Senior Director, Compensation & Benefits – remote

Capitol Recruiters Inc.

Washington DC, United States Full-time in Executive Positions
    • Job ID 1745454

    Job Description

    Senior Director, Compensation & Benefits for top tier global law firm in Washington, DC. This is a remote position with occasional in office meetings. This role is responsible for design/leadership of the compensation and benefits programs and development and monitoring of programs to attract and retain top talent. This is a highly visible role requiring leadership skills to drive consensus across multiple teams. Responsibilities: Drive the strategic planning, design and implementation of health and welfare, leave management, and retirement programs globally. Lead the analysis and evaluation of program offerings to maintain a competitive edge in firm markets. Direct participation in all relevant compensation surveys. Assess surveys and evaluate market for new opportunities. Analyze survey results and deliver recommendations to senior leadership. Partner with the professional staff recruiting team to recommend position alignment with compensation structure ensuring internal equity and maintaining market competitiveness. Direct strategic planning and administration of the cyclical compensation and benefits processes. Oversee administration of retirement plans for attorneys and professional staff, including coordinating with in-house benefits lawyers on the design and administration of the plans, implementing of educational programs, overseeing the plans’ administration. Lead annual health care renewal working with the health care vendor, firm consultants, in-house benefits lawyers, and senior management to make sound and competitively responsible renewal decisions. Track legislation and regulatory matters impacting compensation and benefits. Collaborate with internal legal counsel to ensure compliance with laws and reporting requirements. Lead compliance efforts to ensure adherence to applicable federal, state and country specific legal requirements, discrimination testing, and country specific coverage limits and requirements. Partner with HRIS team to implement and promote efficiency and best practices of the compensation and benefits workstreams within Workday. Oversee the selection and management of all external benefits-related consulting relationships. Develop benefits operational budget annually. Implement strategies to evaluate program utilization. Lead a team of professionals performing core compensation/benefits functions for the firm. Subject matter expert for the firm’s compensation and benefit programs. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree essential. Master’s Degree and CEBS and other professional designations preferred. Must have at least 15 years of relevant compensation and benefits experience with at least 5 years in a managerial role. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft 365, Workday HRIS, and document management systems. Advanced Excel capabilities. Law firm or professional services experience a must. Significant technical knowledge of the compensation and benefits function, laws and governing principles. Strong analytical skills: proven ability to communicate detailed technical information in a succinct manner. Results driven team manager; ability to mentor, develop and foster collaboration. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience, generous benefits program.

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