Benefits & Total Rewards Specialist

Position Title: 
Benefits and Total Rewards Specialist
Organization Name: 
The Indianapolis Foundation/Central Indiana Community Foundation

JOB TITLE:  Benefits and Total Rewards Specialist   

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt  

JOB TYPE: Full-Time  

SALARY: $70,000 

REPORTS TO:  Director of People and Culture  

Benefits and Total Rewards Specialist - We are seeking an experienced Benefits and Total Rewards Specialist to join our People and Culture team. 

We are Central Indiana Community Foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation, Hamilton County Community Foundation, and Women’s Fund of Central Indiana–a $1 billion collective of philanthropic organizations committed to making Central Indiana a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential – no matter place, race or identity. 

What We Do: For more than 100 years, we have helped people invest in the causes that matter most to them; awarded grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and provided leadership to make Central Indiana a better, more beautiful, more equitable community. We believe in anti-racism, authentic relationships, inclusivity, leadership, effectiveness and sustainability. 

What We’re Looking For: The Benefits and Total Rewards Specialist will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of payroll, compensation, and benefits to ensure that our organization remains competitive, compliant, and capable of attracting and retaining top talent. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in Payroll and Compensation and Benefits administration, combined with a strong understanding of Total Rewards principles and practices. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Accounting, Business, Finance, or commiserate experience. 

  • Five years of experience administering compensation or benefits programs required. 

  • Extensive knowledge of the payroll function including preparation, balancing, internal control, and payroll taxes. 

  • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits and compensation. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. 

  • Thorough knowledge of COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA requirements. 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 

  • Proficient with payroll software. (Paylocity preferred)  


  • Coordinate and manage the end-to-end payroll process, ensuring timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions. 

  • Review and verify payroll data, including timekeeping records, tax deductions, and benefit contributions. 

  • Address payroll-related inquiries and resolve any discrepancies promptly. 

  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure proper accounting and financial reporting related to payroll. 

  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates. 

  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports of payroll transactions. 

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local payroll, wage, and hour laws and best practices. 

  • Design, develop, and implement competitive compensation and benefits programs that align with the organization's overall Total Rewards strategy. 

  • Conduct salary benchmarking and market analysis to ensure our compensation packages remain competitive in the industry. 

  • Monitor trends in compensation and benefits to recommend adjustments and improvements to our offerings. 

  • Oversee the administration of employee benefits, including health, retirement, and other welfare programs. 

  • Monitors administrators’ and insurance carriers’ reports to ensure the organization’s compliance with plan requirements. 

  • Ensures the organization’s and plans’ compliance with the applicable provisions of COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA. 

  • Maintains knowledge of economic conditions, labor market, and other factors related to ensuring the organization provides competitive and reasonable benefits and compensation scales and structures. 

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in compensation and benefits administration. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  

What You Get: 

  • $70,000 salary plus generous benefits, including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance 

  • 403b Retirement Plan: 

  • Employer Match: 7% of employees base salary 

  • Discretionary Match: 1% of employee’s elected contribution 

  • Potential for an annual bonus, based on organizational and individual performance 

  • 10.5 paid holidays, including MLK Day and Juneteenth 

  • 10 personal days annually 

  • Up to 15 vacation days annually 

  • Flexible, hybrid work arrangement - Work from home on Mondays and Fridays 

  • Homebase–Newly renovated office space conveniently located downtown, just steps from Mass Ave., plus additional space in HCCF’s new coworking space in Fishers, just off I-69 and 116th St. 

  • An opportunity to do meaningful, results-driven work with a passionate, diverse team, supporting organizations that are committed to building and maintaining a strong, equitable, and supportive culture for our team of changemakers. 


Central Indiana Community Foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation, Hamilton County Community Foundation, and Women’s Fund of Central Indiana are equal opportunity employers that seek to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support their retention and advancement. Justice is one of our core values, and we are committed to fostering a workplace culture inclusive of people with respect to their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, marital status, age, disabilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other characteristic. Our commitment to justice and diversity also means providing a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and engaging.  

Our mission is to mobilize people, ideas, and investments to make Central Indiana a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter place, race or identity.   

Racism deeply impacts the well-being of our communities, compounding existing disparities and creating intersectional barriers. We strive to name and address these barriers through community engagement and assessment, relevant and effective policy creation, and organizational accountability methods. We support initiatives that address all forms of oppression, however, maintaining an explicit focus on race is essential to advancing equity across our communities. Improving outcomes for people of color will improve outcomes for everyone.  


Application Deadline: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023