Payroll and Benefits Specialist
Posted on 11/30/2023
Democratic National Committee (DNC)

501-1,000 employees

Elects Democrats by empowering activists, mobilizing voters
Company Overview
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is a robust organization that prioritizes grassroots activism, voter mobilization, and nationwide organization to elect Democrats at all levels. With a focus on investing in the middle class and reducing costs for working families, the DNC is committed to building a stronger economy from the bottom up. Additionally, the DNC's unique position as the only party committee responsible for electing Democrats nationwide offers a competitive advantage in terms of reach and influence.
Government & Public Sector

Company Stage


Total Funding





Washington, District of Columbia

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
Customer Service
People & HR
  • Minimum 4 years prior experience
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP is strongly preferred
  • Advanced Google Sheets skills including v-lookups and pivot tables
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working experience and knowledge of payroll taxes at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Strong knowledge of current payroll and HRIS systems
  • Experience with electronic payments and filing of federal and state payroll taxes
  • Critical thinker, innovative, and solution focused
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to multi-task with extreme attention to detail
  • Approach work with big-picture thinking and seeks opportunities for the organization
  • Assure payroll deductions for employee contributions including insurance and garnishments
  • Responsible for processing year-end information including W2s
  • Ensure accurate processing, reconciliation, and recordkeeping of multi-state payroll
  • Resolve escalated payroll issues and/or discrepancies
  • Create ad-hoc wage and management reports, including workers’ compensation information
  • Overall responsibility for system management, user training, and operational procedures
  • Project lead for payroll-related projects, including continuous development of processes that are scalable and support the company’s growth
  • Ensures the Team is consistently maintaining excellent customer service with team members and external parties
  • Research discrepancies in payroll information on a timely basis to ensure accuracy and prior to processing
  • Perform analysis, generate reports, and assist with special projects
  • Develops various benefit strategies with the support of vendors to host informative workshops for the organization throughout the year
  • Establishes and leads effective benefits communication strategy to effectively inform employees and ensures that accurate, up-to-date forms, materials, and program descriptions are available
  • Provide leadership, expertise, advice, and direction on health, and retirement programs, including but not limited to plan design, development, automation, implementation, and administration of benefits programs
  • Develop, write, and design benefit-related policies and procedures and ensure proper implementation and communication of those policies
  • Responsible for and manages open enrollment and related activities
  • Audit workflows and reconciliations to ensure data accuracy and compliance while identifying ways to take full advantage of options to minimize manual interventions and optimize automated processes
  • Review and analyze changes in federal, state, and local laws pertaining to benefits, and report necessary or suggested changes to management
  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service by providing timely responses, information, and support to staff on all aspects of Benefit programs
  • Develop and direct strategies for internal and external customer service
  • Communicate the value of benefit offerings and programs
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for benefits vendors. Manage relationships and the exchange of information with insurance carriers and external brokers for claim and utilization data, enrollment information, and negotiating renewals
  • Manage eligibility and the overlap of regulations and be able to communicate complex policies and regulations to employees and family members. Develop processes to monitor and maintain communication with employees and managers regarding their leaves
  • Ensure compliance with relevant federal and statutory regulations and requirements, including but not limited to FMLA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, etc., for assigned employee benefit programs
  • Supervises preparation of reports and applications required to be filed with agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, insurance commissions, etc.
  • Responsible for benefits audits and filings including 5500