Senior Compensation Analyst

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Position Summary

This position is responsible for execution of the day-to-day activities of the compensation program. The Senior Compensation Analyst is responsible for all market pricing activities to ensure internal equity, external competitiveness, while adhering to the University's over-arching compensation philosophy. Further, this role operates as a internal consultant, providing analytical expertise, guidance, and interpretation of compensation policies to managers and other University constituents. The Senior Compensation Analyst participates in the high-level project planning components relating to compensation program revision, development, and/or re-design.

Essential Functions

  • Expert in market pay practices. Conducts job analysis using quantitative and qualitative job evaluation methodology to determine appropriate salary level according to compensation guidelines and policy and makes classification/pay level determinations. This includes reviewing job descriptions, conferring with appropriate individuals within the units, evaluating jobs, and preparing written reports on findings. Effectively communicates with stakeholders regarding the results of analyses and provides consultation regarding compensation and talent management best practices.
  • Administers annual salary planning review process. Manages and executes participation in annual salary surveys and special compensation studies for purposes of maintaining the institution's competitive position within the market place.
  • Responsible for compilation of workforce reporting and analytics. Design and maintain compensation dashboard highlighting trends and enable senior management to provide effective decisions on future HR and compensation initiatives.
  • Analyzes 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
  • Collaborates with HR Partners to ensure job descriptions and org charts are accurate and complete when roles and/or structures change
  • Manages compensation data to ensure accuracy and streamlines processes for effective administration of compensation programs. Partners with IT and Shared Services to ensure/audit employee data is accurate and meets all federal and state legal requirements
  • Collaborates with the Director of Compensation on program design and implementation of new programs, i.e. incentive plans, etc.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field such as human resources, business administration or finance. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement.
  • 3-4 years of recent, progressively responsible experience in the analysis, design, and/or administration of compensation programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).
  • Experience in higher education.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Special Instructions

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

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 003097
Posted: 7/6/2018
Application Due: 9/4/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable