Job Locations:
Austin, TX (POL)
New York, NY

The Amherst Group of companies comprise of leading real estate investment and advisory firms with a mission to transform the way real estate is owned, financed and managed.  Amherst leverages its proprietary data, analytics, technology, and decades of experience to seek solutions for a fragmented, slow-to-evolve real estate ecosystem and to materially improve the experience for residents, buyers, sellers, communities, and investors.  Today Amherst has over 1000 employees and $14.1 billion in assets under management.

Over the past decade, Amherst has scaled its platform to become one of the largest operators of single-family assets and has acquired, renovated, and leased more than 46,000 homes across 32 markets in the U.S.  The firm delivers customized, stabilized cash-flowing portfolios of assets to its investors, wrapped in all the ongoing services required to manage, own, and finance the asset including property management, portfolio management, and a full capital markets team.  In addition to its single-family rental platform, Amherst’s debt business pursues two distinct credit strategies in mortgage-backed securities and commercial real estate lending.  Over its 25-year history, Amherst has developed a deep bench of research and technology talent, and leverages data and analytics at every stage in the asset lifecycle to improve operations and preserve long-term value for our investors and the more than 188,000 residents the firm has served.


The Senior Compensation Manager will leverage developed expertise in compensation program design and administration (ideally including base pay, short-term incentives, private company long-term incentive programs and carried interest plans) to support Amherst’s efforts to attract, reward, engage, and retain a high-performing workforce. The Senior Compensation Manager will be part of the Human Capital department, reporting to the Head of Total Rewards and HR Operations, and will work closely with stakeholders across Human Capital, Finance, Legal, and the business.  



  • Work with Head of Total Rewards, Chief People Officer, and senior business leadership to design and implement new compensation programs and updates to existing programs Recommend market-relevant, affordable designs that address business needs and drive performance. Educate stakeholders and plan participants on plan parameters.  Partner with Finance and HRIS on tracking of incentive programs and with Legal on program terms and documentation.   

  • Own the administration of multiple long term incentive programs, including reporting and analytics, tracking, data management, statement and award agreement creation and distribution.  Track/navigate LTI for former employees.  

  • Develop and lead communication and marketing efforts for compensation programs and processes to increase understanding within Human Capital and across the organization.   

  • Audit Compensation programs, policies, and practices to ensure alignment with company and HR strategies, organizational culture, and appropriate competitive markets/best practices.  

  • Partner closely with Talent Acquisition team, HR Business Partners, and business leaders to understand attraction and retention challenges, provide data-based recommendations, and support the needs of the organization 

  • Ensure our HRIS system is optimized for compensation management and data capture. Work in close partnership with HRIS team to configure and test the mid-year and year-end compensation processes in Workday. 

  • Oversee year-end compensation planning process 

  • Stay current on and share trends, best practices, and legislative changes related to the Company’s compensation programs and policies. 

  • Mentor colleagues within Compensation and across The Human Capital team. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources or related field 

  • 10+ years of Compensation experience including long-term incentives, preferably in the financial services industry and/or HR management consulting  

  • Superior analytical and presentation skills (including Excel and Powerpoint); ability to leverage data to get to “so what?” insights and facilitate sound decision-making 

  • Exceptional project management and time management skills 

  • Must be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities  

  • Workday experience and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) designation preferred 


Candidate must be based in one of our main hub locations (Austin, TX or New York, NY)  Depending on candidate’s location will also determine the salary range

  $180k – $230k offered.

Our full-time employee benefits include:

  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match

  • Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day

  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)

  • Professional career development and reimbursement

  • Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave

  • Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons

  • Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events

Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.