Senior Classification and Compensation Consultant

Wilmington, North Carolina
$66,605 - $74,000
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vacancy Number: S00510
Working Title: Senior Classification and Compensation Consultant
Career Band Title: Human Resources Consultant
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Competency Level: Advanced

Essential functions of this position:
This position functions in a dual lead professional role as a Senior Classification and Compensation Analyst for the university, with fully delegated classification authority for the full range of SHRA occupational classes represented in almost 900 positions (over 400 classes), as well as delegated authority for university-wide EHRA/SHRA status determinations for new and existing positions and authority for EHRA compensation actions. The position works in conjunction with the Director of Talent Acquisition and Compensation providing training and guidance to grow the capacity of department staff. The position frequently advises managers and department heads concerning effective position management, organizational design and position design based on current guidelines and classifications. This role conveys classification and compensation decisions directly to senior administrative officers, vice chancellors, deans and department heads, as well as addressing employee concerns and internal equity issues.
In the compensation role, this position provides in-depth compensation and labor market research, data analysis and salary recommendations for SHRA, EHRA and faculty position and employees. This role provides policy guidance to divisions, HR salary administration, and the university budget office for implementation of all university-wide compensation activity. The position authors professional compensation reports and labor market analysis for EHRA and Faculty positions. These reports are required annually by the Office of the President and UNCW Board of Trustees and used by the Provost and Deans for salary determinations and budgeting projections. The position also provides guidance to budget and salary administration regarding implementation of statewide actions such as range revisions or campus-wide occupational salary adjustments.
Additionally, this position plans, coordinates and conducts large and/or highly sensitive and political classification studies that may involve multiple job classes and/or cross departmental lines; recommends allocation of positions to appropriate classes; tabulates and analyzes salary survey data; makes recommendations on compensation matters; designs, coordinates, conducts, and evaluates in-service training programs; plans, participates in, and evaluates special projects requiring coordination of activities across departmental and functional lines to include the responsibility of project leadership over other professional and technical staff; provides professional and technical advice and assistance to line departments on a variety of human resources issues and problems; performs specialized research, analyzes requests, and determines steps required to reach a conclusion or desired result; analyzes data and makes or reviews recommendations to boards and councils regarding human resources issues; analyzes the effect of new laws or administrative regulations on human resources programs, and prepares policies and designs procedures and forms for implementation; assists departments in the preparation of human resources contract proposals; and assures compliance with terms of existing contracts and performs related duties as assigned.

N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices in the context of organizational goals and objectives; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in Human Resources, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or related business area and three years of administrative management or business management experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Requires considerable knowledge of classification and compensation and management practices, thorough knowledge of Salary Administration policies and procedures, the NC State classification system and Position Management procedures
Knowledge of a variety of occupational groups is mandatory, as well as analytical abilities for classification review, judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting guidelines
Requires excellent computer literacy and experience with automated systems
Ability to communicate and work effectively with others who have varying degrees of classification and compensation knowledge
Ability to collaborate and problem solve
Ability to demonstrate technical skills to analyze data
Ability to demonstrate professional acumen and to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
Must be able to exercise discretion and confidentiality
Experience working with ERP Systems, Excel and other reporting and data analysis tools
Fundamental knowledge of classification and compensation principles
At least three years’ classification and compensation experience working at a higher education institution
Ability to demonstrate supervisory skills

Preferred education, professional skills and experience:
Experience and training within NC State Classification and Salary Administration
Certification in Human Resources and/or Compensation preferred

Recruitment Range: $66,605 - $74,000
NC Salary Grade Equivalency: 74
Hours Per Week: 1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Position Number: 1259
Job Posting Date: 04/19/2017
Job Closing Date: 05/02/2017

Special Instructions:
PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. Due to the high interest in positions at UNCW, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the position if selected for an interview. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

This position is being recruited at the Advanced level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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