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Brandeis University Director of Total Rewards in Waltham, Massachusetts

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the position is a senior leadership role within the Office of Human Resources leading a newly created Total Rewards center of excellence. The incumbent will be responsible for developing and leading the University?s comprehensive strategy for Total Rewards using compelling and equitable compensation and benefits programs aimed at attracting and retaining highly qualified and diverse individuals. This individual will provide specialized, qualitative, and analytical consultative support in the planning, defining, integrating, and validating the benefit and compensation plans, programs, and projects, including strategy, philosophy, and policy development consistent with federal and state laws and regulations. The incumbent will also drive partnerships, collaboration and customer service into the integrated services provided to the University?s leaders, managers, faculty and staff. Essential Duties: Benefits Administration Responsible for the design, development, review, and modification of specific programs, plan provisions, tools, projects, and procedures; Manage the administration of employee benefits programs that include and are not limited to: retirement, medical, dental, life insurance, disability programs, spending accounts, voluntary benefits, vacation, sick and personal time, tuition benefits, all leaves, workers compensation and unemployment programs. Responsible for managing benefits project initiatives; coordinating annual benefit planning, plan summary documents, enrollment, and communications activities; service provider management; and responding to and completing multiple, varied, and technically diverse assignments. Resolve issues requiring deep functional expertise of Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Compensation, COBRA, FMLA, PFML and American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Recommend and implement methods to update, simplify, and enhance processes, procedures, and technologies using Workday. Develop cost analysis of implementing specific retirement and benefits plans in comparison to the competitive landscape and maintains census data for insurance coverage for all covered employees by type of coverage, dependents covered, etc. Oversee open enrollment program (i.e., rate renewals, plan changes, and communication) and transition to new plan year to ensure effective implementation of annual benefits cycle; compiles benefit selection and associated cost information; interfaces with vendors to obtain and exchange information and provide clarification of system benefit administration issues, and ensures readiness of payroll systems, and interfaces to auxiliary systems to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of eligibility and enrollment data. Lead the wellness program and activities and serves as a resource for wellness promotion activities. Compensation Administration Develop and implement a consistent compensation framework including administration of salary ranges, management of merit and promotion process, as well as the development of a defined competency model. Manage the job evaluation, merit and performance management programs and processes. Implement and manage benchmarking processes to include conducting compensation benchmarking, identifying surveys to support competitive analysis of compensation programs, and providing consultative support. Design and implement different structures that support a best-in-class compensation strategy including grading system, job evaluation system, job descriptions, career ladders, succession plans, aligned with University culture, values, and performance philosophy. Conduct comprehensive analysis and market studies to evaluate the competitiveness of University compensation programs. Work will include, developing benchmarking methodology, participating in industry compensation surveys, evaluating results, recommending program changes, modeling cost impact, and presenting final recommendations