Global Compensation and Benefits Manager

Who We Are

Mercy Ships is a global faith-based charity that uses hospital ships to bring life-changing surgeries and transformational medical training to people in some of the most challenging contexts along the African coast. For over 40 years, Mercy Ships has been delivering lasting hope and healing through safe surgical care, while working alongside partners and stakeholders to strengthen local healthcare systems in more than 55 countries. Since the inception of this dream by founders Don and Deyon Stephens in 1978, Mercy Ships has served more than 2.7 million direct beneficiaries without regard for race, gender, or religion.

The Opportunity

Do you have a heart for the hurting and a desire to invest your talents and experiences into a mission with eternal significance? For every transformative surgery that takes place onboard one of our Mercy Ships, there are dozens of men and women being used of the Lord to prepare through their vocational gifts and talents!

**Compensation Range for This Position Is $98,000 - $105,000

Mercy Ships is seeking a Global Compensation & Benefits Manager to serve remotely. In this position you'll have the opportunity to support the People & Culture Department initiatives of Mercy Ships to ensure continued delivery of hope to those in need through development and maintenance of a God-honoring, fair, and consistent compensation philosophy.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Develop and manage Mercy Ships’ global compensation program, including documenting, communicating, updating, and maintaining a targeted compensation strategy.
  • Proactively research and analyze compensation programs globally to make recommendations for enhancements to Mercy Ships compensation package.
  • Establish fair market value for each role based on external and internal comparisons.
  • Partner with HRBP’s and Talent Acquisition team to provide information and identify target market value for each role.
  • Design a schematic of job levels throughout the org and design corresponding pay bands. Standardize job title language to support leveling of titles/roles.
  • Manage and grow our relationship with vendors and advisors related to our compensation products.
  • Maintain internal and external compensation data integrity by completing the bi-annual refresh and annual salary surveys for each country we have employees.
  • Understand the overarching company strategy, as well as communicate and model the core values of the organization to create a sense of teamwork and community among staff members throughout the global organization.
  • Ensure that all Global total rewards programs comply with legal and regulatory requirements in relevant jurisdictions and environments. 
  • Oversee the maintenance and communication of records required by law or local governing bodies, or other departments related to any benefits of employment.
  • Partner with ISC Global HR team, National Offices leadership/HR, HR leadership on Vessels, to understand the needs of our internal customer.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Called to Mercy Ships mission and vision and committed to our core values.
  • Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity, and demonstrate accountability.
  • Knowledge of, experience in and curiosity to learn further local, regional, and global employment law with the ability to apply it to situations and make recommendations.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Collaborative within the team to ask questions and hear feedback to grow the team toward the business objectives. 
  • Superior analytical, quantitative analysis and change management skills.
  • Process improvement orientation. 
  • Rapport building, collaboration and change management are all predictors of success in this role. 
  • Ability to travel internationally which will require current passport, ability to achieve medical clearance including all vaccines required for the specific task.

Education & Experience

  • Successful completion of Mercy Ships Entry Training will be required within the first year. 
  • Experience using HRIS and compensation tools is required; experience with Ceridian HRIS, Payscale and Birches Group salary survey data, preferred.
  • 5+ years of core HR experience, leadership role preferred.
  • 3+ years of HR experience in compensation, rewards, and global compensation strategies.
  • 3+ years international business experience.
  • Non-profit experience, preferred. 
  • Intercultural competency required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference of field in Business, HR or finance.
  • HR certification, preferred.
  • Process improvement, change management certification(s), preferred. 


  • The opportunity to use your professional skills to make a global impact.
  • The opportunity to live out your faith at work.
  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance.
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan, with matching contribution.
  • Paid holidays & a competitive rate of Paid Time Off accrual
  • Staff devotionals, prayer time, and Chaplaincy support.
  • On campus dining with gourmet meals, including a specialty coffee shop and community events.
  • On campus recreation, including indoor basketball and racquetball courts, weight room, walking and biking trails, a disk golf course, and an outdoor pool.

Pour your God-given talents into a mission with eternal return on investment -- join the Mercy Ships Crew, today!

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**Compensation range listed is for U.S. hires only. Actual compensation may vary dependent upon location of hire.