Payroll and Benefits Specialist
Full-Time Payroll and Benefits Specialist at Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Payroll
Pay Type: Hourly
Compensation: $25.00-29.00
Education Level: N/A

The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is responsible for supporting Human Resources (HR) in the areas of payroll, benefits, leave management, employee wellness, HR information management, HR reporting and metrics and other duties as requested by the Human Resources Director.

Location: 622 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Schedule: 35 - 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday business hours. Flexibility required to meet business needs. Hybrid work from home/office available with minimum 3 full days onsite per week.

Benefits: Our pay and benefits focus on meeting the financial, health, and wellness needs of our staff. They include: 20% employee discount, excellent paid time off and paid volunteering, 401(k) matching, low-cost health insurance premium options, and FREE access to primary care and mental health counseling for those enrolled in our medical insurance

We offer exceptional perks including: free food "buddies", employee referral bonuses, dress code that allows for inclusivity and creativity



  • Computer Skills: Intermediate understanding of Microsoft 365 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Detail Oriented: Demonstrated attention to detail; ability to identify errors and make corrections; success working with numbers and large volumes of numeric data to produce highly accurate outcomes
  • Decision Making: Demonstrated record of sound judgement, integrity, confidentiality, and decision-making, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate
  • Customer Service: Demonstrated record of excellent service and interpersonal skills, approachable, courteous, respectful; handles all situations with professionalism; ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with staff and vendors
  • Communication: Excellent verbal, nonverbal, and written communication, clear, concise, and accurate to convey complex information related to payroll and benefits; ability to provide coaching and consultation
  • Prioritization: Demonstrated track record of effective prioritization, multi-tasking, organizational skills, and follow-through
  • Problem Solving: Ability to identifying complex problems and review information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions that enhance payroll and benefits systems while maintaining compliance with requirements
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable, able to adjust plans and priorities as needed to accommodate changes and meet deadlines
  • Math Skills: Demonstrated analytical ability and proficiency in math; ability to timely and accurately perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Diversity Awareness: Cultural competency and the commitment to work with diverse populations and other stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Payroll and Benefits: Prior experience in administration of payroll and/or benefits
  • Microsoft Excel: Ability to create pivot tables, formulas
  • Software Skills: Familiarity with cloud based HRIS and payroll systems
  • Multilingual

Physical and Working Requirements:

This position requires the ability to work on a computer (sitting or standing) for long periods of time; the ability to converse and exchange information with others; the ability to move around our store, offices, selling floor, stock areas, kitchen, and classrooms; the ability to operate office equipment including a 10 key calculator, telephone, computer, and printer; the ability to lift 25 lbs; and the ability to efficiently travel between locations with or without reasonable accommodation. In addition, this position must meet Mississippi Market's safe driver requirements.

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op

Contact: Amelia Walicke
Phone 651-379-1434
622 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
Transit: On bus line