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Compensation Manager
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 10/28/2019
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary $52,719 - $59,309 -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Compensation Manager

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Director, Employment & Compensation


Human Resources - Employment

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Position Type


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Starting Salary

$52,719 - $59,309

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Priority Review Date


Job Summary

In collaboration with the Director of Employment & Compensation, this position will be involved with responding to compensation inquiries, issues, and projects as well as conducting several annual salary surveys, analyzing market based pricing, and other pay equity analyses.
The position will be directly involved with writing job descriptions, conducting job evaluations, performing desk audits, and department inquiries regarding job descriptions and recommending/assisting with departmental organizational changes. This position performs research and makes recommendations regarding salary grades, salary schedules, and market rates for staff positions within the College. Participates in process improvement to keep up with market best practices for compensation. Partner with the Budget Office for applicable funding for all full-time staff positions and for positions coming through the Informed Budget Process (IBP).
Assists in the design/modification of forms to facilitate compensation actions. Works closely with the employment team to establish salaries for staff positions. Maintain job description database to ensure correct information and that applicant tracking system (ATS) is updated regularly. Partner with Employment team to ensure that position information in Banner is consistent with ATS.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Perform in-depth job analysis and job documentation. Work with departmental and division leaders regarding job descriptions, personnel requirements, and market challenges.
Work with College departments to make recommendations about their organization and structure.
Work with the Director of Employment & Compensation to oversee staff wages and salary plans for full-time employees to help provide pay equity. This includes salary schedules, annual increases, and other pay plans. Respond to requests regarding equity questions from College departments. Develop, maintain, and publish all staff salary schedules. Produce wage, salary, and other reports as necessary. Help plan, monitor, and control the human resource investment of the College along with enabling other departments across the College to stay competitive in the employment process. Involved with the planning and preparation of staff salary notification letters.
Manage salary surveys including the collection, matching, and reporting of data.
Coordinate and complete reclassification activities and employee compensation actions. Function as a decision-maker regarding compensation matters. Work closely with Employment Team and the Budget Office to determine salaries of jobs to be posted.
Conduct training regarding but not limited to Fair Labor Standards Act, best practices regarding compensation, writing job descriptions and effectiveness of performance evaluations.
Research and present compensation plans, policies and procedures. Communicate compensation policies and procedures. Conduct trainings regarding compensation matters when needed.
Responsible to supervise and lead compensation team.
May act as back-up to the Director, Employment and Compensation in their absence.
Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Higher Education/Non-profit experience.

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification preferred.


Supervisory experience preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
Three (3) to five (5) years of direct experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of statistical research and analysis. Ability to analyze data and convey information in a precise manner.

Skill in logic, reasoning, and problem-solving.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 

Demonstrated intermediate skill in the use of computer software applications including MS Office, Applicant Tracking Systems, and other HRIS software.

Knowledge of Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), Equal Pay laws, and other related federal and state laws. 

Knowledge of SLCC policies, procedures and processes, particularly Staff Hiring, Salary Administration, and other compensation and HR policies.

Ability to work as a team player with all levels in the College and ability to work independently as well.

Ability to lead and supervise compensation staff.

Knowledge of compensation structures.

Thorough knowledge of business practices and business functionality components including the various roles and responsibilities of departments of the College.

Knowledge of organizational development, change management, general HR, performance management, employee engagement, and career development.

Deep understanding of Talent Management and how it relates to policy, merit and/or performance, and organizational design.

Ability to solve complex problems using reason and logic, ability to find solutions from multiple angles and provide concise and constructive opinions.

Basic understanding of benefits offerings, rates, and policies.

Basic understanding of payroll policies and procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

More information about Salt Lake Community College benefits:
*Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full-time or part-time.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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