Director of Compensation

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 203 days ago

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Summary: The Director of Compensation provides strategic, operational and fiduciary oversight of Heartland Alliance’s payroll and benefits functions. Responsible for direction of Total Rewards (Compensation, Payroll, Benefits, Employee Resources), HR Systems and HRIS process improvement efforts. Acts as leader on the HR team and serves as a back-up for the other HR leaders. Responsible for the supervision of assigned staff members. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Total Rewards (Compensation, Benefits, Employee Resources):

  • Develops compensation strategies, structures, administration, policies and practices in coordination with Head of HR

  • Leads or serves in an advisory role, as appropriate, for international total compensation.

  • Manages compliance, reporting and fiduciary activities related to payroll and benefits

  • Evolves Compensation Planning Services up to and including Executive Compensation across the organization

  • Provides direction and counsel to direct reports and management towards appropriate resolution of compensation and benefit issues

  • Oversees benefits plan design and administration, process management and development of wellness initiatives

  • Oversees benefits billing, reconciliation and audit activities

  • Oversees the implementation of benefits integrations with insurance carriers

    Strategic Leadership:

  • Assists in the preparation of departmental budget, strategic plan and department Success Objectives

  • Provides strategic direction on human resources practices and processes, including but not limited to oversight of total rewards (compensation, payroll, benefits, employee resources) HRIS, staff development and performance management.
  • Supports development and implementation of methods to improve overall employee engagement (a workforce connected to mission, strategy) and organizational effectiveness
  • Manages longer-term projects to improve functional capabilities and service, such as systems and process improvements, cross-training and coaching of team members
  • Serves as the primary liaison to FAS and other departments with regard to benefits, payroll and related employee resources

HR Operations

  • Designs and improves policies and procedures as needed

  • Co-Manages implementation of Manager Self-Service design, implementation and training

  • Co-Manages implementation of Employee Self-Service options, including design, implementation and training

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and assists the Chief Human Resources Officer in ensuring that policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance

  • Assists in the management of electronic data systems to ensure data integrity, accurate reporting and efficient management of personnel records

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directs and supervises management and coordinator-level staff as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience:Bachelors degree or equivalent and six years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. PHR/SPHRpreferred. International experiencepreferred.

  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, and the general public.

  • Mathematical Skills:Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Reasoning Ability:Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of ADP HRIS, Internet, and various software applications as necessary to perform the function of the position. Heavy utilizion of Excel in this role.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job:

  • the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.

  • the employee is frequently required to use hands to key, handle, or feel.

  • The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987