Director of Compensation & Benefits

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 10, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Saint Joseph’s University

Director of Compensation & Benefits

Position Summary:

The Director for Compensation and Benefits is responsible for the design, implementation, administration, evaluation and communication of the University’s benefits and compensation programs, policies and plans. The Director for Compensation and Benefits will also direct the HR Specialist supporting Benefits and Wellness as well as the HR Associate supporting compensation analysis and general HR data integrity and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:        

• Work with senior leadership and departmental representation on position evaluation, promotions and reorganization requests. Provide recommendations on organizational structure. Benchmark positions with external and internal peers
• Review all administrative and staff pay points annually; prepare relevant reports for senior leaders and meet with each senior leader and CHRO to determine if structural adjustments are needed.
• Work closely with the Office of Financial Affairs in administering annual structural pool as applicable.
• Manage the salary change and notification processes annually; review and audit the structural adjustment salary data and merit increases
• In partnership with the Provost, Deans and the CHRO, support the annual faculty compensation analysis process
• Lead the compensation analysis of all requests to post new and replacement positions through the PeopleAdmin system;
• Review all administrative and staff positions and bands on a two to three-year rotating cycle to ensure position placement in bands reflects the market;
• Analyze and make recommendations bi-annually regarding the Administrative and Staff salary structure and its competitive position in our market;
• Manage the purchase of and participation in appropriate compensation surveys in coordination with department heads
• Oversee university unemployment benefits administration.

• Oversee an approximate $30M benefits budget and plan annually on a rolling three year cycle
• Ensure ERISA compliance with all benefit plans and serve as HIPAA Officer
• Conduct benefit plans needs assessments, evaluates existing benefit programs, determines and recommends plans to be offered/changed based on local and national market data, best practices, recruitment/retention data and university resources.
• Implement and manage benefit plans including the development of key metrics.
• Monitor legislative environment for proposed changes in applicable regulations and ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws.
• Provide advice in the development of policies and procedures and communicates such to employees.
• Direct relationships with University insurance brokers and vendors, as well as retirement plan vendors and community partners.
• Oversee employee benefit communications
• Serve as Administrative Liaison to the University Retirement Plan Committee
• Manage the collection and submission of all required employment and benefit data under the Affordable Care Act.

Secondary Responsibilities:

• Assist the CHRO in the management of the Human Resources departmental budget
• Serve on committees as requested by the CHRO;
• As a member of the Human Resources team, assist in the planning of employee events, such as the Benefits Fair and the Decades of Service celebration;
• Manage special projects as requested by the CHRO.
• Review vendor contracts
• Support contract negotiations with University unions

Minimum Requirements:

• Master’s degree in business, human resources, or closely related discipline
• Minimum of 7 years of progressively more responsible experience in compensation and benefits administration
• Minimum 3 years’ experience managing direct reports and/or in successful project management
• Successful experience in developing reports preferably with MS Access, Oracle Discoverer or other report writing applications
• Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
• Demonstrated quantitative/analytical skills
• Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
• Personal commitment to excellence, particularly in the areas of data accuracy, customer service, best practices in employment, benefits and compensation management, and professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong preference for experience managing Compensation and Benefits functions in a higher education environment
• Ellucian Banner software experience

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

• This position may require occasional evening or weekend hours related to professional conferences and special events.

On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume.  For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:

Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.


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