Associate Director of University Compensation

Job ID 224460

Career Description

Provides advanced level content expertise in developing, implementing, communicating and administering University-wide compensation programs and policies in order 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 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.

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, 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 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 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

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 motto is Meliora—a Latin word for “ever better.” It’s more than a motto for us. It’s our past, present, and our vision for the future.

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.

We are the largest private employer in upstate New York and a welcoming place to work and grow.

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.

“EOC Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled”

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