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Director of Compensation & Benefits - Chesterfield County Public Schools

November 03, 2021 8:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
General Description

Provides leadership in the areas of compensation, benefits and retirement programs.  Leads strategic benefits planning, implementation, and communication to support the growth of Chesterfield County Public Schools and its competition for talent.  Contacts are regularly and frequently made at all organizational levels within and outside the school system to implement and explain programs and policies; directs and evaluates the work of a  highly technical or professional support staff.

Essential Job Functions
  • Serves as a member of the Human Resources and Talent Management Leadership Team. 

  • Participates in strategic annual benefits change planning and develops a plan for successful implementation.    

  • Provides expertise, guidance, and education to leaders, managers, and colleagues on benefits programs.

  • Elevates benefits and communications strategy to support recruitment and retention.  

  • Directs research on laws including Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and training for Compensation and Benefits staff members.  

  • Collaborates frequently with all areas of human resources, legal, and with county government benefits managers.

  • Lead a team of benefits and compensation professionals.

  • Participates in the procurement process for benefits-related purchases.

  • Coordinates employee referrals to the Employee Assistance Program for fitness for duty evaluations and works closely with employee relations.  

  • Directs the process for conducting job evaluation, the establishment of position classifications and salary grades.   

  • Works closely with recruitment and staffing to propose compensation strategy to attract and retain high-performing employees.

  • Ensures application of equitable compensation strategy.

  • Works closely with employee relations concerning the application of leave benefits.

  • May act as appeals officer.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Management.


Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of all areas of human resource management; of related federal and state laws and related school board policies and procedures.  Considerable knowledge of the principles and theories of benefit programs including the planning and implementation of multiple programs and of the principles and theories of compensation administration practices.  Considerable knowledge of the procurement process as it relates to benefits programs.  Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct a complex organizational component and to supervise and evaluate others performing professional work.  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; to analyze, interpret and apply HR laws, regulations and guidelines; to analyze and resolve conflicts that may be confidential, sensitive and/or difficult in nature.



Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and/or relevant certification (CBP, CEBS, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SHPR) preferred.  Minimum of 3 years of benefits experience with a solid track record of building teams. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Driving History Check
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

Chesterfield County Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements.  However, the administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position and does not imply an employment contract.

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