Director, Compensation

Job Description

As the Director of Compensation, you’ll impact the lives of everyday people and help them go from surviving to thriving with innovative digital personal finance solutions. The Director is responsible for delivering world class compensation programs which ensure Achieve can attract and retain the talent needed to deliver on our company objectives today and tomorrow. Leveraging your deep understanding of compensation programs, leadership skills, operational rigor, and change management, you will lead your team through the successful design, implementation, and launch of critical compensation programs.

With strategic long term vision, your role will effectively partner with leadership to ensure the alignment of design initiatives with business goals and objectives across base compensation, variable pay, equity and related analytics. This position is responsible for leading the development and delivery of progressive and strategic compensation solutions and the administration of all compensation plans, policies and programs targeted at retaining the company’s competitive position and maximizing associates’ productivity, associates’ engagement and retention. This role is the ongoing owner of job architecture including job levels, titling, infrastructure, grades, and segmentation framework.


At Achieve, we’re changing millions of lives. From the single parent trying to catch up on bills to the entrepreneur needing a loan for the next phase of growth, you’ll get to be a part of their journey to a better financial future. We’re proud to have over 2,700 employees in mostly hybrid and 100% remote roles across the United States with hubs in Arizona, California, and Texas. We are strategically growing our teams with more remote, work-from-home opportunities every day to better serve our members. A career at Achieve is more than a job—it’s a place where you can make a true impact, have a sense of belonging, establish a fulfilling career, and put your well-being first.


Join Achieve, change the future.

What you’ll do:

Lead a cohesive team of professionals, dedicated to providing a best-in-class experience for Achieve employees.

Design, execute and measure Company compensation strategy including the long term road map for the enterprise compensation strategy.

Gather, analyze and leverage internal data and external/competitive insights to identify opportunities for competitive differentiation. Establish mechanisms to measure, track, and report on compensation.

Promote proactive compensation strategies and drive understanding of practices across the executive/manager and employee base, establish key initiatives, and communicate insights & recommendations to Executive Leadership that enhance current offerings and/or best manage cost.

Own productive relationships with our HR Business Partners, Recruiters, Legal team, Finance team, and senior leadership.

Drive leadership awareness, commitment and accountability for the incoming candidate and existing employee experience across the business to drive attraction and retention.

Plan, develop and implement new and revised compensation programs.

Provide expert counsel in the development of annual variable incentive compensation and other applicable incentive plans including sales incentive compensation, and effective salary management, aligned to our total rewards philosophy.

Drive the annual compensation review process, maintain oversight, compliance, and financial governance.

Ensure change management, resource, training, and support programs are in place to scale for a growing population.

Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and recommends changes that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and company objectives.

Perform research on emerging trends, issues, and best practices in compensation, using analytics to help enhance programs, process, or incumbent-level concerns.


What you’ll bring:

Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Finance, Business Administration or other related field with a minimum 10+ years of relevant experience in compensation including equity and variable pay programs.

At least 5 years leadership experience forming, engaging and growing teams.

Successful track record of mentorship, leadership and building a culture of continuous improvement.

Strong learning agility. Enjoys and excels in environments where you must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.

Comfortable with all systems and tools necessary to illustrate and convey complex information in clear and simple formats (e.g. Google Drive, docs, sheets, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.).

In depth knowledge of HR programs and systems.

Strong collaboration, engagement, influencing and project management skills.

Thinks strategically and makes informed decisions through the use of data and analytics.

Exceptional organizational skill to work comfortably in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.


Achieve well-being with:

Hybrid and remote work opportunities

401 (k) with employer match

Medical, dental, and vision with HSA and FSA

Flexible time off and accrued sick time off

Access to wellness support through Employee Assistance Program, Virgin Pulse, Ginger Health Coaching, and fitness discounts

Up to $5,250 paid back to you on eligible education expenses 

Pet insurance for your furry family members

Financial support in times of hardship with our Achieve Care Fund 

A safe place to connect with other employees through our six employee resource groups


Salary Range: $(phone number removed) to $(phone number removed) annually + bonus + benefits. This information represents the expected salary range for this role. Should we decide to make an offer for employment, we’ll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.


Meet Achieve

Achieve is a leading digital personal finance company. We help everyday people move from struggling to thriving by providing innovative, personalized financial solutions. By leveraging proprietary data and analytics, our solutions are tailored for each step of our member’s financial journey to include personal loans, home equity loans, debt consolidation, financial tools and education. Every day, we get to help our members move their finances forward with care, compassion, and an empathetic touch. We put people first and treat them like humans, not account numbers.


Attention Agencies & Search Firms: We do not accept unsolicited candidate resumes or profiles. Please do not reach out to anyone within Achieve to market your services or candidates. All inquiries should be directed to Talent Acquisition only. We reserve the right to hire any candidates sent unsolicited and will not pay any fees without a contract signed by Achieve’s Talent Acquisition leader.






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