Director, Global Compensation

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Strayer University

Summary: We are seeking a strategic and experienced Director of Global Compensation to lead our compensation program with primary markets in US, Australia and New Zealand. As a key member of the HR leadership team, the Director will work to align leaders on a compensation philosophy and develop policies and practices to support a global compensation Center of Excellence. This role requires a keen understanding of various factors impacting compensation, including global market trends, regulatory changes, compensation and pay system capabilities and organizational needs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead Design and Maintenance of Compensation programs:  Develop, execute, and optimize compensation programs, policies, and processes to align with company objectives, resulting in increased employee satisfaction and retention.
  • Drive strategic initiatives:   to enhance integration of compensation programs globally, fostering consistency and efficiency across regions and is responsible for making improvements to the already existing processes.
  • Expertise in Industry Trends: Apply advanced knowledge of industry trends and best practices to secure global market intelligence, pricing tools, and regulatory insights, ensuring competitiveness in compensation strategy and practices.
  • Expert Guidance and Communication: Apply current and professional standards along with company specific data to develop compensation philosophy and innovative yet practical global processes.
  • Collaborate for Solutions: Collaborate closely with key stakeholders to identify evolving compensation needs and drive innovative solutions that support employee engagement and business performance.
  • Change Agent: Define change and support strategy for global integration of compensation programs, fostering organizational agility and adaptability.
  • Enhance Transparency: Drive transparency and accountability through structured global annual compensation processes, enhancing organizational trust and confidence.
  • Compliance: Establish audit and reporting structures that support and demonstrate adherence to complex regulatory requirements in applicable jurisdictions, ensuring fair and equitable pay practices.
  • Maintain Data Integrity: Establish and oversee comprehensive analysis of data and perform regular audits that ensure integrity of compensation data.
  • Optimize HR System: Partner with HRIS staff to optimize Workday system functionality – supporting compliance, accuracy, transparency, and increased data-driven decision-making.

Job Skills:

  • Excellent leadership, cross-functional collaboration, and communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems that require extensive investigation and analysis.
  • Expert level skills in compensation design, planning, modeling and global pay operations.
  • Expert level understanding of compensation regulations and resources for updates
  • Strong global business acumen and proficiency in compensation exchange rate practices.
  • Advanced data literacy, critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced level Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated strengths in time management, urgency, and issue resolution.


  • 10+ years of experience in compensation field in HR or consulting
  • 4+ years of managerial experience required.
  • Experience leading or participating as a key contributor on a Global Compensation Team.
  • Experience in Global Compensation operating model (preferably US, Australia, and New Zealand.)
  • Experience leading or working on cross-functional project management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or related field required.
  • Master’s degree or relevant certification (e.g., CCP, GRP) preferred.


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