Oversees market-pricing process for University jobs, collaborating with external consultants as necessary. Analyzes competitive salary information in order to determine market relationship. Oversees the University's response to external market surveys.
Oversees the staff compensation system job evaluation process, including the onboarding and training process for new members. Reviews job evaluation committee decisions to ensure process compliance. Maintains staff compensation system required job qualifications so that they reflect the market-place and balance campus-wide consistency. Oversees production of staff compensation system job descriptions.
Participates in the annual pay implementation process for staff and executives. Maintains knowledge of HR and human resource management system databases, system codes and procedures, especially with regard to compensation administration. Maintains compensation-related tables. Participates in end-user testing of system modifications, upgrades and enhancements.
Administers assigned benefits programs, including but not limited to health, long-term disability, life insurance and retirement plans. Coordinates vendor relationships, including claims escalation and administrative process improvements.
Provides benefits-related expertise to HR service center staff and HR business partners. Provides second-tier customer service to employees and retirees on a range of benefit matters.
Responds to employee requests regarding retirement eligibility and post-retirement benefits.
Oversees benefit processing related to deceased employees and retirees, serving as a contact for surviving family members and providing expertise to the HR service center staff.
Collaborates on the development and deployment of compensation- and benefits-related employee communication and outreach activities, including print and electronic media and in-person events.
Presents new employee orientation sessions. Serves as a member of assigned HR department, Business and Finance division, and University-wide committees.
Supervises HR Interns, including selecting, onboarding, training and work planning.
Short Job Description:
Bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited institution.
Three years' relevant experience.
Familiarity with human resources-, compensation-, and benefits-related laws, regulations and best practices.
Familiarity with employer-sponsored healthcare plans and retirement plans.
Exceptional spreadsheet skills.
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
Strong analytic skills.
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.