Compensation Officer (Two year term).

Job Detail

Company: Algonquin College
Industry: Educational Institutions
Job Type: Contract
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON,
Highest Level Of Education: Diploma
Job Posting Date: 15-May-2018
Apply by: 23-May-2018

Job Description:


Job Opportunity with Algonquin College

World Skills Employment Centre is working with Algonquin College to recruit for the position of Compensation Officer (Two year term).

World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:

  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00 am, May 23, 2018.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your cover letter and resume as a SINGLE document, with the file name Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (John_Smith_Project Officer). IMPORTANT!
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services.

World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.


Job Description


Reporting to the Manager, Compensation, Pension and Benefits, the Compensation Officer provides advice and guidance on compensation to College managers.  The incumbent will support the development and implementation of the new compensation framework for all part-time employees as it relates to the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.  The position supports Academic Chairs and Human Resources Business Partners in the salary calculations process for part-time/sessional employees in ensuring the correct placement on the new scales for teaching authorizations.  Additionally, the Compensation Officer works with leaders to coordinate the reduction of vacation liabilities.   The incumbent will advise part-time employees as to their step placement and provide information related to the calculation.

The position provides assistance with the implementation of the part-time support staff certification as related to overall compensation.

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum three (3) year diploma/degree; preferably related to Compensation/Human Resources;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ relevant compensation experience working in an office environment; preferably in a post-secondary institution;
  • Must have intermediate to advanced excel skills;
  • Experience creating and maintaining formula-driven spreadsheets with the ability to handle large volumes of data and provide detailed reports;
  • Experience and skills in decision making and the ability to motivate and persuade others;
  • Strong analytical and coordination skills;
  • Excellent organizational/project management skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting demands and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, etc.), and familiarity with Algonquin College systems such as: HRIS, BUS, and PeopleSoft would be considered an asset;
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both spoken and written, to communicate effectively with the public, in person or by telephone;
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to set priorities and to work within deadlines;
  • Respect for a strict code of confidentiality.