The Director of Benefits and Compensation directs, develops, negotiates, and monitors strategic planning for all employee benefits, including but not limited to health, prescription, dental, life, disability, retirement, Worker’s Compensation, FMLA/leaves, and student insurance. This is accomplished by partnering with key campus stakeholders and on-campus and off-campus Coalitions.
The position also directs the administration of the Support Staff classification and compensation programs.
The Director plans, leads, directs, develops, and coordinates the benefits and compensation team’s policies, activities, and staff, ensuring legal compliance and implementing the benefits and compensation programs and overall strategy.
This position directly supervises the Assistant Director of Benefits, Assistant Director of Compensation/Classification, Manager of the Retirement Program and Manager of Benefits Accounting and Budgeting.
Advises, consults, and serves as a member of the Human Resources Executive Management team to develop and execute short-term and long-range plans and budgets based on university goals and strategic planning.
Evaluates and analyzes the results of the programs and services regularly and systematically.
Reviews and analyzes the benefits market to determine employee needs, trends, regulations, and practices, and develops programs and services to meet strategic goals.
Establishes and maintains long-term networking relationships and centers of influence through active involvement and participation in business, social, community, and boards or activities.
Plans and directs the implementation and administration of benefits programs.
Plans modifications to existing benefits programs.
Ensures benefits programs comply with current federal, state, and local regulations by studying existing and new legislation, obtaining qualified opinions, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed action.
Plans and directs the implementation and administration of Support Staff classifications and compensation programs; administers the annual raise process for Support Staff, FAS, and students.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Bachelors -Human Resources or related field
Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field.
Five years of progressively related experience in an HR leadership role.
Experience working in a unionized environment.
Experience working in a shared governance environment.
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred
CEBS certification preferred
Strong leadership and team management skills
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
Excellent time management skills and ability to plan and set priorities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft Office products
Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and compliance requirements related to rewards, including benefits and employee compensation
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to interpret and communicate data
Required Application Materials
Please include a CV or Resume and a cover letter with your application materials.
Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.
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