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Assistant HR Director, Total Compensation

Date: September, 2013
Reports to (Job Title): Director of Human Resources
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Compensation & Benefits Specialist; Job Evaluation Specialist; Pension Co-ordinator, Disabilty Advisor
Location: Main Campus

USG 15

35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

Accountable for the development, implementation, operational effectiveness and administration of the compensation, pension and benefit programs and corresponding policies. 

Key Accountabilities:

1.Leads the effective execution of the pension, benefit and compensation programs:



2.Represents the University of Waterloo on Human Resources matters:  


3.Provides leadership and insight to various committee and sub-committees



4.Ensures the effective utilization, deployment and development of people and capital resources:




Position Requirements


University undergraduate degree or equivalent experience combined with Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and CEBS designation also preferable


8-10 years of progressive broad experience in the Total Rewards area of Human Resources including 3-5 years at a managerial level.  Competencies will include strategic thinking, people management, broad understanding of compensation practices, db pension plans, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Basic to Intermediate Advanced Basic Hay Methodology, PeopleSoft, reporting tool such as Cognos

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, communicates with senior leadership and other senior employees across all areas (Faculty, Staff) to deal with, influence (P&B, PACSC) and motivate and settle highly sensitive matters for the entire organization.  Externally, this position will have significant contacts with customer and suppliers and will be involved in developing recommendations to settle sensitive and confidential matters that are critical to the deliverables of the University of Waterloo. 

Level of Responsibility:

The position is responsible and accountable for the results of the Compensation, Benefits & Pension team and is responsible for meeting the HR objectives.  The position is also expected to be forward looking, aware of trends and bring innovative and creative concepts and opportunities to the Human Resources Director

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible and accountable for executing the HR priorities for the Total Rewards area and addressing the changes to plans by consulting directly with the HR Director.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of a leadership position operating within an office environment

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a leadership position exposed to stress and pressure associated with senior level responsibilities.