Auburn University’s Department of Human Resources seeks candidates for the position of Director, Compensation and Classification to join our dynamic, diverse, and collaborative team!
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, the Director, Compensation and Classification directs the administration and maintenance of competitive compensation programs for all non-instructional staff. Ensures content validity throughout position and pay action processes through effective classification and well-informed pay decision. Collaborates with AU Human Resources leadership team and campus leadership and designated HR liaisons regarding alignment of compensation management programs with AU’s current and future workforce requirements. Recommends and drafts compensation policies and procedures consistent with the sustainable maintenance of the university’s compensation programs. Responsible for monitoring organizational pay practices and making recommendations for adjustments as needed to ensure equity. Recommends program and process changes, participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of new projects and programs. Works closely with the Office of Budgets and Business Operations regarding the university’s competitive position with external talent markets. Advises management on compensation and classification practices; providing guidance and assistance, training, and policy interpretation to executives, supervisors, and employees.
About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.
Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.
Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.
Classification: Responsible for managing the efficient, effective, and timely day-to-day operational
administration and maintenance of classification (position) activities – including position reviews,
analyses, development of accurate, content valid job descriptions, consistent internal job
evaluation plan administration and external market pricing, annual maintenance of the
university’s job family-based pay structures, and the allocation of jobs to appropriate pay
structures and pay grades.
Compensation: Responsible for managing the efficient, effective, and timely day-to-day
operational administration and maintenance of compensation administration (pay) activities -
including consistent administrative support, validation, and coaching with customers regarding
well-informed pay decision-making for all pay adjustments, including internal and external new
hire offers, reclassification-based promotional pay levels, corrective pay alignments, "out-of-class"
payments and establishing multiple "z-jobs", and merit-based pay opportunities. Oversees the
appropriate creation and maintenance of position, job, and employee records related to
compensation and classification administration, collaborating with the Associate Director, HR
Information regarding the maintenance and manipulation of electronic data.
Compliance: Monitors wage and hour regulations and prevailing market rates, recommending
changes as appropriate to establish and maintain competitive salaries in accordance with the
University’s compensation philosophy. Ensures that classification and compensation
administration activities are in accordance with Auburn University’s compensation policies, as
well as compliant with applicable State, Federal regulations, including content validity throughout
the classification and compensation administration process outcomes.