Benefits Specialist

Beltsville, Maryland, USA Compensation & Benefits Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
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This position will serve primarily as the specialist for Cision’s employee benefits plans.  The Benefits Administrator is responsible for maintaining the communication with managers and employees regarding benefit enrollment and administration, will lead the maintenance and update of all HR Systems related to benefits, and will be the primary point of contact for benefit vendors.

This position will require the individual to manage multiple, rapidly changing, and competing priorities independently, as well as maintaining strong communication skills and managing relationships, and will participate in the coordination of global projects regarding benefits.

Essential functions:

  • Benefits Administration
  • Assist with annual open enrollment 
  • Coordinate daily benefits processing. Manage enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes to benefits, beneficiaries’ updates
  • Handle the FMLA leave administration process from the employee’s initial notice of the need for leave to the return to work
  • Provide guidance of Cision’s benefit programs and assist with the resolution of benefits questions and issues for US employees
  • Leave Management
  • Communicate with employees regarding their needs for leave and also ensuring that employees are aware of their responsibilities and of any documentation and notice required to qualify for and to take leave
  • Maintain reasonable communication with employees on leave to facilitate smooth and timely return to work; relay communication between employees and their managers during leave within reason
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of leave and accommodation requests in accordance with specified legal requirements and documentation of best practices
  • System Maintenance 
  • Enter benefits data as needed into Cision’s HRIS system and checks for accuracy.
  • Coordinate transfer of data (i.e., feeds, spreadsheets) from HRIS to external contacts to vendors
  • Run reports from Cision’s HRIS system as needed
  • Vendor Management
  • Serve as employee liaison for escalations to plan vendors
  • Financials
  • Ensure creation and accuracy of required monthly benefits billing
  • Global Projects
  • Participate in the data request, gathering, and analysis of Cision benefit data


  • Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree with equivalent experience
  • Strong communication skills, good writing skills, strong customer service and analytical skills
  • High Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel high level required)
  • Organizational skills to develop/maintain reporting standards where applicable 
  • Must be comfortable working independently and making decisions
  • UltiPro experience preferred
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