Benefits and Compliance Manager

Washington, DC /
Ballast Research, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Flag Media Analytics /
The Role:
The Benefits and Compliance Manager will plan, develop, and coordinate human resource functions
across the Ballast Research, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Flag Media Analytics teams. This role will
support legal compliance, payroll coordination, and benefits administration across the three companies
and drive integration across the organization’s diverse business units.

Overview of Responsibilities:
-- Collaborates with senior leadership to understand and execute the organization’s goals and
strategy related to benefits, performance, integration, and growth.
-- Oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to,
compensation, benefits, leave, and occupational health and safety.
-- Ensures the timely and accurate administration of multi-state payroll processes for all exempt and
non-exempt employees.
-- Processes new hires, terminations, status changes, tax changes, deductions, direct deposits,
timesheet data, signing bonuses, and special payments.
-- Monitors and ensures the organization's compliance with federal, state, and local employment
laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and
practices to maintain compliance.
-- Plans, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to
support the organization’s human resource compliance needs.
-- Partners on disciplinary matters, disputes, and investigations as needed.
-- Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in
human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to
communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.

Required Qualifications:
-- 5-7 years of human resource management experience.
-- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
-- One or more years in payroll and benefits administration.
-- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and negotiation skills.
-- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to manage multiple workstreams, while
maintaining strong attention to detail.
-- Experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
-- Experience managing through mergers, acquisitions, and integrations.

Desired Qualifications:
-- Master's degree.
-- Experience onboarding new HRIS systems.
-- Experience with multi-state and international organizations.

Ballast Research:
Ballast Research is a growing consulting, research, and data firm that provides direct feedback from senior policymakers through quantitative and qualitative research. Ballast clients—including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and trade associations— leverage Ballast’s data-driven insights to validate impact, identify opportunities, and determine optimal strategy and investment for future success.
Hamilton Place Strategies:
Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is an analytical public affairs consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. HPS uses substantive analysis to understand complex topics, and creative public affairs tools to explain issues to audiences and reach critical stakeholders. We achieve our clients' goals by enhancing understanding of issues, products, and companies, and ultimately, improving outcomes.
Flag Media Analytics:
Flag Media Analytics (Flag) is a next-generation news monitoring service. Flag is designed to facilitate and shorten the decision cycle for media engagement and improves planning, feedback, and accountability for communications functions. Flag was originally founded in 2015 by members of the HPS team. 
Ballast, HPS, and Flag value diversity and inclusion, are committed to equal employment opportunity, and to compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws. We also comply with District of Columbia law, which prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment and interns based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decision and breastfeeding), national origin, disability, age (18 and over), personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation (e.g., being enrolled in a college or university or in a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical or vocational school), political affiliation, genetic information (including family medical history), lawful use of tobacco products, unemployment status and status as a victim or the family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense or stalking.