Human Resources Specialist/Benefit Analyst
Job Details
Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time

Under limited supervision, the HR Specialist/Benefit Analyst performs duties following established procedures in the following areas: HRIS administration and reporting, group benefit plans and benefit reconciliation, payroll assistance, talent acquisition assistance, annual review processes and general HR functions.  The HR Specialist/Benefit Analyst works closely with the Manger, HR and leadership to support the culture of the organization. 







  1. Interprets human resources policies and procedures with regard to benefits and Paid Time Off (PTO); educates employees and leaders on policy and legal compliance regarding leave of absence.
  2. Works with Manager, HR on providing technical support and guidance to employees and leadership in evaluating reasonable accommodation and protected leave requests.
  3. Processes terminated employee paperwork, including COBRA, final pay, and oversees unemployment hearings.
  4. Oversees and accurately maintains all employee-related paperwork, including employee reporting as required by federal or state guidelines (i.e. EEO-1 Report), personnel files, annual review documentation, paperless HR system, HRIS, and physical files.
  5. Administers workers compensation insurance program including claims, audits, and maintains strong working relationship with work comp injury service vendor.
  6. Works with the OSHA Officer to obtain required testing and vaccinations for staff members.
  7. Responsible for running and maintaining HR reports such as organizational score card data, internal reports to be used by other departments, reports for annual review process, and external reports such as benefit and retirement census.
  8. Assists in annual performance review process and in creation of annual Total Compensation Statements.
  9. Responsible for tuition reimbursement administration.
  10. Oversees MTN Spirit Committee, coordinating employee events to maintain employee engagement and satisfaction.  Responsible for Spirit Committee budget and acts as a leader and resource to committee members and other internal customers.
  11. Responsible for implementing continuous improvement measures within all areas as needed. 




  1. Along with the Senior Staff Accountant and Payroll/General Staff Accountant, responsible for bi-weekly review of company payroll, timekeeping and benefits reconciliation.
  2. Responsible for the timely bi-weekly payroll transmittal of retirement and H.S.A. employee and employer contributions.
  3. Serves as back-up for payroll activities.





  1. Research, analyze and recommend changes in benefit program design and contract provisions.
  2. Administer various employee benefit programs, such as group insurance, life, medical, dental, vision, FMLA, LTD, H.S.A., Section 125, retirement, PTO/sick bank accrual and supplemental benefits.
  3. Ensure compliance and timely reporting/administration of ERISA, HIPAA, ACA, 403(b) fiduciary oversight and participation in annual retirement plan audit.
  4. Provide benefit education and timely response to employee questions and concerns, interface with third-party administrators to assist with benefits claims resolution and provides guidance in policy interpretations and plan documents.
  5. Monitor medical plan claims as applicable to monthly claims invoice reconciliation.
  6. Along with Manager, HR, achieve financial and wellness objectives by regular monitoring of medical claims including the in-depth analysis of variances to evaluate and develop supportive programs to promote living with a whole life focus.
  7. Verify the calculation of the monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies; resolves administrative problems with the carrier representatives and reconciles to payroll.
  8. Conduct benefit education during the interview process and onboarding for new hires.
  9. Coordinate internal and external procedures to initiate benefit enrollments, terminations, employee status change, open enrollment and annual benefit market reviews, including programming the online open enrollment system, delivering open enrollment presentations, and overseeing the open enrollment process as it applies to benefits and payroll.
  10. Provide administrative support and resources to the MTN wellness committee.
  11. Develop and maintain positive relationships with all employees, benefit providers and brokers.



  1. Undergraduate degree and a minimum three to five years benefits administration experience and/or equivalent work experience required, graduate degree preferred. Five years benefits administration experience preferred. 
  2. SHRM, HRCI or CEBS certification preferred.
  3. KS Life and Health Insurance license preferred.
  4. Health insurance plan management, including rate and contract negotiations, and claims analysis experience preferred. 
  5. Detail oriented, organized, excellent tracking/reporting skills, effective written and verbal communication.
  6. Microsoft Office proficiency required, with an emphasis in Microsoft Excel and reporting functions.
  7. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.  Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
  8. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  9. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and office equipment.
  10. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information in person or by phone.
  11. OSHA Category III – No exposure to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.
  12. Home internet and wireless phone access may be required.




Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.


It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be  considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission. 

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