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Total Rewards Manager

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

This is a Full-time position in Maryland, NY posted January 9, 2022.

HJF is seeking a Total Rewards Manager (Compensation) to support the Human Resources Department, located at the HJF Home Office in Bethesda, MD.

This position is primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, administration, and compliance of HJF’s Compensation programs, and assists with managing the Retirement & Health and Welfare Plans.

It is an integral member of the Total Rewards team as we seek to elevate awareness and perceived value of HJF Total Rewards throughout the employment life cycle.

This position involves problem-solving, customer service delivery, data analysis and effective communication.

NOTE: As per Executive Order 14042, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.


  • Serve as a subject-matter expert in the analysis and administration of a variety of base and variable pay programs, including but not limited to job structures and hierarchy, merit and cost of labor increases, market pricing and analysis, and regulatory compliance.

    Communicate compensation program elements and changes to relevant audiences including but not limited to internal HR team (Recruiters and HR Business Partners), Program Leadership, and Executive team.

    Investigate and recommend possible solutions for salary administration issues/concerns (e: g: internal equity, market competitiveness, etc.).

    Manage participation in multiple surveys on behalf of HJF; collect and submit data to vendors in a timely manner.

    Coordinate with outside consultants as needed.

    Support preparation of the Executive Compensation table for IRS form 990.

    Assist with development and delivery of training programs and communications content related to areas of subject matter expertise.


  • Support and assist with other elements of Total Rewards administration, including Retirement, Health & Welfare, Wellness, and leave administration.


  • Oversee configuration and maintenance of compensation and benefits-related HRIS records.

    Build and maintain analytical reports, metrics, and statistics.


  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor.

    This may include attendance of and participation in required training for the role.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • This role requires a comprehensive understanding of international, U.S.

    Federal, State, and local employment laws & regulations.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Federal/Government Contractor regulations is required. 
  • General knowledge of effective communication methods, channels, and techniques; Excellent organization and priority-setting skills, with the ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • A high level of customer service skills is required with a focus on relationship management and customer satisfaction.

    Must be proactive with the ability to partner and work effectively in a team environment.

  • Required to regularly exercise professional judgment and discretion, including when communicating with employees, management, and government/military customers.
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude, including familiarity with HRIS (UKG preferred) and compensation survey databases.

    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or HR management required.

    Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 9-10 years of experience required.
  • Required Licenses, Certification, or Registration: CCP/CBP preferred.
  • Work Environment: This job takes place in a typical office setting.
  • Work Arrangement: This position has the option to be 100% remote, hybrid, or on-site.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.