Choice Schools
  • Central Office
  • Wyoming, MI, USA
  • Full Time


At Choice Schools Associates, we partner with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission.


Our local, full-service management company excels at turning around schools who may be having issues with finances, human resources, or recruitment. Our dedicated team will customize our company's services to fit every school's needs and will always be on-site to provide support. We work in conjunction with School Boards and make decisions based on the visions of Board members who have struggled to implement their goals. We are truly committed to fulfilling each Board's mission and will always make decisions based on the best interests of the children. 

We are a family-owned company that has been operating in Michigan for more than two decades. Our team members are passionate about helping the children and schools they serve to achieve their dreams. Together, we provide services to children, parents, and families at every school we have been chosen to manage. This recognition, coupled with our emphasis on the achievement of Academy Board goals and Choice standards, makes us truly unique. Choice Schools was rated "Top Work Places" in 2017 and 2018 by Detroit Free Press.


Vision: In our communities, everyone thrives. #EveryoneThrivesHere

Why Choice??


  • Student Focused
  • Expecting Greatness
  • Teamwork
  • Open Communication
  • Servant Leadership


Payroll and Benefits Coordinator (Michigan)

The HR team is looking for a detailed, friendly and mathematical, Payroll and Benefits Assistant who has a love for kids.  This position is responsible for supporting all aspects of Payroll Operations and Benefits for approximate 800 employees. This role will work with selected vendors to deliver exemplary service and innovative solutions. Additionally, this role will partner with other leaders and staff to provide excellent and accurate payroll processing procedures.

Employment:  Full-time, salary, competitive benefits package, year-round, some travel throughout Michigan.   Choice Schools Associates

Central Office Location: 5251 Clyde Park SW Wyoming, MI 49509 1-616-785-8440


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics or another related field.
  • Very detailed and accurate. 
  • Strong relational skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks toward timely completions.
  • Basic understanding of payroll processes, tax issues, etc.
  • Knowledge of wage withholding orders and garnishments.
  • Basic understanding of benefits administration, including new ACA requirements
  • Demonstrate a history of strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and adaptability competencies.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the management of data (formulas, pivot tables, etc.) 


  • Assist with processing payroll for about 800 employees. 
  • Assist in audit and compliance activities.
  • Manage customer problem resolution and escalation.
  • Identify and provide improvements as needed
  • Maintain departmental processes, procedures, and controls.  
  • Support with vendor relationships and ensure vendors are accountable for escalated issues.
  • Provide technical and decision-making expertise related to technology solutions
  • Implement payroll initiatives to ensure the payroll department is leveraging technology and services to reduce costs and efficiencies.
  • Assist in payroll and benefit related tasks for new acquisitions to ensure smooth transitions.
  • Maintain strong customer relationships to ensure the immediate resolution of problems as well as being responsive to future needs.
  • Implement new software as needed and work with programmers to mold payroll software to our company's needs.
  • Assist with Annual Enrollment end to end process including annual improvements and reporting
  • Demonstrated communication and change management skills, including the ability to effectively translate technical and operational jargon/concepts for a large audience, and to effectively and proactively inform, convince, influence, and educate all staff on all benefits and payroll.

TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM To apply, please visit:  Please contact Beth Spaman, Chief Human Resources Officer, directly with questions at 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    Choice Schools Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEOC). Choice is an Education Service Provider for charter schools in Michigan and is the employer.  Please visit for more information. EEOC

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