We are inspired by the mission, All Lives Have Equal Value, and are compelled by the opportunity to make an impact. Along with our partners, we take on complex challenges; we continually test new approaches and embrace change where it will facilitate the best outcome.
Thus, Human Resources (HR) is on a mission to evolve how we work by: pushing for greater transparency so people have access to information they need to make smart decisions, creating energy to support a thriving workforce, showing respect so everyone can bring their best authentic self to work every day.
Position Summary & Responsibilities
We strive to attract, motivate and develop people needed to fulfill our missions. As a result, our Total Rewards program is designed to provide offerings that sustain a healthy and financially secure workforce. We current seek a senior leader to join our Talent Management team to lead the development and implementation of the foundation’s Total Rewards strategies and supporting programs in the U.S. and internationally.
The Deputy Director, Total Rewards will be responsible to:
Coach, develop and lead direct reports to ensure the Total Rewards team delivers and develops a compelling and competitive offering for foundation employees that respect and represent our culture.
Participate as an active member of the Talent Management Leadership Team that
develops and tracks the foundation’s HR goals, strategies, and initiatives and is
responsible for the HR organization’s talent and staff engagement.
Closely collaborate with peers in HR Centers of Expertise, HR Global Operations and HR Org Effectiveness to design and deliver integrated HR solutions.
Oversee optimal utilization of Total Reward budget and resources.
Additional responsibilities include:
Strong track record of excellent people leadership and developing effective teams.
Is an outstanding communicator who can communicate complex issues with clarity and articulates a compelling view of the future state while forging relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
Mentor and develop a small innovative, dynamic team of staff, search firms and outside research and sourcing, ensuring they develop against business demands and provide with rewarding career paths.
Lead the Total Rewards team by providing leadership, coaching, performance management and development, day to day work prioritization, project facilitation and problem solving. This may include hiring the talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned.
Develop and implement strategic foundation-wide compensation, benefits, mobility and rewards philosophy and subsequent programs and policies.
Lead the research, design, communication and implementation of the Total Rewards strategy and its alignment to our Compensation Philosophy.
Provide the foundation with improved compensation decision-making tools and transactional processing capabilities.
Lead strategic initiatives related to benefits design and administration; including the continual evaluation of the effectiveness of benefit programs, practices and procedures in relation to the strategic objectives and recommending new benefits.
Provide pay recommendations for executive/leadership level hires as well as overall budget determination for foundation-wide increases.
Approval of compensation decisions outside normal guidelines.
Benefit vendor, mobility provider and compensation consultant support needs.
The purchase and/or implementation of system-based solutions both internally and sourced through external vendors.
Reports to: Director, Talent Management and Total Rewards
Leadership and Culture
We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.
Core Knowledge & Skills
We are looking for people who enjoy the challenge of working on complex projects and collaboratively creating solutions that have the potential for transformational change. We seek an experienced total rewards leader with experience in large organization(s) recognized for innovation and excellence in compensation, benefits, and global mobility
Education & Experience
15+ years of experience in human resources with at least five years building best-in-class total rewards programs in complex, international environments where strong alignment with multiple internal stakeholders is essential for success.
Experience with Global Mobility (e.g. work authorizations, expatriate administration, relocation best practices, etc.)
Strong business acumen and ability to tie department objectives to larger organizational goals.
Strong judgment with a demonstrated ability to handle complex issues, multiple tasks, confidential information, and competing priorities with skill, discretion, a strong attention to detail, flexibility and diplomacy.
Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills. S/he must possess strong relationship management skills to build trusting and productive relationships with a wide range of internal and external collaborators, partners and stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to lead high performing, professional-level teams including demonstrated ability to attract, assess, hire, develop, coach, reward/recognize, and retain employees; including managers and individual contributors.
Consultative, influential, facilitative and collaborative with an ability to engage with, establish credibility and influence internal customers including at the most senior / executive levels.
Intellectual quickness, curiosity, discipline, resourcefulness and resilience.
Knowledge of trends, legislative activity and regulatory issues that affect compensation and benefits.
Comprehensive knowledge of compensation and benefits programs and design.
Highly effective written and verbal communication skills to successfully interact with and influence individuals at all levels of the organization and with a broad and diverse audience.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; Master’s preferred.
A healthy sense of humor.
Ability to travel up to 20% domestically and internationally.
Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with a commitment to deliver results against our mission.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:
From poverty to health, to education, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation focuses on improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. There are four problem areas the organization focuses on; the Global Development Division, Global Health Division, United States Division, and Global Policy & Advocacy Division. In developing countries the foundation focuses on improving the health and welln...ess of people as well as helping children and families escape from extreme hunger and poverty. In the United States, the foundation focuses on low-income families and makes sure that everyone has opportunities to receive an education that will help them succeed. The foundation works with numerous organizations around the world to tackle critical problems and addresses challenging inequalities. The headquarters of this organization is based in Seattle, Washington, one of the most proactive global health and non-profit cities in the world.