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Director of Total Rewards and Compensation

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 12, 2022

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/3

Salary Range: $95,317- $105,716

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Director of Total Rewards and Compensation reports to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources Management and will be accountable for total rewards and compensation/ benefits, including overall rewards strategy, compensation and benefit program design and policy, and oversight of benefit administration. The Director will establish and execute programs that improve the acquisition and retainment of top candidates. The incumbent will assure the development and implementation of short- and long-range strategies for increased productivity, efficiency, and enhanced human resource services. The incumbent will be a strategic thought partner, with exceptional technological talent and the skills and abilities to engage and collaborate effectively with diverse internal and external customers at varying skill and position levels. The incumbent is responsible for supervising and mentoring subordinate staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support design and administer the staff total rewards and compensation program that is competitive with the market and enables management to employ, motivate and reward a highly skilled workforce. Ensure program supports UDC’s human capital objectives and is current with trends, practices, and costs. Establish salary structures, project salary budgets, and prepare policies and procedures to support UDC’s human capital objectives. Benchmark UDC’s policies within the higher education industry and employers in the local area.
  • Design, develop and manage compensation and benefits programs using best industry practices that are aligned with the University’s business strategies.
  • Serve as the University’s expert on compensation and benefits program and strategy.
  • Supervise and assist compensation team with administering position creation or change requests, classifying positions, and reviewing and maintaining job descriptions as needed for union and nonunion staff positions.
  • Executes compensation management processes and implements fiscally sound base pay salary structures, variable pay plans and other employee recognition opportunities that will support strategic compensation objectives.
  • Conduct managers training on compensation related topics.
  • Takes measures to ensure that staff are appropriately classified in the proper grade and FLSA designation.
  • Stays current on legislation, trends, marketplace changes, and advances and make recommendations to ensure competitiveness and compliance in all relevant markets.
  • Direct the preparation and distribution of Total Rewards communications.
  • Coordinate and assist in market compensation studies to ensure that the University’s position remain competitive with the market.
  • Monitor changes in the laws and regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Consult with and provide direction, guidance, and resolution to staff and managers on compensation issues.
  • Partner with Senior HR staff and University Finance on the design and administration of compensation and benefits plans.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, MIS, Computer Science or related degree preferred
  • At least four years related experience required
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) credential preferred
  • Experience leading/supervising technical teams preferred
  • Prior experience with PeopleSoft or familiarity with similar HRIS systems are highly beneficial, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs is required.
Minimum Required Skills/Competencies
  • Master’s degree in organizational development/organizational behavior, human resources or a related field.
  • Five or more years of experience in managing total rewards and compensation.
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Certified Compensation Professional certification preferred.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft preferred.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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