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Benefits Manager  

Reports to: Chief Human Resources Officer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Capital Area Food Bank - DC  
About the Organization We are so proud to offer an amazing progressive benefit program and highly competitive compensation with Medical & Dental benefits starting Day 1* 401K with a match and an escalating % of contribution. Paid time off & holidays that are exceptional. Free onsite parking in a large lot with an urban garden, a spot for a quick renew. A complimentary shuttle to and from the metro, free beverages and water, company sponsored events, casual work environment *professional development both vertically & horizontally. Volunteer opportunities.

It is an exciting time at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) as we continue to undertake our mission. We know that creating long term solutions to food security requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and collaboration. We are seeking people with strong ideas and a passion to come together to address the complex interrelated issues of food security, poverty, and equity. We are expanding in multiple ways: providing food for today and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs, health care and education. Food has the power to transform lives and move everyone forward. Find out how on our website at Let us discuss how food is at the center of everyone's healthy life!


The Manager of Benefits will be the subject matter expert for the Capital Area Food Bank’s (CAFB) benefit plans (incl., group health, dental, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, worker's compensation, flexible spending plan, and retirement plans). This includes the oversight of accurate employee change entries and enrollments, the timely exporting of payroll hours to finance, and the monthly payment of benefit invoices to providers. On an annual basis, this position will manage our health insurance renewal process, and the 401k audit. With the support of the HR team, the Manager of Benefits will oversee and track our employee wellness initiatives, the CAFB’s fun activities, and engaging staff events.

Position Requirements

Essential Functions:

Benefits Administration - 50%

  • Manages our health insurance, retirement, and employee wellness programs.
  • Ensures employee count, payroll hours, and HR changes, are accurate before exporting to finance.
  • Advises and informs employees of changes and developments related to benefit compliance including eligibility, coverage, and provisions.
  • Completes records, reporting, retention, and other documentation required by federal, state, and provider rules, regulations, and policies
  • Ensures CAFB’s benefit plans comply with the applicable provisions of COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA.
  • Partners with HR team to provide exceptional customer service to CAFB employees on all benefits related matters; including supporting new hire onboarding and current employee benefit questions.

Benefits Renewal/Open Enrollment - 25%

  • Compares benefit plans offered by demographically comparable organizations; and makes recommendations for enhancements or improvements required to keep the CAFBs plans competitive and effective.
  • Partners with the HR team, or CAFB staff, to establish and implement employee activities that are valued and up to date.   
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in the benefits and total compensation space.
  • Identifies and helps select carriers and plans based on quotes, available benefits, and employee value.
  • Occasionally, conducts employee surveys, census, and other research and demographic efforts required to collect accurate quotes from benefit providers.

Benefits Reconciliation/Audits - 25%

  • Facilitates accurate and timely delivery of employer contributions and employee payroll deductions to carriers, plan administrators, or other appropriate service providers.
  • Reviews biweekly earning & deduction entries, to ensure benefit costs are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Prepares benefit utilization reports, and presents this to various stakeholders.
  • Participates in 401K plan annual audit.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • BA in Human Resources, or related field
  • 5 years related work experience.
  • Proficient use of HRIS database related to benefits & compensation.
  • SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP preferred.
  • Per the DC Gov Mandate candidates must be fully vaccinated 

 Other Skills, Abilities:       

  • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and payroll interface
  • Thorough knowledge of COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA requirements.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Experience presenting benefit data using HRIS, PowerPoint and Excel (or related software combination)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong detail orientation.
  • Interest and precision in working with numbers, and budget entries.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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