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VP, Total Rewards



Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

About Checkr
Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.

A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized as one of BuiltIn's 2023 Best Places to Work in the US and is a Y Combinator 2023 Breakthrough Company and Top Company by Valuation.

About the team/role

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the VP of Total Rewards will be responsible for all aspects of Checkr’s compensation and benefits programs, including geography-based salary programs, executive bonus, commission based variable compensation, stock based compensation, benefits strategy and administration. The successful candidate will seek to understand existing and historical practices, challenge the status quo, think strategically in the design and implementation of scalable Total Rewards programs that are simple, easy to understand, and embraced by our employees.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a growing Total Rewards team consisting of a Sr. Compensation Manager and open roles for a Benefits Manager and Benefits Administrator
  • A desire to build, create a Total Rewards strategy and roadmap that scales with the growth of the business
  • Embrace an employee-centric mindset balanced with the need to make appropriately frugal decisions
  • Be, by default, a data based decision maker
  • Look around the corner to anticipate and solve issues before they become problems
  • Collaborate with C-staff members to understand their needs, ensure alignment with the company's objectives, and promote a high performing culture
  • Partner with the CPO, other People Team leaders, and colleagues in Finance, Legal, Payroll, etc. in a collaborative and trust building manner to effectively manage and execute total rewards programs
  • Experience with compensation and benefits related compliance and IPO readiness
  • Experience in the preparation of Board materials and partnership with the Compensation Committee as needed
  • Be a thought leader within People and lean into topics outside of Total Rewards
  • Provide services to employee that will enhance their employee experience

What you bring

  • Excellent people management skills, a high bar for talent, and an active approach to employee development and engagement
  • An active interest in Diversity & Inclusion
  • Public company experience
  • Continual awareness of industry best practices, emerging trends, and ability to gather benchmarking data
  • Demonstrated project management skills and a track record of success in bringing complex, cross-functional projects to successful completion
  • Technical acumen working with HRIS, Performance Management, and Compensation tools
  • Pre-IPO company experience is a nice to have

What you’ll get

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Up to $25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

One of Checkr’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. For more information on our compensation philosophy, see our website.

The base salary range for this role is $304,167 to $352,083.

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.