Compensation Consultant

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Human Resources and Legal


Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.


The Compensation Consultant leads and executes on various compensation related projects intended to improve compensation strategy, base, incentive and executive compensation programs, communication, training and operational process improvement.


Working under the direction of the Total Rewards director and collaboratively with the Compensation Manager, Compensation Team, HR Business Partners, Talent acquisition and HRIS, the Compensation Consultant will be responsible for executive compensation administration as well as leading, supporting and implementing compensation related improvement projects. Provides subject matter expertise, data analysis and recommendations for the broader compensation program to HR peers and leaders throughout the organization.


  • Executive Compensation: administer base pay, incentive, performance management, SERP and other executive programs. Develop communication materials and supporting analysis for presentations to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors and senior executives. Meet with executives to review compensation and benefit programs.
  • Global Compensation: ensure base pay competitiveness, conduct job evaluations, market benchmarking and job pricing with local HR and ensure alignment with global compensation structure.
  • Work on a variety of projects including program design, analysis, budgeting, and implementation of new programs. Track major project and key initiatives to assist with timely execution against deliverables.
  • Research and analyze best practices and market trends, including using survey data and third-party consultants, perform deep analysis on effectiveness and competitiveness of existing compensation programs and model potential impact of alternatives and future programs.
  • Ensure effective implementation of all projects and makes recommendations for changes to policies, guidelines and administrative practice, as necessary.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of training and communications to support program changes.
  • Make recommendations and implement changes to improve compensation processes and workflow to increase department efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Act as subject matter expert and assist with mentoring staff, modeling professionalism and best practice approaches.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive compensation experience, with background in design, development and delivery of compensation and reward programs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance or related field or equivalent education/experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Team-player who can work in a collaborative environment and cross-functionally across the organization
  • Outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and effectively manage multiple assignment with a proven ability for flexibility
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to present data and recommendations in an organized and logical manner to all levels of an organization
  • Ability to create dynamic tools and models to interpret and analyze data
  • Advanced Excel skills (including formulas, v-lookups, pivot tables, data visuals) and proficiency with Word and Power Point applications
  • Workday, PeopleSoft and/or other HRIS people management knowledge


Preferred qualifications:

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation
  • Nonprofit, Healthcare or Biotech/Pharmaceutical Research industry experience
  • Experience in executive or global compensation

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer.  We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class.  We are an Affirmative Action employer.  We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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