Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Finance, Economics, Banking, Human Resources
4 Year Degree
Responsible for the management of compensation activities at SUNY Upstate in accordance with NYS Civil Service, SUNY, and Research Foundation rules, with Federal and NYS laws, rules and regulations and provisions of each of the (7) collective bargaining agreements. Collaborates and communicates effectively with staff from the Offices of Human Resources, IMT, Payroll Services, administrative offices, SUNY Systems Administration and Civil Service. Assists in developing and monitoring the compensation structure, policies and procedures for the University.
Serves as the primary contact and lead with Upstate administrators and staff and to SUNY, NYS Civil Service and Research Foundation on policy interpretation and procedures related to all compensation-related matters
Conducts compensation surveys and labor market research to determine and analyze compensation structures and individual/group pay plans that are internally equitable and externally competitive
Determines employee status of independent contractors, extra service staff in accordance with SUNY and RF rules and procedures and IRS regulations
Administers contractually mandated pay adjustment programs and provide assistance to departments for the equitable distribution of discretionary and other special pay programs
Oversees nursing compensation structure which includes oversight of appointment salary and on-going geographic differentials
Monitors, revises, develops compensation policy and procedures that align with the University’s mission
Develops a process for regular review of current internal salary schedules to ensure salaries are competitive
Identifies issues, challenges, or problems and recommendation for process improvement; Consults on system enhancements to make improvements
Monitors the internal equity and external competitiveness of the University’s compensation practices through ongoing evaluation
Oversees job evaluations and job audits
Partners with the recruiting team to develop competitive offers for new hires and existing employees
Advises and influences leadership in compensation strategy, programs, and process
Evaluates tools (internal HRIS and external compensation vendors) to ensure the University can effectively manage compensation planning and administration
Provides annual summary of compensation analysis to executive leadership
Responsible for participation and/or procurement of market studies to ensure ample market data is available for all positions.
Serves as a key resource and point-of-contact for complex wage and salary inquiries
Performs supervisory activities for employees to include hiring, mentoring, coaching, counseling, and disciplinary action where warranted. Conducts performance evaluations on an annual basis
BS or BA degree with concentration in business management, finance, accounting, human resources or related field. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible compensation experience, including a minimum of two years of program and/or project management experience, and two years of supervisory experience.
Internal Number: 61332
About SUNY Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees.
Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care.
Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by its four colleges—Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region.
As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients.
The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.