Vice President, Benefits and Compensation

Job Requisition #: JR55811

End Date: 7/1/2021

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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As the Vice President, Benefits and Compensation, you will be responsible for driving ChristianaCare's total compensation strategy to support the talent management necessary to achieve organizational objectives.  You will provide thought leadership and strategic direction on all benefits and compensation programs and offerings for caregivers, including design, development, implementation, administration, and continuous improvement of ChristianaCare's compensation and benefits approach.


  • Develop, lead and execute the comprehensive strategy for Total Rewards using compelling and equitable compensation and benefits analysis, using industry standard best practice sources to deliver programs aimed at attracting and retaining talent.
  • Optimizes compensation and benefits expenditures through benchmarking, in-depth analysis, market insights, vendor analysis and/or reallocating costs to yield the highest ROI. Ensures that budgets and department financial performance comply with business strategic initiatives and budget requirements.
  • Works closely with external consultants to drive long-term strategic change especially in the Benefits and Retirement areas to ensure long-term viability of plans within significant regulatory and financial constraints. 
  • Guides the development of benefit and compensation programs including health and welfare, savings, work life initiatives, base pay, incentive pay and executive compensation.
  • Participate in discussions and recommendations with the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors on executive compensation design/execution as well as strategic benefit issues.
  • Ensure and validate regulatory compliance of programs including retirement health, welfare, wellness, base pay, vendor contracts, incentives, and other rewards programs.
  • Benchmarks against best practices to ensure programs are current regarding trends, practices, organization philosophy and competitive environment to enhance recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • Develops meaningful total rewards communication material to reinforce Christiana Care's value proposition.
  • Creates rewards structure that supports succession planning, enabling employees to participate in cross-functional developmental opportunities.
  • Assumes other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Masters degree preferred
  • At least ten years of Total Rewards experience; in managing compensation and benefits programs and large health and wellness plans
  • Experience collaborating, presenting to and working with executive management
  • Merger and Acquisition experience preferred
  • Acute health care system experience is preferred
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and/or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) and/or Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) preferred.
  • Knowledge of the health care delivery system and the ability and skill to align Human Resource strategies and tactics to maximize effectiveness
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices in total rewards programs
  • Knowledge of human resources management principles and procedures and related labor law
  • Strong business acumen and financial analysis expertise
  • Skill in persuading and negotiating on a wide range of topics that might be sensitive and/or controversial
  • Skill in inspiring and building confidence in others to create alliances and partnerships
  • Skill in mentoring and coaching
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with internal and external partners and business leaders across the organization

    Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

    For the Love of Health.

    Inclusion & Diversity

    At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

    Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

    Our Values

    We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


    ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

    At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

    Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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