Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Profile

Performance driven Human Resources leader with 20+ years of strategic and accomplished expertise in Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. Innovative problem-solver with strong analytical, organizational, communication and presentation skills.

Areas of Expertise
  • Total Rewards Administration
  • Benefits Automation
  • Project Management
  • Data Analytics Reporting
  • Job Architecture Implementation
  • Vendor Management
  • Executive Compensation/Benefits
  • Expense Management/Budgeting
Career Accomplishments



  • Directing job architecture initiative for more than 2,500 job titles
  • Implemented HORIZON job description database to replace homegrown system  
  • Lead 2016 FLSA analysis in response to impending legislative changes
  • Initiated Executive Total Rewards communication on quarter, bi-annual and annual basis improving goal outcomes
  • Champion System Accountability Team for Leader talent management; Designated National Best Practice by The Studer Group
  • Automated benefit enrollment system following RFP process 
  • Performed strategic benefit program trend analysis resulting in $5.5 million expense reduction
  • Converted Vacation, Sick, Holiday leave programs to Paid Time Off (PTO)


 Human Resource Services:

  • Lead acquisition & merger implementations 
  • Partner with HRIS and vendors on system implementations, processes, and testing  
  • Collaborate with Talent Management and Business Partners daily 
  • Following staff attrition automated process improvements reducing Compensation & Benefit team FTEs by 25%
Professional Experience
08/2014 to Current Director, Compensation & Benefits Vanderbilt University Medical Center | City, STATE,

Nationally renowned academic medical center with more than 24,000 employees, including 4,500 faculty/physician members

  • Strategic oversight of system compensation and benefit programs including philosophy, plan designs, budgets, and regulatory compliance  
  • Spearhead cross-functional job architecture initiative (JAI), reducing unique job titles by more than 25% to date
  • Consulted with executive leadership establishing start-up vertical executive and sales compensation structures
  • Conducting 2019/2020 benefit program transformation aligned with business objectives while maintaining cost efficiencies
  • Advise and influence executive leadership on base salary and variable pay compensation structures
  • Annually provide five year industry competitive market and merit forecasting and recommendations
  • Successfully lead acquisition & merger implementations for HR teams 
  • Create and adhere to annual calendar of compensation and benefit projects 
  • Manage both compensation and benefit vendor relationships, agreements, and RFPs
  • Assumed new hire salary offers (9,000+/annually) to maintain equity and support recruitment strategies, ultimately increasing retention   
  • Advise executive leadership on proposed budget projections including future RFPs recommendations 
  • Collaborate with various HR leaders on process improvements and implementation
10/2007 to 08/2014 Director, Compensation/Benefits/HRIS Roper St Francis Healthcare | City, STATE,

694-bed not-for-profit healthcare system comprised of three hospitals, more than 90 facilities including ambulatory centers, outpatient labs, and 80 physician practices in seven counties

  • Manage $400 million system compensation and benefit programs
  • Executive Compensation Program including TCC, TDC, STIP, LTIP and mid-level leadership STIP
  • Transitioned benefit enrollment from paper to online process
  • Performed 5 year benefit program trend analysis resulting in $5.5 million expense reduction
  • Implemented Wellness Program with 70% first year participation rate, 80% participation in 2012, and 90% participation in 2013
  • Oversaw HRIS strategic coordination with short/long term system goals, integrations, and updates ​
02/2003 to 10/2007 Compensation & Benefits Manager Self Regional Healthcare | City, STATE,

421-bed not-for-profit healthcare system including one hospital, ambulatory surgery center, and physician practices

  • Managed $230 million compensation and benefits program including executive pay, incentive programs, and talent management
  • Converted Vacation, Sick, Holiday pay to Paid Time Off (PTO) program
  • Reduced Worker's Compensation expense 20%
  • Coordinated annual open enrollment, monthly training opportunities, and any form of compensation/benefit communication
  • Self Excellence Steering Committee Chair , Leadership Development Institute (LDI), Steering Committee member for SELF PRIDE, and Self Lifestyle Improvement Challenge (SLIC) chair

02/2000 to 02/2003 Human Resources Director/HIPAA Privacy Officer Abbeville County Memorial Hospital | City, STATE,

52-bed not-for-profit tertiary care Hospital

Expected in Master of Arts | Human Resource Development Clemson University, Clemson, SC GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Business Administration Lander University, Greenwood, SC GPA:
Organizational Development
  • Presenter: MTSHRM MTSU Chapter "Navigating the FLSA" - November 2017 
  • Presenter: MTSHRM Panelist "Navigating Today's Compensation Landscape - Tips and Strategies for HR Professionals" - October 2017
  • SHRM SCP Certification - May 2015 
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification – December 2011
  • Presenter: SCHA Working Well Webinar “Obtaining Gold Star: Smoking Cessation” - September 2012
  • Presenter: SCHA Working Well Webinar “Tobacco Cessation Facilities” – August 2013
  • Presenter: The Studer Group National Webinar “LEM: Journey to Accountability” – November 2013
  • Presenter: The Studer Group National Webinar "Who Owns It: Populating Results" - April 2014

2017 - Present, Member, ASHHRA 

2003 – Present, Member, World at Work

2001 – Present, Member, Society for Human Resource Management

2013 – 2014 Studer Group National Advisory Council – Leader Evaluation Manager

2006 – 2014, Member South Carolina Hospital Association

2003 – 2014, Member South Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association

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