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Director of Classification and Compensation

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Human Resources

Department: Human Resources
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $100,000 - $120,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA11-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
January 30, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete online application must include a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.

Department Summary
Human Resources serves the campus community as a strategic partner by building HR processes, systems, and infrastructure to provide streamlined, state-of-the-art services to campus partners, and developing HR expertise to enable HR to advance university goals and the institution's HR capacity. The person in this position must support diversity and inclusion in every aspect and responsibility associated with the job.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director of Classification and Compensation is a key member of the HR leadership team providing overall leadership and manages functions including development of classification tools and compensation methodology, compensation-related training and communication, and ensuring effective delivery and compliance with state and federal regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and university policies and procedures. This position recommends policies and procedures to ensure that the total compensation of faculty and staff is externally competitive and internally equitable so that the campus may attract, retain, and motivate top talent.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree plus five years of progressively responsible HR/Classification/Compensation experience.
• Experience in project management.
• Experience and familiarity with HRIS.

Professional Competencies
• Proven ability to lead a successful team.
• Knowledgeable about compensation philosophies, pay systems, and salary ranges.
• Ability to provide high-level vision and leadership supported by strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and ability to deliver against tight deadlines.
• Effective written and oral communication skills to address various audiences.
• Ability to build and maintain effective rapport and relationships with colleagues and customers.
• Excellent computer skills; proficiency with spreadsheets/Microsoft Excel for analytics and reporting.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of work product, confidentiality and integrity.
• Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and teamwork skills.
• Effective persuasion and influencing skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree.
• At least two years of experience supervising or leading a team of human resources/compensation professionals.
• Experience working with and interpreting collective bargaining agreements and employment policies.
• Experience working in higher education or the public sector.
• CCP, PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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