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Benefits and HRIS Specialist


New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  Business Support

Feel Good About Doing Good

The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


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We are a growing and purpose-driven community of professionals. Join us to discover how you can meet your goals and ours!


Responsible for the administration of employee benefit programs and leave of absence programs including FMLA and STD. Coordinates with internal and external providers to assure proper enrollments and coverage. – Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance. Ensures all data is tracked within the HRIS system. Assists with the implementation of HRIS system upgrades, set up/configuration, training, change management, testing of the system during upgrades and technical environment changes and documenting workflow and new procedures.

Core Responsibilities

  • Determines FMLA eligibility as mandated by law utilizing consistency and objectivity. Generates timely determination of FMLA eligibility within required timeframe, including all communication notices and reporting.
  • Maintains, tracks and updates HRIS system (Kronos) for all FMLA/STD cases.
  • Regularly communicates and interacts with employees, supervisors and managers and when necessary, contacts providers/specialists, to clarify or authenticate medical information.
  • Coordinates FMLA Administration with Short Term Disability (STD) and Workers Compensation (WC).
  • Responds to inquiries from employees and retirees regarding benefits and coverage. Explains plan provisions and resolves questions concerning claims.
  • Processes life change event transactions including Open Enrollment.
  • Administers and monitors other benefit programs including on-line COBRA notifications and voluntary benefit plans.
  • Maintains all benefit related records.
  • Provides support to KRONOS HR users in system changes, problem solving and training. Assists in developing standard and nonstandard reports for HR and end-users.
  • Data entry/maintenance into the HRIS system and assures data integrity of HR information globally.
  • Provides back up assistance to Senior Benefit and HRIS Analyst.
  • Processes group insurance billings.

Skills Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of benefit plans
  • Knowledge of employee benefits plan regulations and compliance including COBRA, EEOC and ACA
  • Thorough understanding of FMLA, Short-term disability and Long-term disability plans
  • Detail oriented; well-organized
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Problem solving and analytical skills; ability to develop and present findings
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to safeguard confidential information
  • Strong sense of urgency to meet deadlines while maintaining confidentiality
  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong working knowledge of HRIS systems


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of experience in Benefits Administration, that includes extensive employee contact or equivalent combination of training and experience Preferred:
  • CEBS, PHR a plus

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford