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Senior Compensation Analyst

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023
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Position Information

Ball State is a great place to work! In fact, Forbes has ranked Ball State University as the fourth-best midsized employer—and the only recognized education institution—in the State of Indiana. Learn More

Position Title

Senior Compensation Analyst

About this Opportunity

Ball State University welcomes applications for a Senior Compensation Analyst. Ball State offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Human Resources, this position ensures compliance with compensation and classification federal and state laws, and implements strategies that are market competitive and internally equitable. Responsible for the analysis, design, implementation and administration of compensation programs which support the University’s objectives of attracting and retaining top talent. Perform job evaluations, participate in salary surveys, and price jobs using internal and external market data to ensure consistency in the pay structure across the entire organization.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

At least three years of relevant job experience.

Minimum Other

Solid understanding of state and federal laws and regulations relating to compensation. Strong quantitative and analytical skills and a detailed knowledge of compensation administration. Able to communicate optimally with internal and external customers of all levels, including executives.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field.

Preferred Experience

Experience working in higher education or non-profit sector.

Preferred Other

Certified Compensation Professional ( CCP ) certification. SHRM -CP/ SCP & S/ PHR and other related certifications as acceptable as well.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department Information

The minimum salary for this position is $70,000.

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Consult and offer guidance on compensation policy interpretation, internal equity reviews, market analysis, job evaluation, and other compensation projects and initiatives. Provide professional guidance, coordination, and support in the effective and consistent application of job classification and compensation administration policies and practices. Provide compensation consultation to Human Resources Partners on a day-to-day basis related to compensation and classification, and internal and external market pay competitiveness.



Job Duty

Build and maintain trust and partner with University Leadership (while acting as an internal consultant).



Job Duty

Participate in the design, implementation, and administration of compensation programs and policies. Implement compensation programs, policies and procedures.



Job Duty

Conduct job evaluations, job documentation, and salary survey completion and benchmarking. Evaluate jobs and recommend grades and salary levels to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness. Assess jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt.



Job Duty

Prepare compensation program documentation, training materials and employee communications.



Job Duty

Support the administration of the annual salary increase process.



Job Duty

Gather and maintain data to forecast compensation needs; prepare statistical reports regarding compensation. Analyze data and statistics for trends and patterns with attention to recruitment, hiring practices, turnover, and compliance with employment laws and regulations.



Job Duty

Conduct ongoing data audits ensuring data accuracy and integrity of all compensation related information in all systems, tools and resources.



Job Duty

Develop and present training sessions to the campus community on topics such as position description development, FLSA, and other related areas.



Job Duty

Maintain knowledge of and apply federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations. Keep abreast of new and emerging compensation trends, creative solutions, and legislative changes.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

For nominations and questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tiffany Turner, Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition, at

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts

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