Director, Benefits and Wellness

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This is a critical role within the Total Rewards team. Primary responsibilities include aligning with the SVP, Head of Total Rewards to define the OneScholastic benefits strategy and manage the benefits team. Drive health, retirement, and wellness programs to attract, engage and retain our employees. In this role you will be accountable for the design, development, enhancement, enablement, and implementation of the benefits and wellness strategy with a focus on wellness, retention and market competitiveness. You will work in a highly visible and collaborative environment on Benefits & Wellness, 401k and other voluntary benefits.  This position reports to the Head of Total Rewards.


  • Collaborate with the SVP, Head of Total Rewards to set the strategic direction, planning, alignment, design and oversight of all benefit and wellness plans and programs. Oversight of various benefits platforms including myBenefits, Benefits Service Center, Benefit mailboxes, parts of HR Portal or individual vendors.
  • Manage the enhancement, implementation, and maintenance of all benefits and Wellness programs, including all Health & Wellness, 401k, retiree benefits, leave of absences and other voluntary benefits.
  • Partner with fellow Total Rewards team members to create and drive a holistic benefits strategy to attract and retain a diverse workforce. Additionally, partner with the finance team and legal to ensure compliance with various laws and regulations. Collaborate with HR team members to understand the competitive landscape for our biggest office locations.
  • Manage relationships with benefit vendors (i.e. brokers, insurance carriers, record-keepers), trustees and other administrative service providers. Lead contract negotiations to ensure the benefits strategy aligns with overall company-wide strategic goals.
  • Provide leadership, support, and coaching to the benefits and wellness team.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy for all benefit and wellness programs. Create and/or maintain benefit policies, procedures, and program material.


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services  that support children’s learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online.  True to its mission of 100+ years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some benefits that we offer:

  • Full suite of health and wellness benefits (including a $0 deductible Medical Plan)
  • Retirement Savings Plan 401(k) with options for both Roth and Traditional Contributions
  • Tuition-Free programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Generous Parental Leave Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) with opportunity for discounted stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.



HOW YOU CAN FIT   (Qualifications)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent collaborator with internal stakeholders and external vendors.

Expert organizational and analytical skills.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects at once.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Expert Knowledge of current and pending federal and state regulations regarding employee benefit programs (ACA, ERISA, COBRA, Sec. 125, FMLA, etc.…) preferred.

Expertise with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as experience with benefit administration platforms and HRIS systems (Workday preferred).

Experience and Education:

Experience: 15+ years of progressive experience in the benefits field with demonstrated experience managing multiple benefits plans and programs. Ability to work efficiently within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Professional certification preferred CEBS or CBP certification preferred.

Time Type:

Full time

Job Type:


Job Family Group:

Human Resources

Location Region/State:

New York

Compensation Range:

Annual Salary: 160,000.00 – 180,000.00

EEO Statement:

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran. Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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