Compensation Analyst

USA, Denver, Colorado
Aug 16, 2017
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Human Resources and Inclusive Community (HRIC) at the University of Denver is led by the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources who reports directly to the Chancellor of the University. The Office of Human Resources and Inclusive Community is responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of services in support of the University's mission, vision and strategies. HRIC is evolving from a traditional operational and service orientation into a highly effective strategic unit advancing the broader strategic aims of the University. In support of this evolution, the University is seeking a Compensation Analyst who will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the compensation program as it relates to the University's long-range vision and strategic objectives on compensation. The compensation strategy and program will support the University's aim to attract, reward, and retain world-class faculty and staff talent. This role serves as part of the University's HRIC team, reporting to the Director of Compensation. The Compensation Analyst will be an innovative, collaborative leader that will contribute toward a comprehensive compensation philosophy, which advances the University's objectives and embraces its unique and extraordinary culture.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the compensation program. Responsible for all market pricing activities to ensure internal equity, external competitiveness, while adhering to the University's over-arching compensation philosophy. Provide analytical expertise to managers and other University constituents, providing guidance and interpretation of compensation policies. Participate in the high-level project planning components relating to compensation program revision, development, and/or re-design.

Essential Functions

  • Analyze University compensation policies in relation to government wage and hour regulations, prevailing rates for similar jobs in comparable industries or geographic areas, and recommends changes as appropriate to establish and maintain competitive rates.
  • Provide consultation to managers and other University constituents with regard to compensation practices.
  • Conduct job analysis to determine appropriate salary level according to compensation guidelines and policy and makes classification/pay level determinations. This includes reviewing job questionnaires, conferring with appropriate individuals within the units, evaluating jobs and preparing written reports on findings.
  • Communicate with stakeholders regarding the result of compensation work.
  • Conduct and participate in compensation surveys or special compensation studies for purposes of maintaining the institution's competitive position within the market place.
  • Provide analytical support and data analysis on projects, job family pay practices and human resource metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of human resources principles and best practices in compensation including job analysis/evaluation.
  • Knowledge in applicable federal, state and local rules, regulations and/or statutes.
  • Knowledge of research methods and data analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of excel for analysis of data.
  • Knowledge of employee relations principles and practices.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to conduct studies and prepare sound recommendations.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policies, practices and procedures
  • Ability to prepare written reports for varied audiences.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to conduct research, analyze information and data and present findings in a concise format.
  • Ability to address difficult situations in a constructive manner.
  • Ability to utilize computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
  • Ability to negotiate and problem solve.
  • Ability to build a rapport with employees and managers in conducting job reviews.
  • Ability to work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters and situations.
  • Ability to understand and follow broad and complex instructions.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, both internally and externally.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or finance. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • 2 years of work experience in the analysis, design and/or administration of compensation program(s).

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of work experience in the analysis, design and/or administration of compensation program(s).

  • Experience working in higher education.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.