Community Wealth Partners employees. Working with the Chief People Officer and the Managing Director, Human Resources this position will conduct benefits administration, benefits orientation, and benefits compliance and maintenance activities. This position will work closely with our team members who are located in 30+ states across the country and help them understand organization as well as state benefit offerings.

This position is based in Washington, D.C. (hybrid two days in the office). The position offers a range of $70k-$80k. Exact compensation within the stated salary range may vary based on skills, experience, and internal equity.


  • Perform day to day benefits administration for the organization to include answering and resolving employee questions and complaints, assist with claims resolution, change reporting in HRIS, and communicating benefit information to employees in a caring manner while prioritizing outstanding customer service
  • Oversee and maintain organization wide benefits administration to include researching and addressing complex claims and escalating to benefits brokers as necessary, research and implement new approved organization wide benefits, track and analyze benefits usage and make recommendations for ways to improve usage or change plans, ensure organization compliance with plan provisions and applicable government regulations, write and create benefits policies, and negotiate org wide costs with benefits brokers and insurance representatives
  • Monitoring the performance of vendors to ensure quality service. Participating in annual renewals, vendor negotiation and selection, and cost analysis.
  • Facilitate and manage organization wide annual benefits open enrollment to include but not limited to creation of benefits brochures with benefits brokers, completion and submission of census information, planning and scheduling open enrollment meetings for staff with broker and insurance company representatives, setting up ADP benefits module and importing data, review of payroll data to confirm accuracy, and follow up on employee questions and concerns
  • Work with staff to plan for extended leave of absences due to disability and parental leave
  • Collect payroll data and provide to payroll accountant for semi-monthly processing
  • Review payroll semi-monthly for accuracy and elevate payroll questions to payroll accountant and controller as needed
  • Facilitate annual 401(k) audit with auditors, complete compliance testing, gather all information needed for completion of 5500 and true up processing
  • Process semi-monthly 401(K) deferral transmission
  • Review and reconcile monthly benefits invoicing and work with HR Assistant to process payments in a timely manner
  • Partner with other HR Business Partners on all benefits related on-boarding and off-boarding functions including orientations, set-up, new hire paperwork, and COBRA administration.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in the efficiency of the organization’s benefits administration
  • Proactively stay abreast of state and national benefit law changes and share information with team as needed
  • Work with Sr HR Business Partner to develop and maintain organization wellness program
  • Provide back up support to HR to enter employee information in HRIS.
  • Develop and implement education and communication initiatives to promote employee understanding and awareness of benefits offerings, their value, and how to utilize them.
  • Provide employees with resources and tools to support them in their benefits selections.
  • Collaborate with Chief People Officer to support all executive long-term incentives
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field with at least 3- 5 years of human resources experience; or a combination of experience, required.
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM CP certification preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work well inter-departmentally and to be a team player
  • Working knowledge of benefits laws required.
  • Continuously stays abreast of developments in the HR and benefits industry
  • Understanding of general HR processes regarding onboarding and records compliance.
  • Experience with large HRIS system preferred (i.e. ADP)
  • Able to build and manage productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of executive compensation /benefits programs is a plus.
  • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (both verbal and written) skills required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and sound judgment.
  • Skilled at prioritizing work and working well under pressure and in fast paced environments.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with non-profit organization preferred.


We offer a comprehensive benefits plan which currently includes, but is not limited to, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement, wellness benefits, and paid time off (vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, holiday, parental leave, bereavement leave, military leave, and jury duty leave).


At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a healthy and productive life.

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Unauthorized individuals claiming to work for Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) have extended fake, and often unsolicited, employment offers to individuals. These scams use legitimate job boards, networks, and social media platforms and may use an unauthorized Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners logo, employee name, and/or title.


Share Our Strength does not extend offers of employment without application to positions on our careers website or without interviews. Share Our Strength posts all career opportunities (contract, full- and part-time roles, Youth Ambassadors, internships) on our careers page and on recognized industry-specific websites, including LinkedIn, Idealist, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Handshake, and a few others. Offers of employment from Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) never come from free or personal email domains (,, etc.). Share Our Strength does not require individuals to release personal data—personal contacts, social security number, tax documents, or banking information—early in the interview process. Share Our Strength will never request financial information for an applicant to secure a job as an employee or a contractor. 


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Last revised June 1, 2023

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