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Human Resources Specialist
2020-11-16 00:00:00

Bennington College seeks an engaging Human Resources Specialist to administer employee benefit programs for the College, helping to ensure that benefit offerings remain competitive to attract and retain top talent and meet the ongoing needs of a diverse faculty and staff. The Specialist is the primary point of contact for all benefit inquiries and handles the day-to-day benefits administration for all of the College’s benefits plans. The Specialist works collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Human Resources and the College's benefits broker to handle more complex benefit matters and will have an opportunity to assist with projects from a broad range of Human Resources functional areas including employee and labor relations, compensation, policy development/interpretation, and compliance, among others. 

Essential Functions include:

  • Respond to faculty and staff on benefit inquiries, effectively educating employees on the range of benefits offered 
  • Process benefit enrollment elections and changes in the HRIS
  • Share benefits information and materials, conduct new hire benefit orientation
  • Reconcile monthly invoices and employee deductions, monitoring the annual benefits budget
  • Ensure accuracy of benefits files and enrollment records, periodically auditing information
  • Collaborate with Human Resources team to oversee the annual benefits enrollment process including analyzing renewal data, evaluating plan design options and changes
  • Oversee administrative aspects of leave of absence and time off benefit programs, including FMLA and ADA
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluating data, trends, and Federal/State legislation that may impact the benefits arena to effectively and strategically plan for the future

This work requires a strong customer service orientation, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to recieve sensitive information while maintaining confidentiality. Candidates must be able to engage with a wide range of audiences and therefore, exceptional communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate has the ability to be nimble and flexible in a fast-paced, small-team work environment, bringing strong organizational and analytical skills. Candidates should possess 1-2 years of benefits/leave administration experience as well as demonstrated knowledge of relevant Federal and State law (i.e., ERISA, FMLA, ACA, ADA). Bachelor’s degree in human resources, finance, or related discipline preferred. Gmail and Google Suite, Microsoft Office experience required; HRIS or benefits administration database experience preferred, prior experience with ADP WFN strongly preferred. Candidates must be resourceful, able to work independently with time-sensitive deadlines, and have a creative approach to the work. The position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

Bennington serves a diverse student population - inclusive of ethnic/racial minorities, international and global constituents, sexual minorities, and various social classes, among other identities. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values.  The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, and power through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.

To apply, please visit the following URL: 

HR Assistant
2020-11-05 00:00:00

HR Assistant

Taconic, a global leader in the manufacturing of PTFE coated fiberglass fabric, belts and tapes seeks an HR Assistant for our office in Petersburgh, NY to provide administrative support to the Human Resources Department. Supports human resources processes by interviewing candidates, conducting new hire orientation, maintaining records and handling special projects that are complex and confidential in nature.

Associate’s degree in Human Resources or related field required. Qualified candidate must possess a minimum of two years of related human resource experience. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with ability to prioritize based on changing work conditions.  Experience with MS Office required.  Must be familiar with ADP. Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, problem solving and time management skills required along with a strong attention to detail.  Must maintain a high level of professionalism with ability to maintain confidentiality in all human resource matters.   

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, a competitive compensation and retirement package, tuition assistance, vacation, a business casual work environment and more!

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to the HR Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to:


Attn: Human Resources

136 Coonbrook Rd.

Petersburgh, NY 12138                                         


HR Assistant
2020-09-25 00:00:00

Bethesda House is an Interfaith Ministry to the homeless, persons living with disabilities and economically disadvantaged citizens of Schenectady County, building a just, hospitable and inclusive community one person at a time by affirming the dignity and addressing the needs of each guest entering this “House of Mercy”.  Bethesda House invites applications for the following:

Title:                     Human Resources Assistant

                              10 -15 Hours per week

                              $15.00 per hour              

Job Summary and Essential Functions:

The Human Resources Assistant will report to the Human Resources Manager and provide a variety of Human Resources activities.

Job duties will be responsible to update and develop the Human Resources Department Procedures Manual, review resumes and establish interviews, check references and prepare new hire paperwork.  In addition will provide Human Resources services to all employees and guests.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will:

  • Write department procedures for all Human Resources activities which will include the hiring, interviewing, on and off boarding, benefit and employee relations processes and other department responsibilities.
  • Procedures will include copies of all documents that accompany each procedure as well as the party responsible for preparing the documents.
  • Prepare forms for all staff changes


  • Must be currently enrolled in a Human Resources curriculum leading to a B.S. degree or have at least 2 years of Human Resources experience and a B. S. degree
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Work independently and be a team player
  • Ability to exercise proper judgment in maintaining confidentiality 
  • Have strong computer skills, especially with MS Office.
  • Excellent writing skills

Bethesda House of Schenectady, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate in its employment practices.

Send resume to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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