World Wildlife Fund - US

Manager, Benefits and Wellness - 22140

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/24/2022 4:28 PM)
# of Openings
Human Resources


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Manager, Benefits and Wellness. 


Major Function

Manages WWF-US’s benefits and wellness programs, continually assessing WWF’s programs to ensure market competitiveness and to ensure the programs meet WWF’s needs and are consistent with our overall organizational philosophy.


  • Manages WWF's benefits and wellness programs to ensure they are competitive with the market and meet employee needs. Researches, recommends, and implements changes to existing programs as needed.
  • Serves as a point of contact for benefits related inquiries for WWF-US staff. Ensures a smooth transition for staff into & out of benefit enrollment.
  • Leads the annual online open enrollment process. Prepares, distributes, and communicates benefits information to staff. 
  • Manages the relationship between WWF and third-party benefits brokers and administrators to ensure smooth functioning of benefit programs. 
  • Manages leave of absence (LOA) and the data integrity of benefits data within WWF systems.  Responsible for ensuring that benefit deductions and allowances are accurate. 
  • In collaboration with the HRIS team, makes updates to Benefits configurations in designated system to ensure business processes are accurately designed, tested and functioning. 
  • Responsible for the annual preparation of the benefits budget as well as continual monitoring and re-forecasting throughout the year.
  • Responsible for compliance in the area of benefits including PPACA, FMLA, 403(b), HIPAA, ERISA, and Workers Compensation, filing 5500s and other state and federal benefits laws. 
  • Leads benefits projects and updates benefits related policies as appropriate. Ensures that all benefits related communication and documentation is timely, accurate, and in compliance with the current laws and regulations.
  • Administers WWF’s retirement plans and enrollment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required
  • CEBS & CCP certification is preferred
  • 8 years of experience in benefits program administration, including experience with PPACA, FMLA, 403(b), HIPAA, ERISA, and Workers Compensation and other state and federal benefits laws
  • Excellent customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to follow-up and meet deadlines
  • Integrity and the ability to work with confidential information with discretion
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #22140
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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