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Human Resources Compensation and Classification Analyst

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Office of Human Resources - Compensation and Classification

The University of Missouri System (UM System) consists of system administration and four universities: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement, and inclusion.

Job Description

Role Summary
We are seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Compensation Analyst for the Compensation team to provide professional consultation and administrative oversight on critical compensation projects. Reporting to the Director of Compensation, this role will primarily focus on monitoring and tracking the UM System compensation inbox as well as managing classification and evaluation projects independently. Depending on needs of the institution, experience, performance, and interest in projects related areas of expertise will be added to the portfolio and allow for future professional growth.

• Provide guidance with job classification which may include any of the following: review job questionnaires, utilize survey sources, market references, internal equity and other data as appropriate; utilize grading tool to analyze information and make recommendations on pay grade level; document findings and recommendations to contribute to a comprehensive report
• Provide primary support in maintaining compensation databases and systems to include job code table maintenance, logging and tracking incoming work requests, updating classification specifications, job descriptions, job code detail, pay matrices, and other compensation-related tools.
• Work closely with compensation director/consultant(s) on a variety of projects including program design, analysis, maintenance, and implementation of new programs
• Contribute to the roll out, communication, and ongoing administration of new and existing staff compensation programs
• Ensure all aspects of job creation are addressed in a timely manner including maintaining job descriptions, leveling guides, and other routine compensation documentation
• Manage assigned projects such as annual survey participation
• Provide analytical support and data analysis on projects and metrics and perform various data audits
• Assist with preparing reports, presentations, communications, and documentation as required

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected to support the mission and purpose of the University of Missouri System.


Monday - Friday; 40 hours per week. Typically, business hours are 8am-5pm CST. *Remote or Hybrid Opportunity

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and proficiency using Microsoft Excel, and experience working with large data files from multiple sources. Experience creating visual presentations of organized analysis of data.
Possesses expanded conceptual knowledge in the HR discipline and works toward broadening capabilities in the area.
Demonstrated strong attention to detail, analytical and organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills.

Must demonstrate the following attributes to be successful in this role:
• Highest level of confidentiality
• Integrity
• Thrives in multi-tasking environment
• Relationship management
• Professional demeanor
• Proactive and efficient

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $51,875 - $57,000 per year

Grade: GGS-010

University Title: Senior Human Resource Analyst

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Cover letter, Resume, completed Application, and additional screening questions are required for consideration.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

Mizzou Tigers are lifelong learners, and that includes our faculty and staff members. All employees have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth and acquire new skills for their own benefit and the benefit of the university.

Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

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