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Benefits Specialist



Accounting & Finance
Kitchener, ON, Canada · Kitchener, ON, Canada · Canada · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

D2L is a cloud company that is modernizing education and building the Future of Work. The old models of teaching and learning are in the midst of the largest transformation in history, and D2L is at the heart of that fundamental shift.

New models of teaching and learning enable a personalized, student-centric experience – and deliver improved retention, engagement, satisfaction, and results for learners of all ages – in schools, campuses, and companies.

D2L is disrupting the way the world learns, by providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire learners. And most importantly, by giving customers a platform that is easy, flexible, and smart. No other company provides a solution as robust and innovative as D2L.

D2L has had a singular mission for 20 years and is dedicated to that same mission in the years ahead: to transform the way the world learns – and by doing so, we will help improve human potential globally.

A member of our Talent Acquisition team reviews ALL of our applications - yes a real person reviews resumes! They are excited to read more about what amazing things you could add to D2L.

General Description:

We seek a dedicated and knowledgeable Benefits Specialist with extensive expertise in the U.S. benefits experience to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in administering global benefit plans and wellness initiatives. This role will involve supporting various functions within the Benefits/Wellness domain, ensuring compliance with legal standards, and contributing to a positive employee experience.

How You Will Make an Impact: Benefits/Wellness Administration

  • Administer day-to-day operations of global benefit plans (health, retirement, disability, etc.):
    • Support processes for enrollments, changes, and terminations.
    • Monitor employee feedback and address benefit-related queries.
    • Process benefit deductions and monitor taxation impacts.
    • Submit data and contributions to third-party providers.
  • Exhibit knowledge of benefits principles and practices in countries including, but not limited to, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, India, Spain, Singapore, The Netherlands, and Brazil.
  • Support the global leave intake process for various leave requests (parental, personal, disability, unpaid leaves, etc.).
  • Ensure the completion of year-end audits and compliance requirements (401k audit, ACA Reporting, US workers' comp audit, etc.).
  • Review and reconcile monthly benefit invoices for accuracy; ensure timely submission to Finance.
  • Process salary updates as required for Canada and the U.S.
  • Manage the Benefits mailbox with careful analysis and sound judgment to provide prompt, high-level service.
  • Manage the People & Culture team’s Lego program.
  • Serve as the primary backup for the Global Benefits & Wellness Manager, including supporting benefit renewals and succession planning.
  • Drive and lead company-wide wellness communications, promote wellness themes and initiatives, and participate as a lead for the Wellness Committee.
  • Manage the Wellness Reimbursement Program.
  • Assist with and manage the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Assist with Pension Plan administration.

What You’ll Bring to the Role:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. benefits experience is essential (of 3 years+).
  • Proven experience in benefits and wellness administration in a global context.
  • Strong understanding of benefits principles and practices in multiple countries.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using HRIS and benefits administration systems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Education Recommendations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CEBS, PHR, SHRM-CP) are a plus.

The expected base salary range for a new hire in this role is listed below. The annualized base salary offered is determined by each candidate’s relevant knowledge, skills, education, training and experience. It is aligned to ensure both internal and external competitiveness using market data for the geographic location and industry. As part of the total compensation at D2L the role may be eligible for additional benefits including a Wellness Subsidy, Equity Grants, Variable Incentive, and more.

Base Salary Range
$70,000$76,000 CAD

Don’t meet every single requirement? We strongly encourage you to still apply! At D2L, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage your application even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined, because we love to help our people grow and develop!

Why we're awesome:

At D2L, we are dedicated to providing you with the tools to do the best work of your life. While some of our perks and benefits may vary depending on location or employment type, we are proud to provide employees with the following through #LifeAtD2L;

  • Impactful work transforming the way the world learns
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Learning and Growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $4,000 CAD for continuing education through our Catch the Wave Program
  • 2 Paid Days off for Catch the Wave related activities like exams or final assignments
  • Employee wellbeing (Access to mental health services, EFAP program, financial planning and more)
  • Retirement planning
  • 2 Paid Volunteer Days
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Home Internet Reimbursements
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Employee Recognition
  • Social Events
  • Dog Friendly Offices at our HQ in Kitchener, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Melbourne.