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Compensation Plan

Posted by
Sheri C.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Aug 7, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $22,266 , allowing us to invest in compensation and benefits as outlined in our new plan to provide more consistent services to our partners and participants.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Review of job descriptions, pay structure, internal value, competitive market data, non-monetary rewards and benefits
  • Recommendations for updating staff compensation and incentive plans
Additional Details

Our Personnel Committee (lead by an lawyer specializing in employment law) has been working this year in reviewing our employee handbook, org structure, and benefit plans. We have a draft of a salary structure and position ranges which we used the PANO (PA Assoc of Nonprofit Org) most recent salary survey to benchmark salary ranges, but want we'd like assistance with reviewing to ensure we don't have any implicit bias before using.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have draft salary structure and position ranges, org chart, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have job descriptions and employee handbook (revised 2019), and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

As part of our strategic plan, we are seeking ways to improve our infrastructure, including how to attract and retain talented employees who are committed to our mission. We have experienced fairly high turnover at the top level (Program and Development Director) for our 15-person staff with a budget of $1.4M.

Project Plan

Prep: Current Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an overview of current job descriptions, pay structures and compensation policies
Milestone 1: Research and Analysis
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming session
  • Professional analyzes current job descriptions, pay structure, non-monetary rewards and benefits
  • Professional gathers information about competitive market data and internal value of positions
Milestone 2: Recommendations
  • Professional proposes recommendations for job descriptions, pay structures, compensation policies, and incentive plans
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional’s proposals
Milestone 3: Compensation Plan
  • Professional delivers a compensation plan with updated job descriptions, pay structures, non-monetary rewards and other incentives
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About The Org

Our Mission

Career Wardrobe is a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing and professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work. Since 1995, we have empowered more than 90,000 individuals as they made the often difficult transition to employment from poverty, domestic violence or after serving time in the judicial system. With offices in Philadelphia, Delaware and Bucks Counties, we assist 5,000 women and men annually.

What We Do

The Wardrobe is the cornerstone of our program and provides professional clothing to individuals in transition. Job seekers can shop at no cost with a referral or for a small fee if they are not receiving government assistance. In Philadelphia, The Wardrobe is also a resale store, open to the public where savvy shoppers can find great deals on women's designer and contemporary clothing with all sales supporting our services.

Professional clothing from The Wardrobe is accessorized with professional development and job search support programs designed to help our customers not only get, but keep and advance in their new jobs.

Our project is sponsored by: Philadelphia Foundation

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