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Classification & Compensation Manager

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Human Resources/Payroll


Human Resources


Reporting to the Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer, the Classification & Compensation Manager will be responsible for both the strategic oversight and day-to-day activities and processes associated with the university’s classification and compensation program.  Supervising one full-time employee shared with the Employment unit, specific responsibilities include:

  • conducting reviews and analysis of vacant and/or filled positions on campus to determine appropriate classification and compensation;
  • acting as a strategic partner to campus by advising department managers on classification, compensation, and organizational structure issues and requests;
  • compiling, analyzing, and evaluating HR related information in response to various compensation survey requests;
  • assisting with the development of system-wide job specifications and classification standards; assisting with the review of existing pay plans;
  • working with HR Recruitment/Employment staff regarding compensation requirements related to position vacancies;
  • assisting HR Employee Relations staff on classification standards related to bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit employees;
  • recommending and implementing new class/comp policies and procedures for the campus;
  • remaining abreast of federal, state, and USM policies governing compensation/wage programs for employees and working with the Deputy CHRO and CHRO on implementation strategies for the same;
  • updating the campus PeopleSoft Position Management system to record classification actions, as well as using the system for tracking and reporting purposes;

Other responsibilities may include testifying at class/comp hearings when necessary; conducting special projects related to pay studies; and performing other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years classification/compensation work experience. The successful candidate will also have advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, v-lookups), as well as demonstrated superior written, verbal, interpersonal communication, and analytical skills. In addition, the chosen candidate will have the ability to exercise independent judgment in the interpretation and application of HR laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines as it relates to compensation programs, and possess the ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Current or prior class/comp experience within the public sector, particularly within a university system
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft and/or the ability to quickly and independently learn a new HRIS system
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • World@Work CCP Certification or course work, and/or SHRM certification 
Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by
November 1, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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