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Director of Classification and Compensation

Apply now Job no: 492776
Work type: Full-time
Location: Chester
Categories: Administrators

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University is currently seeking a Director of Classification and Compensation in the Office of Human Resources.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, this role will lead the University classification and compensation practice.  The primary function of this role is to assess current practices, develop new accurate and timely classifications that meet the ever-changing market standards. 

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Human Resources Department holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

Administration and Compliance

  • Develop, implement and maintain comprehensive title/position classification system for the university.
  • Establish a consistent process for evaluating compensation packages which are created based on market trends within higher education.
  • Evaluate all requests for position reclassification and promotions.
  • Ensure accurate and timely administration and compliance with all classification and compensation regulations/requirements applicable to the University.
  • Manages and leads the reclassification process, including conducting/analyzing reclassification requests, conducting desk audits, benchmarking compensation for internal equity and external market rates, evaluating supporting documentation, and making reclassification recommendations. Ensures reclassifications are processed in a timely manner and comply with all applicable compensation and classification regulations/requirements. 
  • Ensures completion and submission of comprehensive job descriptions for all employees. 
  • Evaluates and maintains salary structures and ranges to reflect market pay. 
  • Interpret and manage compliance with all federal, state and local laws.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and implement compensation policies that achieve University objectives, are competitive in the marketplace, and comply with any/all regulations/requirements.  

Benchmarking, Operations, and Organizational Structure

  • Manage the salary survey participation and reporting processes with required salary survey
  • Evaluates salary equity, and provides insight and recommendations to Associate Vice President for Human Resources. providers.
  • Consult with hiring managers regarding all aspects of the classification and compensation process regarding new positions, organizational structure, and reclassifications.
  • Participate in improving processes, automating manual processes in order to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Keep abreast of compensation trends, technology needs, and federal/state regulations, ensuring that compensation programs and HR systems meet current and anticipated University needs. 
  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure appropriate position budgets for incoming requests. 
  • Lead all related workshops and training for employees and managers. 
  • Collaborate with hiring managers on presentations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum five years progressive experience in performing classification, reclassification and compensation analysis duties
  • Demonstrated experience in leading compensation reviews for exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships cross-functionally
  • Significant analytical and assessment skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation
  • High proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite, with superior Excel skills
  • Experience working with shared filing systems

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in a higher education or non-profit organization 
  • Experience in developing rewards and recognition programs


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • Usual office environment; routine sitting at a desk; occasionally standing, bending, stooping or kneeling
  • Must be mobile between workstation and numerous campus buildings

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. We are committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The Office of Human Resources holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, & inclusion, including representation on the Faculty Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the Diversity Leadership and Inclusion Council.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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