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Compensation Manager
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Human Resources
Position Code:   SHR5100A
Status:   Closed/Reviewing
Closing Date:   Open until filled. Initial review of applications to begin February 21, 2014.
Salary:   Commensurate with education and experience
Location:   Merced
Background check:   Background check may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The University of California Merced is seeking a Compensation Manager for Human Resources. If you are an effective leader who would like to make substantial contributions and play a key role in the development of a growing Human Resources Department for UC Merced, we would like to talk to you!

Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, manage and oversee the daily activities of the campus Compensation unit in addition to performing compensation, classification and organizational analysis. Provides leadership to the campus community and Compensation staff on developing a market based compensation program including classification and salary analysis issues. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use compensation staff resources to meet schedules and goals. Reviews and approves recommendations for compensation programs. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Support Human Resources strategic objective to deliver market based compensation programs, information and services to build and sustain an engaged and diverse workforce.

Qualifications:   • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• World at Work Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or PHR/SPHR designation from the Human resource Certification Institute Preferred.

• A minimum of 5 years of experience in supervision/leadership and human resource management to hire, assign and direct work, evaluate and reward performance, transfer or promote, suspend, layoff/recall, discharge, or otherwise discipline career staff employees.

• A minimum of 7 years of experience in the areas of total compensation, classification, and the implementation and compliance employment law and collective bargaining principles and practices

• Demonstrates thorough knowledge of compensation programs and initiatives, related business systems, base pay, internal salary and external market analysis, variable compensation and equity programs.

• Possess knowledge of campus policies and procedures, human resources-related policies and practices, and fiscal/budget processes.

• Demonstrated experience in the application and presentation of total compensation theory, practices, and principles.

• Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals to secure and/or provide information to clarify situations, resolve problems, and negotiate services and/or agreements.

• Skills to work effectively and sensitively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives to build mutual respect, fairness, and equity in a university setting.

• Advanced knowledge of job design, job evaluation, and salary administration theories and practices, in conjunction with related federal and state regulations and laws (e.g. FLSA, California state wage orders, EEO/AA, HEERA, etc)

Background check and fingerprinting required.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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