A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Director of Compensation will serve as a member of the Human Resources leadership team and will be responsible for the design, execution and management of Michigan Medicine’s compensation programs, policies and procedures. The position will collaborate with senior leadership to assure that compensation strategy and programs support the business objectives and are compliant with all legal requirements. Also, in collaboration with University of Michigan HR department, this position will represent Michigan Medicine’s interest regarding benefit strategy, oversight and implementation.
Lead the development of objectives and strategies for Compensation, to ensure consistency with Michigan Medicine’s philosophy, strategies and market competitiveness.
Develop and maintain employee compensation programs designed to attract, retain and reward talent to drive organization performance.
Direct the design and administration of executive compensation programs.
Prepare and present materials for Executive Compensation Advisory Group meetings.
Provide direction, guidance and interpretation of policies to HR and department colleagues on all compensation and benefit related issues.
Provides effective direction, guidance, and leadership for staff to ensure effective teamwork and motivation, and fosters the integration of team efforts with system-wide initiatives.
Partner and work collaboratively with key university stakeholders including Compensation and Benefits leaders for the University, HR and operational leadership at all levels.
Represent the CHRO on various leadership team and supporting committees.
Engage in visionary and strategic exploration of new HR strategies and practices, staying current with changing HR systems and techniques.
Serve as a member of the Michigan Medicine HR Leadership team, collaborate on departmental operational decisions and assume additional HR areas of responsibility as assigned.
Analytical ability to serve in an advisory/consultative role in determining and/or developing strategies, policies, processes, protocols and methods, frequently in the absence of guidelines or technical assistance, and to evaluate and direct complex systems that foster innovative approaches to procedures/processes on a university basis.
Communication and interpersonal skills for frequent contact with internal customers as well as stakeholders external to the Michigan Medicine/ UM to persuade or negotiate on a wide range of subjects in situations which may be controversial and sensitive. A mastery of a variety of communication modalities is required to include leading meetings, making formal presentations, and writing complex documents and managing complex relationships over time.
Project management skills including the ability to define program, project, or process objectives, identify stakeholders and their interests, plan steps, coordinate and allocate human, technological and fiscal resources to accomplish goals and objectives in a resourceful yet timely manner.
Leadership skills including demonstrated willingness to pursue leadership roles with increasing levels of accountability, comfort with decision-making responsibilities, coaching, teaching and counseling skills, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others and to forge alliances and garner support.
High level of technical knowledge of compensation practices, processes and trends. Comprehensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.
Proficiency in the use of personal computers, demonstrated competence with word processing, data base and spreadsheet software to name a few.
Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Health Administration, Business Administration, or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in strategic total rewards role, including Compensation and Benefits with at least five (5) years in a leadership role.
Previous experience designing and administering all types of compensation plans including executive, variable and union structures.
High level of analytical and consultation skills and advanced understanding of effective compensation programs, along with related accounting and regulatory requirements.
Ability to interface with and establish credibility with the executive level of the organization and/or Board of Director members.
Previous director-level experience.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a large complex organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.