Senior Compensation & Benefits Analyst

Waltham, MA
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bentley University

Human Resources

Employment Type

Summary of the Position

This position partners with HR staff and department/divisional leadership to provide research, analysis, consultation and guidance on compensation and benefit policy and practice for Faculty and Staff and leads or assists with project work as needed.

Reports into the Director, Total Rewards.

Essential Functions

Lead or assist with various compensation and benefits projects in support of the University by working independently to understand business problems, think creatively about possible solutions and develop recommendations.

Advise and consult with HR Business Partners and managers on compensation matters. Review proposals for new and revised positions to determine appropriate classification and salary grade assignment. Assist with job description updates. Maintain accurate, level-specific job descriptions in PeopleAdmin.

Partner with HR Business Partners and Recruiters to review/analyze positions, update job descriptions in keeping with Level Guide Chart criteria, and provide compensation data and recommendations for applicant recruitment ranges.

Based on knowledge of classification methodology and legal requirements such as FLSA, assist HR in advising managers on department or division re-organizations and restructurings. Perform analyses and provide reports/data as needed.

Administer a variety of compensation actions such as in-range progressions, external market adjustments, or bonuses to ensure equity and competitiveness.

Assist with the development and delivery of training to educate constituents regarding compensation-related concepts, procedures, policies and regulations.
Assist in the development of compensation policies, procedures, and educational materials.

Conduct and/or participate in a variety of compensation and benefits surveys (i.e. TSG, WMG, CUPA, Mercer, Aon Hewitt). Order and receive published survey results and update market analysis and any benefits benchmarking. Identify appropriate benchmarks for positions using an array of outside survey sources. Conduct job evaluation.

Utilize various databases, HRIS systems and computer software programs to maintain records, create and design reports and create supporting documentation, forms and materials as needed.

Make recommendations to improve benefits administration and maximize efficiency.

Assist in communication of benefits as part of a Total Rewards program.

Serve as back-up to Benefits Specialist to assist with benefit administration and answer questions regarding eligibility, plan provisions and other matters.

Act as back-up to the HR Operations team for overseeing and trouble-shooting issues with benefit vendor integration file generated from the HRIS.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)

Bachelor's degree plus 5+ years of related experience. Strong analytical, quantitative, and creative problem solving skills. Effective communication skills. Advanced Excel skills. Highly detailed-oriented with the ability to think critically about data to help formulate appropriate and unique solutions. Knowledge of HR information systems; experience with Workday is preferable. Must be able to prioritize, manage multiple priorities and adapt to change. Experience in Higher Education a plus.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.