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Human Resources Compensation Consultant

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Writing Sample: Please attach a document in which you respond to the following scenario (one page maximum): The University has embarked on an institution-wide implementation of a new compensation model and job architecture. At a high level, please describe the major steps that must happen and how you would enable this project to be a success.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Human Resources Compensation Consultant
Department Human Resources (7101)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Division of Human Resources at the University of Arizona is seeking a Compensation Consultant. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled compensation professional responsible for the development, administration and maintenance of compensation programs to attract and retain outstanding employees. (S)he will play a vital role in the University Career and Compensation Architecture project. On an ongoing basis, the incumbent will prepare compensation program recommendations that meet the unique needs of the University and keep it compliant with applicable regulations and competitive in the higher education market. (S)he will also act as a mentor to a Compensation Analyst and other members of the Division of HR on compensation matters.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation resources, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to the UA Career and Compensation Architecture project, a campus-wide initiative to implement a revised market-based compensation and job family model.
  • Leads efforts to conduct annual benchmarking of UA jobs and provides recommendations to leadership on salary increase budgets, market conditions, strategic opportunities, and salary structure movement.
  • Advises HR Consultants and University management on compensation program administration. Partners with HR Consultants to solve compensation related needs within their client groups.
  • Manages salary survey participation to ensure maximum coverage of UA jobs.
  • Conducts internal audits and provides interpretations of laws, policies, and procedures affecting compensation to ensure compliance; identifies areas of potential exposure and/or liability and recommends appropriate action.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates training and communication programs designed to increase overall understanding, awareness, and knowledge of compensation related subjects.
  • Works collaboratively and consultatively with other Human Resources staff members, peer Universities and other liaisons to provide assessment, recommendations, and support of compensation initiatives.
  • May participate in modeling variable pay programs or focused studies on unique populations including administration and faculty.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources Management, or related field and 5-8 years of professional experience in the administration of compensation programs with an emphasis on market-based job family architecture; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience performing compensation program administration in a higher education or research institution.
  • Senior SHRM, HRCI, and/or Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22333
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jan Myers
(520)626-2834
janmyers@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 01/14/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/25/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Writing Sample: Please attach a document in which you respond to the following scenario (one page maximum): The University has embarked on an institution-wide implementation of a new compensation model and job architecture. At a high level, please describe the major steps that must happen and how you would enable this project to be a success.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources Management, or related field and 5-8 years of professional experience in the administration of compensation programs with an emphasis on market-based job family architecture; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents