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Director of Compensation

American Cancer Society Full-Time  United States 7 Jul 2022

Job Description

Director of Compensation – Remote #1086
AREA OF INTEREST: Human Resources

Position Description
This is a remote, home-based position. Must be residing in the United States.

Working independently, plans, develops, and designs compensation solutions that meet the short and long-term needs for the American Cancer Society. Reporting to the VP of Total Rewards, this leader will identify and recommend new and/or improved compensation programs and will ensure compliance with all legal requirements. This position will play a significant role in supporting the growth and performance of the American Cancer Society.


Drive global compensation programs (base salary, incentive programs and recognition) in line with business needs and values while ensuring the organization is in a competitive position in the marketplace, there is internal equity, and the organization is in compliance with state and federal regulations. Provide flexibility and local customization to account for cultural, legal and market differences
Partner with the VP, Total Rewards to manage all executive compensation initiatives including close partnership with external consultancy partners in preparation for our quarterly Compensation Committee meetings
Oversee projects focusing on the key compensation initiatives such as compensation strategy redesign and implementation, market benchmarking, career leveling frame work, career path/ladder formation and the design of short term and long term incentive compensation programs
Collaborate with a high level of influence across functional leadership groups to ensure compensation plans and policies are developed and communicated effectively. Encourage innovative solutions and non-siloed thinking across functional areas. Partner with external vendors as required
Evaluate market dynamics and new business-driven requirements, to address hot jobs in the market and creating new policies and processes accordingly.
Recommends changes to ensure compensation objectives are met, ACS is in a competitive position in the marketplace, there is internal equity, and the organization is compliant with state and federal regulations
Manage and develop a team of compensation professionals accountable for the day-to-day management and administration of compensation programs to ensure consistency and adoption of best practices
Oversees development and maintenance of the nationwide compensation structure including salary grades and ranges, geographic differentials, job classifications, career levels, job descriptions, organization charts, and related position management information for the organization
Leads the administration of the annual salary planning (merit) program, job evaluation requests, and maintenance of subsequent data and processes
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources or similarly related field or equivalent experience
10+ years of progressive compensation and compensation management experience.
Certification: CCP preferred

Broad compensation experience (base, bonus, and executive programs) with progressively increasing responsibility and complexity in a fast paced environment
Experience in leading large compensation initiatives and the ability to scale your thinking and expertise to support a fast-paced growing enterprise
Proven managerial experience with the capability of developing and motivating staff
Demonstrated professional business acumen, collaboration and relationship building that translates short and long-term strategy into actionable and measurable plans
Strong quantitative skills including advanced excel skills to model various compensation scenarios
Demonstrated experience of successfully executing against tight deadlines and proactive issue resolution
Knowledge of federal and state wage and salary laws and regulations
Ability to recognize and handle confidential documents and information professionally and in keeping with human resources practices

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
May require some travel
No or very limited physical effort required
No or very limited exposure to physical risk
The compensation range established for this position begins at a minimum of $140,000 per year.* Actual starting pay may differ based on non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, experience, skills, specialty, and education.

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: We are a proud equal opportunity employer.

10 days

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