Director, Benefits

Benefits Director plans and directs the overall design, implementation, communication, and administration of the organization’s health and welfare benefits programs. Ensures that programs adhere to current regulations and support the organization’s strategic objectives. Being a Benefits Director evaluates current programs to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and competitiveness with other organizations. Requires a bachelor’s degree of specialty. Additionally, Benefits Director typically reports to top management. The Benefits Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Benefits Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function.

Director, Benefits Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Director, Benefits to join our team.


  • Leads team with two direct reports in San Francisco;
  • Design & innovate while managing for efficiency in health & welfare, disability and PTO programs;
  • Understands external benchmarking & trends to evaluate and deliver a competitive benefit program;
  • Develop & execute strategy by closely partnering with Leadership and Finance.


  • Requires working knowledge of Human Resources systems, as well as personnel management policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of employment laws and labor issues; compensation and benefit programs;
  • Requires advanced knowledge of specialized benefit terminology;
  • Master’s degree preferred;
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Nursing, related field, or equivalent years of experience;
  • Requires advanced knowledge of word processing; spreadsheet applications and database experience;
  • Requires 7+ years of experience in employee benefits or related field.