Compensation & HRIS Analyst I

Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Human Resources Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Rhode Island School of Design is seeking a Compensation & HRIS Analyst to join its Human Resources Office. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who values diversity and inclusion and wants to help ensure pay equity while gaining exposure to cloud- based HRIS systems and technology. The selected candidate will gain an in-depth understanding of and provide guidance on how to leverage RISD's total rewards program (base and benefits) to recruit, retain and motivate key talent. The individual will learn the numerous positions at RISD and how these positions successfully work together to help RISD achieve our mission and strategic plan.

RISD Human Resources strives to provide benefits, programs, and services that enable and empower our employees and community members to grow their careers, build lasting connections, and contribute to our community in meaningful ways. Under the Director of Compensation and Benefits, the Compensation & HRIS Analyst administers, analyzes, and interprets RISD’s compensation programs and utilizes defined best practices to support RISD’s mission. This position reviews and audits proposed and existing job descriptions to obtain and clarify job responsibilities, duties, content, and requirements. Analyzes and evaluates jobs, conducting research using market salary surveys and considering internal peer equity factors, assigns pay grades, and makes salary/pay recommendations, which align to the College’s compensation philosophy and comply with pay legislation. The Compensation & HRIS Analyst counsels with HR partners, recruiters, and managers regarding application of compensation programs and identifies and completes salary surveys leveraging available HRIS tools and technology.

Essential Functions
  • Prepares and maintains job descriptions; ensures descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents.
  • Identifies and accurately completes a variety of compensation surveys, matching RISD jobs to survey benchmark jobs.
  • Gathers, summarizes and inputs data as requested. Ensures survey sources reflect and represent RISD’s organizational structure.
  • Proactively c ollects, analyzes and interprets data results to better understand RISD‘s posture to the external market.
  • Displays and presents results/trends in a compelling manner to convey action needed and/or to support current position.
  • Researches employee compensation in similar industries; based on findings, recommends changes or updates to the existing compensation practices, policies, grade structures, cyclical increase programs, and one-time payment plans, and/or stipends.
  • Assesses jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt. Analyzes survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position. Prepares and presents summary reports of job analysis and compensation analysis information.
  • Conducts data and prepares cost analyses and models to be used in employee negotiations and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with managers, human resource partners, and recruiters, providing timely and accurate interpretation and guidance regarding compensation policies, processes, practices, plans, legislation, and questions.
  • Maintains and updates Workday processes and workstreams. Serve as a Workday Partner, reviewing and adjudicating human resources requests and actions. Designs and creates a variety of standard and ad-hoc reports. Leverages new and existing systems/tools/technologies to advance administrative ease, increase awareness and education, and offer self-service/convenience for employees and managers. Helps evaluate and test new releases, modules, enhancements and/or processes and implements as appropriate such as Position Budgeting.
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of one year of compensation administration, HR finance, or related experience
  • Ability to complete market research, analyze data, and build cost modeling tools
  • Demonstrated understanding of pay legislation
  • Strong attention to detail is a must
  • Previous HRIS experience rand Microsoft Office experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required (Workday preferred).
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with an understanding of inclusion and diversity within the workplace.


Work Schedule

35 hours/week; 12 months/year

Employment Status

Full-Time, Regular; Exempt.



Documents Needed to Apply

Resume (required)

Cover Letter (required)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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