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Company: Kamehameha Schools
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Posting Title

Compensation Manager

Employee Type


Recruiting Start Date


Work Year


Job Exempt?


Recruiting End Date

Open Until Filled

Aloha mai!  Mahalo for your interest in Kamehameha Schools.  If you are looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills and talents and grow in your profession, while serving and strengthening our Native Hawaiian community, we would love to have you join our ʻohana!

Job Summary

Oversees enterprise-wide compensation initiatives that support attraction, retention, workforce planning and organizational design strategies. Effectively manages the development and administration of all compensation practices, programs, and projects to include base and executive compensation, annual compensation planning, market reviews, job evaluation, analysis and pricing, and ad hoc programs as needed.  Directs, supervise, coach and develops Compensation team members. Responsible for managing relationships with external and internal partners.

Essential Responsibilities

Compensation Strategy and Consultation

  • Assesses effectiveness of existing pay, bonus and other incentive strategies. Explores opportunities to drive motivation and performance with existing and new pay plan designs.

  • Continually evaluates internal and external trends, conducts market research and recommends strategy shifts and new programs when warranted to ensure competitive compensation programs.

  • Manages and actively participates in the effective planning and execution of compensation projects. 

  • Creates tactical plans and communication strategies which allows leadership to support change management which creates a positive employee experience.  Designs and administers role-based compensation training.

  • Collaboratively partners with cross-functional partners in HR and across the organization, to assess organizational needs and design the optimal talent and organizational structure needed to deliver outcomes.

  • Responsible for the administrative aspects of the compensation program governance and oversight administration of several program components including job architecture, job leveling, pay practices, and rewards and career framework.

  • Oversees selection, participation and analysis of salary surveys and other external instruments to aid in strategic decision making. Gathers benchmarking information to assist in compensation program design.


  • Provides operational leadership and guidance to Compensation team to ensure consistency and alignment of pay practices and delivery of service that ensure positive employee and manager experiences.

  • Directs, supervises, coaches and develops Compensation team members.

  • Leads team in identifying best practices for standardization and efficiencies in compensation administration.

  • Creates a thriving work environment where employees are productive and engaged to do their best work.

Process Execution

  • Collaborate with HR Technology to consistently assess, review and modify business processes, and implement system enhancements to streamline operational and annual programming processes.

  • Ensures that programs are compliant with KS policy, state and federal laws and regulations and that all required reporting is completed in a timely manner including notification to employees.

  • Leads the development, administration and maintenance of Compensation related policies, procedures and practices.

  • Presents relevant data, reports and analytics to ensure effective budget forecasting for compensation initiatives.

Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications - A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements listed.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Business or related field.

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible and related experience.

  • Minimum of 1 year of management or lead experience.

  • Experience as a team or project lead, exhibiting the ability to manage competing priorities.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of employment and labor laws and regulations related to compensation and job design.

  • Able to think critically and displays understanding of broader business implications and decisions.

  • Demonstrates an ability to consult with clients on workforce planning and organizational design strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex projects and processes.

  • Ability to identify and resolve systematic issues that impact compensation and/or overall HR services.

  • Ability to influence clients and gain their confidence, trust and respect.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills for preparing comprehensive documents, drafting policies and processes, presentations, coaching and facilitation.  

  • Experience in guiding and consulting with individuals, managers, and senior leaders.

  • Strong analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently recognized as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) by WorldatWork.

  • Program management experience.

  • Experience working in an educational setting or work environment with large numbers of temporary and/or part-time employees.

  • Knowledge of and experience with employers subject to provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently sits, perform desk-based computer tasks and grasp light or fine manipulation, talk or hear.

  • Occasionally stand and/or walk, write by hand, and lift and/or carry, push and/or pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Rarely twist, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach or work above shoulder, or grasp forcefully.

Working Conditions

  • This position may involve traveling to various locations, including neighbor islands to conduct business.

  • Work is conducted in an office/school environment and may require work to be conducted in non-standard workplaces.

  • Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours are often required to meet goals and objectives.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please contact us at hr@ksbe.edu or 808-534-8040 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Compensation Benefits

Based on the compensation range provided below, salaries are commensurate with job-related experience, skills and competencies, education, internal equity, length of work year, and other organizational needs.

At Kamehameha Schools (KS), we recognize that compensation is just one facet of a fulfilling employment experience. Our commitment lies in fostering a positive work environment and equipping employees with the necessary resources to excel every day. Our Total Rewards Program embodies KS's dedication to the physical, mental, and financial well-being of our employee ʻohana. Explore our comprehensive Benefits Summary for more information.

Pay Range

107,800.00 - 154,000.00 Annual

Primary Location

Kawaiahao Plaza

City, State

Honolulu, Hawaii

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