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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
Brookings Human Resources department actively develops and implements HR best practices aligned with organizational priorities. The HR team delivers high quality HR services and ensures the recruitment, development, recognition and retention of a diverse, high performing and engaged workforce, and smooth and efficient operations. We are a collaborative HR team of 14, including Staffing, Benefits, Compensation & HR Technology, and Learning & Development, working to provide a supportive and well managed workplace where all employees have a sense of belonging and can contribute in an impactful and meaningful way.
Position Location: This position is hybrid. Hybrid positions combine regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC office with the option of at least two days of remote work each week.
Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.
Individuals that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.
Ready to contribute to Brookings' success?
Brookings Human Resources (HR) team actively develops and implements HR best practices aligned with organizational priorities. The HR team delivers high quality HR services and ensures the recruitment, development, recognition and retention of a diverse, high performing and engaged workforce, and smooth and efficient operations. We are a collaborative HR team of 15, including Staffing, Benefits, Compensation & HR Technology, and Learning & Development, working to provide a supportive and well managed workplace where all employees have a sense of belonging and can contribute in an impactful and meaningful way. Reporting directly to the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), the Director of Compensation & HR Systems is a strategic, hands-on leader responsible for the design and oversight of Brookings's compensation philosophy, policies, and programs, as well as the oversight and enhancement of HR’s information systems. The role directly supervises a Technical Lead/Functional Analyst and a HR Systems Specialist.
Compensation Strategy and Administration (40%)
HR Systems Strategy and Data Management (40%)
HR Strategy, Planning and Daily Operations (20%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of ten years progressing responsible experience in administering compensation programs, along with HCM system administration and data management. Minimum five years of management/supervisory experience. Strong preference for candidates with previous large enterprise Workday implementation and administration experience; Workday, CCP, CEBS, or other relevant certifications preferred. Experience leading a multi-state HR function where a portion of the workforce is unionized a plus. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Broad and advanced knowledge of compensation theory and practice in implementation of organization-wide pay structures and special pay and incentive policies. Strong quantitative and analytical skills and expertise in interpreting and presenting data. Ability to lead efforts to ensure optimization of HR technology platforms. Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Excellent project management skills and ability to meet deadlines. Must be able to thrive in a demanding, change-oriented, fast-paced environment. Ability to think strategically about problems and possesses skill in tactical execution. Demonstrated ability to audit data and identify, analyze, and develop solutions. High degree of executive presence and professionalism with the ability to engage with all levels of an organization and maintain confidentiality. Well organized and confident, team player and team leader with excellent communication and presentation skills. Working knowledge of regulatory and governing standards for compensation, payroll, health and welfare benefits, retirement plans, FMLA, workers’ compensation and disability.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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