Director of Compensation, Benefits & Total Rewards

  • Human Resources
  • Washington DC, United States

Director of Compensation, Benefits & Total Rewards

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Director of Total Rewards.


Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.


  • Develop compensation and total rewards philosophy to ensure alignment with our rapid business growth and HR
  • Analyze effectiveness and competitiveness of existing programs; establish and drive key metrics including usage, engagement, and cost analyses
  • Developing and monitoring KPIs in support of organizational scorecard
  • Innovate and react quickly as business and market realities change, staying up to date on best practices and trends and ensure compliance
  • Lead change management and communications of total rewards philosophy and practices with managers, team members.
  • Lead the team through regular benchmarking cycles to analyze and assess market data, industry trends, and best practices to create a competitive reward package
  • Establish and ensure key compensation, sales commission and benefit program metrics to understand the effective of our total rewards strategy
  • Lead annual strategic planning, in partnership with Finance, on company-wide rewards programs and budgets
  • Develop strategies to drive employee awareness and understanding of all compensation and benefit programs
  • Evaluate market trends and recommend revisions to company compensation and benefits plans
  • Design and develop salary range structures, career ladders and competencies
  • Strategize with the Talent Acquisition team to develop competitive offers rooted in market data and aligned with our compensation philosophy for new hires and existing employees


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, graduate degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in total rewards including compensation and benefits
  • Strong experience in equity planning
  • Proven track record in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to build employee centric rewards programs while balancing business goals and financial boundaries
  • Deep analytical skills with the ability to utilize data to influence decision making
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong communicator, both verbally and written

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.