Job Description


The Total Rewards Specialist supports the Benefits and HRIS program managers in the day-to-day administration of total rewards programs.

 Who you are:

You’re a goal-getter with an eye for detail and a passion for serving others. Over the past few years, you’ve made significant contributions to maximizing team member performance levels through innovative and effective processes and programs. You’ve also been honing your expertise in Total Rewards by supporting and administering various compensation, benefits and recognition programs, while ensuring compliance with company and legal policies and procedures.

You know it’s not all about processes and policies, though. While those get you excited, what you really thrive on is using your exceptional communication skills to increase adoption of the Total Rewards program, propelling teams to achieve (and often crush!) their Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals. Sounds like you? Read on to learn more about how you can make your mark as a Total Rewards Specialist at Desert Financial Credit Union.

As a Total Rewards Specialist, a typical week might include the following:

Employee Benefits. You’ll partner with the Employee Benefits Program Manager to ensure smooth and streamlined implementation of programs, while coordinating and administering employee benefits, such as health and welfare plans, leave management, and rewards and recognition programs. Assist with benefit vendor management, and establish processes and procedures with the vendors to ensure validated, efficient program management and compliance.

HRIS and Compensation. Supporting the HRIS and Compensation Program Manager, you’ll play an integral part in the day-to-day administration of HRIS and compensation programs (e.g., policy/procedure changes, salary structure adjustments). You’ll use your outstanding process orientation in configuration and maintenance of templates on our systems, including process workflows, pay grades, job codes, as well as end-user system testing and report generation.

Researching and Evaluation. Since you are a person who stays ahead of the curve, you’ll continue to read the latest and greatest in relevant data (and likely have Bersin by Deloitte bookmarked on your computer.) You’ll be charged with researching and monitoring competitiveness of current benefit and compensation programs and legislative requirements, recommending changes as appropriate.

The role might be right for you if you have:

Bachelors’ degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in compensation and/or benefits

3 Years Human Resources experience

 2 Years of experience coordinating and administering benefit and/or compensation programs.

Bonus points if you have:

Experience working with UltiPro

Previous experience performing job evaluations, managing merit increase cycles, and retirement plan administration.

About Us:

We are considered leaders in the local credit union space, and we are growing like crazy. We’ve got a culture focused on smarts, kindness, continuous learning...and our people love it. A full 94% of our employees would recommend us to their friends. Come find out why! Learn more at

 We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online