UW Human Resources (UWHR) strives to ensure that the University of Washington’s reputation as an employer parallels its reputation as a world-class university, allowing for individuals to achieve their full potential. We believe that every position at UW plays an important role in helping the University achieve its goals and that every employee brings unique value.
The Compensation Office, a unit of UWHR, has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Campus Compensation Specialist.
This recruitment is open to UW Human Resources employees only.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
Reporting to the Executive Director, HR Compensation, this position has responsibility for reviewing and evaluating classified and professional staff positions to ensure alignment and compliance with applicable classification and compensation standards. This position will exercise discretion and independent judgment in effecting, executing, and discharging various aspects of the compensation and classification function for assigned business units. Primarily focused on providing professional level support, the Compensation Specialist will provide initial review and conduct preliminary research to expedite position and requisition reviews for compensation consultants. Additionally, this position will be independently responsible for routine classification reviews and compensation related actions for temporary professional staff positions and/or classified staff positions.
Review Create Position, Edit Position Restriction and other requests in Workday for completeness; research and proactively resolve errors, seek out missing information, identify requisitions that may need to go through labor relations review, and facilitate the review process in coordination with the Campus Compensation Consultants.
Perform intake of all position review requests received for Campus Compensation team. Review for completeness, seek out missing information, and research and proactively resolve errors. Accurately enter information into review tracking database and distribute reviews to Compensation Consultants in a timely manner. Receive completed requests, send notifications, finalize database entry for implementation, and scan and file review packets per guidelines.
Evaluate and approve or deny routine classification or compensation requests including professional staff temporary appointments, classified staff pay increases, and/or classified position reviews.
Perform Other Compensation Office Duties:
-Participate in compensation and classification related training to further enhance understanding of UW policy, federal and state regulations, and to foster creative ideas of administering programs that assist in the recruitment, retention and development of staff that meet unit objectives.
-As a member of the Compensation team, interact, provide suggestions and implement changes to work processes; assist in the development of plans and the implementation of enhancements to the compensation and classification system.
-May assist with participation in compensation surveys, such as Milliman Puget Sound Regional Salary Survey, Milliman Northwest Management & Professional Salary Survey, as well as occasional ad hoc surveys by email or telephone.
-May Partner with UW HR partners on communications and website maintenance.
-Provide general office support, including scanning, filing, SharePoint and common drive maintenance, office supply ordering, etc.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or related field.
Two years of progressively responsible work in Human Resources, including one year of working with job descriptions or classification specifications, evaluating job content, or providing advice on FLSA status.
Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral communications skills, customer service skills, and an ability to work within complex organizational structures while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
Experience with UW's HRIS software, Workday, and UW’s applicant tracking software, UWHIRES.
Experience in job analysis. Familiarity with the University of Washington's professional staff exemptions and/or application of FLSA exemptions.
Ability to be pro-active about finding solutions to customer issues with a "can do" attitude.
Ability to change and adapt to rapidly evolving office procedures and administrative systems.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.