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Category Human Resources
Job Title HR Director
Job Description

Horizon House, an upscale retirement community on Seattle's First Hill, has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources is a Senior Director position responsible for the planning, leadership and direct provision Human Resource services. As a leader, the Director demonstrates sound strategic thinking to assist the organization with business solutions that facilitate both short and long-term objectives. The focus of the HR Director is on enhancing the quality of management leadership and managing all aspects of the HR Department including: Leadership Development and Training, Labor and Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Policies and Procedures/Compliance, Employee Recognition/Satisfaction, Performance Management Talent Recruitment, and Training and Development. The HR Director acts as the chief liaison to Horizon House Legal Counsel for all employee related legal matters and also serves as the Corporate Compliance Officer.

The successful candidate must have effective written, verbal and interviewing skills. S/he must possess effective interpersonal skills including teamwork, problem solving, and conflict resolution. The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously is essential, as is the ability to maintain confidentiality. The HR Director must have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher and the capacity to learn new systems quickly.

Other requirements include: A bachelor's degree and eight (8) years Human Resources experience, OR a master's degree in Human Resources Management and six (6) years’ experience in the HR field, OR ten (10) years’ experience in the HR field, OR any appropriate combination of education and experience. At least three (s) years of supervisory experience and at least two (2) years management experience reporting to a senior executive. Experience with labor relations/unions highly desireable. Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred, PHR required. Horizon House offers 100% paid health insurance benefits, a generous retirement match, discounted covered/secure parking OR well-subsidized mass transit ORCA Passport card. There is an on-site gym of which employees have full use and a clinic - free flu shots!

The pay range is $74-91,000 depending upon experience/qualifications. Add to that a generous paid-time-off program, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Development Fund for continued education, an excellent recognition program, in-house training and leadership development, and Horizon House is one of the best places to work in the Seattle area. We have a beautiful facility with wonderful residents who show their appreciation in many ways and the HR department is a tight-knit team of dedicated and team-oriented individuals.

 If you have the qualifications we are looking for and believe you'd be an asset to our team, please send your cover letter and resume to: Horizon House, HR Director position, 900 University, Seattle, WA 98101, e-mail them to hire@horizonhouse.org or fax them to 206-382-3156. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and /or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at hire@horizonhouse.org. No phone calls, please. Horizon House is a drug and alcohol-free employer; criminal background and drug test must be completed upon contingent offer of employment. See full job description at www.horizonhouse.org. EOE

Posted 3/21/2014

Contact Name Horizon House
Contact Phone

Category Recruiting
Job Title IT Staff Recruiter, UW Medicine
Job Description

UW Medicine Information Technology Services (ITS) department is a shared services organization, which supports all of UW Medicine. UW Medicine is comprised of UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW School of Medicine, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Physicians, Airlift Northwest and UW Neighborhood Clinics. The IT Services organization is responsible for ongoing support and maintenance of the infrastructure and applications which support these institutions, along with the implementation of new services and applications that are used to support and further the mission of patient care, research and teaching.

UW Medicine IT Services is recruiting for an IT Staff Recruiter. As the primary recruiter for all UW Medicine IT Services position, this individual will develop, manage and provide impactful and effective full life cycle selection and evaluation processes from sourcing to hire for UW Medicine IT Services hiring managers for specific positions in the department such as Application Analysts, Database Architects, Database Administrators, Programmers, System Administrators, Developers, Technology Project Managers, Web Administrators, and Technology Managers. Other positions include Business System Analysts, Informatics Analysts, Computer Support Technicians and Analysts as well as positions in finance, accounting, and administration. This position will have a dual reporting relationship with the Director of Recruiting, UW Medicine HR and the Assistant Director for UW Medicine IT Services Administration. Key responsibilities will include Recruiting Program Management, Candidate Life Cycle Management, and Employer of Choice Branding Activities.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Human Resources, Information Technology, or similar field AND at least 2-4 years of experience as a Recruiter. Knowledge of software technologies and the curiosity and initiative to learn additional technology.
  • Background in the fundamentals of recruiting and sourcing.
  • Proven track record of in proactively and creatively sourcing and recruiting candidates in a high-volume environment utilizing multiple sourcing channels.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems.
  • Proven ability to generate qualified and diverse applicant pools to include demonstrated experience in developing, establishing and nurturing relationships with potential candidates.
  • Demonstrated client service orientation with the proven ability to work both independently and as a team member with members of the HR and IT Services teams.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills to include proven negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, and Outlook.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.

DESIRED: Two years of full-time experience as an IT Staff Recruiter in a healthcare environment. Previous experience recruiting for IT positions responsible for Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) such as with vendor software solutions: Epic and Cerner. Be a part of a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. Excellent benefits and work/life programs. Search your next search by visiting, www.uw.edu/jobs for Req # 106228 EO/AAE

posted 3/20/2014

Contact Name UW Medicine
Contact Phone

Category Human Resouces
Job Title Sr. HR Business Partner - Amazon
Job Description

 

  1. At Amazon, we are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Human Resources department as a HR Business Partner.

    The Sr. HR Business Partner is both a strategic and hands-on role that provides full cycle Human Resources support to our Amazon Fulfillment Centers. The role is critical in executing our people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement. Successful candidates will demonstrate:
    • The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company
    • A true hands-on approach as well as the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement
    • Experience with rapid and complex changing work environment
    • Coaching and mentoring at management level
    • Success in creating and driving effective development, employee relations, retention and reward programs
    • Being an enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment
    • For us, key strengths are recognized as - flexibility, fantastic communication skills and huge amounts of drive
    • The ability to be comfortable with high volume workload and not be afraid to "roll up your sleeves"
    • A strong solutions focus and be comfortable working in an environment which demands strong deliverables along with the ability to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions
    • Strong internal and external customer service focus
    • The ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously - orientated on results
    • Bias for action, strong work ethic, and desire to achieve excellence
    • Must be able to interface at all levels of the organization
    • Passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills refined for customer interaction.
  2. Basic Qualifications: 
    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • 7+ years human resource business partner experience
    • Experience supporting hourly employee client groups
    • Experience in call center, distribution center, or manufacturing environments
  3. Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Master's Degree or MBA in HRM preferred
    • Human Resources experience with Fortune 500 companies
    • Resume that shows steady progression in HR Management for the last 2-5 years


    Amazon offers competitive compensation packages including comprehensive health care, 401(k), restricted stock units, growth potential, and a challenging and exciting work environment.


    Amazon is an equal opportunity employer.

    To apply email:  gharriso@amazon.com

    Posted 3/21/2014

Contact Name Amazon
Contact Phone

Category Organizational Development
Job Title Consulting Practice Operations and Project Manager
Job Description

 

Exciting opportunity for a Consulting Practice Operations and Project Manager

 

 

About Waldron

 

Waldron is the consulting partner strategic leaders choose to help attract, engage, and inspire effective leaders. Headquartered in Seattle, Waldron is a B corporation that provides consulting services in executive search, executive coaching, outplacement, and organization development.

 

Waldron’s passion is helping people and organizations realize their full potential and increase their impact. Across our Executive Search, Outplacement and Organization Development practices, we are known for our responsiveness, discretion, compassion, judgment, sound strategic counsel, and deep local connections. Our consultative approach helps business leaders resolve their critical talent selection and development, alignment, and transition challenges. Our equity ownership of Career Partners International (CPI) allows us to seamlessly serve our clients on a global footprint.

 

There’s one trait we all share at Waldron, an obsession with results. Our greatest inspiration comes from helping people and organizations realize their full potential. While others talk the talk, we deliver nothing less than real, substantive solutions. Knowing the difference and delivering truly sets us apart.

 

Waldron values inclusion, diversity, and social responsibility.  We demonstrate these attributes not only in our work, but also externally as part of our overall corporate identity.

 

The Position

The work includes operational management and administration of our rapidly growing Organizational Development practice.   The tasks of the role include creating proposals and contracts, managing timelines and budgets, invoicing, survey development, management and analysis, liaising with clients and consultants, creating presentations and reports, and tracking the firm’s OD and executive coaching engagements.  A very hands-on position, the Operations and Project Manager both executes on project deliverables and also coordinates oversight of a small staff, lending supervision with a strong systems approach.

The Ideal Candidate 

Excellent client contact skills are essential. A friendly, helpful, flexible, approachable, professional and diligent manner is key. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary, with a top priority on maintaining and promoting a positive can-do attitude with clients and peers. This position demands exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and process, and requires a high degree of accuracy and timeliness in completion of work assignments. You will be asked to juggle multiple, often complex tasks, and ensure on-time and on-budget project completions. The ability to prioritize, multitask, work under pressure and utilize good time management skills will ensure success. Research and editing skills are a plus. This is a pivotal role for our division, with plenty of varied, client contact and chances to let your creativity shine through.  A sense of humor and good wit would help in cultural alignment.

A college degree and a minimum of 5-8 years professional services, consultancy or executive level administration experience is required. We offer compensation commensurate with qualifications, an excellent benefits package and a great work environment.

 

For Consideration

To be considered, please send a cover letter and resume to Loribeth Dalton at loribeth@waldronhr.com. A comprehensive, competitive benefits plan including health, dental, and 401K is offered.

Posted 4/1/2014

Contact Name Waldron
Contact Phone 2064414144

Category Compensation and Benefits
Job Title Retirement and Executive Compensation Program Manager #72984
Job Description

 

At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of service, and an exciting and innovative future ahead!

Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

 

Retirement and Executive Compensation Program Manager #72984

 

Puget Sound Energy’s Compensation and Benefits department is looking for a Program Manager to manage the company’s retirement programs (pension and 401k), and executive compensation programs (Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan and Long Term Incentive Plan) and executive benefits. The ideal candidate will be comfortable communicating with all levels in the company and will be able to recommend program design changes to adapt to the regulatory environment and/or industry trends.  The Program Manager will be responsible for communicating programs to employees and retirees, administering plan record-keeping and payments through vendors, and plan compliance. This person will develop program budgets and track budget performance. This role develops and maintains relationships with vendors, plan administrators, plan actuaries, external benefit attorneys, investment advisors and the PSE Retiree Association.  This will also include vendor management, which includes monitoring the performance of vendors to ensure customer service is provided to PSE employees in accordance with contract and service level agreements, ensuring vendors properly administer recordkeeping, claims administration and compliance with benefits regulations and the review and updating of vendor communications to employees to ensure compliance with PSE program rules and regulatory obligations.

 

The Program Manager also serves as liaison among benefit providers and vendors providing services to PSE when conflicts arise. We are looking for someone with experience in problem resolution with contractual obligations, claims resolution and performance expectations. We need someone who is able to coordinate development of communication tools so that PSE’s retirement and executive compensation programs are well understood by employees. There will be opportunities to deliver presentations to groups of employees as well.  

 

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy! 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Bachelor’s degree in business or related field; or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

·         Extensive knowledge of executive compensation programs and reporting as demonstrated by 5 years of experience.

·         Thorough knowledge of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans-- design, administration, compliance, funding, and reporting as demonstrated by 8 years of experience.

·         Balance and prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet plans & goals.

·         Excellent communications skills at all levels with the ability to present information in a professional manner.

·         Proven experience implementing and managing vendor relationships.

·         Demonstrated ability to drive process improvement and best practices

·         Strong knowledge of and experience using HR information systems.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CEBS certification.
  • Experience with the SAP enterprise wide software package, including reporting. .
  • Experience recommending, implementing, and communicating program changes in retirement and/or executive compensation. 
  • Experience completing executive compensation disclosures such as SEC Form 10K and Def 14A.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

 

Please apply online at http://www.PSE.com/careers

Posted 4/1/2014 

Contact Name Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
Contact Phone

Category Human Resources
Job Title HR Business Partner
Job Description

About Zones Since we opened our doors in 1986, our mission has been to add real value as we efficiently source and deploy IT solutions to business customers of all sizes and industries across the nation. Today, in addition to the highest level of IT expertise, quality, selection and fulfillment, we provide single-source capability for the comprehensive design and implementation of even the most complex networking, infrastructure and data center deployments.

 

The Zones sales organization segments its account executives and sales representatives into large Enterprise, Mid-Market and Small-Medium Business teams within the Commercial, Healthcare, Public Sector, and Retail & Hospitality teams. As we continue to enhance our solutions and service offerings, and expand our geographic reach to the global marketplace, we will keep Five Star Service at the center of everything we do.

 

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources the HR Business Partner will be responsible for developing and implementing business enablement and team member engagement programs for client groups.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Provide strategic HR support to client groups in areas of performance management, management training and coaching, organizational development, and employee relations.

• Partner with leadership teams to enable new hire performance and build highly engaged teams.

• With in-depth understanding of the business, recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to drive continuous improvement.

• Up-level organizational talent through proactive coaching in hiring and performance management.

• Increase speed of new hire performance and ramp by building & facilitating comprehensive onboarding programs for new hires.

• Develop and implement communication and engagement strategies.

• Uphold organizational culture by addressing employee relations issues quickly and consistently.

• Provide leadership and program ownership on select organization-wide programs such as management training, career pathing, performance management, compensation and/or other projects as needed.

 

To be successful in this key role you will leverage your passion for driving business results through highly effective teams, have the ambition to drive clarity in a fluid environment, and rely on your coaching skills to help our leaders continuously improve.

 

Position Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years of progressive human resource leadership experience

• High level business acumen and a passion to drive results

• A true hands-on approach and the ability to successfully partner with field-based teams to ensure a high level of employee engagement

• Demonstrated success in building and managing HR Programs

• Coaching and mentoring experience at the management level

To apply email lori.stewart@zones.com

Posted 4/4/2014

Contact Name Zones
Contact Phone 253-205-3335

Category Business Partner
Job Title Human Resources Business Partner
Job Description

Foss Maritime Company offers a complete range of maritime transportation and logistics services. Whether it’s solving transportation challenges in remote parts of the world or efficiently handling everyday harbor jobs, Foss prides itself on always offering customers safe and innovative solutions. 

Foss’ corporate office is based in Seattle and has been part of the Pacific Northwest for the past 125 years. At Foss, we recognize that our employees are the foundation of our company. 1,500 loyal, dedicated and experienced people – onshore and afloat – make up the Foss family. Because we value and respect our employees, Foss has one of the industry’s highest records for employee longevity.
Foss is looking for a motivated, talented and service-oriented individual to join our growing Human Resources Department to fill a brand new and exciting position as a HR Business Partner (HRBP). 
The HRBP will partner with business leaders to identify and develop strategic HR solutions which align with business objectives. The HRBP will be involved in a variety of business activities that focus on enhancing organizational performance, developing a competent and committed workforce, and building organizational capabilities that directly impact business strategies. This position works in close collaboration with employees, management and the HR Team. 
Essential Functions:
  • Serves as the primary HR contact for the businesses they support.
  • Formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.
  • Understands the talent needs of the business and responds accordingly. Partners with business leaders regarding training and development needs, coordinates with training specialist for available resources.
  • Partners with respective business units at all levels to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Coaches, counsels and advises management on employee and labor relations issues, performance management and employee development plans.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development and disciplinary actions).
  • Responds to and investigate employee relations issues.
  • Responds to union grievances and participates in arbitrations and other legal proceedings as required. 
  • Assures that company employment, personnel and equal opportunity policies and practices comply with the applicable provisions of federal and state labor laws. 
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • Heavy labor and employee relations experience required, including experience with union grievances and arbitrations. 
  • Broad HR experience in a variety of HR disciplines, including labor, employee relations, compensation, organizational development, talent management and performance management.
  • Understanding of Drug and Alcohol programs.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and establish and maintain effective working relationships. 
  • Requires well-development critical thinking, problem solving, analytics, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Manage multiple priorities with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive company information.
  • Strong business acumen and good understanding of business operations.
  • HRIS experience, preferable with ADP
  • Proficient knowledge of MS office.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to quickly think of a problem through and make authoritative, autonomous decisions.
  • Must maintain a professional demeanor and be able to work with all levels of employees. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Eight years of experience at an exempt level as an HR Business Partner or HR Generalist. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field. SPHR certification required. Maritime experience helpful, but not required. Experience with and high degree of comfort with California state laws, helpful. 
 
Foss offers competitive compensation and benefit packages. If you are interested in high job satisfaction and being part of a successful company, please send your resume and cover letter to fossjobs@foss.com or fax (206) 270-4899. Please include salary requirements. 
 
Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place - Participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program
Posted 4/4/2014
Contact Name Foss Maritime Company
Contact Phone

Category Manager
Job Title Regional Labor Manager
Job Description

 

Unified Grocers Inc. is looking for a dynamic candidate to join our Pacific Northwest team in the role of Labor Relations Manager.
As the Labor Relations Manager, you will be responsible for the administration of all union related business associated with represented employees as outlined in the National Labor Relations Act.  
This role will also:
·         Represent the Labor Relations Department in matters concerning contract interpretation and the administration of grievance and arbitration proceedings.
·         Investigate and responds to all internal, civil and governmental agency charges or complaints filed against the Company or any of its representatives.
·         Work closely with operations management to provide necessary resources and input to further operational goals. 
·         Conduct Joint Labor Management meetings to foster relationships with union leaders and employees. 
·         Represent the Company in unemployment hearings. 
·         Conduct audits throughout all warehouse and transportation facilities to ensure compliance with Company policies as well as state and federal regulations. 
Desired Skills and Experience
·         Requires a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, law degree or related discipline. 
·         JD or Master’s Degree preferred.
·         Position requires that the candidate be based in either the Seattle, WA or Portland, OR area. There is travel to the other location on a frequent basis.
·         Position requires a minimum of 5 years of significant and progressively responsible experience in Labor Relations. Work experience in a warehouse/distribution operation or manufacturing environment is highly desirable.
·         Position requires understanding of labor law, wage and hour laws, employment law, collective bargaining, human resources practices and procedures, and federal and state regulatory requirements. 
·         Position requires a demonstrated knowledge of personal computers and associated business software (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
·         Position requires demonstrated leadership, problem solving, facilitating, team building, and negotiation skills. 
·         Position also requires excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
·         Position requires the ability to handle matters of confidentiality with utmost tact and diplomacy. 
·         Successful candidates must be able to make presentations and speak to groups in both formal and informal settings and must have excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to provide guidance and assistance to others.
 
Company Overview
Unified Grocers (“Unified”) is the largest retailer-owned wholesale grocery cooperative in the western United States. Unified offers independent retailers all the resources they need to compete in today’s supermarket industry.

Unified offers an excellent Total Rewards package, including excellent base compensation and an extensive employee benefit program that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401K plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick pay and much more!

 
To Apply:
 
 

We are a proud EEO, M/F/D/V employer.
Posted 4/10/2014
Contact Name Unified Grocers Inc.
Contact Phone

Category HR Recruiting
Job Title Principle Recruiter-Contract
Job Description

 

Principle Recruiter (Contract)

Help us lead the transformation of our emerging technology company through talent acquisition of bright, results oriented and creative candidates who want to work on something different.   Radiant Zemax is a global provider of test, measurement and design tools and systems to the optics, illumination and display industries.  Our product lines include the industry standard Zemax optical and illumination design software; TrueTest™ automated optical inspection for display systems.  We have proven production experience with thousands of cameras testing millions of lights and displays, improving production quality, efficiency and delivery.  


This is a great ground up opportunity to be a part of small company which has a track record of profitability and success in the electronic, consumer and manufacturing markets.  We are on the forefront of providing innovative solutions to our customers – which literally could change the way the world see’s color and light solutions.  If you like to think big and broad while finding and hiring top talent then this is the right opportunity for you.  In this contract Principle Recruiter role, you will have the opportunity to build the full recruiting engine for our global company through leveraging your ideas related to: employment branding, competency assessment/development, sourcing strategy implementation per position (leveraging an executive recruiting style or method) while having the luxury of working on a low number of open positions in order to ensure that we find the best talent available for our roles.  

The contract Principle Recruiter in this role will be innovate and lead competitive strategies by researching targeted candidate markets while sharing innovative ideas on how to best attract top talent to our teams.  They will report to the HR Director and have full responsibility of the companies recruiting front.  There may be times when this person will be asked to help with various projects related to building organization capacity. If you want to learn more about the HR space, see the immediate impact of the talent you hire on our organization while leveraging your recruiting expertise – this is a perfect opportunity for you.   A strong candidate for this role should be a result-oriented, self-motivated individual, who can do more than source candidates, and is excited to build our talent and organization capability as we continue to grow and leverage our company.   


Job responsibilities include:

·       Develop, influence and execute sourcing strategy for passive and active candidates

·       Engage with Human Resource Director, Hiring Manager and employees to understand business focused profiles and key openings as well as requirements

·       Understand and execute on candidate generation strategies for pivotal talent and critical skills by building and maintaining a pipeline of qualified candidates

·       Gain deep understanding of next generation technology and company attribute needs

·       Utilize social media recruiting skills to market open roles, attract talent and build online communities

·       Conduct initial screen of candidates, assess for position and talent fit, set candidate expectations on salary and sell on opportunities  

·       Cultivate relationship with key candidates and specific talent sets, defined according to long-term initiatives and direction of the organization & client businesses. 

Contact Name Maryanne Battles
Contact Phone 425-829-2802

Category Human Resources
Job Title Benefits Specialist
Job Description

Overview:

UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 2000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.

  

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

 
Responsibilities:
  • Serves as the main employee contact via phone, email and/or drop-ins to answer/resolve benefit questions and issues/problems; researches benefit plans/documentation; and assists employees with benefit plan enrollment and related paperwork.
  • Provides day-to-day administration of employee benefit programs.
  • Enters retro benefit deductions/refunds during payroll and ensures they are processed correctly.
  • Runs weekly audits and updates benefits status in various systems.
  • Develops positive working relationship with vendors, consultants and others to ensure timely delivery of services, accurate enrollment of employees and dependents, and compliance with plan documents and agreed-upon performance standards. Responds to requests for information from vendors, employees and regulatory bodies.
  • Provides benefits administrative support:  creates and maintains employee benefit files; monitors supplies and inventory of benefits materials.
  • Reconciles monthly invoices for Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Plans, etc., and related issues.
  • Coordinates annual Open Enrollment Benefits Fair and other activities.
  • Supports the Wellness program, LiveWell Northwest, as well as the Rewards and Recognition programs.
  • Assists Benefit Manager with projects as needed.
  • Provides information and support for all retirement plans.
  • Submits bi-weekly retirement plan contributions to Fidelity and prepares the wire transfer for Accounting.
  • Updates retirement match tiers twice a year for eligible employees.
  • Researches and resolves participant issues, escalates to the Benefits Manager on an as needed basis.
  • Enters employee contribution changes in the HRIS system; audits to ensure accuracy. 
Qualifications:

Education Background

  • Bachelors degree in HR or related field, preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • None required

Special Training/Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (in writing and verbally). 
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, and the ability to effectively explain program details to a diverse community of employees.
  • Understanding of current regulatory environment for benefits issues.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and organize in a high volume environment.
  • Above average proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Able to manage own time and resources effectively in order to maintain, improve and address the benefits needs of employees and managers.
  • Demonstrated excellent skills in teamwork, analysis and problem-solving, and customer relations. 
  • Ablility to identify and resolve benefit issues and questions through research and policy/program interpretation.

Work Experience

  • 2-3 years previous benefits experience, including work with retirement plans required, healthcare setting strongly preferred. 

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to be positioned at a desk and computer for long periods of time.  

We would love to learn more about you! If you would like to learn more about this position please check out our full job posting @ https://careers-uwnwhmc.icims.com/jobs/2944/job?mode=job&iis=Job+Board&iisn=SHRM

Contact Name Steven Nguyen
Contact Phone 206-368-1782