Director, Compensation - Variable Pay

Purpose of Job

We are currently seeking talented Director, Compensation - Variable Pay for our San Antonio, TX facility.

Leads a team of advisors in the design, assessment, implementation and/or administration of total compensation programs, practices and policies. Ensures alignment with the total rewards philosophy and HR strategy. Provides guidance and solutions (Executive and/or Non-Executive) covering a wide range of compensation areas including salary structure, base pay administration, short-term and long-term incentive pay administration, and salary guidance. Works collaboratively with all areas of HR to include Communities of Expertise (Strategy & Analytics, Total Rewards, Talent Performance & Design, and Learning & Development), Business Partners, Solutions Delivery and Staff Operations.

Job Requirements

  • Leads a team of advisors in the design, assessment, implementation and/or administration of compensation programs, practices and policies (Executive and/or Non Executive).
  • Directs the analysis of organizational trends, market data, and industry practices to identify root causes and address compensation issues.
  • Assesses competitive practice and the organization's competitive position for specific programs.
  • Applies advanced principles, theories and concepts to determine optimal solutions.
  • Advises senior leadership and HR Business Partners on compensation programs, practices and policies (Executive and/or Non-Executive) to ensure market competitiveness, strategic alignment and legal compliance.
  • Maximizes efficiency of compensation design and delivery to satisfy needs of the business.
  • Consults with HR and business stakeholders.
  • Provides guidance, oversight, and communication on compensation programs, practices and policies as well as the total rewards philosophy and strategy.
  • Establishes strategies for implementing and communicating enterprise projects and initiatives.
  • Manages and is accountable for the work of individual contributors.
  • Establishes performance expectations and provides feedback, coaching, and career counseling for direct reports and matrixed team members.
  • Represents Compensation on Enterprise-wide teams.
  • Leads and motivates cross-functional team members in designing business solutions for compensation projects and initiatives with an enterprise-wide impact.
  • Oversees the development of learning resources to educate management and employees on compensation-related programs, practices and policies, ensuring compliance with legal standards and strategic alignment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 8 or more years progressive Compensation or strategic HR experience, to include 3 or more years of experience leading teams or projects
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing talent, managing workflow and project execution, engaging and inspiring teams and peers, and fostering open communication
  • Demonstrated adaptability; analytical skills, strategic decision-making capabilities, application of innovative though, and influence

*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.*

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions. This will take approximately 5 minutes. Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.


  • 3 years of people management experience within an Human Resources
  • Experience creating presentations to senior management and Board of Directors on variable pay programs
  • Incentive compensation plan design and/or financial modeling experience
  • Risk, compliance and/or audit governance experience
  • Incentive compensation plan administration experience
  • 3+ years of vendor management experience

***Selected candidates will attend and complete the Management Development School program in San Antonio, TX, during their first six months in position.***

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

At USAA our employees enjoy one of the best benefits packages in the business, including a flexible business casual or casual dress environment, comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, along with wellness and wealth building programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education will assist you with your professional goals.

USAA also offers a variety of on-site services and conveniences to help you manage your work and personal life, including seven cafeterias, two company stores and three fitness centers.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

For Internal Candidates:

Must complete 12 months in current position (from date of hire or date of placement), or must have manager’s approval prior to posting.

Last day for internal candidates to apply to the opening is 08/27/18 by 11:59 pm CST time.