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Compensation and Benefits Manager

College of Lake County
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The College of Lake County is searching for an experienced Compensation and Benefits professional to join our Human Resources team in serving approximately 800 benefit eligible faculty and staff who are committed to the values of integrity, inclusion, unity, purpose, compassion and excellence in student success. The Compensation and Benefits Manager will provide “hands-on” leadership in all facets of compensation and benefits design, implementation, evaluation, and change.

The Compensation and Benefits Manager will be responsible for designing, developing, and delivering an extensive total rewards program and partnering on wellness initiatives that are vital components to enhancing the College’s reputation as an employer of choice.

The successful candidate will be a visionary leader, collaborator, counselor, decision-maker, and team player who can: build relationships with all HR customers from entry level employee to senior leader and from early career professional to retiree; ensure equity and inclusion within the compensation and benefits structure; and encourage, support, and impact a collaborative culture and high morale within the CLC community.

The Compensation and Benefits Manager reports to the Executive Director of Human Resources and will directly oversee three Human Resources staff members. The ideal candidate will have successful experience as both a strategic leader with the knowledge and ability to implement and innovate in the total compensation program that positively impacts the recruitment and retention of top talent and a champion for employees who provides service, information, and support in a professional, kind, and compassionate manner.

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.

CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently include BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, a state pension plan, two retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.


1. A master’s degree in Human Resources, business or related field from an accredited college or university AND a minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in compensation and benefits.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND a minimum of eight years of progressive leadership experience in compensation and benefits.

2. A minimum of two years of demonstrated successful supervisory experience.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of compensation and benefit program structure, design, implementation, and federal and state regulations including but not limited to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Illinois Minimum Wage Law, the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, Affordable Care Act, American with Disabilities Act, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law, and Title VII Civil Rights Act.

4. Experience in analyzing, implementing/updating, and evaluating salary/wage structure including the use of internal and external bench marking and other metrics resulting in data driven decision-making.

5. Demonstrates strong personal integrity, ability to form effective partnerships, ability to collaborate with others and work in a team environment.

6. Demonstrates a high level of responsiveness to the HR team, the customers being served, and the campus community.

7. Possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.

8. Possess strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills.

9. Demonstrated success using evidence to inform decision-making and long-term planning.

10. An effective and exceptionally skilled communicator, specifically as it relates to verbal, written communication, and active listening.

11. Strong computer skills using MS Office Suite applications particularly MS Excel.

12. Experience using a HRIS system in compensation and benefits administration.

13. Reflect a positive, professional, kind and compassionate demeanor.

14. Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability
to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desired Qualifications

1. Human resources experience with a higher education institution ideally in a community college
2. Bilingual Spanish
3. PeopleSoft HRIS experience
4. SPHR and/or SHRM-SCP
5. Compensation management in a unionized work environment


Posted: 2019-09-24 Expires: 2019-10-24

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