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The Ohio State University - Executive Compensation Consultant

03/22/2021 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Executive Compensation Consultant

Office of Human Resources

HR at Ohio State

Human Resources at Ohio State is embarking in major transformational changes, positioning HR professionals to better serve our leaders, faculty, staff, and students to realize the mission of our great institution for years to come. From policies and processes to our systems and services, nearly every aspect of HR is evolving to better serve the Ohio State community including campus and the medical center.  As the Ohio State community start to experience the new HR service delivery model and ways of working, our goal is that each touchpoint will be seamless, and the processes and systems we have built will further our commitment to delivering excellent customer service and strategic HR support.

We are seeking a dynamic, relationship-driven Executive Compensation Consultant experienced in delivering exceptional leadership and service. This position will be embedded within the Office of Human Resources and will report to the Senior Director, Compensation to ensure proper alignment to HR strategy, centers of expertise (CoE) and shared service center processes (HR Connection).


About the Compensation at Ohio State

The Office of Human Resources’ Compensation team provides consultation services regarding interpretation and use of market data, planning for use of budgeted dollars, compensation program design and assistance with salary/equity studies.


Executive Compensation Consultant Opportunity

The selected candidate will provide compensation consulting and analysis relative to the University’s executive compensation programs.  They will assist with the design, development, and management of executive compensation solutions that align with the university’s strategic direction, including base salary, short- and long-term incentives, and perquisites while also supporting executive compensation strategy by planning and organizing the annual executive compensation cycle, analyzing jobs, benchmarking, conducing market analyses, assisting in the development of applicable policies and other documents and communications, and reporting on outcomes.


The Executive Compensation Consultant will also manage the process for high-level compensation approvals while reporting to the Talent, Compensation and Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees. They will provide consultation to leaders in colleges and business units across the enterprise, as well as other internal partners, on executive compensation matters, partner with stakeholders to develop and implement executive compensation programs for specific business needs and assist with the development of executive employment offers and performance management, including annual goal-setting and performance reviews, merit increases, and administration of performance incentives. The management of external consultant relationships while ensuring projects meet expectations and are brought to completion effectively, timely, and within budget is essential for success in this role.


Main Performance Objectives:

  • Collaborate with external consultants, senior leaders, and the board office in the development of a short-term executive compensation plan
  • With the implementation of HR Service Delivery, develop new business processes and change management efforts to streamline the review and approval of board purview executive compensation actions

Measures of Success

One year after joining the team, success will mean the Executive Compensation Consultant has a broader view and understanding of the University’s total rewards relative to its executives.  Strong partnerships built on trust will be established and the selected candidate will be a go-to person that can effectively represent multiple perspectives. Best practice solutions will have been explored and tried – leading to learning and/or more success for the organization.  


Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, HR, Finance or a related area and a minimum of 7+ years of progressively responsible compensation experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Proficiency in the use of tools and technology relative to compensation administration; Strong analytical and decision-making skills; Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and collaboration skills for communicating complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Experience in executive compensation; CCP certification; Academic or large complex organization experience.


About The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at visit.osu.edu/experience.


How to Apply

Please visit https://osujoblinks.com/zq3r. Questions may be directed to Greg Bright, Talent Acquisition Consultant at bright.159@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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