Director Total Rewards - #8237602

Sierra Space

Date: Sep 16, 2021
City: Louisville, CO
Salary: $180,680 - $248,435 / year
Contract type: Full time
Sierra Space
As Director Total Rewards, you will support internal strategies and oversee policies, procedures, processes, and programs in all aspects of Total Rewards including compensation, data analytics, benefits/wellness, HRIS, and HR Operations. You will collaborate cross-functionally to execute strategies and practices to meet our specific business objectives surrounding growth and human capital needs. You will identify and establish meaningful Total Rewards goals, initiatives, data analytics, and key performance indicators in order to provide partnership and insight to our business leaders, measure progress, and identify areas of opportunity and growth. You will promote a culture of compliance, integrity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity across the organization and ensure the activities of the Total Rewards teams are in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

Must Haves:

Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field of Study

Demonstrated expertise in Total Rewards administration in one or more of the following areas: compensation, benefits/wellness, HRIS

Deep understanding of and experience in a fast-growing enterprise with multi-site operations including:

Successfully driving Total Rewards activities and goals in support of continuous growth and advancement; and

A proven ability to lead multiple teams as a strategic and tactical resource in coordinating department initiatives, programs, procedures, and policies; and

Building scalable Total Rewards programs capable of growing with the organization

Thorough knowledge of and direct experience with development of competitive compensation and benefits programs, initiatives and best practices for merit and incentive pay administration/ planning, salary structure maintenance, salary survey participation, job description review, job pricing, job evaluation, benefits package review and renewal, wellness/wellbeing and health, and employee incentives and awards

Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, and manage department budgets

Proven ability to add value and increase organizational effectiveness, efficiency and profitability through the alignment of human assets to contain costs and improve financial performance

Excellent acumen for assessing Total Rewards initiatives utilizing data analytics and metrics to drive progress and measure results

Possess a strong knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations

Working knowledge and expertise in executive compensation strategies

Proven leadership abilities inclusive of successful change management, mentoring, career development, training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews

Mastery of the ability to manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire your team, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, drive success, challenge status quo and demonstrate ability to adapt to dynamic situations

Proven experience and skills in team building, conflict resolution, briefing, presentation, and strategic thinking

Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly express concepts in verbal and written forms; ability to tailor conversations to adapt to varying audiences

Ability to navigate change and uncertainty, make defensible decisions in ambiguity and own those decisions


Typically 10-12 years of relevant Leadership experience; 8+ years demonstrated experience Human Resources or Total Rewards

Active SHRM-CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification

Background in HRIS systems, implementation, automation and compliance, particularly Workday

Skills in assessing external competition by gathering data from multiple, often disparate, qualitative and quantitative sources and synthesizing it into meaningful reports and presentations

Possess leadership acumen to perform as a true strategic partner to top company executives; ability to establish presence and demeanor to interface and work collaboratively with leaders and skill to make significant contributions on key leadership committees

Experience with mergers, acquisitions, and integration

Demonstrated passion for ideation and innovation, as well as motivating others to act by creating a shared sense of vision or purpose

Proven long-term and strategic perspective that extends beyond the immediate initiatives; visualizes and articulates a clear direction

Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense (Civilian), NASA/Civil or commercial space and/or US Military, with an understanding of defense, aerospace, intelligence, and adjacent markets

The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $180,679.95 - $248,434.93

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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