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Associate I, Total Rewards

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington DC
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The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on today's big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, DC, our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding

Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our philanthropic mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution's reputation.

Human Resources
The Human Resources (HR) Department within Pew is comprised of the following main functions: Talent Acquisition, Business Partnership/Employee Relations, Talent Management, Development and Internal Communications, and Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. The department provides strategic support to the business by aligning its priorities and service delivery with the needs of the organization, providing expertise and leadership in each functional area, and serving as an internal consultant to help drive results

A team of skilled professionals currently provides HR services to approximately 1000 distributed staff. HR's focus is to lead the recruitment of highly talented staff; build an environment committed to two-way communication, staff development, growth and retention; offer a competitive compensation and benefits package; and foster a respectful, collaborative culture in which staff are well-supported to achieve results. This includes developing, implementing and maintaining best practices in the areas of: talent acquisition; organizational design, staff development, performance and talent management; employee relations; compliance; and compensation and benefits. To support the business, HR is comprised of approximately 27 staff with representation in both Philadelphia and Washington, DC to provide in-depth expertise to clients

Position Overview
The Associate I will play a key role contributing to the compensation, benefits and Human Resource Information System (HRIS) function as a member of the Total Rewards team. She or he will be a primary point of contact within HR for Workday, our HRIS, and will develop expertise as a primary administrator of the system, collaborating with the IT department on business process improvement projects, testing new configurations, running reports, entering data and approving tasks, and ensuring compliance with all laws

The Associate I will also have responsibility for administering Pew's total rewards programs including the merit and promotion cycle, compensation analysis and salary recommendation process, and the employee rewards and recognition program

While a member of the total rewards team, this position works closely with all areas of human resources (talent acquisition, talent management and development, internal communications, business partnership & employee relations) as well as with other business units in the organization. Incumbent will also lead and contribute to special projects. The Associate I reports to the Manager, Total Rewards and is based in Washington, DC


  • Provide support for the semi-annual promotion and the annual merit process
  • Provide technical compensation expertise in the advanced compensation module of Workday and use systems expertise to drive optimization of compensation related functions within Workday
  • Ensure that the data for the salary recommendation process is accurate and provide salary recommendation approvals for new hires
  • Perform analysis, compensation reporting and survey participation for the total rewards team
  • Ensure compliance with the D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Act


  • Lead the testing, development and maintenance of the Workday product for Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Manage the entry and approval of Workday tasks
  • Collaborate with the IT team to optimize Workday functionality and business processes
  • Collaborate with coordinator, Human Resources to help train in Workday system, and oversee and ensure accuracy of data input
  • Perform routine audits in Workday and ensure data integrity
  • Use the Workday Community to research system releases, updates and enhancements

Rewards and Recognition

  • Along with the Manager, monitor the effectiveness of existing total rewards policies, processes, and procedures recommending revisions as needed
  • Administer the rewards program including but not limited to: Achievement of Consistent Excellence (ACE), spot, service, and additional responsibility awards


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of one years' experience in compensation, benefits, and/or HRIS function
  • HRIS experience required, Workday experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced knowledge of and experience using Excel and MS Word
  • Familiarity with base salary administration strategies and best practices.
  • Must be able to run reports and research information and analyze data to arrive at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plan of action
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality with sensitive personnel data
  • Ability to communicate and represent ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Must have great attention to detail

This position is located in Pew's Washington, DC office. Occasional travel to conferences, meetings and Pew's Philadelphia office may be required

Total Rewards
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



Posted: 2019-08-27 Expires: 2019-09-27

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