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Director Compensation

Job ID: 99508 Date posted: November 26, 2019

  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Compensation
  • Executive Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Full-Time


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Sharp HealthCare is a not-for-profit integrated regional health care delivery system based in San Diego, California. Sharp includes four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, plus a full spectrum of other facilities and services. Serving a population of approximately 3 million in San Diego County, Sharp has more than 18,000 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians on medical staffs, and operates 1,850 beds.

Sharp HealthCare has been named to Forbes magazine’s second annual list of America’s Best Employers for Women. Sharp was ranked number 58 overall, and was the only San Diego health system included in the list of 300 American companies with at least 1,000 employees. Sharp HealthCare was ranked one of the best employers for diversity on Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity 2019 list.

In addition to the workplace honors, Sharp was named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for the fifth time in six years.

The Sharp Experience is our unique, system wide commitment to transforming the health care experience in San Diego by becoming the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.

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Director Compensation – Sharp HealthCare


Director Compensationdirects the design, development, implementation, and communication of system wide compensation, performance management, and rewards/ recognition programs in line with the organization’s business goals and objectives.Ensures that compensation programs are in compliance with current regulations and competitive with relevant markets.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in compensation management in a large, complex organization.

  • Experience working in health care and in particular, an integrated health care system is strongly preferred.

  • Experience in a leadership role with responsibility for coaching, motivating, and inspiring a team to deliver exceptional results, develop knowledge and skills, and seek challenges and opportunities.

  • Experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with company executives, management and key stakeholders.


Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or related field required.

Master’s degree (MBA or other) strongly preferred

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Compensation Program Development and Delivery

  • Job Description Management System

  • Market Pricing and Job Evaluation

  • Performance Management System

  • Management Incentive Plan

  • Compliance and Reporting

  • Communications and Education


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of base pay, incentive, rewards, recognition, and performance management programs and systems, and plan design and pricing methodologies.

  • Strong working knowledge of compensation programs and plan design and pricing methodologies.

  • Strong working knowledge of compensation administration, regulatory requirements, and necessary compliance and reporting activities. 

  • Ability to provide leadership in the ongoing design, development, administration, and communication of compensation and benefit programs.

  • Ability to lead and successfully execute complex compensation, benefits, and performance management initiatives independently. 

  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to influence senior executives and all levels of management in a manner that is viewed as positive and non-directive.


Customers Served:

All levels of management; entity human resources directors and staff; employees, former employees, family members, and retirees; various regulatory agencies; insurance carriers; third party administrators; and service providers.


Compensation and Benefits:

The position provides a very competitive compensation, including opportunity to participate in a management bonus incentive program along with a generous benefit package.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at desk approximately 6-8 hours per day. 

  • Ability to work at a computer 4-6 hours per day.

  • Additional Physical Requirements may be discussed during the interview


Please note: Unsolicited resumes from employment agencies or other third parties will not be considered.


“Sharp HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.”

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