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Compensation Manager

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Sr. Director, the Compensation Manager will oversee the National University Systems (NUS)
compensation program. Acting at the Compensation Business partner, provides expertise and guidance on all
compensation related matters. The Compensation Manager designs and implements communication strategies,
ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines, and other aspects of the compensation program. Ensures that base
pay and performance management programs remain competitive and conform to the current compensation strategy.
This position will provide creative thinking, advice, job analysis and best practices to design compensation solutions
that support and enable NUS’s success. The Compensation Manager consults with all levels in the organization
regarding pay management practices, competitive trends, organizational structure, and best practices.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as the functional expert on compensation related matters.
  • Partners with Human Resource Business Partners (HRBPs) to provide counsel to management on compensation
  • matters including salary management, compensation program administration and plan design, new hire and
  • retention needs, and policies and procedures in support of strategic objectives.
  • Manages the annual salary survey submission process. Evaluates survey matches to ensure adequate due
  • diligence.
  • Designs compensations services and strategies, makes recommendations, and prepares proposals for new and
  • improved programs based on institutional need and/or legislative changes.
  • Oversees and audits job-pricing results by internal staff. Ensures that job worth is evaluated using standard job
  • techniques and that jobs are correctly matched based on the job description; approves classification level.
  • Makes recommendations regarding salary or market rates for specific jobs and communicates
  • recommendations in a concise, customer-focused format.
  • Works with HR Business Partners and Sr. Director to ensure that regular FLSA audits are being conducted and
  • compensation aligns.
  • Manages the audit of pay practices to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, applicable to wage
  • and hour regulations and internal pay policies; thoroughly documents findings and recommends appropriate
  • solutions for compliance.
  • Works with HRIS and IT staff to ensure that the HRIS system meets compensation needs and is updated to
  • reflect changes to salary structures.
  • Provides analytical and data management assistance in support of ongoing compensation initiative.
  • Oversees the analytical support, data analysis on projects and human resource metrics.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Director, Compensation, Benefits & HRIS on a variety of projects, including
  • compensation program design, analysis, budgeting and implementation of new programs.
  • Ensure HRIS data integrity by the management of routine audits to job and position data.
  • Manages the design, development and maintenance of interactive dashboards for Human Resources metrics.
  • Prepares and delivers effective and high quality presentations to clearly communicate findings, insights and
  • recommendations related to Human Resources data.
  • Works in collaboration with Sr. Director to create and prepare materials for the compensation committee and
  • board meetings
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation preferred.


  • 5 – 7 years of related experience in the analysis, design and/or administration of compensation programs.
  • 1 – 3 years of supervisory or lead experience preferred.
  • Experience in Human Resources data analysis, reporting and dashboard development a plus.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures, various types of contractual documents, their purpose, and
  • need for compliance tracking.

Technical / Functional Skills

  • Proficiency in PeopleSoft, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional, SharePoint and
  • other electronic document management systems. Demonstrated ability to utilize PeopleSoft functionality to
  • create and support streamlined processes.
  • Ability to conduct research, analyze information, data, and present findings in a concise format.
  • Apply principles of rational systems to solve practical problems. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
  • written, oral, diagrammatic, or scheduled form.
  • Excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other
  • employees, officials, and all members of the public.


  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.
  • Analytical thinking and mathematical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Leverage technology solutions to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
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