Payroll & Benefits Specialist
Job Details
FPHNY Corporate - New York, NY
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Human Resources
Benefits & Payroll Specialist

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

The Payroll & Benefits Specialist is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 403(b) plan, workers compensation, and assist with processing bi-weekly payroll, and maintaining time records.


  • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information.
  • Conduct new-hire orientations.
  • Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes.
  • Distributes all benefits enrollment materials and determines eligibility.
  • Enrolls employees with carriers and process life status changes.
  • Responds to benefits inquiries from employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
  • Processes and administers all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability and FMLA.
  • Effectively interprets FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilities.
  • Responds to 403(b) inquiries from employees relating to enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts.
  • Assists with the open enrollment process.
  • Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges.
  • Enters, maintains, and/or processes information in the payroll system; information may include employees hourly rates, salaries, commissions, bonuses or other compensation, time worked, paid leave and holidays, deductions and withholding, and other information.
  • Ensures proper processing of payroll deductions for taxes, benefits, charitable contributions, and other deductions.
  • Records and processes federal and state payroll tax deposits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resource Management, accounting, or related field required
  • A minimum of three years experience in Benefits Administration and leave management is required
  • Two years experience processing payroll preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), and demonstrated skills in accurate database management and record keeping
  • Ability to exercise judgment in building relationships across all organizational levels and with external partners
  • High level of customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent time-management skills and able to meet deadlines
  • Must have a positive demeanor, be a strong team player, very patient, flexible, and able to deal with many employee requests in a professional manner
  • HR certification (PHR/SHRM-CP) preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn payroll software

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package

  • Salary range is $55,000 to $70,000
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance with low or no employee contribution
  • A retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible spending medical and commuter benefits plan
  • Generous and flexible work from home policy with up to three days working at home
  • Fun hybrid office environment and passionate team
  • Fun all staff events all year round
  • Meaningful work at an organization striving to advance health equity and social justice

Hybrid schedule: Three days remote and two days in office.

All new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

To apply, send Resume, including how your experience relates to this position here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.