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Compensation Manager
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 12/29/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Compensation Manager
Job Category Staff & Executive - Human Resources
Department UHR - Compensation Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
University Human Resources (UHR) supports the Rutgers mission as an institution of prominence, preeminent in research, teaching, service, and clinical care. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service in delivering a comprehensive network of programs, services, and expertise to attract, retain, and develop diverse and highly skilled top talent.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Compensation Manager for University Human Resources (UHR). Under the direction of the Executive Director, Compensation, the Compensation Manager provides proactive oversight of position classification and compensation functions, advancing progressive business practices, streamlined and efficient processes, strong partnerships with the customer base, and service excellence.
The duties of this position will include, but will not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility:
  • Provides 2nd tier guidance to all operating units regarding classification requests, competency-based job descriptions, classifications for new positions, reclassifications, and union grievances.
  • Supports the development, implementation, and administration of university-wide compensation processes by assuring that the classification and compensation structure and systems for staff are reflecting of internal equity and external market competitiveness, and that position classifications are consistent with work unit designations in accordance with negotiated union agreements.
  • Supervises compensation staff, developing and maintaining well-articulated compensation guidelines and procedures, communicating in a timely and comprehensive manner, establishing, monitoring, and improving upon performance metrics in accordance with customer needs, and managing workload appropriately. Makes recommendations regarding professional development opportunities to assure that staff skills and knowledge base are current with market.
  • Recommends, develops, and implements training programs to aid stakeholders in the interpretation of classification standards, appropriateness of qualifications, such as experience, education, and specialize skills, and appropriateness of essential duties based on the classification.
  • Develops unit goals, objectives, and systems to assure efficient and effective delivery of service through streamlined processes to greater aid customers in navigating the compensation process.
  • Maintains strong partnerships with customer base, proactively meeting with customers to anticipate classification and compensation needs and establish work plans to address needs.
  • Conducts executive level compensation reviews as requested, providing recommendations based upon market trends, competitive practices, and internal and external equity. Reviews salary offers and provides options and recommendations.
  • Collaborates with HR partners on salary determination for new hires, promotions, transfers, and other compensation actions by ensuring compliance with bargaining unit agreements and University compensation policies, guidelines, and processes.
  • Evaluates external market data and compares to current salary structures to make recommendations on salary structure movement.
  • Monitors the faculty pay equity and grievance review processes.
  • Provide guidance to business regarding compensation and salary administration as it relates to the compensation policies and bargaining union contracts.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 08
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 91723.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 116097.000
Annual Maximum Salary 140472.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Administrators Confidential
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Administration or a related field. 
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant human resources management experience, including at least five (5) years of prior compensation administration experience. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel including advanced formulas, such as if statements, pivot tables, and VLOOKUP required. 
  • Excellent communication skills: strong team and customer service skills required.
  • Knowledgeable of all pertinent federal and state laws and regulations. Ability to exercise considerable personal initiative and utilize sound professional judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent verbal, and written skills.
  • Ability to clearly present complex information to groups and individuals.
  • Knowledge of HR methodology and best practices. Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of Human Resources laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks, coordinate projects, work well with frequent interruptions, and able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform in-depth analytical studies and research, conduct salary surveys and prepare reports.
  • Ability to use a high level of judgment and discretion in independently developing solutions to complex and confidential problems.
  • Ability to interpret and apply collective negotiations agreements, federal and state laws, and Rutgers policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Experience within a higher education or a health care setting. 
  • Demonstrated HR experience in the public sector or unionized environment is a plus.
  • Supervisory experience is a plus.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Standing, sitting, walking, talking or hearing. No special vision requirements. Office environment. Moderate noise.
Special Conditions
  • Multiple openings. 

Posting Number 21ST4163
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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