HR Compensation/UKHC/Director

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Job Title:

HR Compensation/UKHC/Director

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

6 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

The essential job functions of this position require: communicating effectively; building positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; abiding by University guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; prioritizing and managing work effectively; providing exceptional customer service; perform work in a sedentary position; report to meetings at different locations both on campus on off campus; interact with individuals from various levels throughout the university.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm, with additional hours required
as needed.

Job Summary:

As an active voice in the strategic decisions that guide the University of Kentucky Healthcare (UKHC) toward achieving its mission, goals, and objectives, Human Resources (HR) will deliver services that encourage and support the success of the UKHC Enterprise and the members of its community. In continued support of UKHC, we are currently seeking an HR Compensation Director for UK HealthCare.

The HR Compensation Director will strategize and implement vision, mission, goals, and objectives for the UK HealthCare Enterprise Compensation Program emphasizing fairness, equality, and market competitiveness, within budgetary constraints. The Director will consult and effectively collaborate with UKHC senior executives and management to ensure the compensation strategy and initiatives support the organization’s business objectives while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, policies, and regulations. The Director will provide strategic leadership for the department and direct reports while ensuring the highest standard in customer service excellence.

Primary responsibilities will include:
•Building and maintaining relationships with key leaders within UK HealthCare and its partnerships, with the goal of anticipating ways to advance business objectives through best practices and program/service delivery.
•Planning, organizing, and directing healthcare compensation programs and initiatives to promote compensation best practices.
•Monitoring trends, data, and patterns in the healthcare market to strategize and implement effective pay practices and initiatives.
•Providing senior leadership with timely and appropriate information to assist in strategic decision making while anticipating future needs, challenges, etc.
•Creating and developing compensation programs that allow UK HealthCare to recruit and retain top talent.
•Establish strategic direction, set goals and manage projects for the compensation consultants and specialists
•Developing staff through effective leadership, coaching and counseling.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Must understand healthcare both operationally and financially and be able to speak to the business of healthcare. Must have significant professional knowledge in Compensation. Collaboration, customer service, relationship building, as well as confidentiality, honesty and integrity are core competencies for the position. The successful candidate must also possess strategic thinking, change management, planning and organizing and effective project management skills; strong attention to detail, oral and written communication and technology skills also required.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 5/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time