Benefits and Compensation Manager

Fond du Lac, WI
May 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Benefits and Compensation Manager, Fond du Lac Campus.  This position is accountable and responsible for the formation or adjustment of the processes of the Talent Retention and the Human Resources major processes of the Human Resources Support System subject to the constraints imposed by the Vice President – Finance and Administration, MPTC District Board policy, State Board rules, law and professional ethical behavior.



Beginning Immediately

Responsibilities1. Work with College leadership to formulate and communicate the College’s compensation philosophy with a total compensation focus. Recommend and administer the compensation programs for the College.2. Review and recommend College benefits strategy annually. Work with the Benefits and Compensation Coordinator to research and recommend the employee benefit programs for the College with a total compensation focus. Collaborate with members of the Wisconsin Technical College Employee Benefits Consortium (WTCEBC) in providing long term, high quality benefits along with the implementation of cost control initiatives for MPTC.3. Collect and analyze market pay data to support position classification and to determine appropriate starting salaries and salary ranges for positions. Recommend salary schedules and structures that enable the College to attract and retain talent. Identify appropriate tools for market pay analysis and complete wage and benefit surveys. 4. In collaboration with the Benefits and Compensation Coordinator, monitor and report on benefit, compensation and wellbeing plan performance. Manage the self-funded health insurance plan, monitor loss ratios and maintain reserve levels within guidelines. Analyze and recommend changes to the College’s OPEB liability. 5. Oversee, manage and reconcile the College’s personnel budget; process and verify personnel budget changes. Provide accurate salary and benefit cost information for position management, staffing planning and grants management. Ensure accuracy of position, salary and benefits information in the HRIS/Payroll system. Prepare and present costing information and reports associated with salary administration for organizational decision making. 6. Coordinate the issuance of annual employment contracts for managers and contract faculty.  Coordinate annual compensation and benefit letter for support professional employees.  7. Oversee the employee education and communication plan related to health, wellbeing, benefit and compensation plans and programs. Develop communication plans related to benefit and compensation changes and develop portal content to engage and educate employees. Participate on local and state-wide teams and committees and provide leadership to the Health and Wellbeing Cross-functional Team.8. Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations related to benefits and compensation policies, procedures and administration. Recommend and conduct employee and supervisor training sessions. 9. Responsible for the performance management, coaching and ongoing growth and development of assigned staff.10. Assist in the development of the Talent System strategic plan and budget and the creation, administration and evaluation of Human Resources policies, procedures, guidelines and the Employee Handbook. Assist with Human Resource functions and projects.  Perform other duties as assigned.  


Qualifications1. Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business administration or a related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.2. Five years of progressively more responsible experience to include: compensation strategy, compensation design, compensation administration, benefit plan design, benefit administration, and self-insured plan administration.  3. Two years of Human Resources or payroll experience preferred.4. Two years of leadership/supervisory experience preferred.  5. Strong business math and analytical skills for account reconciliation and compensation and benefits studies and analysis.6. Knowledge of accounting methods and procedures. Ability to create, read and understand budget reports.  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to work with all levels of internal and external customers in a team environment.8. Strong organizational, prioritization, planning and time management skills; ability to work independently to accomplish work.  9. Strong problem solving and decision-making skills. 10. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply employment laws, handbook and contract language and procedures/policies.11. High degree of integrity and professionalism and demonstrated ability to respect and retain the confidentiality of information.12. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.13. Experience with HR information system and online benefits administration.  Knowledge and experience with computer hardware and software applications, including Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Office Suite, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, etc.). 


Benefits Summary

WI Retirement

Group Life Insurance

Group Health Insurance

Group Dental Insurance

Group Vision Insurance

Long Term Disability

Short Term Disability

Paid Vacation

Paid Holidays

Accumulative Sick Leave

Flexible Spending

403(b)/457 Deferred Comp-Voluntary Retirement Savings Program Options

Wellness Program

Professional Development

Educational Assistance

Employee Assistance Program

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