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Department:  Management
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

The Director of Benefits and Compensation is responsible for developing the strategic direction, implementation, communication and administration of the compensation and benefits philosophy of Hoag.  This is a unique opportunity to serve one of Orange County’s most prestigious health care delivery networks.  With nearly 7,000 employees, Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, nine health centers, and 13 urgent care centers. 


For the 5th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals Rankings named Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, fourth-best hospital in Los Angeles metro area and ninth-best in California.  Hoag maintains this status by always putting the needs of our employees first.  The Director of Benefits and Compensation is responsible for  creating a comprehensive strategy and tactical plans to ensure the company achieves its goals and properly uses its resources in the areas of Total Rewards, to unsure programs attract and retain employees as well as reward behaviors and performance supporting hospital goals and strategies in a cost-effective manner.


Essential Functions:

  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation and benefits plans, policies, guidelines and procedures, recommending plan revisions as well as new plans which are cost effective and consistent with market trends and organization objectives.
  • Assures through audits, reports and personal contact that compensation and benefit programs are consistently administered in compliance with organization policies and government regulations.
  • Responsible for managing the administration of Hoag’s benefits programs by leading internal staff as well as outside vendors. Acts as implementation and communications expert for all benefits programs.
  • Has primary responsibility for Executive Compensation program design and administration, working directly with Executive Staff, organization Boards, and external consultants to implement program goals and objectives. 


Job Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:

  • Change Management – Adapts to changes in the environment on a personal and workload basis. Facilitates constructive and positive change in a team, unit, or other work group, including in areas of innovation and new processes, technology and strategy.
  • Conflict Resolution - Manages conflict, disagreement and discord among and between staff and work units, while recognizing and addressing sensitivities and stakeholder needs.
  • Critical Thinking – Demonstrates the ability to actively and skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize and/or evaluate information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication.
  • Data Analysis – Identifies, evaluates, interprets and organizes data so that it can be used for business decisions.  Can sort through data to identify patterns and establish relationships.
  • Decision Making - Knows when and what decisions should be made in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, and is able to act upon and put those decisions in place.
  • Diversity – Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse group of people in a manner that enables them to reach their full potential, in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Technology & Equipment Skills – Maintains knowledge of technology, tools, equipment and other devices in work area.  Demonstrates competence in technology skills required for the role, as well as ability to learn and master new skills. For clinical position this includes equipment and devices pertinent to treatment, procedures and practice.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Listens to and understands what others are saying. Establishes effective working relationships with others, contributing to a climate of mutual respect and cooperation. Uses language to the situation. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, understanding own effect on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Makes favorable first impressions.
  • Job Knowledge – Demonstrates full knowledge and understanding of concepts and procedures needed to be successful in the role, including knowledge of applicable department, organization and external rules and regulations impacting day to day processes. For clinical positions, this includes clinical procedures required by department and unit, as demonstrated by unit-based competency testing.
  • Operational Management – Effectively manages people, resources, deliverables, budgets, general administration and other components of day-to-day management of functional unit or department.
  • Oral/Written Communication - Ability to speak and write effectively, demonstrates fundamental command of language, communicates well using all mediums.
  • Travel – Position may require local travel between various Organization locations.
  • Work Organization – Effectively organizes tasks, assignments, resources and projects; prioritize and shape activities to meet objectives.


Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least five years of management level experience in benefits, compensation.
  • Knowledge of federal/state laws and government regulations as they apply to employee and executive Total Rewards programs.
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office applications.


Role Preferences:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of performance management theory and practice.
  • Experience working in a hospital/healthcare environment.
  • Experience in HRIS use and applications.
  • CEBS (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist) certification) or CCP (Certified Compensation Professional).

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Compensation, HR, Manager, Human Resources Director, HR Manager, Human Resources, Management

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