Total Rewards Associate

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.


EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share the Core Values that allow us to experiment courageously in our work while staying true to who we’ve been as an organization for 50 years. Are you a results oriented individual who is passionate about creating environmental solutions that make a lasting difference in the world? Do you respect diverse perspectives, talents and contributions? Do you value innovation and enjoy designing and using a wide range of problem-solving tools? Do you embrace environmental goals with a sense of optimism while taking into account real-world dynamics? If you have integrity and a strong desire to uphold a commitment to science, rigorous analysis, intellectual honesty and ethical action, then EDF is the place for you.

Overall Function

Reporting to the Benefits Manager, provide administrative support to EDF’s Human Resources department.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage triggers and processes related to hire and termination including new hires benefit enrollment, benefits termination, COBRA
  • Process all benefit vendors’ invoices in a timely manner
  • Track and process tuition reimbursement/professional development requests
  • Coordinate and assist with annual open enrollment
  • Assist with planning and coordinating wellness initiative activities
  • Process gym memberships and fitness reimbursements
  • Assist with general employee inquiries
  • Track and process commuter benefits
  • Assist employees with general benefit inquiries 
  • Update HR procedure manuals and materials
  • Manage benefits inquiries in the HR mailbox
  • Submit and process department expenses and reimbursements
  • Maintain virtual personnel/benefit folders


Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR management, industrial psychology or other related field
  • 2 years’ experience in administrative role, preferably in a medium-sized firm (e.g., 300-600 employees)
  • Firm understanding of human resources policies and procedures
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Positive attitude and ability to remain flexible in an evolving environment.
  • Ability to take initiative, multitask, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Self-starter with high energy; ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Good judgment to manage sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of HRIS preferred (Workday a plus)

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.