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Compensation Specialist - SMU

January 23, 2019 2:35 PM | Erica Velasquez

Compensation Specialist

SMU - Click to Apply

Location: Dallas, Texas 75275

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Summary:

The compensation specialist performs a full scope of activities associated with the development and administration of SMU's compensation and classification programs to ensure the maintenance of SMU's compensation objectives and competitive position within the market. Conducts research, evaluates/analyzes data, and prepares recommendations requiring a broad understanding of compensation techniques, methods and practices. Develops documentation for compensation processes and procedures. Evaluates jobs. Performs market research, analyzes data, and makes recommendations as to job pricing. Participates in compensation surveys, coordinates job descriptions, and prepares and analyzes survey data. Prepares and monitors merit budget.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee and process compensation/classification and position management. Reviews job description to determine new or revised classifications, salary grade assignment, and FLSA status. Administers and oversees Position Management within PeopleSoft. Partners with the Budget Office to ensure approval and transfer of data. Develops, recommends and writes job evaluation and compensation procedures.
  • Manage compensation analysis. Participates in salary surveys & analyzes data to determine SMU market position. Develops recommendations to adjust salary structure in response to market data and SMU needs. Conducts job pricing & survey for ad hoc requests. Conducts compensation market studies. Acts as internal staff consultant for managers on compensation matters. Audits pay practices to ensure compliance with federal and state legislation applicable to wage and hour laws and regulations. Initiates changes when appropriate.
  • Manages annual merit increase process. Interfaces with Budget Office and Financial Business Managers to ensure data and paperwork is properly collected and processed. Conducts retrospective analysis.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in HR is required for this position, preferably specializing in compensation.

Certified Compensation Professional designation or coursework leading towards designation preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with a customer service orientation. Must be skilled at problem solving, time management, and project management. Organizational and planning skills are strongly desired.

This position requires close attention to detail and the ability to analyze data and perform basic statistical analysis. Must have experience analyzing HR data and creating metrics. The ideal candidate must be willing to embrace diversity and appropriately handle highly confidential situations with professionalism and tact.

Proficiency in MS Excel, Word and Outlook is required. Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat preferred. Experience with HRIS system, PeopleSoft, preferred.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

This position requires the ability to sit for long periods of time.

This position is open until filled.

Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by January 31, 2019.

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EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

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