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Provides strategic direction, annual planning, day-to-day management and administration of Compensation and Benefits functions, policies, programs and projects.
The Director of Compensation and Benefits provides functional expertise and assists the AVP for Human Resources with strategic direction, annual planning, day-to-day management and administration of Compensation and Benefits functions, policies, programs and projects. Manages the annual benefits evaluation and open enrollment process. Assists as needed for related initiatives (e.g., PFML exemption project, Pay Equity Act report preparation and analysis, union negotiations preparation).
Report To: AVP, Human Resources
Direct Staff Reports: 2
Student Workers this position supports: 0
Essential Functions of the Role:
Manage the compensation plan(s) in a fiscally responsible manner
Participate in salary surveys and conducts market pay and equity analysis
Analyze, research, recommend and implement compensation policies, pay guidelines, programs, structures and changes
Review market trends and salary schedules/scales to ensure the College's competitive position in the marketplace and monitor internal equity
Recommend market and/or other adjustments as necessary Oversee union-related adjustments
Prepare benefit and compensation policies, communications and presentations
Manage the benefit plans in a fiscally responsible manner
Communicates faculty and staff benefits including medical, dental, life, STD, LTD, EAP, tuition, Section 125, 403(b) and 457 (b) retirement plan, transportation, credit union and Workers' Compensation
Analyze, research, recommend and implement benefit policies, programs, plan design and/or benefit changes
Prepare annual benefit-cost analysis; oversee vendor relationships and assists AVP with vendor selections
Propose plan designs and prepare policies. Implement new or modified benefit plan offerings during annual open enrollment
Partner with EdHealth and build productive relationships
Gather data and ensure that Emerson remains competitive with peer institutions
Oversee union-related benefits and CBA's
Coordinate leave and ADA requests with faculty and staff collective bargaining agreements
Manage the leave of absenceand disability accommodation requests of faculty and staff
Design, implement and communicate LOA and ADA related policies and procedures to the community
Serve as a resource for managers, employees, faculty, vendors, and HR as it relates to leaves of absence cases (FMLA, disability, personal military, supplemental leaves, and future PFMLA) in accordance with federal and state statutory requirements and Emerson policies
Manage day-to-day of leave administration processes: monitoring and follow up of leaves status, accurate and timely entry in HRIS
Ensure all leaves are in accordance with state and federal laws including detailed documentation and required timelines
Periodically review and audit leave notifications, templates, letters; and processes to ensure the College is compliant and interpreting/communicating timely and correctly.
Compliance of Compensation, Benefits and Leaves of Absence
Ensure that all benefits and compensation programs are in legal compliance with federal and state laws (i.e., ERISA, HIPAA, PFMLA, FLSA, Massachusetts Equal Pay Act) and in compliance with collective bargaining agreements
Write and edit plan documents and SPDs as needed, monitor changes in federal/state laws, prepare records and file compliance reports on time (i.e., Form 5500, Affordable Care Act Form, EEO)
Stay abreast of pending legislation, regulations and trends that may affect benefits and/or compensation and proactively address potential issues
Complete required surveys such as IPED, CUPA and Medical Data Match
Responsible for compliance with various federal and state laws and college policies (i.e., Massachusetts Paid Medical and Family leave, California Paid Medical and Family Leave, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), FMLA, Personal LOA)
Analyze and streamline business processes and procedures that leverage Work Day and related technology for benefits, compensation and leave administration
Develop effective metrics for measuring and monitoring effectiveness of compensation, benefits and leave administration, structures and programs
Prepare and provide reports as needed
Utilize data in assessing needs and driving decisions
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.