Associate Director of Compensation, Benefits & HR Operations


The Associate Director of Compensation, Benefits and HR Operations will oversee compensation and benefit program design and is responsible for the processes, technology, and analytics required to support employee data administration and reporting, compensation, and benefits administration. This position will collaborate with stakeholders to deliver services that support achievement of Grantham University’s mission.


  • Responsible for University-wide HR operations function including compensation and benefits administration, people analytics, HRIS, and process efficiency.
  • Recommend and maintain HR Department protocols and University policies regarding analytics, HRIS, compensation and benefits administration, and process efficiency.
  • Provides leadership and coordination to design and implement a HR System and Reporting Strategy, aligned with current and future business needs, and focused on process automation and employee self-service. Serve as a liaison with technology and process providers.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define data requirements, metrics and reports necessary to effectively analyze HR data trends, predict future trends, make decisions and act in support of the University’s strategies
  • Provide market intelligence and analysis regarding the University’s pay practices relative to its competitors.
  • Oversee salary administration program including merit increases, variable compensation plans, and salary budget adherence.
  • Manage the administration and provide recommendations regarding plan structure for all health/wellness benefits, 401K plan, education benefits, and employee leave programs.  Act as liaison with any external service providers.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to compensation and benefit programs including FLSA, ERISA, HIPAA, ACA, etc.
  • Knowledge of compensation and benefits plan structures and the ability to craft compensation and benefits plan designs to support the strategic direction of the University
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Knowledge regarding job evaluation and/or hierarchy establishment
  • Familiarity with multiple HRIS products (desirable)
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills necessary
  • Proven track record of strong business partnership and cross functional collaboration within a dynamic, fast paced environment; takes initiative and ownership
  • Demonstrates skills in problem solving and team building
  • Demonstrates project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationship with both internal and external clients



  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of human resources, business, mathematics, or comparable work experience required.
  • 5 years direct experience administering compensation and benefits programs
  • Extensive HRIS administrator experience (Ulti Pro preferred)
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Language Skills: Able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Mathematical Skill: Able to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Able to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity.
  • Reasoning Ability: Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
    • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time.
      • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone).
      • Occasionally required to walk, stand, reach with hands and arms
      • May occasionally need to lift and/or move reams/boxes of printer paper weighing up to 50 pounds.
      • Specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
      • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Grantham will seek to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability. Such reasonable accommodation may take the form of making existing facilities readily accessible to or usable by individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, adjusting training materials, adjusting employment policies, and the like.



  • Integrity – operates within the highest ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of the position
  • Motivated/Results Oriented – fantastic record of personal drive and the determination to succeed
  • Mission Oriented - passionate about helping others; ownership spirit with a competitive disciplined execution for results
  • Listening Skills – must be an active listener to insure client needs are fully understood and met
  • Influence – skilled at directing and motivating others towards personal, academic and professional success