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Vice President - Benefits and Compensation

Junior Achievement USA
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Junior Achievement USA®’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement reaches almost 5,000,000 students in the United States annually in relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses and develop readiness for careers or college.

The Junior Achievement USA National Office leads a federated organization and provides services and support to over one hundred Junior Achievement operations in communities across America. Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school so they are empowered to own their economic success. Junior Achievement USA offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to be part of a mission that inspires young people to dream big and reach their potential.

Vice President – Benefits and Compensation – Position Purpose

The Vice President – Benefits and Compensation oversees, designs and administers the benefits and compensation programs of the organization, including evaluation and design of benefits programs to ensure they support JA’s benefits philosophy and comply with all laws and regulations; analysis of compensation policies, government regulations, and prevailing wage rates to develop and maintain competitive compensation plans; management of Workday, the Junior Achievement HCMS platform including daily administration, updates to system design and deployment and training to JA Areas. This position is the primary point of contact for all health / welfare / pension plan benefits issues and compensation issues for JA USA National Office and JA Area associates in the United States and manages relationships with external compensation and benefits service providers and consultants.  

This position is located at the Junior Achievement USA National Office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Vice President reports to the Senior Vice President, Talent and Organization Development and directly manages two staff members, Benefits Manager and Benefits Coordinator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Administration of Health and Welfare Plans

  • Oversees plans for medical, dental, and vision, life insurance and long term disability
  • Manages relationships with external service providers
  • Provides advice to Junior Achievement managers and associates on matters related to benefit plans and assures resolution of inquiries

Administration of Compensation Systems

  • Manages the development of the compensation system that provides recommended salary structures to Junior Achievement Area offices
  • Manages and administers the compensation system for the Junior Achievement USA National office including the development of a competitive salary structure, development of position descriptions and position pricing, the compensation budget, and the annual merit increase structure
  • Manages relationships with external service providers

Administration of Pension Plan

  • Assures that the pension plan and related services for Junior Achievement support a competitive position for JA USA to attract and retain employees while remaining cost effective and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Works with external providers to design and manage administrative processes for the pension plan

Management of Workday HCMS System

  • Oversees the use of the Workday system to support Human Resource functions
  • Develops functionality that meets the needs of key stakeholders

Leadership Role

  • Serves as a member of the Junior Achievement USA Human Resources Committee and supports the chair of the committee in routine activities
  • Supports the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors Executive Compensation Subcommittee




  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ten years of human resources, benefits, compensation and pension experience
  • Experience with the Workday HCMS platforms or other similar HCMS platforms
  • Strong leadership skills demonstrating effective communication skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of customer focus in dealing with employees, managers and key stakeholders
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications


  • CBP, CCP, CEBS, other benefit or compensation certifications

Please Send Cover Letter and Resume

By e-mail to careers@ja.org (preferred) or by mail to Careers, Junior Achievement USA, One Education Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80906



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