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Human Resources and Benefits Coordinator
Posted 01/31/2018 05:11PM

Lawrence Academy

Human Resources and Benefits Coordinator


Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Operations, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Human Resources and Benefits Coordinator is the primary contact for employee relations, payroll and benefit administration, and compliance with state and federal regulations relating to payroll and benefits. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Employee Relations

  • Coordinate onboarding and documentation of new employees
  • Maintain Faculty and Employee Handbooks for the School and recommend changes to Administrative Team
  • Develop/edit/update job descriptions for all employees. Complete periodic job description audit and reclassified employees as appropriate under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state statutes/laws such as ACA, FMLA, ADA, Sexual Harassment, OSHA, Worker’s Compensation, Title VII, and ERISA
  • Counsel employees regarding disciplinary problems and provide mediation when necessary.
  • Manage employee separation process for both voluntary/involuntary terminations
  • Complete quarterly and annual State Unemployment Insurance reports
  • Complete annual compensation and benefit surveys
  • Assist in development and maintenance of Faculty Salary/Compensation Scale.
  • Provide training for department heads and team leaders on various HR topics including interviewing skills, performance reviews and employee coaching
  • Conduct other employee education and prevention programs as guided by best practice and State and Insurance requirements
  • Manage Worker’s Compensation program (file claims, follow-up, etc.)
  • Administer compliance with CORI, SORI and SAFIS requirements

Benefits Administration

  • Successfully manage and coordinate benefit programs (Health, Dental, 403(b) Retirement Plan, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D and COBRA) for employees, including all employee communication, problem solving and claims resolution
  • Ensure all plans comply with applicable laws and statutes (ACA, HIPPA, ERISA and IRS guidelines).
  • Research and implement new supplemental benefit programs as needed
  • Prepare/edit Summary Plan Descriptions as needed for plan changes and legal compliance.
  • Manage Captive Health Insurance program including funding, employee education and review and analysis of claims activity
  • Participate in the annual audit of school Retirement Plan
  • Manage annual open enrollment for Health, Dental and Retirement Plans
  • Prepare and file form 5500 for applicable welfare and benefit plans
  • Prepare and distribute ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C
  • Coordinate employee benefit information and elections with payroll

Payroll Administration

  • Maintain employee pay, tax, classifications, and benefits information
  • Coordinate hours reported and pay data to prepare, verify and complete faculty and staff payrolls
  • Maintain and report all W-2 reportable information
  • Verify the accuracy of third party payroll quarterly and annual tax filings
  • Periodically reconcile employee benefit deductions to corresponding general ledger accounts
  • Maximize use of payroll software for efficient statute compliance and human resource management

Other duties as assigned


  • BA or BS Degree in HR or related field
  • Two to five years related experience, previous employment at a school or other non-profit a plus
  • PHR/SPHR preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications a must
  • Hiring is contingent on successful CORI, SORI and fingerprinting clearance

Full time position starting July 1, 2018

Please send a cover letter and resume to Bob Kramer, Director of Finance and Operations at by February 28, 2018. No phone calls please.

Lawrence Academy is seeking candidates with a commitment to cultural competence which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Further, the Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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