Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Director of Compensation and Benefits is responsible for managing the compensation and benefit programs, policies and procedures to align with the organization’s goals and competitive practices. This position is also responsible for ensuring that The Trustees compensation and benefit programs are consistently administered in compliance with internal policies and government regulations.
Manage the development, implementation and administration of compensation programs.
Monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommend changes that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and organization objectives.
Provide advice to The Trustees leaders on pay decisions, policy interpretations and job evaluations.
Design creative specific compensation-related programs and incentive plans.
Develop techniques for compiling, preparing and presenting data.
Oversee the participation in salary surveys and monitor salary survey data to ensure The Trustees compensation objectives are achieved.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations.
Responsible for annual review process and salary planning.
Conduct compensation analysis
Oversee the daily administration of group benefit plans (medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, FSA, etc.)
Serve as primary contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators.
Evaluate and revise internal processes to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations. Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required reporting.
Reconcile, code and submit for payment all benefits-related invoices.
Analyze current benefits, evaluating the use, services, coverage, effectiveness, cost, plan experience and competitive trends in benefits programs.
Perform plan audits.
Responsible for annual renewal process evaluating and analyzing the renewal as presented by the benefits broker.
Manage open enrollment planning, communication, and implementation.
Prepare and file all 5500 reports and schedules.
Process 401k and 457b elections and track and activate eligibility for employer match, process deferral changes for payroll.
Approve benefit enrollments.
Administer Leaves of Absences, navigating the intersections of FMLA, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Trustees paid time off, Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave
Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including PowerPoint; experience with HRIS (Paycom preferred)
Solid project management skills including attention to detail, highly organized.
Strong analytical skills and thorough knowledge of plan designs.
Knowledge of pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs,
Ability to understand customer’s needs, offer solutions and follow up to ensure user success.
Extensive knowledge of HR process, procedures and policies
High level of professionalism, tact, discretion and diplomacy required for dealing with personnel at all levels of the organization; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
High aptitude for detail with commitment to accuracy
Non-profit experience is a plus.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or related field, and minimum of seven years of experience in compensation and benefits.
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) preferred.
Knowledge of state/federal legislations of benefits plans (PFMLA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA)
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.
This position requires occasional evening and weekend work as job duties demand. Travel to other Trustees’ work sites in Massachusetts is occasionally required.
About The Trustees
The Trustees places are open to all, and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. We aim to protect special places for future generations to enjoy in perpetuity. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 27,000+ acres on more than 120 reservations that are open to the public. We are a non-profit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and our 100,000 Member households.
The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.
The Trustees is a proud equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any protected status including, but not limited to, age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, religion, or disability status and strongl...y encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.
Our commitment to advancing the organization’s vision for this work may be found here: Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity