DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Compensation Specialist provides expertise in the development, implementation and administration of the College's compensation programs.
Under the general direction of the HR Manager, Advisory Services, the Compensation Specialist is accountable for the following:
- Manages and administers gender neutral job classification systems and processes, including resolving classification problems and challenges; ensures job descriptions and titles are consistent and support internal organizational structures. - Co-Chairs the support staff Joint Job Evaluation Committee, representing the interests of the College in relation to job development and classification issues; - Develops, maintains and manages compensation plans for applicable employee groups, making appropriate adjustments to ensure such plans reflect College needs; - Conducts job analysis for unionized support staff positions including interviewing employees and supervisors and analyzing job class specifications; - Supports the excluded job evaluation process by liaising with managers regarding outcomes; - Maintains up-to-date records of job descriptions, job classifications and job evaluation results for support staff and excluded positions. - Identifies process improvements related to job evaluation process and recommends solutions and participates in the development of related tools. - Works closely with the HR Advisors, acting as a resources on compensation issues and formulates recommendations; - Provides advice to senior management on initiatives that affect compensation and job re-design; - Conducts and participates in compensation surveys as required; - Develops and updates compensation policies and procedures as required; - Develops communication initiatives to ensure employees understand the value of the College's total compensation package; - Compiles compensation data for PSEA, PSEC and other legislative bodies on compensation-related matters and prepares a variety of reports including in preparation for bargaining. - Gathers and analyzes a variety of market and job data, presenting the information to senior decision makers. - Assists in the development and delivery of compensation education for HR teams, managers and employees. - Participates in special HR projects as required. - Ensures compliance with legislative requirements and sector best practices ensuring the College's competitiveness in the labour market. - Performs other related duties as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need:
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- A Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (i.e. in Commerce or Business with a focus on Human Resource Management) and 3-5 years of experience in compensation or classifications in a unionized setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience; - Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation or equivalent; - An equivalent combination of the above; plus
Demonstrated experience in:
- Compensation processes and relevant workplace regulations, legislation and case law; - Administering classification language in collective agreements; - Providing advice and support to client groups; - Using spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software to create reports; - Working independently and tactfully, persuading and influencing others, exercising considerable judgment and maintaining confidentiality; - Dealing effectively with conflicting expectations and resistance; - Modeling professional, ethical and collaborative behaviour consistent with the position.
This regular full-time position is available effective June 12, 2017. Regular hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Some travel between campuses will be required.