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HR Benefits Administrator

  • CRISTA Ministries
  • 05/06/19
  • Seattle, WA
  • 98133
  • 50-55K / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Position is Full Time
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Retirement, King's Schools Discount
Glassdoor rated 4 out of 5 stars.

Our Mission: Love God by serving people. Meet practical and spiritual needs so that those we serve will be built up in love, united in faith and maturing in Christ.

The Benefits Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day administration of employee benefit programs. Ensures timeliness and accuracy of employee benefit enrollments. Collaborate with insurance consultant to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Manage employee leaves of absences, benefit fairs, open enrollment, COBRA, wellness programs, 403b retirement, employee discount programs and communicate benefit policies and procedures.


(General overview and may not include all details of responsibilities)


Manage the day-to-day business for CRISTAs domestic employee benefit plans. Serve as central benefits resource expert and referral for employees regarding benefit policies and procedures. Assist current and prospective employees with resolving benefit and enrollment problems or questions. Manage leaves of absence in accordance with federal and state guidelines and CRISTA policy. Document leaves in the HCMS system and keep employee and supervisor informed. Assist as backup resource for international benefit programs.
Conduct benefit orientations and explain self-service benefits enrollment. Ensure accurate and timely employee benefit enrollments and changes through the HCMS and vendor systems.
Acquire, develop, maintain and promote effective benefit information concerning medical, dental, life, disability insurance, flexible spending and HSA plans, retirement plan, disability and other leaves of absence, and Family Medical Leave. Help employees to increase understanding of benefit offerings through information campaigns and intranet.
Maintain benefit programs and processes in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and reporting requirements for ERISA, ACA, Medicare Part D disclosure, CMS, including COBRA administration.
Organize and lead annual open enrollment, including annual benefit fairs and insurance renewal collateral production with consultant. Facilitate occasional benefits training when needed.
Administer HCMS benefits module to create, revise and roll benefit plans annually.
Perform recordkeeping requirements, including regular ACA audits, yearend reporting and 5500 report filing for various benefit programs.
Provide various employee and management reports as requested.
Work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers, staff and customers.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Personal conduct that reflects well on CRISTA Ministries and supports our personal conduct policy

Perform all duties consistent with the CRISTA Ministries Mission Statement


A deep and abiding faith that is fully surrendered to the will of Jesus Christ, evidenced by a lifestyle that is consistent with biblical principles in word and deed. Commitment to spiritual growth and development. Demonstrates the values of a CRISTA leader.

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent. Relevant work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Two years HR experience in employee benefits administration. Knowledge of federal and state requirements concerning leaves of absence, interpreting policies, procedures and rules governing employee benefits.

Proficient with HCMS or HRIS programs and Microsoft Office.

Effective at listening, communicating and critical thinking. Able to solve complex problems and handle sensitive employee issues. Has experience with discerning what information is shared with managers. Able to navigate stairs in three story buildings without elevators. Able to work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers, staff and customers.


Bachelors degree in Human Resources or related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education or equivalent.

Four years benefits administration, managed through an HCMS or HRIS system.

CBP, CEBS, or certifications with the field of HR/ Benefits.

Paycom, Microsoft Office

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