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Payroll and Benefits Administrator  


Slipstream creates, tests, implements, and scales the next generation of solutions that move us farther, faster toward a clean energy economy. You are the key to the success of our organization by demonstrating our values, engaging in our mission, and creating results that will produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all.

Position Summary

Under supervision, the Payroll and Benefits Administrator oversees the bi-monthly payroll process, benefit administration, assists with compensation and employee classification. This position is 20 hours per week/benefits eligible.

Primary and Essential Responsibilities

1. Oversee bi-monthly payroll process:

  • Responsible for ensuring accurate timekeeping
  • Import and export data to ensure timely and accurate compensation
  • Update and review database entries to ensure the timekeeping and payroll system is accurate
  • Process bi-monthly payroll
  • Work closely with finance for tax reporting & payments, garnishments, liens, and other required payroll deduction remittance and reporting

2. Assist HR team with Benefits Administration

  • Reconcile benefits deductions and billing
  • Communicate with employees about benefit deductions
  • Responsible for updating carrier systems

3. Conduct primary or secondary research on employment law updates related to compensation and classification. Make recommendations to ensure compliance

4. Assist with job description updates and revisions

  • Perform internal and external research & analysis to ensure language and duties reflect job scope
  • Work with HR Manager and Supervisor on description updates, revision or creation to reflect the goals of the work unit and Slilpstream as a whole

5. Assist with compensation administration

  • Assist the HR Manager in performing internal and external research and analysis to solidify Slipstream’s position in market competitive compensation
  • Work with the HR Manager and Supervisor on compensation updates while adhering to the overall philosophy of the organization

6. Prepare reports, letters, e-mails, for management and employees

7. Maintain complete, orderly and efficient files and records

8. Actively participate as a member of assigned workgroups

9. These responsibilities are not all inclusive and other duties may be assigned from time-to-time

Position Requirements


  • Solid verbal & written communication skills
  • Effective organization skills & attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task & prioritize
  • Exceptional customer focus
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think quickly & make good judgement decisions
  • Ability to be analytical
  • Team player with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to analyze, manipulate and present data effectively in reports and presentations
  • Proven knowledge of working in databases
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information


  • Associates’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum 2 years of work-related experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite and preferred knowledge of payroll software/ HRIS

Mental and Physical

  • Occasionally required to walk or stand, balance, stoop, crouch or crawl and climb stairs
  • Ability to sit for lengthy periods
  • Use hands to handle or feel, reach with arms
  • Use tools or controls
  • Talk or hear, taste or smell
  • Occasionally lift or move 25 lbs.
  • Use close vision, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth, and adjust focus

Working Environment

  • Moderate noise level
  • No exposure to weather conditions
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Benefits In addition to generous sick and PTO time, Slipstream provides a competitive benefit package, including health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, and 401(k) with contribution.  
Location Madison, WI  
About the Organization Slipstream (the result of a January 2019 merger of Seventhwave and WECC) is a mission-driven non-profit dedicated to advancing innovative strategies for real energy impacts through engineering, education and research. We implement award-winning energy efficiency programs that offer innovative approaches to address today's energy challenges. Our organization is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, with a growing team in Chicago, Illinois. We provide a challenging, stimulating work environment that prizes collaboration and work-life balance. Slipstream provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest or conviction record or any other basis provided by applicable law.

EOE Statement Slipstream recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience and its mission. Slipstream is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.  

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