Director of Classification & Compensation

Director of Classification & Compensation | Salary: 125k – 150k | Hybrid Schedule | Pension and Benefits!


How To Apply:  Please visit and use job number 27560 to apply.

Applications close on June 14th, 2024.

Salary: $125,958 – $150,401

Schedule: Hybrid (Minimum 2 days at home)

Benefits: Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, and 403(b) retirement savings + PERS plan. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

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Key Duties:

  • Direct programs and staff in administration of all areas in the Classification and Compensation division, including design, implementation, and management of salary classification and compensation programs and initiatives.
  • Monitor current classification and compensation policies, guidelines and procedures, recommending revisions, as well as new plans that are cost effective and consistent with external trends and district philosophies.
  • Develop, recommend, implement and administer a comprehensive district plan and strategic direction for classification and compensation programs, policies and procedures.
  • Review and analyze changes to local, State and federal laws pertaining to compensation, such as minimum wage, pay equity, FLSA exemption status and similar regulations; report necessary or suggested changes and potential fiscal and policy impacts to management; assure District compliance with provisions of local State and federal wage and hour laws.
  • Maintain working knowledge of District collective bargaining agreements in relation to classification and compensation plans; serve as a resource and support Employee and Labor Relations with a variety of market surveys and trends analyses in compensation administration for the District’s collective bargaining activities.
  • Lead the design, development and implementation of classification plans and structures, policies, procedures and strategies for the District; direct staff, lead and conduct detailed and complex district-wide job classification, reclassification studies, salary surveys and trends analyses.
  • Develop, implement and maintain plans to effectively communicate classification and compensation programs and changes; prepare and deliver a wide variety of written reports and oral presentations to the governing board, district leadership, employees and community stakeholders, as appropriate.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, public administration, or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of experience developing and administering employee classification and compensation plans is required.
  • Supervisory experience and experience in a unionized organization and/or a K-12 public school district or public agency is highly desirable.
  • Certification as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) will substitute for two years of the required experience.
  • A Master’s degree in public, business, or human resources administration with coursework in employee benefits administration may substitute for one year of the required experience.


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