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Director, Benefits

Job Req: 1170
Company Entity: Blackboard Inc.
Community: Corporate
Location: Reston, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 25, 2022
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: Occasional

Job Description

Director, Benefits

Remote – US



The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. The company’s mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals. 



We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.



For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit



The Director, Benefits will play an integral role in the success of the Human Resources group at Anthology. This person will manage Anthology’s global employee benefit programs including health and welfare and retirement plans.



Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, strategy development, and overall management of global benefit programs, including a communication strategy for creating benefits awareness
  • Managing global benefits department budget
  • Managing benefits team (three reports)
  • Managing relationships with benefit broker/consultants and insurance carriers and acts as liaison to obtain and negotiate renewals, settlements, claims and utilization data and enrollment information
  • Coordinating human resources policies and procedures such as COBRA, FMLA, short- and long-term disability insurance, medical and life insurance and 401(k) Plan
  • Managing annual enrollment processes. Arranging for distribution of materials from carriers, assisting with, communicating changes to employees and arranging on-site representation by providers, conducting employee presentations and processing changes within deadlines
  • Processing monthly billings from insurance providers. Reviewing billings for accuracy and submitting for payment. Resolving discrepancies with carriers, payroll, and the company
  • Developing and documenting procedures to streamline processes and ensure benefit plans are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations such as ERISA, IRS, and DOL, and working with HR team to educate Managers on all benefits-related programs
  • Filing annual compliance paperwork such as 5500’s, SAR’s and SPD’s



The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 10+ years of related, progressive Human Resources experience with at least 2-3 years of management experience
  • Experience in managing benefit plans in multiple countries
  • Experience in mergers and acquisitions
  • Strong process management skills
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills, written and oral communication skills, customer consultation and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency with Excel and benefits modules of HR systems
  • Familiarity with HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA, FMLA and related state and federal regulations



Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or human resources



This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   


Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.



This position is not available for candidates residing in the following states: CO, CA, MA


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