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Director, Compensation - The Ohio State University

07/05/2022 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

When staff join the Ohio State Office of Human Resources, they become part of one of America’s most comprehensive universities, one of Ohio’s largest employers and an exceptional team of professionals who provide proactive Human Resources services and solutions. Human Resources creates an environment that inspires pride, diversity and accountability, while also engaging faculty and staff to focus on the core mission of The Ohio State University.

The Director of Compensation (Health Care) is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership in the development, evaluation, documentation, and implementation of best-in-class compensation strategies and programs for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC). Leveraging their expertise in compensation principles, practices, and theories and through partnering with University and Wexner Medical Center leadership, they will work to identify, design, and recommend market competitive compensation solutions that support the organization’s ability to attract, motivate and retain employees. They will work to ensure and provide related analytics for competitive, equitable, and scalable solutions across base and variable compensation for staff and executive positions that are aligned with the organization’s short and long-term business goals and objectives. The Director partners with various technology and business process resources to implement compensation solutions that are delivered through the day-to-day operations of the Compensation Consultant Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic oversight and direction on the research and preparation for job evaluations and developing salary ranges that are internally equitable and externally competitive. (20%)

  • Evaluates health system staff salaries and provides recommendations for benchmarks, hiring ranges, and adjusted rates of pay prepared through the Compensation team. (20%)

  • Analyzes market data to identify compensation trends to help inform and develop strategies that ensure external competitiveness. (20%)

  • Works closely with Human Resources and Wexner Medical Center leadership to implement strategic, comprehensive staffing reviews for the health system. (10%)

  • In partnership with Talent HR Business Partners, the Director will provide strategic and operational direction on the development of career pathing tools to communicate position requirements and skills needed for advancement in specific areas. (10%)

  • Proactively develops and provides operational oversight for compensation policies and practices that align with organizational goals and that ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws. (10%)

  • Participates in health system project and committee work, as needed, to identify and deliver strategies that meet business objectives. (10%)


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience of at least 7 years; experience with development of operational strategy in a progressive healthcare organization required; certified CCP strongly preferred; in-depth knowledge of Workday. Helps others create and apply new concepts and solutions within a defined period to meet performance expectations; translates strategic plans into operational plans and guides their execution. Interacts frequently with managers and stakeholders concerning projects, operational decisions, or project milestones and goals. Influences others outside of immediate area(s) on policies, practices, and procedures to gain acceptance and cooperation. Experience managing direct reports.

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