Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2702070
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Careers at The Pennsylvania State University
Senior Director of Compensation and Benefits

Looking for a way to make a difference? Want to impact the daily Human Resource functions of a major University and lead a team of outstanding HR professionals? Look no further!

WE Are...
Searching for a Senior Director of Compensation and Benefits who will provide strategic leadership to drive the development, implementation and administration of compensation and benefits programs and processes.

What YOU Will Do...
In this highly visible position, you will be responsible for managing the compensation and benefits team(s) which include Benefits, Retirement, Compensation, Occupational Medicine, and Absence Management. You will also partner with senior leadership, as appropriate, to define, develop, communicate, and execute the total compensation philosophy, vision, and strategy; serve as compensation and benefits subject matter expert; and provide internal consulting to senior leadership as it relates to total compensation.

What YOU Need to be Successful...
Bachelor's degree or higher plus ten years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. CEBS certification is preferred but not required.

Employment at Penn State includes many benefits and rewards, including:
  • Relocation package
  • 75% Tuition discount for you and your family
  • Safe and diverse community
  • College sporting event mecca
  • World-Class entertainment facilities and events
  • Cultural events
  • Strong public education system
  • Activities for all stages of your life

    As a member of Penn State Human Resources, the Senior Director will join a team of individuals who have the ambition to help Penn State succeed. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission and are critical to the overall success of the organization. Just as Penn State is committed to a diverse educational environment, there is a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse working community. Inclusive excellence is valued as a core strength and an essential element of the public service mission at Penn State.

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    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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