Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

  • Human Resources Benefits/HRIS Administrator

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/4/2020 1:21 PM)
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County has an an opportunity available for a Benefits/HRIS Administrator in the Human Resources Department. The Benefits/HRIS Administrator will provide day to day management and coordination of all activities related to employee benefits and leaves; and provide analytical and technical support in the delivery of benefits and HRIS administration for Catholic Charities of Onondaga County and Toomey Residential and Community Services.


    Starting salary of $40,000+ DOE. This is a Full Time position; 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday. 


    We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!





    Benefits Administration: manage and coordinate the Agencies employee group benefit programs: health, dental, life, short term disability, paid family leave, workers compensation, and 401(k) plans.

    • Determine eligibility for leave such as FMLA, disability, workers compensation, paid family leave and personal leave following applicable laws and agency policies.
    • Assist employees and process all enrollments.
    • Work with carriers on the employees behalf to ensure claims are accurate.
    • Communicate benefit plan information to employees.
    • Document communication with employees.
    • Manage and coordinate the employee open enrollment process and provide benefit information at new employee orientation.
    • In conjunction with supervisor, develop, update and maintain employee benefit materials for employees.

    HRIS Administration: serve as the HRIS Administrator using ADP Workforce Now to ensure data integrity through entry and analisys.

    • Develop and implement audit processes to facilitate the analysis of data input and output to ensure accuracy and consistency.
    • Support the HR team in areas of data maintenance, data integrity, reporting, and analytics.
    • Monitor and adjust as appropriate paid time off benefits based on employee hire, change or termination. 
    • Work with supervisors to insure that employees are in the appropriate category and review twice a year to insure benefit code corresponds with hours worked.
    • Review and approve all benefit related data changes to include terminations, transfers and reclassifications for entry into HRIS data base.
    • Work with payroll to provide data and system support within the HRIS and Payroll system and to ensure accuracy and consistency.

    Human Resources: Work as part of the human resources team, to insure and provide exceptional and timely customer service to employees and other constituents. 

    • Coordinate agency Wellness initiative including assisting in creating monthly newsletter, securing training, and organizing events.
    • Participate in agency recognition planning.
    • Resolve employee relations issues within scope of knowledge and authority



    Education and/or Experience Required at Entry:  Bachelor degree in human resources, business or related field with three (3) years of experience in a centralized human resources environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. In depth knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws and regulations is required, experience in the development and implementation of new systems preferred. Experience with ADP Workforce Now strongly preferred.

    Skills/Abilities: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and HRIS systems; The ability to demonstrate and adhere to the Agency’s Core Behaviors as listed below.


    • Cultural Competence: Establishes positive relationships; Treats clients, co-workers, and others with respect, dignity, and compassion; embraces the diversity of others; Leverages cultural differences to benefit the individual and the organization.
    • Communication:   Expresses thoughts clearly, listens actively, and seeks clarification when necessary. Responds to communications in a timely fashion, uses reasoning, logic, and data to create acceptance.
    • Collaboration: Recognizes when he/she is the best person to complete a task, and when to incorporate team members with superior expertise, and does not fear doing so; Does not take credit for good results and follows through on commitments.
    • Quality of Services/Work and Accountability: Demonstrates competence and a commitment to producing an accurate and thorough work product; Takes responsibility for work actions, and adheres to Agency and Diocesan policies and procedures.
    • Judgment and Ethics: Actions and behaviors model Agency values of privacy, dignity, confidentiality, honesty, quality and excellence, demonstrate an understanding of ethical and compliance standards, and reflect the best interest of those served.
    • Adaptability: Quickly adjusts to new demands, people and environments and copes well with unexpected challenging situations; Changes priorities to respond to changing goals; Demonstrates composure under stress and manages competing deadlines.
    • Initiative: Initiates role-appropriate actions without a lot of guidance; A self-starter who is consistently productive without being told and/or reminded what to do.
    • Adept Problem Solver: First to offer to help, comes through fast and over delivers; Offers creative, innovative ideas, and new approaches to solving problems; Improves processes by rapidly acquiring and integrating new information.
    • Humility: Exudes confidence but not in a way that intimidates others; Embraces the better ideas of others; Learns from failure, and steps back to see if someone has a better point of view.
    • Leadership: Inclusive, humble, self-directed, and mission focused; Inspires others to action, demonstrates competence, seeks feedback (both positive and constructive) and shows genuine concern for the well being of the group.


    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, the elimination of poverty and injustice, and helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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