Director, Total Rewards and Employee Wellness


Division: Human Resources

Job location: Anywhere in Canada

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday  - Friday

Employment type: Full-time permanent employment in a remote work setting 


A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!


We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.


Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.


Job summary

You’re a dynamic Total Rewards leader looking for an exciting career opportunity. You have a winning track record in designing and implementing compensation and benefit programs that retain and attract top talent. You know how to develop programs that are in line with business objectives and talent strategies and innovate to move functions forward. You are comfortable building strategies but also rolling up your sleeves to execute the small details. You excel at developing high-performing teams and operating as a leader not just with your direct reports, but across the HR function and organization. – and this is why we have the perfect opportunity for you.


We’re searching for an experienced Total Rewards leader to plant their roots with us as a Director of Total Rewards and Employee Wellness. In this role, you will report into the Executive Vice President, Human Resources and manage a dynamic team of professionals to elevate our compensation and benefit programs and ensure Aurora continues to be an employer of choice. Sound interesting? Here is a little more…

As the Director of Total Rewards and Employee Wellness you will…

  • Design and oversee compensation and benefit programs including benchmarking, pay for performance and incentive programs
  • Manage a high-performing team of professionals to ensure continuous growth and development at Aurora through effective performance management, training, and coaching programs
  • Review and monitor the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines, and procedures recommending plan revisions, as well as new plans that are cost-effective and consistent with compensation trends and corporate objectives
  • Own the annual compensation cycle including salary planning, short- and long-term incentive plan payouts and grants, salary structure reviews, etc.
  • Maintain and improve job evaluation systems, pay structures and geographic differentials based on external and internal data reviews
  • Assist with board level reporting on compensation practices and strategies
  • Oversee the global stock plan administration in dual listed environment
  • Conduct internal pay equity reviews to ensure our pay guidelines are adhered to
  • Define benefits programs to support employee wellness strategies
  • Maintain external relationships with vendors and advisors
  • Align external market competitiveness through labor market analysis and pay structure development to attract and retain key talent
  • Run M&A compensation due diligence and program design for new markets globally
  • Lead the design and administration of LTI program including coordination with other internal stakeholders
  • Evaluate executive positions and develop appropriate compensation recommendations
  • Support the HRBPs on employee pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretation, and job evaluation, including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs


As a successful leader you will have…

  • 10 + years of compensation management experience including experience in executive compensation and Long-Term Incentive Plans 
  • Deep technical knowledge of compensation design, including incentive, and executive compensation program designs 
  • Previous experience in Benefit plan design and roll-out and managing high-performing teams
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian HR legislation and compliance requirements impacting compensation and benefits


We can’t wait to meet you if you are…

  • A compassionate leader who leads with integrity and empathy when building relationships and coaching others to success
  • A natural communicator who can connect with all levels of the organization and convey complex matters in simple formats
  • A strategic navigator who has strong analytical skills that can identify opportunities for improvement, develop solutions and guide leaders and employees through change effectively 
  • A dynamic multitasker who enjoys managing various projects at once and can quickly adapt to shifting priorities
  • A collaborative team player who demonstrates the core values of Aurora and has a strong commitment towards life-long learning


What we offer

  • Competitive compensation, performance bonuses, RRSP, and long-term incentives
  • Remote-first workplace equipped with flexible hours, vacation and sick time, meeting-free-Friday afternoons and more
  • Comprehensive benefits package with health, dental and medical cannabis coverage, life insurance and LTD policies and health and personal spending care accounts
  • Corporate perks such as Perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, employee discounts and modern technology
  • Robust learning opportunities accelerated by professional development courses, a tuition assistance program and corporate mobility
  • Global team of professionals enabled by science with a strong mission to open the world to cannabis and deliver the best experience for our patients and consumers


Next steps

Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Team and we will contact you if we see a fit via email.


Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with your network while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities (hot tip: if you are an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by sharing this posting with someone in your network! If they are the successful candidate, you may be eligible for a bonus!).


Diversity and inclusion

At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.


Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know!


Health and safety

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.







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