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Assistant Director: Human Resources

Date: August, 2012
Reports to (Job Title): Director of Human Resources
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus

USG 13

35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

Accountable for ensuring the smooth transition of information and present practice in the areas of compensation, salary administration, Position Management and job evaluation to new management staff.  Supporting the operational effectiveness and administration of the Human Resources Department in general and more specifically in HR Operations, Compensation, Staff Relations and advising in areas of expertise.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Accountable for the provision of understanding of UW Policy and Practice in compensation, job evaluation and salary administration:


2.  Accountable for the provision of understanding of current administrative practices as they relate to  PeopleSoft HRIS in the areas of compensation, Position Management, Job Evaluation, and other supporting administrative tools:


3.  Provides leadership and insight to various committee and sub-committees


4.  Ensures the effective utilization, deployment and development of people and capital resources:

Position Requirements


University undergraduate degree or equivalent experience combined with a solid understanding of Hay Evaluation.


10 plus years of progressive broad experience in Human Resources including 5 years at a managerial level.  Competencies will include strategic thinking, people management, broad understanding of compensation practices, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.


MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Basic to Intermediate Advanced Basic Hay Methodology, PeopleSoft, reporting tool such as Cognos

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, communicates with senior leadership and other senior employees across all areas (Faculty, Staff) to deal with, influence (P&B, PACSC) and motivate and settle highly sensitive matters for the entire organization.  Externally, this position will have significant contacts with customer and suppliers and will be involved in developing recommendations to settle sensitive and confidential matters that are critical to the deliverables of the University of Waterloo. 

Level of Responsibility:

The position is responsible and accountable for the results of the Compensation, Benefits & Pension team and is responsible for meeting the HR objectives.  The position is also expected to be forward looking, aware of trends and bring innovative and creative concepts and opportunities to the Human Resources Director

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible and accountable for executing the HR priorities for the Total Rewards area and addressing the changes to plans by consulting directly with the HR Director.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal demands typical of a leadership position operating within an office environment.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a leadership position exposed to stress and pressure associated with senior level responsibilities.