Specialist, Global Compensation and Benefits

Job Location US-DC
Human Resources
Position Type
Jobs | Regular Full-Time

The Need

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 offices. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable.


Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.


After nearly two decades of continued growth and operational success in pioneering the work of protecting the poor from violence, IJM has become an $80 million organization with 1000 global employees. As IJM continues this trajectory of growth and scaling of its impact, the Global People Support team is seeking a highly experienced, service-minded professional to serve as the Global Compensation and Benefits Specialist. The Specialist will be responsible for developing and maintaining all aspects of global compensation and benefits, developing and maintaining a framework for HR Key Performance Indicators (including employee engagement metrics), and participating in the global Workday rollout. The Specialist will also support the CPO and IJM’s Global Leadership Team by providing high quality, industry-standard advice on Compensation and Benefits. The successful candidate will have experience working in an international organization, serving and supporting offices in multiple countries, and successfully developing and implementing global grading frameworks, salary structures, and HR systems.


This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Chief People Officer and is part of the Global People Support leadership team.


  • Serve as IJM’s global expert on compensation data;
  • Develop and implement a competitive global compensation strategy and framework as well as global compensation minimum standards that are supporting both global functions and each of IJM’s individual regions effectively;
  • Support, train and develop global HR staff and managers on compensation;
  • Develop and maintain a global Job Description library with standardized Job Descriptions as well as maintain and uphold the global grading framework;
  • Ensure IJM has benchmark survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges;
  • Develop and drive the global yearly merit increase process;
  • Develop, maintain and follow up on People KPIs as well as create visuals and reports on People data for the CPO as well as regional and global leadership;
  • Create and execute the annual employment engagement survey strategy, analysis, and response;
  • Serve as the Global People point of contact for IJM’s Global HR System Workday and participate in the global rollout of Workday; and 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with regional and national leadership to ensure our division continues to provide high quality support to all world regions. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferred majors: Finance, HR, and/or Business); 
  • MBA degree desired; 
  • Minimum 10 years of Human Resources experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of benefits across multiple countries;
  • Experience in developing global grade and salary structure;
  • Experience with analytic visualization software (Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx, etc.);
  • Experience in developing Global KPIs;
  • Vast experience working in global organizations and serving offices in multiple countries;
  • International work experience preferred; and
  • Experience implementing global HR systems strongly preferred.


Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and oral);
  • Meticulous attention to detail;Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Proactive, creative problem solver;
  • Team player with a positive, solution-oriented attitude; and
  • Flexible and productive under pressure.


What does IJM have to offer?
- Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
- Monthly commuter and parking benefits
- Generous 6% retirement contribution
- Paid leave starting at 23 days
- 11 holidays (plus early release the day prior)
- Relocation reimbursement
- Daily, quarterly and annual community spiritual formation
- Robust staff care resources


Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document.


*What is a statement of faith?
A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.


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