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Assistant Director of HR, Compensation and Employment

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Categories: Staff
Department: Human Resources

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.


Are you an agent for change and looking to make a difference in the lives of the people you work with? If your answer is yes, and you are exploring job openings or a career change to a diverse, fast-paced, dynamic, innovative, and supportive environment, then we have the perfect role for you! The Davidson College Assistant Director for Compensation & Employment position offers the opportunity for you to have a meaningful impact in growing and retaining the college’s talent expertise and managing policy decisions related to compensation and recruitment.

Come be a part of an exciting, transformational, learning, and fun experience!


Compensation and Position Management

Manage the college's compensation system to ensure fair and competitive compensation for staff. • Work with the internal staff hiring team to identify appropriate hiring range for new candidates based on position pay grade and candidate experience. • Maintain and assist in the preparation of job descriptions for each position in the organization; ensure descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents. • Assess new and existing jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt and appropriate salary range. • Benchmark jobs against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position. • Prepare and present summary reports of job analysis and compensation analysis information. • Create and define new position numbers, position groups and position classes in Ellucian Banner. • Audit position data to ensure accuracy and consistency. • Oversee position approval process. • Liaise with the Academic Affairs and Deans leadership team and faculty search committees on faculty compensation guidelines. • Participate in various salary surveys. • Analyze data for equity issues.


Co-manage the applicant tracking system by overseeing the posting of all faculty openings, updating postings, and changing applicant statuses as necessary. • Assist search committee chairs and the employment team with strategies for building rich and diverse applicant pools. • Share responsibility for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. • Maintain and update the Employment at Davidson external website. • Develop and maintain employment branding image to attract a diverse and qualified candidate pool. • Liaison to faculty search committees. • Consult on immigration questions and assist faculty committees and new hires with immigration procedures. • Oversee social networking strategy and promote open positions. • Serve as a back-up as needed, in staff or student employment matters. 


Provide guidance and training to hiring managers regarding interviewing/selection procedures to help ensure consistency and fairness in the hiring process. • Train managers on recruitment and negotiation skills to improve their ability to attract and retain high-performing employees. • Assist with training of HR employment team members.

Talent Management & Compensation Software

Manage employment and compensation-related systems. • Manage applicant tracking and background screening systems, employee data related to hiring and onboarding. • Document system processes and manage relationships with vendors. • Serve as a lead in the implementation of new functionality for related systems.

Special Projects

Projects assigned by supervisor based on need and interest of the successful candidate.


Bachelor's Degree

5 years relevant work experience

Demonstrated strong written and oral communications skills

Excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills

Analytical ability and negotiation skills

Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

Intermediate level of competency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Ability to quickly achieve competence in new technology and to train others

Experience in working successfully and comfortably with diverse populations

Experience with databases, particularly HRIS systems

Positive attitude, strong sense of humor, and commitment to working successfully as part of a team dedicated to the mission of the college

Knowledge of employment law and general human resources functions

Desired Skills:

PHR or SHRM certification

CCP certification

Experience with PayScale MarketPay Software

Experience with Ellucian Banner is a plus

Previous experience in Higher Education

Fluency in Spanish is a plus


Qualified applicants are invited to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to Priority review of completed applications will begin on October 29, 2021 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.




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