Benefits Program Manager - Dish Network

09/20/2021 11:56 AM | Kristie Rossi (Administrator)

The Benefits Program Manager is responsible for interacting with HR Centers of Excellence and Business Partners, understanding benefits program design, management, and analysis to develop a program that aligns with employee and business needs. Problems faced are difficult to complex. This role continually considers and incorporates process changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the DISH Benefits plan as well as influences others outside of their own job area regarding policies, practices and procedures. The role is a subject matter expert (SME) in a variety of topics including the organization's competitive position, compliance, insurance plans, benefits, FMLA/ADA, time off and retirement programs, and handles the establishment, development and implementation of processes and standards.

The essential functions of this job position include, but are not limited to, the following tasks and duties an employee encounters while performing this job.

  • Plan and guide the overall design, implementation, communication, and administration of DISH’s health and welfare benefits programs.
  • Compile, organize and submit advanced data reports relating to benefits plans, internal management, and external agencies.
  • Benefits coverage evaluation, benchmarking, and cost analysis.
  • Manage and maintain HR vendor relationships by providing a quality customer experience and establish long-term customer relationships.
  • Provide functional support to peers and direct reports as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for one or more HR Operations functions.
  • Ensure program adherence to current regulations and support of the organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Review, create and update summary plan descriptions and applicable policies to ensure accuracy of administration in plan documents.
  • Manages annual open enrollment projects by creating and implementing a project plan, delegating tasks, and creating open enrollment documentation and employee communication materials.
  • Responsible for the oversight of benefit renewals and delivery of final outcomes.
  • Ensure successful Open Enrollment annually.
  • Develops compelling benefits communications and themed programs to increase appeal and adoption by employees.
  • Provides guidance to employees on benefit-related issues and concerns.
  • Evaluates existing benefit programs against peer organizations to determine competitiveness, trends, and developments.


  • 3-5 years of Benefits or Human Resources experience.
  • Exhibit strong leadership qualities and the ability to influence employees within multiple levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organization and analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Speak effectively before customers or employees of the organization whether individually or in groups.
  • Operate efficiently between multiple computer applications and be proficient with Windows 7 or higher.
  • Proficiency with the Google Suite, including but not limited to, Google Sheets and Google Docs.
  • Effectively interact with all levels of organizational staff and company personnel.
  • Excellent presentation/facilitation, interpersonal, written/oral communication, and customer service skills.
  • Thorough understanding of FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, ACA, healthcare and retirement plan administration, and must keep apprised of federal, state, and local regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Exceptional demonstrated project management and time management skills with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, set deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.


Bachelor’s Degree or higher strongly preferred; five or more (5+) years in human resources related field required.

Compensation: $74,700.00/Yr. - $103,850.00/Yr.

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Employment is contingent on Successful completion of a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test.


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