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Assistant Director of Compensation (14274)

American University
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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  • Job Type
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    Full Time



The Assistant Director of Compensation is responsible for directing the implementation, maintenance, compliance, communication and administration of staff compensation consistent with the organization’s human capital objectives.  The Assistant Director of Compensation will collaborate with Departments and HR Business Partners on workforce and organization planning.  The position may serve as an HR Business Partner to a university department. 




Work Environment


  • This position reports to the Senior Director of HR Service Delivery
  • This position will work closely with the AVP of Human Resources, the Human Resources Teams, in particular Recruiting, Service Delivery and Operations, and Benefits to ensure a cohesive total compensation strategy and excellence in operations
  • This position will also have frequent interactions with managers in departments across campus




Position Type/Expected Hours of Work


  • 35-Exempt
  • Team Leader/Consultant A




Salary Range


  • Commensurate with experience




Required Education and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 6-8 progressively responsible experience in compensation or equivalent in education, training and experience
  • High proficiency in consultation skills, executive coaching, customer service skills, strategic communications, collaboration, interpersonal and management skills, committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive community
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of Federal and State employment laws
  • High proficiency in financial analysis, modeling and budgeting
  • High proficiency in data analytics and use of excel
  • Experience in design, development, implementation and administration of all types of compensation programs




Preferred Education and Experience


  • Master's degree

  • Experience working with Ellucian/Colleague and Successfactors




Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check




Current American University Employees:

If you are a current full-time or part-time staff member at American University, please log into AsuccessfulU through the myAU portal. Once in AsuccessfulU, please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal career page. 


Contact Us:

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.


American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.


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