Associate Director of Compensation

Career Description

Provides advanced level content expertise in developing, implementing, communicating, and administering University-wide compensation programs and policies to recruit, retain, and reward a qualified and diverse workforce. Serves as a consultant to University and Affiliates on compensation matters. Monitors, counsels and advises on University compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other federal and state labor laws. Provides strategic support to the Human Resources Business Partner model. Monitors and provides consultation on pay practices related to regulatory compliance within the organization to ensure compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements as well as University policies. Promotes the HR Experience through the HR Values of Respect, Integrity, Inclusion, Performance Excellence, and Engagement. Consistently demonstrates the 15 HR Experience Behaviors categorized under the five dimensions of `One Inclusive Team, Performance Excellence, Leading with Integrity, The HR Experts and Valued Customer Resource.’

Under general direction and with considerable latitude for independent judgment:

Administers the University’s Wage and Salary Program by applying program philosophy and utilizing evaluation techniques to meet organizational and employee needs. Maintains responsibility for position analysis and evaluation, description activities, classification reviews and/or audits and data analysis in support of the Compensation function.

Identifies and evaluates emerging organizational trends. Manipulates (often) large data sets in complex ways to tease meaning from the numbers and convey these findings to an executive audience. Develops pay programs including salary structure changes, merit programs, incentive programs, and other special pay programs.

Consults with and provides guidance to and maintains strong relationships with Human Resource Business Partners to achieve positive and effective outcomes in support of University and departmental business objectives on matters such as position classification, wage and salary administration policies, and compliance with labor law.

Manages the day-to-day activities of the Compensation Division. Provides guidance and supervision to compensation staff. Oversees special projects and compensation-related initiatives. Assumes full management responsibility in the absence of the Director.

Researches market data to analyze the competitiveness of compensation practices and makes recommendations to leadership. Monitors and audits pay practices to ensure compliance with University policies and guidelines. Identifies sources for external market data. Continually, assesses the adequacy of current market data sources and makes determinations relative to participation and purchase of salary survey data.

Monitors compliance with federal and state labor laws related to compensation. Collaborates with other departments (e.g. Office of Legal Counsel, Internal Audit, Diversity & Inclusion, etc.) to direct compliance issues to the appropriate channels for investigation and resolution. Designs and implements programs, policies, and practices to ensure compliance.

Represents the University on compensation matters and represents the department within particular area of specialty in local and regional associations concerned with Human Resources and especially job evaluation, wages and salaries in the absence of the Director.

Serves on executive committees, strategic planning teams, task forces, and other teams as necessary providing expertise on complex compensation-related matters.

Career Experience Description

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration and 5+ years of progressive relevant Compensation experience, including 2-3 years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Company Description

The University of Rochester is located in western New York, Rochester is our namesake and our home. Our diverse community includes more than 3,000 faculty, 12,000 students, and 30,000 staff.

About the University of Rochester:
Learn. Discover. Heal. Create. One of the world’s leading research universities, Rochester has a long tradition of breaking boundaries—always pushing and questioning, learning and unlearning. We transform ideas into enterprises that create value and make the world ever better.

Embedded in that ideal are the values we share: equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability.

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