Director, Compensation

Orlando, Florida
$104,664.00 to Negotiable
Mar 13, 2023
May 12, 2023
Education, Non-Profit
Contract Type
Full Time
Career Level

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We’re seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission of unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

Human Resources:

We are a trusted partner and catalyst in making UCF the best place to work and positively impact our community by working together to unleash the potential of everyone at UCF. 

The Opportunity:

As a member of the HR leadership team, the selected candidate will serve as a leading subject matter expert who applies human resources best practices in position classification design, salary administration, compensation and rewards, and compensation analytics, while assuring that practices and outcomes align with established UCF regulations, policies, and state and federal laws. In this position, you will create, implement, and administer a multi-layered compensation program that supports UCF's mission and strategic plan to attract, engage and retain talented employees. 

Business Title: Director, Compensation Strategy, Classification, & Analytics


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Hire, supervise, develop, inspire, and retain a high-performing team of diverse professionals, motivate and engage staff, create a vision of excellence and superior customer service, and lead visibly with confidence and resiliency.
  • Lead and manage in an environment that fosters innovation, promotes creative problem-solving and continuous improvement, addresses pockets of resistance, and raises awareness about risks.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for compensation and classification structures and practices, including career-leveling and job slotting and research, and contribute to recommendations on compensation philosophy, industry best practices, and total rewards strategies.
  • Leverage knowledge of market conditions and competitive talent landscape to design tailored strategies for compensation concerning key talent segments, including staying abreast of emerging trends and proactively putting forward recommendations that enable UCF to be competitive and resourceful in our compensation practices. 
  • Direct, develop, and manage the pay strategy, consulting, and analytics functions within the HR Center of Expertise (COE), including all compensation, classification reviews, workforce planning, career paths/job level programs, and audit and analytical functions, ensuring excellent offerings and timely service delivery to the campus community.
  • Lead, manage, and administer the compensation functions in a manner that ensures programs, such as compensation, equity, bonus programs, and rewards, are competitive, valued, and aligned with UCF's business strategy and financial plans. 
  • Utilize effective training, performance management, and career-development activities to lead the team to achieve established business results and performance metrics.
  • Ensure the HR Business Centers (HRBC) and COE staff are provided timely training and information to assist them in performing their duties accurately and within UCF policies, regulations, and federal and state laws.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business Management or related field, along with 8+ years of relevant and progressive work experience leading Classification and Compensation programs and 3+ years of supervisory experience leading a team of professionals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, creative, comfortable with ambiguity, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to bridge a big picture vision and a tactical plan that our leaders and employees understand at the lowest level of detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to understand and apply information and data related to the HRIS system.
  • General knowledge within various HR roles, customer-focused with proven relationship building strengths.
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential situations with objectivity, candor, and confidence.
  • Demonstrated people leadership skills and demeanor, with demonstrated ability to invite diverse perspectives and bring diverse groups together to gain consensus and promote an inclusive work environment.
  • Experience as a change agent with strong collaboration skills and the ability to influence key senior stakeholders.
  • Workday ERP experience or other related ERP.
  • Ability to achieve goals through influencing, partnering, and developing productive relationships.
  • Higher education compensation experience
  • Master's degree; CCP or other related compensation certifications; and/or SHRM SCP or SPHR certifications                    

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

This position has the potential for a hybrid work schedule.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
  • Retirement savings options
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
  • Education assistance
  • Flexible work environment
  • And more…

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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