Office of Human Resources
Senior Compensation Analyst
Commensurate w/ Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Senior Compensation Analyst develops and interprets
compensation and position analytics, as well as creates and designs
reports and dashboards for human resources and University
constituents. Works collaboratively with compensation team to
oversee internal compensation policies and practices are upheld as
well as existing and proposed statutory requirements governing
compensation. Interacts with all levels of administration at the
university on compensation data and concerns. Works with outside
vendors on reports, surveys, and compensation strategy. Partners
with Information Technology team on system requirements and
configuration. Technical skills must be at an expert level to
perform quick, accurate and progressive analysis of compensation
data. Presentation development, project management and facilitator
expertise are essential to this position.
Job Specific Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably an advanced degree, in a
program of study related to HR or Business Administration; or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Three (3) plus years of relevant experience.
- PHR, SHRM -CP, and/or CCP certification is preferred.
- High moral and ethical standards that reflect honesty,
integrity and reliability.
- Must be highly organized, detail oriented and
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to
understand and convey complex compensation principles in readily
understandable terms to senior administrators and faculty.
- Expertise in Excel is essential.
- Proficient in other MS Office Products.
- Lead all analytics, reporting and dashboard development of
compensation and position management data.
- Conduct research and analysis of data and prepare
recommendations requiring a broad understanding of compensation
techniques, methods and practices.
- Develop, implement and administer compensation policies and
- Maintain the classification and compensation structure for
- Continually benchmark for best practices.
- Manage salary survey results and conduct comprehensive market
studies to gauge the University’s competitive market position.
- Collaborate with outside institutions to remain competitive in
the Academic market.
- Analyze various data sources to ensure positions are
categorized appropriately and make recommendations where
- Work with director on executive compensation reviews and annual
report, including executive compensation and larger
- Collaborate with campus administrators on HR and Compensation
- Participate in special projects as needed.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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