SHRM Senior Total Rewards Specialist in Alexandria, Virginia


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has a rewarding opportunity for a smart, cutting-edge Total Rewards professional to contribute to the design and delivery of a comprehensive organization-wide total reward program. You will contribute to the design of a “best in class” portfolio of programs supporting effective talent acquisition, retention and engagement programs, which aligns with the organization’s objectives of a fair, best-in-class and competitive employee rewards program.


As the Senior Total Rewards Specialist, you will be …

  • Responsible for the ongoing administration of the organization’s compensation programs including base pay, incentive plans, salary structures and sales commission plan

  • Support and facilitate the development of job descriptions with stakeholders, conduct job evaluation and market pricing, communicate salary recommendations to managers

  • Participate in salary surveys; analyze and apply survey results to internal salary structures

  • Administer the cyclical compensation processes/programs, including annual merit, market adjustments, promotions, and incentive plans

  • Responsible for the compliant administration of group benefit programs by independently handling day to day activities, initiatives, assigned projects and escalating cases as appropriate

  • Responsible for insuring all carrier eligibility files are maintained, processed timely and accurately

  • Oversee 401(k) and pension plan operations, acting as the primary point of contact for the plan record keeper, and performing monthly data audits; ensure plan compliance by working with vendors and by maintaining plan documents

  • Manage annual benefits open enrollment, ensuring all deadlines are met by all parties, testing the enrollment system, updating plan related documents, preparing and delivering open enrollment communications, and ensuring enrollment data are delivered and loaded correctly

  • Contribute to the design of the annual well-being program including programs and budget

  • Lead the implementation and execution of the wellness goals and programs for the organization, including vendor selection, program coordination and delivery, and evaluations

  • Manage the wellness award program, including program and system set-up, program communications, and award payments

  • Ensure that compensation and benefits systems are set up and administered accurately and efficiently, with continuous improvement as the goal. This includes playing a key role in HR systems implementation, maintenance and upgrades, defining systems’ requirements, ensuring systems support program processes, and performing tests and audits to verify accurate set-up


We are looking for individuals that have …

  • Advanced Excel skills (advanced formula development, pivot table design, graphs, charts, etc.)

  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with superior attention to details and accuracy

  • Ability to think critically – recognizes connections, translates goals into action, uses strong judgment to make choices in alignment with strategy and organization culture/values

  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive matters

  • Ability to work and interface with all levels in the organization & external partners

  • Strong collaborative and teamwork skills

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Working knowledge of HRIS software

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and multi-task

  • Strong analytical skills to analyze and test data, benchmark and evaluate jobs

Let us know if you have …

  • HRIS implementation experience

  • Project management and consulting skills

This is what you will need to bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance, or related field. Masters’ preferred.

  • 7 years of combined progressive experience in Compensation and Benefits, including a minimum of 5 years in Benefits administration & a minimum of 2 years administering Compensation programs

  • SHRM-CP/SCP preferred, but not required (if not, must obtain within first year of employment)

  • CCP certification or progress toward CCP is desirable but not required



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires limited travel 0-10%.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.

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