Jan 23, 2023

Payroll and Benefits Coordinator (Meridian Public Charter School)

  • TenSquare
  • 2120 13th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
Full-time Accounting and Finance Administrative Human Resources

Job Description

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school with an elementary campus located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor and a middle school campus a few blocks up the road in Columbia Heights. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we serve one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of our campuses. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful campuses with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

We are seeking a Payroll and Benefits Coordinator. The Payroll and Benefits Coordinator supports Meridian’s more than 100 employees. The Payroll and Benefits Coordinator will work as a part of the People Operations Team and report to the Director of Operations. The coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Manages all employee payroll records
  • Manages workflow to ensure all payroll transaction are processed accurately and timely 
  • Reviews all time and attendance records in ADP
  • Provides ADP training 
  • Calculates and process in ADP all extra duty contracts and stipends
  • Researches, analyzes and resolves payroll related problems or questions by collecting and analyzing information
  • Communicates with employees and other departments to answer questions and resolve payroll and benefit problems 
  • Maintains employees’ confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential
  • Serves as point of contact for all payroll concerns
  • Prepare related reports for fiscal year audit


  • Ensures termination from benefits occurs in a timely manner and appropriate COBRA paperwork is issued
  • Process and follow up on disability claims
  • Reports and administers work compensation claims
  • Reviews benefits invoices to ensure accuracy prior to processing for payment
  • Responds to staff questions related to benefits
  • Assists annually with updating Employee Handbook
  • Participates in New Hire Orientation 
  • Provides periodic information throughout the year to faculty/staff on benefits updates
  • Works with finance department to create and distribute annual time and effort letters
  • Serves as point of contact for employees and benefit vendors
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal candidates will have the following education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business management or a related field
  • At least three to five years of work experience in payroll and benefits
  • Experience working with ADP required
  • Ability to work comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational skills and timely completion of tasks
  • Math Aptitude: comfort with numbers and accounts payable

Do you want to help Meridian continue to grow from good to great? Apply today!

In accordance with Mayor's Order 2021-109, Meridian Public Charter School requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons.


Meridian Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Meridian PCS prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

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