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



Our real masterpiece is the unleashing of human potential. While our main focus is on creating the conditions of success for children to achieve their dreams, we also focus on developing one another through meaningful relationships, challenging work, constructive feedback, sound professional training, and a true commitment to nurturing the career path of each team member.

Payroll and Benefits Coordinator (Michigan)

The Payroll and Benefits Coordinator is responsible for directing all aspects of Payroll Operations and Benefits Administration for approximately 700 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 within to develop and improve customer service.

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


  • Minimum 2 years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics or another related field.
  • Proven business experience.
  • 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 payroll knowledge of Section 125 (cafeteria plans) and deferred compensation plans
  • Familiarity with payroll filing requirements for quarterly and annual returns
  • Understanding of amendment process for quarterly and annual filings
  • Understanding of labor management reporting and key concepts
  • Basic understanding of benefits administration, including new ACA requirements
  • Demonstrate history of strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration and adaptability competencies
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the management of data (formulas, pivot tables, etc.)  
  • Knowledge with SAP Crystal Reports a plus.



  • 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 lay 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 June 30, 2019    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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