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HR Generalist, Benefits & Compensation

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Human Resources, Other, Clerical / Support

The HR Generalist, Compensation supports and assists in the communication of all aspects of Bucknell’s total rewards, including benefits, wellbeing, compensation, learning and development, and recognition. Primary responsibilities of this position are supporting the University’s compensation and benefits programs. This position involves collecting and analyzing data to ensure competitive and equitable compensation practices across all employee categories. This position will work closely with external and internal constituents to maintain compliance with compensation policies and legal requirements, assess constituent needs, and make compensation recommendations. This position reports directly to the Director, Total Rewards and Compensation.

Job Duties:
•In collaboration with the total rewards team, responds to requests of active and retired faculty and staff relating to benefits, compensation, and learning and development. Supports the work of the HR Generalist, Benefits and Leave Management; HR Generalist, Total Rewards and Recognition; Manager, Compensation; Manager, Learning and Development and Director, Total Rewards and Compensation as needed.

•Gathers and maintains data related to compensation, including salary surveys and market
Research. Analyzes compensation data to assess the competitiveness of the University’s pay structures. Assists in the preparation of reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommendations.

•Participates in the job evaluation process to determine the relative worth of different
university positions. Assists in the creation and maintenance of job descriptions and classifications.

•Stays current with federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to compensation. Ensures that compensation policies and practices are in compliance with relevant laws and
University policies.

•Supports the administration of the University’s salary structures, pay scales, and merit
increase programs. Assists in the development and maintenance of salary budgets.

•Conducts educational sessions or workshops for University employees on compensation-related topics.

•Responds to inquiries from employees and managers regarding compensation and benefits. Supports the administration of employee benefit programs.

•Actively contributes to Bucknell’s efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive campus community. Supports and promotes the University’s sustainability efforts to protect, maintain, and increase the long-term viability and resilience of the University’s environmental, social, and economic support systems. Participates in campus-wide or department-specific strategic projects, committees, and working groups as needed.

•Performs other duties as required or appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or business-related field with a minimum three (3) years of HR experience. Or, a combination of an Associate Degree or SHRM certification with a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in Human Resources.
• Working knowledge of compensation principles and practices. Demonstrated proficiency in two or more areas of human resources management including but not limited to compensation, benefits, learning and development, wellness, rewards & recognition, and/or DEI.
• Strong analytical skills and proficiency in data analysis tools and software.
• Technical proficiency in relevant applications such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite, HRIS, or other systems to effectively gather, interpret, organize, and present data and information.
• Demonstrated ability to contribute in meaningful ways to diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging through policy, procedure, programming and community engagement.
• Strong verbal and written presentation and communication skills and attention to detail; Demonstrated sound judgment and critical thinking skills; ability to accurately collect information in order to understand and assess the clients' needs and situation.
• Ability to collaborate, influence, and establish trust with campus partners; previous experience building relationships and working with sensitive and confidential information
• Strong organizational skills; evidence of self-motivation; demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, and work both independently and in teams within a service-oriented organization; Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and competing priorities while balancing the need for quality with meeting deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:
• SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, CEBS, CCP or other HR professional certifications
• Workday ERP experience
• Higher Education experience

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, year round, exempt, benefits eligible position.  

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $65,680 - 82,100 (E10). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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