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At Chemonics, we promote meaningful change around the world, helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 140 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned and committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve. Please visit our website to learn more about our work.

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Retirement plan analyst

Location: * Washington, DC
Department: HRD - Employee Services
Job Level: Early Career
Employment Type: Full time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Chemonics International seeks a Retirement Plan Analyst to join the Compensation and Benefits Team within the Human Resources Division. The Retirement Plan Analyst is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Chemonics’ retirement plans while ensuring compliance with federal and state laws. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Supports full-cycle retirement plan administration including, but not limited to, day-to-day processing, non-discrimination testing, annual audit, Department of Labor (DOL) reporting, and required disclosures to participants.
  • Processes and tracks retirement plan contributions and deposits for defined contribution 401(k), Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan (NQDC), and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Evaluates challenging issues and determines proper course of action after considering internal processes, procedures, legal guidance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Acts as primary point of contact for the 401K audit and provides robust support and project management for plan work, research, and corrections. Determines and executes corrective action as needed under applicable laws governing defined contribution plans.
  • Monitors and processes requests for benefits and ensures distribution payments are processed timely
  • Organizes and distributes ESOP statements to plan participants
  • Tracks and monitors ongoing plan administration issues and advises management of best practices and resolutions. 
  • Directs and responds to vendors in investigating problems and resolving non-routine complications.
  • Develops and tests standard operating procedures for the retirement plan administration and documents all relevant processes.
  • Ensures that the file feeds between all record keepers and HRIS are maintained to ensure compliant plan administration.
  • Assists with developing and updating policies as necessary.
  • Assists in preparing plan documents and amendments, as well as distributing them according to DOL requirements.
  • Coordinates scheduling and logistics for experts providing training sessions.
  • Supports, manages, and implements technical changes in HR information systems and retirement plan service center.
  • Monitors ESOP participant and administrative inquiries and responds to questions as necessary.
  • Writes and delivers communications to large employee groups or all staff.
  • Performs other duties as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Minimum three years of experience working with employee benefits plans required.
  • Previous experience working with international benefits and compensation plans preferred.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and work with highly confidential and/or protected information required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing; strong cross-culture communication and sensitivity skills
  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail, organization, and time management.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision, and contribute to projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Previous experience working in international development and/or living or conducting volunteer work in developing countries preferred.
  • Willingness to travel and work abroad in less developed countries for at least 4 to 8 weeks a year.
Please visit our Career Center to apply for the position before Friday, May 31st.

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Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.