HR Benefits Coordinator at Tempus

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Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?

Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.

We are looking for an HR Benefits Coordinator to join our People Operations team. This person will be providing administrative support to the function as needed, including maintaining our benefits administration and leave management processes as well as providing general HR support and guidance to our entire employee population.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide basic support for employee benefits questions, such as inquiries surrounding the administration of benefit/payroll policies and procedures, and appropriately escalate high-level questions to Benefits Specialist or Payroll Manager
  • Support and coordinate the Onboarding, Offboarding, and Leave Management processes of Tempus employees, including tasks such as:
    • Provide new hires with explanation of benefits and self-enrollment process during semi-monthly new hire orientation classes 
    • Process enrollments accurately in HRIS
    • Process and document various leave requests (parental, FMLA-eligible, and non FMLA-eligible leaves)
    • Work closely with internal team to conduct audits of payroll deductions, recommend corrective action when necessary, and advise on payment of approved Short Term Disability (STD)
    • Ensure distribution of required COBRA notices
  • Manage EDI file feeds with insurance providers and resolve discrepancies when necessary
  • Complete various benefits reporting requirements 
  • Assist HR Specialist in conducting thorough analysis of current benefits during renewal process
  • Assist HR Specialist in planning, scheduling, and promoting various wellness offerings 
  • Develop and implement new processes and systems for efficient benefits administration
  • Identify and recommend new opportunities where HR can add value to the business and organizational culture
  • Maintain a knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends
  • Assess employee engagement on an ongoing basis


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business, or a related field required
  • Interest in pursuing a career path in HR operations
  • High-level knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws (FMLA, STD, COBRA, etc.)
  • Ability to handle highly confidential data with integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work with diverse, creative, professional people in a fast-paced and high growth environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organizational skills to simultaneously manage projects and daily administrative tasks
  • Self-motivated; able to drive and own initiatives
  • Exhibits a customer service focused attitude and approach
  • Highly adaptable and flexible; able to navigate competing priorities 

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Tempus Benefits Overview

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave
Charitable Matching Program
Mental Health Support Platform
Pet Insurance
Company Cafeteria with Breakfast, Lunch & Grab & Go Options
Stocked Kitchen with Snacks
On-Site Barista
Discounted Gym Membership
Discounted Divvy Membership
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Team & Company Outings

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

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