New York Blood Center Enterprises

Senior Benefits and Employee Engagement Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Job ID
Human Resources
Minimum Rate
USD $90,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Rate
USD $95,000.00/Yr.
Work Location Type


At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve. 


This position is responsible for assisting in the management of employee benefits, retirement plans, and employee engagement efforts for the organization.


  • Assists in development, recommendation and installation of approved, new, modified and existing plans and employee benefit plans and policies.
  • Assists in development of cost control procedures to assure maximum coverage at the least possible cost to company and employee.
  • Conducts benefits and retirement plan analysis and audits to identify internal trends and compliance improvements. Ensures prompt and accurate compliance for all benefit and retirement programs.
  • Participates in area and industry surveys and assists in reviewing experience data and plan utilization reports. Analyzes the results and provides recommendations.
  • Collaborates with benefits and retirement broker and assists in developing strategic recommendations for review by management.
  • Maintains contracts, summary plan descriptions and communicates changes to participants as required and complies with all regulations and requirements.
  • Administers regulatory compliance for FMLA, COBRA, ACA filing, Medicare and Medicaid audits and others as needed.
  • Provides on-going benefits education to employees and management, responds to benefit inquiries and complaints in a timely manner and ensures accuracy and professionalism. Communicates benefits offerings and changes to employees and maintains and creates benefits materials.
  • Liaisons with third party benefits administrators, carriers and regional counterparts. • Builds and maintains positive relationships with vendors, brokers, and other internal and external parties. • Maintains, edits, corrects and enters all benefit related transactions into HCM and other systems and performs audits in ensuring data accuracy and integrity. Ensures vendors receive accurate eligibility information.
  • Administers a variety of health and wellness benefit plans and ancillary benefits programs such as tuition reimbursement, wellness programs and others as needed.
  • Assists with planning and coordination of Benefits events including but not limited to, annual Health and & Wellness Fair, health and retirement plan on-site meetings, workshops, Open Enrollment, Flu Shots, Employee Recognition programs, and other events as needed.
  • Supports key initiatives at all levels withing the organization and assists in optimizing engagement efforts, understanding, and utilization of benefit programs.
  • Assists with developing and implementing strategies to increase employee engagement within the organization.
  • Administers retirement plans (403 (b)/457(b)/457(f)), FSA, HSA, Commuter Benefits.
  • Reconciles monthly payments to carriers and unions.
  • Facilitates New Hire Benefits Orientation.
  • Reviews, updates, and maintains the Intranet content as necessary. Ensures information, plan documents, materials, forms, posted on the site are up to date and regulatory compliant.
  • Assists with 5500 filing, nondiscrimination testing, and plan audits.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in business or health administration or equivalent. Five+ years of Benefits Administration experiences.


For applicants who will perform this position in New York City or Westchester County, the proposed annual salary is $90,000.00 /year to $95,000.00/year. For applicants who will perform this position outside of New York City or Westchester County, salary will reflect local market rates and be commensurate with the applicant’s skills, job-related knowledge, and experience.


Unless otherwise specified, all posted opportunities are located in the New York or Greater Tri-State office locations.


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