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Lead - Compensation



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Lead - Compensation


Nextdoor is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 305,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries.

Meet your Future Neighbors

At Nextdoor, we believe in the transformative power of community. As the People Team at Nextdoor, we aspire to grow a healthy, talented, and engaged employee population. Our team is lean and we rely on the inter-leveraged capabilities across the People domains and we have assembled a diverse team with a range of perspectives, which collectively fuel our success.

The Impact You’ll Make

As the Lead of Global Compensation you will design, build, and run compensation programs that advance Nextdoor’s People and Talent strategies. At their core, the team and programs you run will embody the value we hold dearest: earn trust, by ensuring everything we do is fair, equitable, and well understood. You will...

  • Build a Compensation practice that embraces Nextdoor’s core values
  • Define and evolve our approach to total compensation as we enter our next phase of growth
  • Enhance operating capability through the introduction of systems and tools for the People team and partners throughout the company
  • Prepare Compensation Committee materials for review and discussion (new hire grants, option pool management, equity strategy), guiding compensation at the highest levels of Nextdoor leadership
  • Lead semi-annual merit and promotion cycles, including the associated recommendations for individual adjustment and analyses required
  • Drive employee education efforts that empower managers and individual contributors alike, so that everyone understands Nextdoor’s comp philosophy, the vehicles for comp that we employ, and how that impacts their personal situations
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders in Finance, Information Systems, Legal, etc. to ensure all things associated with compensation are compliant and built into the Nextdoor’s operating plan

What You’ll Bring To The Team

  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing global compensation programs that cover cash and equity
  • Deep analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Excel/Google Sheets and proven ability to build and maintain complex models
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research, draw conclusions, and present findings to audiences including Executive team
  • Experience coaching Recruiters, Managers, and People Business Partners on how to understand, frame, and discuss total compensation with current and prospective employees

Bonus Points

  • Experience creating and running sales compensation programs
  • Experience with Workday and its compensation module
  • Experience valuing/modeling equity at a fast growing company


Compensation, benefits, perks, and recognition programs at Nextdoor come together to create one overall rewards package.

The starting salary for this role is expected to range from $175,000 to $225,000 on an annualized basis, or potentially greater in the event that your 'level' of proficiency exceeds the level expected for the role. Compensation may also vary by geography.

We also expect to award a meaningful equity grant for this role. With equal quarterly vesting, your first vest date would be within the first 3 months of your start date.

Overall, total compensation will vary depending on your relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

We have you covered! Nextdoor employees can choose between a variety of great health plans. We cover 100% of your personal monthly premium for health, dental, and vision – and provide a OneMedical membership for concierge care.

At Nextdoor, we empower our employees to build stronger local communities. To create a platform where all feel welcome, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the neighbors we seek to serve. We encourage everyone interested in our purpose to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other trait that unfairly targets a group of people. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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