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YMCA of Greater Seattle HR Director, Total Rewards and Employee Wellness in Seattle, Washington


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The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines .


Under the direction of the Sr. Human Resources Director, Employee Services, the HR Director, Total Rewards and Employee Wellness directs, develops, and plans compensation, benefits, recognition/reward, and whole person health wellness programs that attract, retain, support, and recognize all YGS team members. This role administers all employee benefits and compensation plans/programs for the YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS). This position provides direct supervision for employee services team members in the areas of Leaves of Absence, implementation of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and workplace agreements, and processing Workers’ Compensation Claims.

First review of candidates for this job will begin on Monday, June 7th.

The minimum compensation for this role is $79,216/year.


  1. Using comparative market data among non-profits and YMCAs, regularly assess and recommend to Sr. Leaders opportunities to build out YGS Total Rewards yielding a competitive, comprehensive, and responsive set of Rewards for YGS employees to include a cost analysis for implementation.

  2. Assist in building and implementing a YGS rewards/recognition program as a component of the Total Rewards program.

  3. Create annually a Total Rewards statement for every employee outlining the investments YGS has made into their employment for that year.

  4. Act as the primary point of contact for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), working with leaders to deploy their support to staff members and teams as needed.

  5. Build and implement a whole person health and wellness program for employees accessing current YGS supports/services and partnering with outside sources as needed.

  6. Provide oversight to the administration of the Shared Leave Bank and all LOA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation practices.

  7. Manage and administer benefit programs, including medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

  8. Administer YMCA Retirement Fund plan including eligibility, billing, and account reconciliation processes.

  9. Act as the primary point of contact and liaison with benefit carriers, brokers, and consultants, building and maintaining relationships with provider representatives.

  10. Conduct annual review of group health insurance plans, evaluate and recommend plan design changes and contribution strategies, and lead the open enrollment processes.

  11. Research, evaluate, and analyze healthcare plans, proactively working with YGS leadership to design plans to meet the needs of a changing workforce.

  12. Assist YGS employees by explaining benefits programs and helping resolve issues with claims and coverage.

  13. Review vendor invoices, resolve disputes, and report on fees and costs.

  14. Lead the benefit billing and reconciliation process

  15. Conduct RFPs as required, in partnership with Finance/Procurement team.

  16. Develop communication tools to enhance employee understanding of all Total Rewards to include compensation structures, benefit offerings, reward/recognition opportunities, and whole person health and wellness options.

  17. Prepare and lead audits and other regulatory documentation related to compensation structures, LOA, ADA, Workers’ Compensation, and all benefits plans, including retirement. Assist with completion of EEO1, Vets100 and any related government survey compliance and reporting

  18. Monitor trends of legislative and business changes for impact on total rewards, ensuring legal compliance. Ensure compliance with applicable city, state and federal regulations, including required communications, reporting, and Affordable Care Act requirements.

  19. Assess and review job descriptions by validating essential duties, education and experience requirements and determining FLSA classification.

  20. Develop and implement plans for conducting annual salary planning surveys, compensation surveys, benefits practices surveys and any others as needed.

  21. Gather and evaluate internal records and compare with related industry data and assist in analyzing the competitiveness of base pay and benefit plans on a local, regional, and national context of total compensation.

  22. Using market data and internal pay ranges, review and recommend for CHRO/CEO approval compensation changes and offers for existing and prospective employees.

  23. Assist with annual salary budgeting process, providing input on HR Guidance to be shared with YGS budget managers in the budget development process.

  24. Coordinate the implementation and update of software used for compensation and salary planning processes. Ensure data integrity through regular audits and analysis.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Attention to detail

  2. Analyze data and communicate findings

  3. Problem solving

  4. Customer service


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.



  • Five years’ experience in human resources

  • Three years or more of related Total Rewards, benefits, compensation, and wellness experience.

  • Previous experience in administering Leaves of Absence, ADA, and Worker’s compensation

  • Ability to understand, develop, and implement strategies

  • Keen attention to detail, process driven, strong analytical skills and the ability to manage and manipulate large quantities of data

  • Ability to create positive work relationships and effectively communicate in a diverse working environment

  • Proven track record of managing multiple competing deadlines

  • Ability to work independently

  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Human Resources Management or related field

  • Experience working with UltiPro/UKGPro

  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English.

Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge , abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

This job description may be changed at any time, at YMCA of Greater Seattle’s discretion.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to or the HR department at 206.382.5082.


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  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

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  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 6 days ago (6/6/2021 5:11 PM)

ID 2021-12026

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Association Office

Category Human Resources

Address 909 4th Avenue

Minimum compensation USD $79,216.00/Yr.