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Company Name : Pearson
Company Location : Providence, RI 02940
Job Position : Manager Benefits
Job Category : Jobs in Rhode Island

Job Description :

Organizational Information

At Pearson, our purpose is simple; to add life to a lifetime of learning. We envision a future where everyone can realize the life they imagine through learning. To achieve this, we create vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact.

For over 20 years, Pearson Virtual Schools has been reimagining K-12 education with full-time virtual schools for students who want a personalized, more flexible approach to learning. Our flagship products and services include Connections Academy, US-based online public charter schools; Pearson Online Academy, a global online private school; and Pearson Connexus, our comprehensive online school program for school districts nationwide.

The following description is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned; it is not intended to be all-inclusive or limit the duties of the position:

Purpose Summary

Working from home, the Manager of Benefits is responsible for overseeing Benefits, 401(k), Pension, and leave of absence. The Benefits Manager will provide services to customers across the country. The Benefits Manager will oversee a team of Benefit & Leave Specialists.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Administer all employee benefit programs for ~4,000 customers, including, but not limited to medical, dental, vision, AD&D, STD, LTD, 401(k), pension and group life insurance;
  • Manage FMLA, short and long-term disability, and unpaid leave for school staff;
  • Manage Accommodation Process including review of medical documentation, engagement with management and staff, and communication of decisions related to request.
  • Manage approval of absences related to certain school events.
  • Lead and manage a team of five (5) benefit and leave specialists;
  • Oversee the administration of several state pension plans;
  • Ensure high-quality and timely response and resolution to customer/staff inquires;
  • Lead the annual open enrollment process including making recommendations to the senior leadership team on ways to provide plans of value to our customers, within the allocated budget;
  • Represent the organization as the primary contact with key benefit vendors and brokers;
  • Manage workers’ compensation claims, associated billings, complete OHSA reporting and work with insurance carrier;
  • Handle retirement inquiries and ensure accurate processing of requests;
  • Ensure payroll audits are completed on time and that errors are corrected and documented;
  • Approve 401(k) Loans and Hardship Requests as Plan Administrator;
  • Oversee billing management for carrier and vendor invoices;
  • Utilizing data, ensure customers are understanding and maximizing their provided benefits;
  • Evaluate and compare existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information; plan, develop and/or participate in area and industry surveys; analyze results of surveys and develop specific recommendations for review by management;
  • Handle escalated benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, courteous resolution;
  • Assist in information gathering for the completion of Form 5500; ensure compliance with recordkeeping in accordance with government regulations;
  • Oversee the maintenance of human resources records involving enrollment, application, and claims; and
  • Support new school start up and ensure plans meet all state and contractual requirements.

Required Skills, Experience, and Competencies

  • Four year college degree, with HR focus preferred
  • Four to eight years of HR experience, with a concentration in benefits
  • Experience with state pension and/or 401(k) required
  • Five years people management experience preferred
  • Experience working in with multiple states preferred
  • Experience working in a self-insured environment preferred

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. As required by the Colorado and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

Minimum full-time salary range is between $80,000 – $90,000.

This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here at:

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: Virtual Learning

Schedule: FULL\_TIME

Req ID: 8726


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