Archdiocese of Chicago

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Opportunities at Archbishop Quigley Center / Cardinal Meyer Center / Other Pastoral Center Departments

Posted 6/6/2019

Job Title:

Director, Compensation and Benefits


Human Resources


Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030


Full time


The Archdiocese of Chicago is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees across its ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region’s largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese also has one of the country’s largest seminaries. The Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems.

Role Summary

The Director, Compensation and Benefits leads a team of professionals to develop, implement, administer and communicate Archdiocese Compensation and Benefits philosophy and practices, and manage HR Systems.



  • Develop employee health and welfare benefits strategy and practices consistent with Archdiocese culture and competitive with other applicable employers.
  • Act as first point of contact with benefits broker and providers and work with them to identify and implement benefits offered, plan design, and premiums.
  • Model benefit cost impact to the Archdiocese and employees.
  • Conduct quarterly claims and cost analysis, identify and communicates trends and/or areas of concern.
  • Manage benefits administration.
  • Serve on retirement plan investment committee.
  • Work with Internal Communications to create and deliver benefits information to employees.
  • Develop, implement and manage Archdiocese compensation philosophy and practices.
  • As subject matter expert monitor emerging compensation and benefit trends and legislation and make recommendations consistent with Archdiocese culture and compensation philosophy.
  • Ensure Archdiocese compliance with applicable regulations, e.g. FLSA, FMLA and address compliance issues.
  • Support annual budgeting and workforce planning by developing compensation cost models  and make recommendations.
  • Develop practice for creating and managing compensation design, including compensation structure to support organization’s competitive position; provide innovative solutions to compensation issues.
  • Oversee preparation and submission of internal and compliance reports.
  • Oversee annual compensation review practices.
  • Working closely with IT, develop and manage the strategy, direction and implementation of HR technology.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance,  or Human Resources, or equivalent work experience; Master’s degree and/or professional certification(s) e.g. SPHR, CEBS CCP, a plus.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible roles in Compensation, Benefits and HR Systems (HRIS).
  • Ability to work successfully in a changing environment and participate in the development and implementation of the Human Resources team’s strategy.
  • Excellent financial acumen with the ability to develop and analyze financial models to identify trends and make recommendations to strategically and effectively manage spend.
  • Strong people leadership, communication, interpersonal, analytical, and project management skills .
  • Self-starter and strong collaborator.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources systems (HRIS).

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With a variety of opportunities to contribute your professional talents and experience, we invite you to consider any of our current openings at We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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