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
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication
skills required (Workday preferred).
- Demonstrated cultural competence with an understanding of
inclusion and diversity within the workplace.
35 hours/week; 12 months/year
Full-Time, Regular; Exempt.
Documents Needed to Apply
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
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