Benefits Director

Arlington, VA
Sep 12, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Full Time
OverviewAvalonBay Communities, Inc. is one of the nation's leading Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT's), in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing quality apartment communities in high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. These markets are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California regions of the country. We currently own and operate approximately 82,000 apartment homes in the US and employ approximately 3,000 associates.Creating a better way to live is the purpose that binds AvalonBay associates. We take that purpose seriously and expect you will as well. By focusing on collaboration, innovation, and taking ownership of our choices and actions, we act in ways that focus on creating value for our customers, investors and associates. Your positive, professional, and consistent personal interactions make AvalonBay a great place to work.The RoleTheBenefitsDirector will be responsible for the administration of the AvalonBay's Self AdministeredBenefitsPrograms. This job is a unique blend of strategy, administration, and compliance oversight. The AvalonBayBenefitsProgram that you will oversee includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, wellness, COBRA, leave administration, 401K, Deferred Compensation, and ACA compliance. Health and WelfareBenefitsare administered through the Mercer Marketplace Platform. The role will also lead a team of two benefits associates.You will be the project manager for our company-wide wellness and open enrollment processes. Your work includes supporting the day-to-day administration such as: reconciling payroll deductions and invoices, handling escalated associate benefit matters, maintaining the benefits administration module of the HRMS PeopleSoft system, working with internal IT staff to create, modify, and send vendor interfaces and maintaining compliance with all relevant compliance regulations. You will also participate in benefit surveys, benchmark best practices, support the annual benefit renewal planning process, and manage a variety of outsourced vendor relationships.You Have Qualified candidates will have 5-7 years of progressive experience in benefit plan analysis and administration as well as 3+ years' experience in benefit plan management. This position requires extensive knowledge of current benefit regulations, outstanding customer service and communication skills, vendor and project management skills and extreme attention to detail. Prior supervisory experience is a must with demonstrated ability to lead and supervise a team of professionals. A Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or a related field or equivalent experience is required. A high level of HRMS PeopleSoft system knowledge and CEBS/CBP certification are preferred.How AvalonBay Supports YouWe know that our teams are the beating heart of our success and we're committed to showing our appreciation.We offer:Comprehensive benefits - health, dental & vision, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, an employee stock purchase plan and more!Growth based on achievement and promotion from within.Associate recognition (a company-wide recognition program that celebrates associate efforts and successes in contributing to the overall success of the organization - including destination awards, "AvalonBay's Very Best' recognition program and others!).A 20% discount on our incredible apartment homes.A culture built on purpose and our core values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement.Additional InfoAvalonBay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We believe that in order to achieve our purpose of creating a better way to live, we must recruit, develop and retain associates with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and create an environment that encourages all voices to be heard, understood and appreciated. With this we know we can do great things.AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.JobSummaryJob ID: 26070Experience (Years): 6Location: US-VA-ArlingtonCategory: Human ResourcesPosition Type: Full TimeJob Type: ExemptBrand: CorporateSDL2017