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Compensation Manager

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 11953
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2021

Job Description

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We are seeking a Compensation Manager.  As a Compensation Manager, you will be responsible for establishing, administering and maintaining Samaritan’s Purse’s compensation plans, philosophy, and processes in order to be responsive to the ministry's mission, objectives, general practices and legislative compliance. We're searching for someone who is a proactive change agent and who enjoys collaborating with leaders across the ministry. Are you interested in utilizing your HR skills to have a global, kingdom impact? If so, we invite you to apply today!  

A day in the life of a Compensation Manager:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and then we join together to pray for one another, our staff and volunteers serving around the globe. 

In the role of a Compensation Manager, you will:

  •  Ensure global and domestic compensation and salary administration adheres to established compensation philosophy, policies and consistent practices. 
  • Design and maintain domestic and international salary structures and grades. Partner with vendors to update, develop and deploy salary structures.
  • Perform wage and salary data analysis, evaluation and benchmarking. 
  • Recommend base pay ranges for new hires, promotions, job changes, and geographic cost of labor differentials. 
  • Job Analysis & Environmental Scanning:
    •    Partner with department leaders and HR Partners to review position descriptions, job functions, and compensation benchmarking to implement adjustments and alignment as needed.
    •    Manage all organization job descriptions and labor market benchmarking, using available tools and vendor data. 
    •    Provide consulting support and guidance to leadership, managers and employees with regard to compensation matters. 
  • Workforce Planning:
    •    Assist with strategic workforce planning efforts to ensure organization has a plan for critical roles in response to changing internal (skill gaps, turnover, organizational restructuring) and external factors (ex. job market supply and demand, economic fluctuations, health/environmental).
    •    Partner with International Projects team on the development and application of allowances for International Field Staff (IFS) and field leadership based on country office location, budget, headcount and other operational objectives.
  • Compliance and Budget Management:
    •    Partner with Finance on employment cost budget preparation (annual and amended), with primary focus on cost analysis of proposed new regular and temporary positions.
    •    Ensure legal compliance. Keep apprised of federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure organization compliance.
    •    Continuously seek out best practices, tools and methods for process improvements in how work is performed and managed.

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse:

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A personal, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to continue being an active, consistent witness for Him.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5-7 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires experience in compensation administration including, job analysis & evaluation, salary survey participation and analysis, and merit administration.
  • At least 12-credit hours of college-level biblical studies strongly preferred.
  • Ensure confidentiality of sensitive information; high level of discretion required.
  • Technical Aptitude (compensation systems and practices).
  • Proven understanding of core HR practices, processes and data.
  • Problem-Solving/Analysis -- ability to proactively identify areas of opportunity and to provide resourceful and creative solutions to improve business processes and achieve results.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction; must have a high level of adaptability to changing demands.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to collaborate and skillfully influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Willing and able to work at both a strategic and tactical level.
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills.
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP) or other recognized compensation certification preferred. 


  • Career with purpose!
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long term and short term disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Ten or more days of vacation depending on years of service
  • Ten sick/personal days
  • Daily staff devotions and prayer time

Please provide a cover letter that speaks to why you qualify for this position and be sure to include your resume. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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    Location: Boone, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Mar 9, 2021

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