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Head of Total Rewards



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

About EarnIn:

As one of the first pioneers of earned wage access, our passion at EarnIn is building products that deliver real time financial flexibility for those with the unique needs of living paycheck to paycheck. Our community members access their earnings as they earn them, with options to spend, save, and grow their money without mandatory fees, interest rates, or credit checks. Since our founding, our app has been downloaded over 13M times and we have provided access to $15 billion in earnings.

We’re fortunate to have an incredibly experienced leadership team, combined with world-class funding partners like A16Z, Matrix Partners, DST, Ribbit Capital, and a very healthy core business with a tremendous runway. We’re growing fast and are excited to continue bringing world class talent onboard to help shape the next chapter of our growth journey.

Position Summary:

Attracting and retaining fantastic people is the most important thing we do at EarnIn. We care deeply about building a competitive rewards strategy and creating a positive employee experience with total compensation. How you communicate to and train employees and managers will be just as important as the data you provide. We have experienced rapid growth, so you should be comfortable and thrive in a very dynamic environment. We are building and iterating many programs and processes and need a team member with a solid foundation of success in an ever-changing landscape!

This is a hybrid position with an in-office presence in Palo Alto, CA 1-2 days per week. The US base salary range for this full-time position is $157,000- $199,500 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.

What You'll Do:

As the Head of Total Rewards, you will be the sole owner, working to develop and further implement EarnIn’s total rewards program, policies, and procedures. You will:

  • Implement new and maintain existing employee base salary and equity compensation ranges and manage the 401k program
  • Oversee benefits programs through third-party broker
  • Perform analysis and market studies on current programs, using insights to develop solutions that ensure internal fairness, external competitiveness, and alignment with EarnIn’s goals
  • Partner with Recruiting on new hire compensation best practices and offer development
  • Build retention strategies along with playbooks on how to communicate our approach to compensation
  • Collaborate with functional leaders, People team, Finance, and others, on benchmarking and pay decisions and policies, including offers, bonuses, promotions, off-cycle compensation changes, and internal transfers
  • Own compensation projects from design through execution, including modeling, project planning, policy documentation, communication, and training
  • Dig deep into market data to inform new programs and processes that will help support our high-growth businesses
  • Analyze trends in compensation and build intelligence through reporting
  • Perform analysis on ad hoc requests and projects
  • Maintain relationships with survey providers and make sure we are keeping up with our data submissions
  • Ensure compliance with employment-related federal and state statutory requirements regarding employee pay, and remain up-to-date on current compensation-related legislation
  • Partner effectively with our finance team on payroll, stock administration, and forecasting efforts
  • Design and deliver a positive total rewards education experience for our employees and managers so that they clearly understand our rewards philosophy
  • Design and implement the HiBob compensation module
  • Lead equity program design and administration
  • Perform executive compensation analysis and propose changes to the CEO
  • Update cash compensation and equity compensation ranges across all roles and levels on a regular cadence

What We're Looking For:

  • 5+ years of analyst experience in compensation including optimizing the right composition of cash and equity rewards
  • Experience managing complex equity programs for private companies, start-ups preferred
  • Strong Excel, data collection, analysis, modeling, manipulation, and visualization skills
  • Experience working with complex models and large data sets
  • Experience developing and rolling out scalable processes and playbooks
  • Excellent attention to detail, the highest degree of confidentiality and discretion, time management, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Impeccable communication skills; able to explain complex ideas in a simple, clear manner, deftly answer challenging compensation questions, and connect with a variety of audiences
  • Strong problem-solving, planning, and execution skills, including the ability to prioritize work, execute plans, and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local compensation and benefits laws, or foundational knowledge with the desire to learn and develop expertise

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with compensation in high-tech or fintech
  • Experience scaling compensation into international markets
  • Experience transforming compensation from a private into a public company
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-performance environment where the business is constantly evolving
  • Experience building dashboards and automating reports
  • Economics, Machine Learning, or other advanced analytics background
At EarnIn, we believe that the best way to build a financial system that works for everyday people is by hiring a team that represents our diverse community. Our team is diverse not only in background and experience, but also in perspective. We celebrate our diversity and strive to create a culture of belonging. EarnIn does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. EarnIn is an E-Verify participant.
EarnIn does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team.