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


We partner with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission. 

We believe that student achievement is the sum of all components of a school and we must teach and

serve the whole child in a seamless system. The school budget should be an instructional spending

plan, in which every dollar spent contributes to student achievement. Employees should not be

independent of financial or instructional accountability so they too can own the results of the school,

rather than in segmented parts. All choices must be for all children. 

The Payroll and Benefits Coordinator is responsible for supporting all aspects of Payroll Operations and Benefits Administration for approximately 900 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 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

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


  • Minimum 2 years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or another related field.
  • Proven business experience.
  • Strong relational skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks toward timely completions.
  • Thorough understanding of payroll processes tax issues, etc.
  • Knowledge of wage withholding orders and garnishments
  • Working 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
  • Thorough understanding of benefits administration, including new ACA requirements
  • Demonstrate a history of strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and adaptability competencies



  • Provide day-to-day supervision of all components of Payroll and Benefit administration services to ensure completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Coordinate audit and compliance activities.
  • Manage customer problem resolution and escalation.
  • Identify and implement improvements as needed
  • Oversee departmental processes, procedures, and controls.
  • Develop short- and long-term plans for continuous improvement in payroll operations and benefits administration.
  • Manage 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.
  • Oversee 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.
  • 401k Administrator including enrollment, deferrals, withdraws, audits, controls and compliance.
  • Manage all aspects of Workers Compensation at all locations.
  • Implement new software as needed and work with programmers to mold program to our company's needs.
  • Oversee 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 

Choice Schools Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEOC).

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