Posting Summary: The Senior Director, Total Rewards is a strategic role that designs and manages benefits, wellness and compensation programs for the University of Virginia. This Senior Director-level position is responsible for leading and overseeing total rewards for 22,000 employees in the Academic Division and Health System. The scope includes compensation, benefits & wellness, health plan oversight, development of strategy and guiding principles for total rewards, designing and implementing all total rewards programs, program design, administration, communication and compliance.
The incumbent will report to the Assistant Vice President, HR IMPACT & Decision Support and manage the total rewards team.
This is a critical moment in the University's Human Resources evolution. The University has embarked on a series of ambitious changes for Human Resources that will play out over the next few years and have impact in the coming decade. To learn more about this transformation as well as the competencies expected to all future HR professionals, please visit https://ufirst.virginia.edu/.
University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in a related field
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Advanced degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Preferred Specific Experience: Oversight of self-funded group health plan(s) and/or experience in either an academic and/or healthcare environment
Preferred License or Certification: CCP or CEBS preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Experience working with senior level management and ability to gain support for ideas through use of data and consensus building - Experience with developing and maintaining competitive compensation, benefits, and wellness design and strategy - Ability to confidently make decisions in times of uncertainty - Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting compliance, compensation, and business operations - Knowledge, as appropriate, of principles, methods, and techniques pertinent to the HR function of which the total rewards team is a part, including project management, governance and risk management, HR analytics and technology, compensation, and finance - Knowledge of HR systems, compensation planning and benefits/wellness-related technologies - Strong organizational and presentation skills - Strong and innovative problem solving and analytical skills to thoughtfully and tactfully navigate barriers to progress
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.