Assistant Director of Compensation & Employment

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Are you an agent for change and looking to make a difference in the lives of the people you work with? If your answer is yes, and you are exploring job openings or a career change to a diverse, fast-paced, dynamic, innovative, and supportive environment, then we have the perfect role for you. The Davidson College Assistant Director for Compensation & Employment position offers the opportunity for you to have a meaningful impact in growing and retaining the college’s talent expertise and managing policy decisions related to compensation and recruitment. Come be a part of an exciting, transformational, learning, and fun experience.

Compensation and position management
• Manage the college’s compensation system to ensure fair and competitive compensation for staff
• Work with the internal staff hiring team to identify an appropriate hiring range for new candidates based on position pay grade and candidate experience
• Maintain and assist in the preparation of job descriptions for each position in the organization; ensure descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents
• Assess new and existing jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt and appropriate salary range
• Benchmark jobs against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position
• Prepare and present summary reports of job analysis and compensation analysis information
• Create and define new position numbers, position groups and position classes in Ellucian Banner
• Audit position data to ensure accuracy and consistency
• Oversee position approval process
• Liaise with the Academic Affairs and Deans leadership team and faculty search committees on faculty compensation guidelines
• Participate in various salary surveys
• Analyze data for equity issues
• Co-manage the applicant tracking system by overseeing the posting of all faculty openings, updating postings, and changing applicant statuses as necessary
• Assist search committee chairs and the employment team with strategies for building rich and diverse applicant pools
• Share responsibility for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws
• Maintain and update the Employment at Davidson external website
• Develop and maintain employment branding image to attract a diverse and qualified candidate pool
• Liaison to faculty search committees
• Consult on immigration questions and assist faculty committees and new hires with immigration procedures
• Oversee social networking strategy and promote open positions
• Serve as a back-up as needed, in staff or student employment matters
• Provide guidance and training to hiring managers regarding interviewing/selection procedures to help ensure consistency and fairness in the hiring process
• Train managers on recruitment and negotiation skills to improve their ability to attract and retain high-performing employees
• Assist with training of HR employment team members
Talent management & compensation software
• Manage employment and compensation-related systems
• Manage applicant tracking and background screening systems, employee data related to hiring and onboarding
• Document system processes and manage relationships with vendors
• Serve as a lead in the implementation of new functionality for related systems
Special projects
Projects assigned by supervisor based on need and interest of the successful candidate.

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 5 years relevant work experience
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communications skills
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills
• Analytical ability and negotiation skills
• Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
• Intermediate level of competency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook
• Ability to quickly achieve competence in new technology and to train others
• Experience in working successfully and comfortably with diverse populations
• Experience with databases, particularly HRIS systems
• Positive attitude, strong sense of humor, and commitment to working successfully as part of a team dedicated to the mission of the college
• Knowledge of employment law and general human resources functions

Desired skills:
• PHR or SHRM certification
• CCP certification
• Experience with PayScale MarketPay Software
• Experience with Ellucian Banner is a plus
• Previous experience in Higher Education
• Fluency in Spanish is a plus

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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