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Ohio University - Director of Compensation

08/23/2022 3:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

About OHIO

Ohio University (OHIO) strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America.

Our Athens campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity.

About the Director of Compensation Role

In conjunction with other members of the management team, develops a compensation philosophy and strategy that assists the university in meeting its mission and goals and supports recruiting and retaining top talent. Leads market analysis of university jobs to determine competitive positioning of the organization’s pay programs. Develops and maintains organizational salary structures. Participates in salary survey and ensures that all compensation-related activities are in compliance with applicable regulations and standards. 

Position Summary

Designs, develops, implements, and manages base pay plans for the various employee groups to ensure market competitiveness, internal equity, alignment with business strategies and legal compliance. This includes management of the market strategies, survey sources and participation, advising on pay increase budgets and pay structure movement decisions.

For administrative and classified positions, designs, develops, implements, and manages job documentation, classifications and leveling guides in a fair, relevant and responsive manner to ensure that jobs are well defined for not only for compensation purposes but also for career development, recruitment, performance management and workforce planning needs.

Leads and/or participates in groups to improve business processes, revise related policies and procedures, creates meaningful HR metrics in support of a strategic approach to a total rewards strategy for the university. Works with others to seek technology solutions to maximize our efficiency and effectiveness in meeting employee needs, planning unit needs and the overall needs of the university. Provide guidance on all matters related to the FLSA such as exempt vs. nonexempt status, hours of work, approving overload contracts for classified and administrative employees, etc.

Supervise an additional team member to make up the Compensation team to achieve the objectives above and perform other duties as required for a successful compensation philosophy and strategy.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates for the position should have a bachelor’s degree. It is expected that candidate will have a proven record of success as a compensation professional with more than 8 years of work-related experience and supervisory or managerial experience of at least 6-8 years.

Master’s degree in a related field may be considered in combination with experience to meet the minimum years of experience.

Competitive Base Salary

Based on extensive benchmarking data, target salary range is $95,101 to $128,385. The exact base salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities in the state of Ohio and beyond.

Interested? Please apply at the following link by September 5, 2022.


Will remain open until filled.

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