The Employment and Compensation Manager (ECM) is a critical thinker that will lead all aspects of Willamette University’s employment and compensation system. The ECM is resourceful and analytical. Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, the ECM is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, communication, and administration of all university-wide recruitment and employment classification and compensation activities.
Classification and Compensation:
- Manages the development, implementation, maintenance and administration of the classification and total compensation structure for the university
- Analyzes total compensation practices in relation to internal equity and market competitiveness and recommends and implements changes as appropriate to establish and maintain competitive pay rates and ensure compensation equity
- Responsible for monitoring executive compensation and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance
- Conduct job analysis to determine appropriate market pricing; review and approve salary increases and advise management on compensation actions for employees
- Maintain knowledge of government regulations, compensation trends, and practices among similar organizations
- Develop, maintain, and continuously improve processes, systems and technology, measurement practices, and metrics reporting for the HR community
- Support larger HR initiatives by ensuring continuity and successful delivery of functional service
- Partner with internal resources to create an overall recruiting and onboarding strategy, focused on attracting qualified, diverse candidates
- Responsible for managing the Applicant Tracking System
- Partner with hiring managers to create and backfill new positions. Assist with establishing search committees. Make recommendations on postings
- Own the candidate experience from application to hire, including all touch-points, and streamlining internal processes and enhancing communication to applicants, candidates and new employees
- Manage Background Check Process
- Ensure that the hiring policies, procedures, processes, forms, and records are legally compliant and up to date
- Bachelor’s degree
- A minimum of three to five years of experience managing the development, administration, and evaluation of compensation/classification programs, exhibiting knowledge of program principles and practices, preferably in a higher education or equivalent environment
- Knowledge of laws and best practices related to essential functions
- Knowledge and understanding of various workplace and employment regulations including but not limited to Fair Labor Standards Act, Oregon Pay Equity Act, Equal Employment Opportunity and other federal and state laws that apply to compensation, classification and hiring
- Strong project management skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong critical thinking, creative problem solving, and decision making skills
- Experience in talent acquisition preferred
- Experience with Workday preferred
TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE: Typical office work week.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office environment.
OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
About this company
Willamette University, the first university in the West, is a private, co-educational liberal arts school that offers undergraduate degrees in nearly 50 fields (politics, biology, English, psychology, and economics are among the most pursued majors) and graduate degrees in business and law. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Founded in the early days of the Oregon Territory by missionary Jason Lee as a school for Native American children, Willamette University was established in 1842.
Willamette University provides rigorous education in the liberal arts and selected professional fields. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in a vibrant campus community. A Willamette education prepares graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.
Location/Region: Salem, Oregon