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Senior Compensation Analyst

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Office of Human Resources

Job Title
Senior Compensation Analyst

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate w/ Experience

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

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.

  • 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.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • High moral and ethical standards that reflect honesty, integrity and reliability.
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented and deadline-driven.
  • 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 programs.
  • Maintain the classification and compensation structure for non-faculty positions.
  • 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 necessary.
  • Work with director on executive compensation reviews and annual report, including executive compensation and larger reorganizations.
  • Collaborate with campus administrators on HR and Compensation issues.
  • Participate in special projects as needed.
Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

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