Director, Total Rewards – SelectQuote

Founded in 1985, SelectQuote provides solutions that help consumers protect their most valuable assets: their families, health and property. The company pioneered the model of providing unbiased comparisons from multiple, highly rated insurance companies allowing consumers to choose the policy and terms that best meet their unique needs. Two foundational pillars underpin SelectQuote’s success: a strong force of highly trained and skilled agents, who provide consultative needs analysis for every consumer, and proprietary technology that sources and routes high-quality leads. The company has three core business lines: SelectQuote Senior, SelectQuote Life and SelectQuote Auto and Home. SelectQuote Senior, the largest and fastest-growing business, serves the needs of a demographic that sees 10,000 people turn 65 each day with a range of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.

Job Summary:

The Director of Total Rewards will drive the strategy and implementation of programs and processes in the areas of Compensation, Benefits, Leave Administration and Wellness. This role currently has four direct reports and a total team size of eleven associates. This leader will be detailed, organized and results-oriented with experience partnering with executive leadership and the BOD (board of directors).

Essential Functions:

  • Develop Total Rewards strategy in line with company values and philosophies
  • Design and oversee all Total Rewards programs, evaluating effectiveness to ensure programs are in line with market practices, competitiveness, and in compliance with statutory requirements
  • Develop, monitor, and work within annual budget requirements
  • Manage third party vendors and outside consultants
  • Oversee systematic audit to ensure compliance with all labor and benefit laws, and stay current on regulatory changes
  • Oversee structure for job descriptions, families, titling and job codes
  • Manage the administration of compensation programs including the annual compensation cycle, short term and long term incentive, and equity programs
  • Create a positive team environment and inspire others by celebrating successes
  • Exhibit an optimistic outlook by encouraging team members to communicate openly, take initiative, and provide feedback on risks and opportunities
  • Establish clear and reasonable stretch goals for Total Rewards leaders and departments
  • Ensure direct reports provide guidance and support for employee development to their teams
  • Serve as the in-house subject matter expert on Total Rewards programs within SelectQuote and work closely with internal stakeholders at all levels
  • Prepares/Participates in government filings, plan audits, and other tax reporting requirements as necessary, ensuring accurate and timely reporting
  • Assist other functional areas of HR as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal laws and regulations related to the administration of compensation and benefit programs; required knowledge of compensation theories and practical applications
  • Proficient knowledge of automation support tools used in the HR field
  • Significant knowledge of benefit design, administration and structure
  • Significant knowledge of job description creation and job grading methodology
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, organizational communication skills and conflict resolution techniques
  • Ability to provide direction to staff in terms of development, training, and coaching
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to be both proactive and flexible
  • Proficiency in UKG Pro (UltiPro) HRIS system preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Continual learner and improvement mindset
  • Proven time management skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

Training and Experience:

  • 5+ years of Total Rewards leadership and 10+ years progressive HR experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related business field is required
  • Master’s degree in a related business field is preferred
  • Human Resources, Benefits, or Compensation Certification is preferred
  • Experience in the design and hands-on administration of base pay and incentive compensation programs
  • Financial services/Insurance industry experience preferred but not required
  • Successful track record working effectively with diverse stakeholders and leadership teams within a high growth and complex organization
  • Strong verbal and written communication


It’s an exciting time to join SelectQuote. We became a publicly traded company in 2020 with the first 100% virtual IPO (non-biotech) in American history. We have also been recognized nationally on the 2021 Top Workplaces USA list and by the Kansas City Business Journal as a 2020 Best Places to Work honoree.

Full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, voluntary short-term disability, company-paid long term disability, company-paid life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D), 401(k) + company match and 100% vesting after 4 years, discretionary profit sharing, employee stock purchase program (espp), paid time off, floating holidays, paid maternity leave, paid parental bonding leave, tuition reimbursement, jury duty pay, work from home stipend, and other paid leaves vary based on work location.

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