Director, Total Rewards – Region of Waterloo

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Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

Director, Total Rewards

Reporting to the Commissioner, Human Resources & Citizen Service, the Region of Waterloo is currently seeking a Director, Total Rewards who will be responsible for the components of the total rewards employee value proposition, including implementation and administration of competitive compensation, benefits, and other total rewards strategies and programs that drive growth, attract/retain talent, optimize the workforce, and improve productivity.

The Director, Total Rewards will oversee the operation of the division including oversight of the Region’s teams responsible for compensation, benefits/time and attendance, payroll, HR systems, and total rewards strategy. They will evaluate the effectiveness of existing compensation and benefits programs, policies, and guidelines to ensure they are market competitive, cost-effective, aligned with corporate goals, and comply with policies, legislation, and other government and regulatory requirements; and will direct the administration of retirement and pension services as well as HRIS, workforce planning, payroll, and related services.

Career Experience & Core Competencies

The ideal candidate will bring progressively responsible management experience in a multi-union public sector human resources environment, coupled with knowledge of total rewards, wage, and salary administration, including market comparisons, job evaluation, benefits, other compensation issues, employment and pay equity legislation, workforce planning, and HRIS administration and reporting. As a leader, the Director will bring demonstrated successes leading, coaching and motivating teams; ability to work cross functionally within complex organizations; excellent interpersonal skills and superior oral and written communication skills.

To Apply

To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For additional information or a confidential conversation email Sarah Adams at

Region of Waterloo and Mirams Becker are committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.  We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

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