The Navigators

Human Resources Benefits Manager

US-CO-Colorado Springs
Category (Portal Searching)
Human Resources


The HR Benefits Manager shall serve The Navigators and fulfill the responsibilities listed below in the spirit of The Navigators calling, values and purpose:  To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost. This position administers the internal policies and external legislative requirements that apply to employment, benefits, payroll and finances to meet the needs of Navigator employees, leadership and all staff.


In fulfilling these responsibilities of role, every action and communication is aligned with the Headquarters culture of being helpful, relational, excellent, visionary and Christ-centered.


Employee Benefit Program Management and Fiduciary Oversight

  • Provide general oversight of the Employee Benefits Program which includes retirement, healthcare, ancillary plans, and absence management. 
    • Meet weekly with administrators to hear about their workload, priorities and concerns.  Review proposals for legal compliance and financial stewardship.
    • Chair Benefits and Retirement Committees; ensure meeting procedures and decision-making processes are sound, fiduciary education provided and appropriate documentation in place for organizational protection.
    • Lead in organizational research projects supporting organizational initiatives
  • Serve on the Crisis Management Team, involving insurance and service support from vendors when they have the potential to assist our employees in medical crisis.
  • Oversee and implement a comprehensive communications strategy for the Employee Benefits Program that helps participants understand and utilize the benefits available to them and meets the requirements of regulatory agencies.
    • Review communications and timelines in weekly meetings mentioned above for input and guidance.
  • Serve as Privacy Officer ensuring processes and procedures are in place to protect the PHI (Protected Health Information) of employees and the organization.
    • Collaborate with Business Systems regarding Technical Security Officer role
    • Manage Position Management System to ensure training is provided for transitioning employees
  • Responsible for all legal plan documents, compliance and contracts and recordkeeping of such documents.



Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comply with requirements for safety, travel and organizational meetings that encourage growth in team and campus relationship building, understanding and building culture, leading others to know the value of the Navigators benefits and compensation program.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Participate in and provide oversight through the PPR process.


This role may eventually support Duty To Care for international travelers and expatriates, but experience is not necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Resources Management or business related major preferred.
  • Five to seven years’ experience preferred in leading benefits and compensation teams. CEBS certification desired.
  • Fluent and proven experience in change management processes.
  • Excellent people skills that provide the ability to collaborate and communicate within a team and cross functionally with other team members.
  • Belief in and adherence to the Statement of Faith and Mission of The Navigators.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


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