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Director of Compensation, Benefits & HRIS

Company: Elderwood Administrative Services
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

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An exciting opportunity is available for a talented and driven candidate to join the Elderwood Team as Director of Compensation, Benefits & HRIS in Buffalo, NY! This role is pivotal to Elderwood's success as we grow and will focus on how we attract and retain talent within a competitive market. This role will champion our compensation and benefits philosophy by leading key strategies and driving to execution. The Director of Compensation, Benefits & HRIS will report to the VP of Human Resources, and work closely with our Executive Team, and managers to think strategically about Total Rewards using a data-first approach.  You will thrive in this position if you are a critical thinker, known as an expert in the field, a natural people leader and a strong relationship builder!


Position Highlights:

  • Elderwood is a strong and growing company
  • We are ranked among the Nation’s Best; for example, most of our skilled nursing facilities have met the rigorous standards required to earn a Quality Award from the American Health Care Association, the most prestigious honor in long-term care
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including a hybrid work model!
  • Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our residents and in the communities we serve
  • Reviltalized downtown location with FREE PARKING!!



The Director of Compensation, Benefits & HRIS is an enterprise role responsible for advising on Total Reward best practice and contributing to the design, implementation administration and governance of compensation and benefit programs.  This position designs market-based rewards to attract, retain, and motivate employees, tied to performance and aligned with organizational values and priorities. This individual also directs the operations of the organization's human resource information systems and analyzes business requirements and determines hardware and software requirements to meet data management needs. Some of the key responsibilities of this role include,  but are not limited to the following:



  • Collaborates with external compensation consultant(s) as necessary; develops enterprise compensation policies, guidelines and procedures. Maintains job evaluation system and ratings for salary grading (includes reviewing job questionnaires, conferring with managers and employees, evaluating jobs and preparing written reports on findings).
  • Conducts periodic market and internal analysis; recommends changes in pay levels and salary structure adjustments that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends, retention initiatives and corporate objectives.
  • Develops and communicates detailed guidance to site management for wage administration and communication to ensure uniformity in practice.
  • Provides education, coaching and support to Total Reward principles and processes so they can guide line managers in compensation decisions.
  • Supports charter, leads and establishes the process and regular meeting schedule for an enterprise compensation committee; provides analysis and recommendations for committee review.


  • Provides leadership and recommendations in the needs analysis, design, selection, development and automation of HRIS to maximize productivity, efficiency, and support Enterprise objectives.
  • Functions as the project manager for system implementation, upgrades and process improvement projects; analyzes impacts and estimates labor effort to implement new solutions or enhancements.
  • Provides support for HRIS including, but not limited to, researching and resolving HRIS problems, unexpected results or process flaws; performs scheduled activities; recommends solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.


  • Directs the Benefits Department and overall administration of employee benefits programs such as the Health and Welfare plan and 401(k) plan.
  • Works collaboratively with benefits broker consultants, insurance company representatives and/or any other representatives.
  • Develops company cost information for new plans and makes recommendations to management concerning sharing of costs between employer and employee.
  • Works collaboratively with 401(k) record-keeper and investment advisor and consultants.
  • Oversees annual contribution testing, 5500 filing and audit.
  • Evaluates and compares existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys, and other sources of information.
  • Plans, develops and/or participates in area and industry surveys; analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Reviews and analyzes changes to state and federal laws pertaining to benefits and reports necessary or suggested changes to management; coordinates company benefits, with government sponsored programs.


  • Maintains current communications and updates with VP of HR regarding compensation, benefits and HRIS activities.
  • Participates in local/national associations; attends professional conferences targeted to further develop specialized compensation, benefits & HRIS expertise.
  • Travels as needed to provide on-site support and training.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience specializing in Compensation and Benefits in a senior HR capacity to include benefits administration and compensation analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Experience with a variety of compensation, benefit, HRIS platforms/vendors/TPAs, and self-insured programs/compliance
  • Current, valid driver license for occasional travel
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation and SPHR or SHRM-SCP designation preferred


Elderwood expects all current and new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Employees may request a medical exemption from vaccination.

Employee Perks!: 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Free On-Site Parking, Friendly and supportive staff, Generous PTO & holiday package, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance

Keywords: Elderwood Administrative Services, Tonawanda , Director of Compensation, Benefits & HRIS, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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