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Total Rewards Associate

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name Environmental Defense Fund
Contact Name
Telephone 1-800-684-3322
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problem...a scrappy group of scientists and a lawyer on Long Island, New York, fighting to save osprey from the toxic pesticide DDT. Using scientific evidence, our founders got DDT banned nationwide. Today, we’re one of the world's leading environmental organizations. In the U.S., Fortune magazine called our board one of the country's most influential nonprofit boards. You can see the jobs of the EDF on their website.
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The Total Rewards Associate provides operational support to EDF’s Human Resources department with special emphasis on a) onboarding and HRIS procedures, b) benefits support, and c) overall team administration/support. The Total Rewards Associate is based in EDF’s NY office and reports to the Benefits Manager.

Essential Duties

  • Manage triggers and processes related to hire and termination including new hires benefit enrollment, benefits termination, COBRA
  • Process all benefit vendors’ invoices in a timely manner
  • Track and process tuition reimbursement/professional development requests
  • Coordinate and assist with annual open enrollment
  • Coordinate wellness initiative activities
  • Process gym memberships and fitness reimbursements
  • Assist with general employee inquiries
  • Facilitate weekly new hire benefits orientation
  • Track and process commuter benefits
  • Assist employees with general benefit inquiries 
  • Update HR procedure manuals and materials
  • Manage benefits inquiries in the HR mailbox
  • Submit and process department expenses and reimbursements
  • Maintain virtual personnel/benefit folders


  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR management, industrial psychology or other related field
  • 2 years’ experience in administrative role, preferably in a medium-sized firm (e.g., 300-600 employees), with demonstrated knowledge of benefits and willingness to learn
  • Firm understanding of human resources policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Positive attitude and ability to remain flexible in an evolving environment.
  • Ability to take initiative, multitask, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Self-starter with high energy; ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Good judgment to manage sensitive and confidential matters.

·         Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of HRIS preferred (Workday a plus)

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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