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Children’s Wisconsin 


Director Compensation & Recognition Programs


Milwaukee, WI



At Children’s Wisconsin, we believe kids deserve the best.

Children’s Wisconsin is a nationally recognized health system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. We provide primary care, specialty care, urgent care, emergency care, community health services, foster and adoption services, child and family counseling, child advocacy services and family resource centers. Our reputation draws patients and families from around the country.

We offer a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities and are seeking individuals dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of the healthiest kids in the country. If you want to work for an organization that makes a difference for children and families, and encourages you to be at your best every day, please apply today. 

Please follow this link for a closer look at what it’s like to work at Children’s Wisconsin: https://www.instagram.com/lifeatcw/


The Director Compensation and Recognition Programs will be responsible for the overall strategic design, communication and administration of the organization's compensation and recognition programs.  Applies best practice compensation strategies to provide compensation solutions designed to support business, team and leadership goals.  Acts as a consultant and lead subject matter expert in compensation based on a deep knowledge of all facets of broad-based and incentive compensation to identify future programs and practices.


Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Finance, Business or closely related field required. 
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Requires 7 years of broad knowledge of compensation and related human resource management.
  • Requires 5 years management experience leading staff and directing department activities.
  • Superior knowledge and understanding of total compensation programs including base pay, incentives, market pricing, job evaluation methodology and job architecture/career paths.
  • Broad understanding of the external competitive market and the regulatory and compliance environment that impact compensation practices.
  • Solid understanding of performance management, recruitment and HR generalist functions and total rewards concepts.
  • Requires project management experience; strong research, analytical and problem-solving abilities; advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to respond to management inquiries/concerns, effectively lead direct reports and communicate with a wide variety of organizational and outside personnel in gathering, exchanging and interpreting often sensitive compensation information.
  • Advanced analytical skills with proven ability to identify, resolve and/or make recommendations regarding relatively complex compensation related matters, such as sensitive market review requests, annual range structure adjustment plans, merit increases and performance evaluation. 
  • Highly organized and self-driven with a demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to manage and execute within changing environments and priorities while supporting cultural values and our vision. 
  • Demonstrated track record of success with the following leadership competencies: Decision Quality, Strategic Mindset, Directs Work, Drives Results, Collaborates, Communicates Effectively, Instills Trust, Situational Adaptability.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) desired.
  • Prior compensation consulting and physician compensation experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Workday HCS preferred.


Interested candidates should apply on Children’s Wisconsin website at:  https://childrenswi.org/careers, job ID # 39528.


Milwaukee Area Compensation Association (MACA) is a professional organization of compensation and human resources specialists from the greater Milwaukee area. MACA provides members the opportunity to obtain and exchange information on plan design and industry trends on topics such as base pay, variable compensation, employee benefits and policy deployment.

MACA Headquarters | PO Box 833 | Germantown, WI 53022

Phone: 888-782-6815  |  Fax: 888-287-4116

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