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University of Rochester Dir Univ Compensation - 220808 in Rochester, New York

Dir Univ Compensation

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Central Administration

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 057 Total Rewards-Compensation


8:30 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Total Rewards, the Director, Compensation is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the University’s Compensation Program.

The Director develops, implements, communicates and administers University-wide compensation programs and policies in order to recruit, retain and reward a qualified and diverse workforce. The Director will support the overall Human Resources Mission and Vision of DARE (Develop, Attract, Retain, Engage) and becoming an Employer of Choice/Great Place to Work (GPTW) through innovative and comprehensive compensation programs designed to meet the needs of faculty and staff across the entire University.

The Director also is part of the wider Human Resources and University communities and collaborates closely with a variety of Offices and groups across the University and broader community to accomplish Staff Diversity & Community Engagement goals.


  • Leads efforts to assess Compensation-related needs at a systemic, strategic level; partnering with a variety of HR and University leaders and groups to do so.

  • Based on University needs and environmental factors, sets the vision and philosophy for compensation as a part of Total Rewards at the University; progresses the vision through influencing and inspiring University and HR leadership, the Total Rewards and HR teams, and others as appropriate.

  • Develops and implements a Compensation strategy, classification structure, and programs and processes that further the HR mission and vision of DARE and becoming a GPTW, as well as being based on regulatory requirements, the needs of various University departments and stakeholders, industry best practices, and market and financial considerations.

  • Collaborates with Director of Benefits and others to ensure consistent messaging of Total Rewards.

  • Continuously improves Compensation programs and processes based on organizational and regulatory requirements, market demands, industry and compensation best practices, and other opportunities.

  • Leads the Compensation team: ensuring effective team structure and processes are in place; supporting staff development; and leading and inspiring the team.

  • Develops strategic recommendations and business cases to address Compensation needs; classification management, compensation administration, Wage & Salary programs, and regulatory requirements

  • Provides subject matter expertise on multiple large-scale, complex strategic projects related to.

  • Ensures Compensation best practices are in place and are effective, such as for market data analysis, salary analyses, data collection and reporting, job evaluations, job description management, etc., ensuring a comprehensive, competitive Total Rewards package, making strategic recommendations to University leadership as appropriate.

  • Ensures the HR community and others providing Compensation-related support have the tools, training and abilities required to provide consistent, high-quality Compensation partnership.

  • Provides Compensation leadership for systems implementations, ensuring quality decision-making and implementation throughout the process.

  • Provides leadership, oversight and counsel to ensure the University is in compliance with Compensation-related regulatory requirements.

  • Provides leadership and counsel in the area of Executive Compensation, in both University and Medical Center environments.


Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; Master's Degree preferred and 7+ years of progressive Compensation experience, encompassing various aspects of the Compensation function, including 2-3 years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success leading complex, large-scale change initiatives. Excellent project management skills.

  • Experience interpersonal skills, including ability to interact effectively with all levels of University leadership, management, and staff.

  • Proficiency in building business cases.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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