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Denison University
Director for Total Rewards

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

Denison is currently accepting applications for a Director for Total Rewards. This role plans, designs, implements and administers the University’s compensation and benefits programs. Consistent with best practices, this role manages policies and procedures to ensure they are strategic, competitive, and culturally aligned. This role provides direction and thought leadership for the development, execution, and maintenance of university-wide health and welfare benefits.

Additionally, this role leads and supervises a Benefits Manager and a Benefits Coordinator; partners closely with Talent Management and Workplace Engagement to develop career path strategy tools to define position requirements and the requisite skills needed for advancement in specific areas; and partners with leadership to align and ensure fair and equitable compensation practices using data to inform decisions. This position reports to the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

A preferred candidate would have a Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience in human resources, with expertise in compensation and benefits and effective supervision. A preferred candidate must be proficient in Excel and data analysis, and have experience with human capital management systems. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to research and analyze data, interpret and make recommendations. The candidate must understand the importance of confidentiality and exercise professional judgment in working with confidential information. And finally, the candidate must have knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and ERISA.

An ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with energy and drive, and contribute as a positive working member in a team environment. Additionally, an ideal candidate will be experienced in prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines with flexibility to respond to changing needs and possess a zeal for collaborating with and helping others; customer-service focused; helpful and positive attitude. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to plan, organize and manage projects, and have excellent presentation/ public speaking skills. A Master’s degree or professional certification in a related area is optimal.

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To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide at Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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