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Compensation and Classification Advisor

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number 23AC0077
Title Compensation and Classification Advisor
Pclass # A9937
Job Summary
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The Compensation and Classification Advisor Reports to the Manager, Total Rewards and provides input and expertise in the development, implementation, and administration of the College’s compensation programs. This position collaborates with the Manager, Total Rewards in implementing wage and salary administration, job evaluation, and organizational redesign initiatives to provide coordinated services on compensation matters. The Compensation and Classification Advisor ensures appropriate and consistent application of job evaluation and compensation plans, collective agreements, terms and conditions of employment, and College policies and procedures. This position serves as an expert and may provide advice that crosses over multiple HR functions such as labour relations, recruitment and selection, performance management, or organizational development. The Compensation and Classification Advisor also participates on special assignments, projects and initiatives.
Job Duties/Responsibilities
Compensation Program Development Implementation and Administration
1. In conjunction with the Manager, Total Rewards, provides education, advice and guidance on a variety of compensation and classification issues to the College’s Administrative leaders, acting as a trusted advisor to facilitate successful outcomes.
2. Works in partnership with college stakeholders and employee groups to facilitation discussions on developing, delivering and implementing equitable and consistent compensation systems.
3. Manages and maintains compensation plans for applicable employee groups, ensuring the various plan designs remain effective in supporting the College’s strategic goals and objectives.
4. Provides advice to senior management on initiatives that affect compensation and job design.
5. Conducts research and analyzes compensation data and trends to maintain competitiveness within the post-secondary sector (market research, job evaluation and salary plan administration). Gathers and prepares data and reports and analysis of a complex nature.
6. In consultation with Manager, Total Rewards, compiles compensation data for PSEA, PSEC and other legislative bodies on compensation-related matters and prepares a variety of reporting including those required for bargaining. Participates in bargaining preparation and provides bargaining support as and if required.
7. Liaises with the Post-Secondary Employers Association (PSEA) to provide compensation data, submit requests for compensation changes or plans, and seeks guidance in areas of total compensation, bargaining, or organizational change.
8. Administers the excluded compensation plan in alignment with VCC’s Compensation Philosophy.
9. In conjunction with the Manager, Total Rewards, develops and implements communication strategies for compensation matters.
10. In collaboration with the People Services team, supports senior leaders in organizational development, restructuring, strategic planning, organizational design, succession planning, needs assessment, and compensation and classification programs; assists departments with the people side of change management as it relates to restructuring and compensation and classification.
11. In collaboration with Manager, Total Rewards, recommends, creates and implements changes in compensation policies, practices. Maintains People Services standard operating procedures, guidelines or protocols as they relate to compensation, job evaluation and classification matters.
12. Reviews initial salary placements of Administrators ensuring guidance and recommendations are consistent, fair and equitable.
13. Provides guidance and direction to People Services in support of compensation activities, ensuring compliance to compensation programs, job evaluation plans and processes, collective agreements, terms and conditions of employment, legislation and College policies and procedures.
14. Develops communication initiatives to ensure employees understand the value of the College’s total compensation package.

Organizational Design and Job Evaluation
15. Conducts job evaluation of new and vacant CUPE Support Staff and excluded positions. Provides advice to academic leaders devising job descriptions for faculty positions.
16. Manages and administers Gender Neutral job evaluation Plan and processes, including resolving classification issues and challenges; ensures job descriptions, titles and compensation are consistent and support internal organizational structures.
17. Conducts job analysis for CUPE Support Staff positions, and excluded positions including interviewing employees and managers and analyzing job class specifications, benchmarks or benchmark grids.
18. Represents the interests of the College in relation to job development and classification issues. Responds to classification appeals or grievances and negotiates resolution or settlements with stakeholders. May represents the College at arbitration.
19. Initiates, researches, and compiles management classification and reclassification requests, which includes updated job descriptions, recommendations, and salary surveys for submission to PSEA.
20. Maintains up-to-date records of job descriptions, job classifications and job evaluation results for support staff and excluded positions.
21. Administers or oversees functions as they relate to positions, employee classifications, salary data, or application of excluded management increases ensuring accurate records are maintained.
22. Identifies process improvements related to job evaluation process, recommends solutions and participates in the development of related tools.
23. Conducts and participates in compensation surveys as required; gathers and analyzes a variety of market and job data, presenting information to senior decision makers.

Organization and Classification Systems
24. Develops and maintains the HR classification website and database for on-line access to job descriptions and other compensation-related information.
25. Updates and maintains job evaluation database and tracking tools.
26. Maintains paper and electronic position files including classifications, position description questionnaires (PDQs), position/job descriptions, rating sheets, resource materials, correspondence and other related records.
27. Works in partnership with HR Systems and Payroll to maintain salary grade tables in HRIS system.
28. Works with HR Systems to create and maintain compensation related reports and monitors HRIS systems to ensure compliance with data standards.

Manages or contributes to HR projects or initiatives in one or more HR specialty:
29. According to the overall strategic direction of the College, contributes or leads HR projects or initiatives that enhance the People Services’ core service deliverables including recruitment practices, labour relation practices, compensation and benefits, employee training and development, health, wellness and engagement programs, HRIS and systems.
30. Creates and maintains project procedures and documentation and recommends changes to procedures and/or policies as per research and analysis.
31. Participates as a member of College committees.
32. Recommends best practices and implements efficiencies to job compensation and classification processes and procedures by reviewing methods, procedures and forms relevant to assigned duties ensuring that systems are current and efficient.
33. Maintains currency with emerging trends, developments, methods and technologies in the Human Resource field.
34. Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field from a recognized educational institution.
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) or Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) an asset.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in compensation, classification in post-secondary, public sector or large, complex multi-union organizations.
  • Considerable experience working with point factor job evaluation systems, organizational design, and compensation practices and related legislation.
  • Experience interpreting and applying policies and procedures, collective agreement language and strong knowledge of employment and labour legislation and government policies such as Employment Standards, Labour Relations Code, Employment Equity and Human Rights Code.
  • Or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated consultation, facilitation and relationship building skills with ability to negotiate, influence, persuade and reach consensus to resolve issues.
  • Ability to exercise discretion while exhibiting a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Proven ability to work independently and within a team in a collegial and collaborative environment.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills, and the ability to explain and educate clients on complex compensation and classification concepts and processes.
  • Ability to write effective job descriptions and rationales based on VCC Compensation Philosophy.
  • Customer service focused with demonstrated ability to strive for operational excellence and lifelong learning.
  • Ability to work as a team member contributing to enhancing the skills of the team.
  • Excellent computer skills with demonstrated proficiency with HRIS systems; Banner considered an asset.
Salary Range - Prorated based on FTE
$72,514 – $96,685 – $106,354 annualized (Pay Grid 9). Normal starting salary placement is between $72,514 and $96,685. Compensation beyond the control/mid-point requires approval by the Public Sector Employer’s Council Secretariat (PSEC).
Posting Detail Information

Employment Group Administration
Type of Position Permanent
Employment Type Full Time
Primary Location - This position may require you to work at all VCC locations. Broadway
Is this posting only for internal applicants? No
Desired Start Date - May be subject to change 05/08/2023
Position End Date - For Temporary Positions
Vacation Blackout Dates
Number of Hours per Week 35
Work Schedule - Hours may vary according to the needs of the Department
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eligible for Fortnight No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Posting Open Date 04/19/2023
Posting Close Date 05/28/2023
Is this a pooled posting? No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents