American Heart Association

Compensation Director

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/5/2023 3:03 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Human Resources
Additional Locations
Diversity Distribution US - Top 57
Position Type
Full Time


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.  Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.


The American Heart Association has an opportunity for a Compensation Director.  This position may be home office based or based in a local Association office with a hybrid schedule.

The Compensation Director will serve as a player/coach within a team of 3 staff who oversee compensation for approximately 3,000+ staff.  Will provide direct coaching and supervision to two Senior Compensation Analysts.

The Director will plan, develop, prioritize, direct, and directly implement compensation strategies for the Association.  This individual will foster a team environment and a strong service culture that ensures engaging communications and delivery of timely and quality driven service to internal customers.


The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.


#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


  • Manage the Association’s compensation offerings including base salary management and short- and long-term incentive plans as both an implementer and supervisor.
  • Delivers strategic compensation guidance aligned with the Association's strategy, mission, and workforce trends.

  • Leads the compensation analysis and market pricing of roles to proactively ensure the Association is paying competitively, adjusting as needed for market trends, internal equity, and engagement.

  • Implement and handle job architecture structure including the development of job descriptions and maintaining of systems to ensure accuracy and integrity of structure.  Educates both HR and Business Leaders on the program.

  • Lead all aspects of the development and administration of incentive plans and systems.

  • Develop and facilitate training to improve employees and managers' knowledge, appreciation, and effective use of job architecture and compensation offerings.

  • Provide a consultative and collaborative relationship with Human Resources and Business Leaders on understanding and delivering compensation programs and processes, including job architecture, offers, promotions, and incentives.

  • Maintain overall compensation programs and systems and ensure compliance with federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

  • Collaborate with the Human Resources team to ensure standard work processes are implemented, continually evolve, and meet quality standards.



  • Human Resources or Business-related Degree Preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of compensation analysis experience and 3 years in a leadership role.

  • Experience with job architecture, equity analysis and incentive plan administration required.

  • Strong understanding of state and federal laws and regulations as they apply to compensation programs.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of compensation administration.

  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers of all levels, including executives.

  • Able to maintain data integrity through attention to detail and accuracy, prioritize and meet aggressive deadlines, and process, manipulate, and summarize reports.

  • Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel and HRIS Systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) Certification.

  • Experience working in Workday.

  • Experience in international compensation management.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package.  Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.


  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary.  That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution.  As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program.  HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees.  The number of days will increase based on seniority level.  You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees.  This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.


The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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