University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 237029

Position Summary:
This position is located within the Compensation and Titling office and reports to the Compensation and Title Director. This position functions as a human resource consultant in the Compensation and Titling office of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Office of Human Resources (OHR).

The position provides consultation on compensation issues, maintains classification policies, procedures and programs, reviews and approves classification and compensation requests, and analyzes data to ensure alignment with divisional and institutional goals on total cash compensation. This individual serves as a main point of contact to human resources staff, colleagues and/or campus partners regarding compensation and classification policies, program interpretations, and best practices.

UW-Madison has approximately 21,000 faculty and staff located in over 32 colleges, schools, and divisions. Employees' functions span most occupational areas with backgrounds covering a full spectrum. This position is integral in supporting employees and human resource programs allowing the university to attract, hire, develop, and retain talent in all positions.

Principal duties:
Principal duties:
A. Provides consultation regarding compensation issues and program direction and ensures compensation policies and procedures are maintained, aligned with industry best practices and organizational vision
B. Receives, reviews, and approves classification and compensation adjustments and new entries; ensures adherence to existing policies and procedures
C. Creates standard job descriptions in alignment with the established organizational structure and approved methodology
D. Serves as unit liaison with human resources staff, providing organizational information, reviewing data, and recommending solutions for complex pay scenarios in accordance with established policies, procedures regulations, and applicable laws
E. Participates in salary surveys and conducts classification and compensation studies of market data, reviews current practices and recommends improvements to leadership to align with strategic initiatives and objectives
F. Contributes to the planning, development, and implementation of strategic compensation and classification initiatives and objectives
G. Works on the regular maintenance of the compensation program, taking initiative to evaluate its effectiveness, achievement of goals, budgetary aspects, etc. and recommend improvements to leadership where necessary

Technical Competencies

- Compensation Program Management - Develops, modifies, administers, and maintains compensation programs for complex organization with multiple employment categories (e.g., occupational, salaried, hourly)

Indicators of competence in this area include:
o Evidence of applying compensation principles and practices
o Experiencing using national, regional, and local market compensation data to provide expert consultation
o Evidence of applying analytical skills in the conduct of compensation studies and needed analysis

- Titling Structure Management - Develops, modifies, administers, and maintains titling structures for complex organization with multiple employment categories (e.g., occupational, salaried, hourly)

Indicators of competence in this area include:
o Knowledge of titling strategies
o Experience and knowledge creating and managing title structures
o Experience analyzing position responsibilities to determine accurate title placement

- Human Resources Knowledge - Coordinates and administers Human Resource programs for complex organization with multiple employment categories (e.g., occupational, salaried, hourly)

Indicators of competence in this area include:
o Maintains expertise in assigned HR functional area
o Understands HR functional areas outside of area of focus
o Knowledge of how functional area fits into larger HR strategy
o Ability to communicate HR ideas
o Understands, values, and promotes diversity
o Has knowledge of enterprise-wide technology used for managing human resources

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