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Director of Compensation


Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756
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Director of Compensation
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is seeking a Director of Compensation to join our team. The Director will ensure the effective operations of the Compensation & HRIS departments and will provide leadership and oversight for compensation practices, policies, procedures, programs and systems.


  • Develops key compensation & HRIS operating objectives and deploys action plans and strategies throughout the department and institution to achieve these objectives.
  • Ensures the effective day-to-day operations of the Compensation & HRIS Department. Establishes departmental policies and procedures and ensures compliance. Provides for the administration of wage and salary policies and practices, ensuring best practice.
  • Communicates DH's compensation philosophy and practices to individuals, groups, and entire departments on an on-going basis. Provides for an environment of transparency in the compensation arena throughout DH thereby fostering open lines of communication and ideas.
  • Develops, tracks, and reviews the departmental operating budget with the Chief Human Resources Officer.
  • Co-chairs the Pay Practices Workgroup. Acts as an institutional resource to answer/interpret compensation policy questions.
  • Ensures that DH's compensation structure, pay grades, and pay practices are in accordance with both Federal and State regulations.
  • Assumes responsibility for physician and executive compensation policies, pay practices, and compensation structure.
  • Develops and prepares DH's annual wage package for Board approval. Works closely with HRIS staff to implement annual increases and other off-cycle pay adjustments for all locations for physicians and staff.
  • Creates an engaged workforce by ensuring individual goal setting, empowerment, and initiative in all departmental personnel and by ensuring effective information flow and two-way communications. Works to ensure employee development opportunities to motivate high potential employees.
  • Provides departmental personnel with regular performance feedback, complete employee reviews in a timely manner, and ensures all yearly performance evaluations are thoughtfully written and provide clear feedback for performance improvement.
  • Conducts regular and systematic review of compensation practices and policies, soliciting input from others. Makes changes or look for recommendations by the Chief Human Resources Officer.

In this role, candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field, with 10 years of experience in progressively responsible compensation positions or the equivalent in education and experience is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. In addition, candidates should have excellent communication skills and healthcare compensation experience is preferred.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an academic health system, serving patients across New England. A national leader in patient-centered health care, D-H is on a path to create a sustainable health system for the region and as a model for the nation. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state's only Children’s Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic health system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,500 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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