We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways.
Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)
As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives. We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009! But there’s more…
TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more.
Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!
As a Compensation and Benefits Analyst, you will serve as the administrator for all aspects of Total Rewards, including employee benefits, compensation, including various aspects of Human Resources Information Systems and Analytics.
A Typical Day
- Administer benefit plans, including medical, dental, vision, life, FSAs, retirement, COBRA, HIPPA, ERISA, IRC, ACA compliance, and updates SPDs and company policies.
- Work with insurance broker and investment planner to create competitive, cost-effective benefits packages.
- Design and/or implement creative solutions for compensation, variable pay, and rewards programs.
- Lead projects related to job architecture, salary structure and job descriptions for all organization roles through salary surveys, analysis and partnering with external consultants to review best practices and market benchmark data.
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How You’ll Make an Impact
- Prepare materials in collaboration with investment advisors in support of the Investment Committee with oversight of the retirement plan.
- Coordinate, verify, and/or remedy benefits enrollment and offboarding data from the HRIS to external contacts/vice versa.
- Review plan documents, SPDs, SMMs, SBCs, guides, and other required notices for accuracy and ensures approvals are processed and available for distribution in a timely manner.
- Conduct regular compliance audits of benefit deductions and eligibility, FLSA wage and hour alignment, and leave plans. Summarizes and reports findings; makes recommendations for improvements or corrections if needed.
- Liaison with TASB’s Wellness Committee and provides oversight for creation and implementation of wellness activities, including annual or periodic health fairs and events.
- Evaluate, recommend, and/or participate in methods and best practices of hiring, developing, compensating, incentivizing, and evaluating employees.
- Interview, survey, and/or observe employees and managers to gather and document job, organizational, and occupational information including duties, responsibilities, and skills required by each job description.
- Manage incentive and reward projects to include leading task forces for design and/or review of new/existing programs.
- Prepare compensation salary worksheets for annual merit cycles and other pay programs.
- Responsible for managing annual enrollment process, coordinating vendor files in collaboration with Finance and helps confirm processes to maintain data accuracy.
- Perform HRIS light configuration, executes test scripts, and records testing results as needed. Documents HRIS workflows.
- Administer compensation-related databases and information tables, feeds, etc. in HR systems.
Skills For Success
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resource management, or a closely related field; or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
- 3+ years of progressive HR experience in compensation and/or employee benefits.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel (VLOOKUP, pivot tables).
- Certification preferred in one or more of the following: Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHR.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, prioritize, and deliver benefits and compensation programs that promote professional development and a culture that supports an exceptional employee experience.
- Excellent organizational, planning, project management, problem resolution, communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills.
- Highly analytical with advanced knowledge of Excel and HRIS systems.
- Ability to build rapport and trust among all employees and management.
The TASB Difference
- Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
- Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren.
- Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.
- Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more.
- Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
- Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year.
- The health and safety of our employees and members, is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including incentivizing vaccines, requiring masks in all common areas in the building, and optional risk-based testing strategies.
- TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.
- This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
- Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check.