Total Rewards Specialist

Bloomington, MN

Nexstar Network - Total Rewards Specialist

Who We Are 

We know you want a phenomenal career. We know you want a career with growth opportunities, work/life flexibility, and great benefits. We also know you want to care about what you do; you want to make a difference in people’s lives through your day-to-day work. 

At Nexstar Network, we believe that a phenomenal career is possible. We’re a member-owned organization devoted to providing leadership and coaching and training to residential service companies across the U.S., Canada, and beyond. That’s right: since 1992, we’ve been working with owners of plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical businesses to help them grow to their fullest potential. 

We’ll help you grow to your fullest potential, too. Imagine coming to work for a company that offers both in-person collaboration and work from home flexibility because we know both are important. Imagine being able to casually walk into your CEO’s office to share an idea you’d like to try. Imagine knowing your voice matters at work, and you’re supported in your role by others who love to serve.  

Are you imagining it? Good. We’re waiting to meet you at Nexstar. 

What we offer

  • Base salary with performance bonus potential
  • Competitive benefits package that includes company paid health, dental, vision, basic life insurance and disability coverage.
  • 401(k) safe harbor plan with a 3% company contribution
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Home service reimbursement
  • Gym Membership and communications reimbursement
  • Paid community service day

The Big Task

Our Total Rewards Specialist will lead the implementation, administration, and ongoing evaluation of our Total Rewards offerings, including but not limited to, our total compensation benefits, and recognition programs.

Key Tasks

  • Responsible for the day-to-day administration of compensation programs across the organization, including but not limited to regular payrolls, incentive plans, and commission.
  • Assist in the development and rollout of compensation programs in accordance with company philosophy, guidelines, and policies.
  • Participate in salary and labor market surveys to determine prevailing pay rates and benefits.
  • Conduct ongoing research into emerging trends, issues, and best practices in compensation.
  • Communicate total rewards value to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage benefits programs, including open enrollment events.
  • Ensure that compensation practices comply with current legislation.
  • Prepare job descriptions, job definitions, job analysis, job evaluations, and job classifications.
  • Oversee day-to-day administration of Nexstar’s leave of absence program.
  • Maintain accurate employee records.
  • Perform periodic audits and prepare reports as needed.
  • Requires thorough knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory compliance in Compensation & Benefits (i.e., ACA, ERISA, FMLA, FLSA, OHSA, etc.)

Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)

  • Uphold, support, and engage in our purpose and core values.
  • Employee retention >85%.
  • Employee turnover of <15%.
  • Employee engagement survey score of <85%.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Human Resources, Finance or Accounting is desired.
  • Professional certifications in one or more areas of HR administration preferred (i.e., CCP, CBP, CEBS, PHR, SPHR, SHRM).

Desired Skills & Experience 

  • Two or more years of progressive experience in two of the following areas: compensation, payroll, benefits, HRIS, and/or benefits management.
  • Prior experience in human resources practices and compensation cycle management
  • Working knowledge of job evaluation and job analysis systems
  • Customer, Employee, and Culture Champion
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Metric driven
  • Process driven
  • Excellent listener
  • Ability to coach
  • Calm and steady presence
  • Critical Thinking
  • Adaptability
  • Compliance Oriented
  • Humility

Travel Requirements

  • Minimal

Physical Requirements

  • This position requires you to sit at a desk for a prolonged period of time.

Learn more about us!

If you want to be part of something bigger than just a job -- then this may be the job for you!  You will work in a place where you will be appreciated and where your work has a direct effect on the success of the Nexstar Network. Visit our site at Nexstar Network  to learn more about our organization. 

Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment drug test and background check. Nexstar Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Nexstar Network complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.