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Benefits and Salary Administration Specialist, Human Resources – Full-time – Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted July 30, 2022.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.



Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills



What we are looking for:

 The Benefits and Salary Administration Specialist is responsible for the implementation and administration of benefits and compensation programs. As a member of the HR team, this role will provide support and back-up participating in activities such as benchmarking, annual compensation planning, job evaluation, short and long term disability management. In addition, the individual will provide exceptional service to HR team members and clients ensuring total rewards programs drive high performance and enhance the employee experience.


What you will achieve with us:

  • Support the program management for all benefit programs in consultation with benefits consultants, providers, OHA, labour relations ect. Responsible for conducting research and making recommendations that align with the MSH benefits philosophy.
  • Administer short and long term sick benefit program in coordination with Occupational Health and Safety
  • Support the plan renewals/redesigns, enrollment activities, issue resolution, and leadership and participant communications.
  • Administer base and variable pay programs. Participate in job documentation, job evaluations, third-party survey and participation, market pricing, salary ranges, variable targets, compensation policies and guidelines.
  • Consult with the HR Business Partners, Recruitment Specialists, and Business Leaders to create competitive total compensation within our current compensation framework and philosophy for new positions, promotions, market adjustments and other employee compensation adjustments; establish the foundation for trusted advisor relationships in which colleagues seek advice and counsel.
  • Create compensation analysis and costing models.
  • Audit, track, and process invoices to ensure accuracy of billing and enable timely approvals and payments to vendors and suppliers; partner with Finance to ensure accurate accounting of all benefit related expenses.
  • Leads the day-to-day relationships with external partner(s) and vendors in support of the benefit and compensation programs.
  • Partner with Corporate Communications and external partners to develop and execute communication materials that inform, educate, and emphasize the value of total compensation to managers and employees.
  • May administer various HR policies and processes such as Leave of Absence, Worker Compensation, health and welfare benefits, fringe benefits, etc.
  • Establish and maintain total rewards program documentation, including plan descriptions, policies, guidelines, and processes and procedures; ensure documentation remains current and accessible.
  • Maintain awareness and continually increase knowledge of current trends in HR with a focus on the compensation and benefit programs through classes, reading, or other mechanisms.
  • Participate in professional groups, meetings, and conferences.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management. Adheres to established policies and procedures.



What you bring to the role:

  • University degree/college diploma in Human Resources or Business-related program and/or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience administering benefits and compensation programs.
  • Some coursework towards total rewards certification preferred (e.g Certified Benefits Professional, Certified Compensation Professional, , Certified Human Resources Leader).
  • Knowledge of employee reward and recognition programs and the laws and regulations affecting benefits administration, pay equity, job evaluation, ESA
  • Understanding and knowledge of HR policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Excellent analytical skills; ability to collect and analyze data and present findings.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to proactively identify and implement effective scalable and repeatable solutions.
  • Very good project management and organizational capabilities; ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Effective presentation and communication skills (written, verbal).
  • Excellent customer service orientation and inter-personal skills; able to adjust approach to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and develop collaborative relationships with colleagues across the Organization, including those in other locations.
  • Working knowledge of business models, objectives, financial metrics, etc. used in decision-making; ability to build business cases to support initiatives.
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office (e.g. Excel, Word, and Outlook).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data.
  • Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.


Work Schedule:

Days Monday to Friday



Band L: $38.23 – $46.62 per hour 


Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations.  Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?




 Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement 


Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.