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Director, Total Rewards

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Environmental Defense Fund
Contact Name
Telephone 1-800-684-3322
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problem...a scrappy group of scientists and a lawyer on Long Island, New York, fighting to save osprey from the toxic pesticide DDT. Using scientific evidence, our founders got DDT banned nationwide. Today, we’re one of the world's leading environmental organizations. In the U.S., Fortune magazine called our board one of the country's most influential nonprofit boards. You can see the jobs of the EDF on their website.
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With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy,Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Overall Function
Aligning business strategy along with market competitiveness and cost effectiveness, this role will design, develop and implement a total reward strategy which supports talent attraction, retention and engagement. Responsible for oversight all employee health, welfare, wellness and retirement programs of the Company. This includes program development and roll out, plan funding, regulatory compliance, administration, and renewal of plans and programs. Ensures all plans and programs are cost effective and competitive. Provides progressive leadership and management experience in Compensation and HRIS design and implementation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of a cost effective health, welfare and wellness plan design that is competitive with the marketplace, and for keeping abreast of employee plans and programs developments, trends and issues and informing HR Leadership Team and senior executives thereof.
  • Responsible for managing existing defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans, ensuring timely and accurate funding of plans, and developing metrics on each plan, regulatory compliance, and overseeing plan audits.
  • Management of vendors and annual renewals negotiation, presents proposed changes and cost to Executive level. Prepares communication plan, materials and roll out of plans for the year to employees.
  • Partners with Financethroughout the year regarding benefits and retirement costs.
  • Organize Benefit Plan Committees, hold and lead meetings throughout the year.
  • Manage external vendor contractor relationships, proactively monitoring opportunities for cost savings and improvement of services.
  • Continuously strives to create process improvements, and encourages direct reports to do the same.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of management experience in benefits, compensation and systems.
  • Progressive leadership and management experience in Benefits and Compensation.
  • Current knowledge of relevant and related government rules and regulations in the areas of benefits and compensation, including ERISA, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, ACA, COBRA, OSHA, HIPAA, etc.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.

New York, NY

Full-time (35 hrs/wk)

Application Materials
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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