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Hr Generalist, Compensation

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

Job Details

Hr Generalist, Compensation & Benefits

Cooley Hall

Position Title:
HR Generalist, Compensation & Benefits

Position Type:
Full time

Cooley Hall

Staff Exempt

Job Summary:
The HR Generalist, Compensation supports and assists in the communication of all aspects of Bucknell's total rewards, including benefits, wellbeing, compensation, learning and development, and recognition. Primary responsibilities of this position are supporting the University's compensation and benefits programs. This position involves collecting and analyzing data to ensure competitive and equitable compensation practices across all employee categories. This position will work closely with external and internal constituents to maintain compliance with compensation policies and legal requirements, assess constituent needs, and make compensation recommendations. This position reports directly to the Director, Total Rewards and Compensation.

Job Duties:

In collaboration with the total rewards team, responds to requests of active and retired faculty and staff relating to benefits, compensation, and learning and development. Supports the work of the HR Generalist, Benefits and Leave Management; HR Generalist, Total Rewards and Recognition; Manager, Compensation; Manager, Learning and Development and Director, Total Rewards and Compensation as needed.

  • Gathers and maintains data related to compensation, including salary surveys and market research. Analyzes compensation data to assess the competitiveness of the University's pay structures. Assists in the preparation of reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommendations.

  • Participates in the job evaluation process to determine the relative worth of different university positions. Assists in the creation and maintenance of job descriptions and classifications.

  • Stays current with federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to compensation. Ensures that compensation policies and practices are in compliance with relevant laws and University policies.

  • Supports the administration of the University's salary structures, pay scales, and merit increase programs. Assists in the development and maintenance of salary budgets.

  • Conducts educational sessions or workshops for University employees on compensation-related topics.

  • Responds to inquiries from employees and managers regarding compensation and benefits. Supports the administration of employee benefit programs.

  • Actively contributes to Bucknell's efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community. Supports and promotes the University's sustainability efforts to protect, maintain, and increase the long-term viability and resilience of the University's environmental, social, and economic support systems. Participates in campus-wide or department-specific strategic projects, committees, and working groups as needed.

  • Performs other duties as required or appropriate.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or business-related field with a minimum three (3) years of HR experience. Or, a combination of an Associate Degree or SHRM certification with a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in Human Resources.
  • Working knowledge of compensation principles and practices. Demonstrated proficiency in two or more areas of human resources management including but not limited to compensation, benefits, learning and development, wellness, rewards & recognition, and/or DEI.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in data analysis tools and software.
  • Technical proficiency in relevant applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, HRIS, or other systems to effectively gather, interpret, organize, and present data and information.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in meaningful ways to diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging through policy, procedure, programming and community engagement.
  • Strong verbal and written presentation and communication skills and attention to detail; Demonstrated sound judgment and critical thinking skills; ability to accurately collect information in order to understand and assess the clients' needs and situation.
  • Ability to collaborate, influence, and establish trust with campus partners; previous experience building relationships and working with sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong organizational skills; evidence of self-motivation; demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, and work both independently and in teams within a service-oriented organization; Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and competing priorities while balancing the need for quality with meeting deadlines

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, CEBS, CCP or other HR professional certifications
  • Workday ERP experience
  • Higher Education experience

    Job Exempt:

    Salary Range:

    The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

    This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.



    Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
E-VerifyBucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

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