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Squarespace // creative tools for designing websites
New York City    Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2022
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Squarespace is known for our award-winning design, new technology, memorable marketing campaigns, & the teams that power it all behind the scenes. Our Total Reward team drives cash, equity, perks & benefits for all employees around the world & plays a crucial role as we enter new markets. We're looking for an experienced Director to join our team. You will report to the future Head of Total Rewards & can be based remotely in an approved state (see application question below for approved locations)

The Director, Global Compensation oversees the development, delivery & evaluation of global compensation policies, processes & programs, ensuring alignment with Squarespace compensation philosophy. The Director will work with the Head of Total Rewards to ensure programs align with the overall Total Rewards, HR & Business strategy & to ensure that the strategy & programs align globally & are legally compliant. This is a leadership position within the department & will be responsible for driving alignment & gaining support from key stakeholders & business unit leaders.

This role will report to our Senior Director, Total Rewards, & can be based remotely in an approved state (see application question).


  • Through external benchmarking, you'll develop, implement & maintain competitive cash compensation & equity structures, ensuring we have the data & processes in place to maintain great compensation packages as we continue to scale across geographies.
  • You'll provide subject matter expertise & recommendations for Equity matters including Executive Compensation
  • You'll use a combination of internal & external data to improve compensation practices across multiple countries.
  • You'll research compensation trends & leverage your findings to improve our decisions.
  • You'll conduct in-depth analysis to model the financial (e.g., cost, dilution) & talent (e.g., attrition, hiring) effects of compensation decisions; make recommendations for compensation strategy & processes based on findings
  • You'll work closely with business leaders, Recruiting, HR Business Partners, Legal & Finance to provide guidance & interpretation on Public company compliance & governance, compensation challenges & recommend solutions.
  • You'll partner with Finance & Head of Total Rewards on compensation budget & forecast
  • You'll partner with internal stakeholders on executive compensation
  • You'll partner with internal stakeholders on Compensation Committee activity
  • You'll manage a team of two
  • You'll perform internal gap analysis to market.
  • You'll manage the annual compensation review process for more than 1500 employees globally.
  • You'll manage equity administration
  • You'll provide consultation to department leaders & senior managers on appropriate salary levels & ranges for jobs & positions.
  • You'll ensure compliance with regulatory filings & updates, notices, mandates, audits, non-discrimination testing, & employee records.
  • You'll be used to working with changing priorities.
  • You'll have the integrity, & respect to handle sensitive data.
  • You'll have a sense of humor.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years work experience in compensation preferably in technology, finance or consulting sectors
  • 5+ years experience with domestic & international Equity & Cash compensation programs; design, modeling & implementation, inclusive of tool management for administration & employee support.
  • 5+Years experience developing & implementing incentive compensation programs including performance-based equity compensation, sales incentive plans, & cash bonus programs.
  • 5+ years of managing a team of compensation & equity analysts & administrators
  • M&A experience: integrating disparate structures. Modeling employee retention approaches for key employees
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements in the US & international markets
  • The ability to engage & influence Senior Leadership
  • Advanced excel skills (can write advanced macros & maintain complex spreadsheets)


  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you & your dependent children
  • Fertility & adoption benefits
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Pretax commuter benefits
  • Education reimbursement
  • Employee donation match to community organizations
  • 7 Employee Resource Groups across locations
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Free lunch & snacks
  • Private rooftop

About Squarespace

Squarespace is a leading all-in-one website building & ecommerce platform that enables millions to build a brand & transact with their customers in an impactful & beautiful online presence. Our suite of products enables anyone at any stage of their journey to manage their projects & businesses through websites, domains, ecommerce, marketing tools, & scheduling, along with tools for managing a social media presence with Unfold & hospitality business management via Tock. Squarespace democratizes access to best-in-class design, helping our customers in approximately 200 countries & territories maintain consistent branding across all digital touchpoints to stand out online. Our team of more than 1,400 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin, Ireland, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, California & Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit

Our Commitment

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives & experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace & celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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