The HR enterprise is comprised of three unique business units: medical center, health sciences, and main campus, as well as People Services, an HR shared service center. The Partnership serves as a strategic center responsible for planning and implementing strategic initiatives across the entire UCI HR enterprise. Members of the Partnership work in close collaboration with all three business units and People Services to leverage expertise across the enterprise.
As a member of the UCI HR Partnership for Strategy and Innovation (Partnership), the Total Rewards Specialist assists the Senior Director, Total Rewards & Strategic Workforce Planning in designing and delivering a comprehensive enterprise-wide total reward program that supports effective talent acquisition, retention and engagement, and drives organizational results. The incumbent independently conducts in-depth fair pay analyses and other HR pay practice analyses using advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to identify potential areas of concern and make recommendations to address issues of unfair pay.
The incumbent also serves as UCI's Senior Management Group (SMG) specialist, reviews existing and proposed statutory requirements governing compensation administration and recommends appropriate courses of action, and provides consultation to HR Executive Leadership and members of the Partnership on compensation related issues
The Enterprise Compensation Specialist is an experienced compensation professional who innovates and thrives on big challenges in a fast-paced environment. The incumbent utilizes forward-thinking methodology, design, and administration of compensation program.
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Total Hours: 8-5, M-F
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
9-10 years professional experience in relevant field(s) with BA/BS, 3-5 years with MA/MS, or equivalent experience. Specifically, 5-7 years’ professional experience in conducing fair pay analyses and making recommendations to address issues of unfair pay.
Demonstrated excellent knowledge of compensation theories and practices, and excellent ability to conduct advanced mathematical and statistical fair pay analysis.
Advanced knowledge of the compensation function and applicable practices and programs as well as knowledge of organization goals, objectives and initiatives.
Advanced knowledge to develop and implement compensation programs for the organization and understands how they and other initiatives may impact various areas of human resources.
Advanced analytical skills to conduct diverse analysis; develop and present findings and recommendations; and highly effective written and verbal communication skills in order to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
Advanced MS Excel, Word and Power Point skills and advanced experience with Pivot Tables. Experience using databases and HR software applications.
Knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative manner with diverse client groups, other areas of human resources, and members of the organization's management.
Demonstrated ability to navigate complex organizational cultures and structures.
Advanced interpersonal skills to interact with client groups and other areas of human resources as well as to understand and present how compensation can address and support business needs and objectives.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize competing work assignments and meet deadlines.
Advanced knowledge of other areas of human resources and advanced business systems knowledge at this level.
Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and manage projects at this level.
Demonstrated highly effective written and verbal communication skills in order to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
Current CCP Certification or comparable certification.
Professional experience working in a higher education institution, union environment or public sector.
About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.
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