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Wellforce VP Total Rewards in Burlington, Massachusetts

The Vice President, Total Rewards is responsible for designing, developing and deploying the strategic model and operational rigor of the benefits and compensation programs to ensure they align with Tufts Medicine business objectives. The VP Total Rewards will lead efforts to regularly analyze market competitiveness and cost-effectiveness of our benefits and compensation plans to ensure they optimize our ability to attract, retain, develop and engage talent.

The Vice President, Total Rewards will partner with system executive teams, local C-Suite teams, and HR teams to proactively identify opportunities, drive initiatives and use an innovative approach to ensure our rewards and people practices are scalable and sustainable. Additionally, the VP Total Rewards will design, develop, and deploy education for leaders and employees about the system’s compensation philosophy, programs, and practices.

The VP Total Rewards will build and lead a diverse, high performing team of compensation professionals who partner with system leadership, local hospital leadership, local HR teams to create the total rewards of compensation and benefits strategies, programs, and services.


  • Partner strategically with system executive leadership and local C-suite teams to ensure all Total Reward programs and company policies support the organization’s objectives, are competitive, cost effective and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Lead a professional compensation team who champions and drives a culture that embraces innovation, continuous improvement and collaboration in all aspects of Total Reward processes and services, and is able to both strategically and tactically deliver core and executive level total rewards programs.

  • Develop, lead and execute the comprehensive strategy for Total Rewards using compelling and equitable compensation and benefits analysis, using industry standard best practice sources to deliver programs aimed at attracting and retaining talent

  • Oversee the design, build and implementation of all Total Rewards programs including a keen focus on a wellness health program with initiatives to support a resilient workforce

  • Collaborate with CHRO and Finance and other appropriate stakeholders on incentives, annual performance targets and budget

  • Continuously evaluate strategically, at least annually, the effectiveness of Tufts Medicine's rewards programs to verify they are aligned with our business and talent strategies and quickly monitor market trends to make recommendations for changes

  • Ensure and validate regulatory compliance of programs including retirement health, welfare, wellness, base pay, vendor contracts, incentives, and other rewards programs.

  • Work closely with HRIS in the development of effective technology that enables leaders and reporting systems for Total Rewards reporting and analytic capabilities.

  • Lead integration of multi-site compensation and benefits programs to ensure seamless ability to transfer, transition between system locations.

  • Oversight of the management of the benefits vendor relationships, benefits contracts, and bid negotiation


  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources or related field

  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP preferred

  • Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP) and or Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) required

  • 15+ years in Human Resources leading teams and demonstrating progressive knowledge and experience in Compensation and Benefits

  • 5+ years designing and implementing system level Total Rewards programs

  • 5+ years’ experience with mergers and acquisitions; system integration

  • Strong change management and communication experience in deploying large scale compensation

  • Well-developed technical, managerial, and team building skills with the ability to balance tactical and strategic responsibilities

  • Strong business and financial acumen with excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills across all levels, possessing an ability to persuade and influence