Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • Administration - Human Resources
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • 65,000-72,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The HR Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day administration, compliance and communication of the employee benefit programs, and works with the HR Director on Talent Management at Jewish Family & Children's Service.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Benefits Management

  • Ensure compliance of JF&CS employee benefits programs including annual audits, filings, plan testing, reports, and notices, in accordance with federal and state laws.
  • Create employee benefits communication materials for onboarding and offboarding, overall education and guidance and qualified benefits status changes; conduct new employee benefits orientation
  • Evaluate current benefits and initiatives and make recommendations for benefits changes to support recruitment and talent retention strategic goals.
  • Administer leaves of absence in accordance with federal and state laws; coordinate communication with employees, managers, payroll, and others, as needed.
  • Process benefits enrollments and changes; actively participate in biweekly payroll process by communicating payroll changes and LOA pay related details to Payroll Specialist; review necessary employee documentation
  • Maintain good working relationships with insurance brokers, account representatives and other vendors.

Talent Management

  • Support employee growth and development by assessing areas of need both at the agency and individual level.
  • Develop systems and processes to support a robust performance review process.  Create communications and material for both employees and managers that emphasize employee growth and development
  • Work with HR Director as needed on individual employee performance management.



  • Demonstrated working knowledge of FMLA, PFML, ERISA, worker's compensation and related employment and employee benefit laws
  • 3-5+ years of employee benefits administration experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong multi-tasking skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information; well versed in HIPPA compliance
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of broad range of general HR practices
  • HR or Employee Benefits Certification, a strong plus
  • BA/BS in Human Resources or Business, or equivalent work experience
  • BA/BS in Human Resources or Business, or equivalent work experience 


About JF&CS

Jewish Family & Children's Service cares for individuals and families by providing exceptional human services guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. We help individuals and families build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being across the lifespan, from infancy to old age.

For more than 150 years, JF&CS's integrated services have helped people address mental health and well-being, economic insecurity, and disability supports.

JF&CS serves clients of all faiths and cultures. We acknowledge and respect the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is welcoming of all and celebrates the uniqueness of those we serve, staff, volunteers, donors, and business partners.

Our staff of 300 professionals and 2,200 active volunteers serve more than 14,000 people each year throughout Eastern Massachusetts. JF&CS combines personalized, "high-touch" services with data-driven continuous improvement.

JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

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