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Senior Compensation Analyst

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Senior Compensation Analyst

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SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

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Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



M-F, 8am – 5pm

Location of Position

7 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH; relocation support available; hybrid (partial remote) or fully remote will be considered

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Position Purpose

Partners with HR colleagues and key stakeholders across the institution to support all compensation and salary planning initiatives including market research and analysis, internal equity analysis, annual merit review administration and client support including ad-hoc studies and/or projects. Leads and supports on-going administrative processes, enhances Compensation department efficiency and improves current practices. Provides project management support and leads small to medium projects or multiple workstreams within medium to large scale projects. Provides mentoring and guidance to colleagues as needed or required. Other miscellaneous duties as required.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Four years compensation analyst experience or the combination of two years compensation analyst experience and two years other consultative HR experience involving development, implementation and administration of HR programs and processes
  • Compensation experience must include survey participation, job evaluation, FLSA assessment and benchmarking (market pricing)
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Exercises the highest degree of confidentiality, professionalism and integrity
  • Excellent problem solving, quantitative and analytical skills, and ability to tie analysis and recommendations to broader HR or organizational strategy and culture
  • Strong organization skill, able to prioritize appropriately, manage multiple tasks and deadlines and adapt to change
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with MarketPay or similar application
  • Experience leading and/or project management of annual merit cycle
  • Proficiency in HR systems and Microsoft Suite; ability to learn new software with ease
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity with an aim toward continuous improvement, best practice, collaboration, integrity and credibility
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Denise Garn

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Michelle Hale

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

In accordance with federal requirements and guidance, all Dartmouth College employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 or receive a qualifying medical or religious exemption from vaccination. Every offer of employment made is contingent upon submission of appropriate documentation evidencing either vaccination against COVID -19 or the receipt of an approved exemption. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment. Visit to review the policy and for details and information on requesting an exemption and/or reasonable accommodation. Compliance with this policy is a condition of employment.

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Key Accountabilities


Initiates and applies appropriate frameworks and methodologies to develop and conduct analysis, assess and understand organizational needs and issues, develop and implement appropriate recommendations and solutions, monitor and assess programs and processes.

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Leads and/or conducts compensation administration activities in support of all compensation programs and projects including annual merit cycle, handling of position requisitions, job evaluation and benchmarking, reporting, system maintenance and user support, and compliance and audit readiness activities.

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Provides expertise and consultative guidance to a variety of stakeholders (HR, divisions/departments across campus) to influence and guide stakeholder to the appropriate solution. Involves HR and/or Division leaders and colleagues as appropriate

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Leads the annual survey participation cycle including participation in key compensation surveys, ensuring quality and accuracy of the submission. Drives interactions with survey vendors to ensure understanding of methodology and to influence quality and results of survey content and report relative to benchmarking best practices.

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Develops and maintains project plans and/or leads projects of medium complexity, or project workstreams of medium to high complexity, including due diligence, appropriate stakeholder engagement, development and dissemination of communications and tracking of deliverables, timelines, risks, dependencies and milestones

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Identifies, recommends and leads opportunities for improvement including development of appropriate solutions and identification and assessment of implementation considerations. Develops, implements and documents system processes and procedures.

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Leads and/or serves on cross-functional teams as needed or required.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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