Compensation Consultant

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Professional and Managerial Group

Compensation Consultant

Human Resources

Temporary full-time from September 2021 to June 30, 2023
Temporary absence of the regular incumbent
Hiring #: 2021-0358

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It’s an exciting time to join Human Resources as we prepare to transition to a new Human Resources Management System that will enhance our ability to meet the increasing demands for in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis of the University’s compensation programs.  The Compensation Consultant will have the unique opportunity to help establish new compensation and position management processes and data reporting capabilities resulting from the new system implementation.  As the ideal candidate for this contractually limited role of Compensation Consultant, you have an analytical mindset and in-depth experience that enables you to bring expertise to the team in the areas of compensation and job evaluation.  You are comfortable working within a complex environment, across multiple employee groups/unions and with a wide spectrum of occupations.  Reporting to the Manager, Compensation, the Compensation Consultant provides advanced-level support for salary administration, metrics and data analysis, as well as job evaluation and provides functional guidance and mentorship to other compensation team members in their daily work. Leveraging their expertise, the Consultant has the opportunity to influence the continuous improvement of the University’s total compensation programs and services. 

Specifically, the Compensation Consultant is responsible to:

  • Oversee the job evaluation and compensation programs, position classification process and other compensation related projects to support organizational needs and objectives
  • Facilitate the University’s joint job evaluation committees
  • Provide in-depth analysis and recommendations to HR Consultants and managers relative to complex compensation matters and ensure alignment to the University’s compensation principles, policies, collective agreements and employment contracts
  • Work collaboratively with the HR Consultants to assist with departmental organizational restructuring, providing subject matter expertise related to job evaluation, job design, and resulting compensation changes
  • Support the Manager to build business case for recommended changes or modifications to existing policies, procedures and systems based on research and competitive analysis
  • Conduct in-depth quantitative and qualitative analyses of the University’s compensation programs to ensure internal equity, external competitiveness and legislative compliance
  • Provide analytical and advisory support to the Staff Relations Team on total compensation best practices, program design options and costing for the purposes of collective bargaining
  • Provide support to Faculty and Academic Staff Relations on faculty data and metrics
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to other compensation team members

To fulfill the role of Compensation Consultant, candidates ideally meet the following requirements:

  • University degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field, combined with demonstrated experience in job evaluation and compensation programs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A professional designation in compensation (CEBS, CCP or equivalent) is preferred; the completion of CHRL designation would be considered an asset 
  • A strong understanding of compensation principles, job evaluation tools and methodologies, human resources policies/procedures, the Pay Equity Act, Employment Equity Act, Federal Contractors Program requirement and other related legislation
  • Proven mathematical, statistical, analytical and research skills with a high level of proficiency using software such as Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint), HRIS and other database systems
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation, collective agreements and employment contracts and other technical documents
  • A strategic and critical thinker, with ability to exercise sound judgement, analyze and interpret data and present information in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • A self-starter with effective organizational skills and follow-through, including the ability to manage multiple priorities with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to handle matters requiring a high level of diplomacy, sensitivity and confidentiality.

Position Number         060-075
Classification               P05
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 09 09 
Closing Date: until filled