Compensation Consultant

Ashburn, VA
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Compensation team is a specialized area within University Human Resources dedicated to job analysis, merit administration, pay data collection and evaluation, pay structures, job classifications and compliance. Compensation administers the university's pay programs, including base pay, bonus payments, and merit programs for staff, and provides data-driven consulting services to make informed decisions regarding employee pay. Compensation works to ensure that standard and consistent practices that foster a compensation culture that complies with all local, state, federal and applicable statutes and regulations and the university's policies and procedures are applied.
The GWU Compensation Team is searching for a full-time service-focused Compensation Consultant who will be responsible for partnering with HR Service Delivery (HRSD) and subject matter expert consultants to provide compensation analysis and consultative support to facilitate and expedite key HR transactions. These actions will range from moderately complex to complex. Primary job duties will include providing consultative compensation guidance, in addition to technical and analytical support, that comprises analyzing and evaluating jobs and determining their classification, providing pay recommendations, and advising on initial requests for exceptions. This position will also provide compensation guidance, training, and coaching to HRSD and other internal and external partners as needed, and participates as a key member for compensation projects and larger HR projects involving other HR departmental stakeholders. This role may serve as a project lead for Compensation projects as assigned. This position collects and analyzes data for projects and initiatives in support of compensation strategic objectives and for recommendations to leadership, and proactively works to maintain the data integrity and accuracy of compensation data throughout the university systems.
Other duties include leading, participating in and Q/A-reviewing salary survey submissions, participating in and collaborating on annual merit administration, conducting compensation market analyses and internal equity reviews, producing routine and requested reporting (to include auditing) and recommending changes to Compensation practices and procedures in support of efficiency and compensation strategic goals. We are seeking qualified applicants who are analytical in nature combined with a clear focus on thoroughness and quality of information and demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively convey compensation observations, trends and recommendations through reports. A client-service oriented attitude is critical to this position. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
This position will be primarily located at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA, but may require periodic travel to the Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington DC. This position will report to the Assistant Director, Compensation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 3 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 1 year of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated analytical abilities combined with a clear focus on thoroughness and quality of information.
Strong verbal and written communication.
Must be able to effectively convey compensation observations, trends and recommendations to all levels of management including Senior Leaders.
Strong foundation in compensation principles and application


Campus Location: Ashburn College/School/Department: Human Resources Family Human Resources Sub-Family Compensation Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? Yes (Department Specific) Posting Number: S006739 Job Open Date: 10/11/2017 Job Close Date: 10/14/2017 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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