Senior Compensation Analyst

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

78704 Human Resources

About the Unit
The Compensation Team leads the design and implementation of broad-based compensation activities for University staff. We partner together with HR Community members to ensure pay decisions are externally competitive and internally equitable, promote pay for performance, and encourage fiscal responsibility.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Compensation Team Lead, the Senior Compensation Analyst serves as a strategic consultant to the broader HR Community throughout campus. Implements compensation strategy and operationalizes to optimize business impact. Proven analytical and communication capabilities to enable the delivery of impactful and effective compensation programs.


  • Leads University-wide, staff Annual Compensation Process, including creation of educational toolkit, data aggregation, and talent investment reporting.
  • Manages market data survey portfolio, submission and result processes, and market data library.
  • Facilitates job evaluation process, including internal peer reviews and external competitive market pricing assessments.
  • Supports Job Architecture design and implementation, inclusive of pay grades, career pathing and titling schematic introduction.
  • Implements Job Architecture governance and sustainability practices, as well as enhance pay and job related business processes to align level of pay, talent and title.
  • Prepares meaningful dashboards and reports to enhance insights delivery and enable informed pay decision making.
  • Formulates thoughtful program recommendations that balance University needs with best in class practices and industry trends.
  • Mentors and peer reviews deliverables of compensation analyst team members.

  • Exceptional customer service orientation and communication skills.
  • Robust project management skills and the ability to work and learn independently.
  • Strong analytical and consultation skills; demonstrates high level of professionalism and personal integrity.
  • Superior presentation, consultation, and group facilitation skills with experience presenting complex information to a wide variety of audiences.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • At least three years of professional experience in compensation program administration and management, experience in human resources project management and information reporting required.
  • Previous experience in a decentralized University environment.
  • Workday experience preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Demonstrated technology experience in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel (i.e., vlookups, pivot tables, data visualization, etc.) required.

Required Documents:

All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference list

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 9/20/2018
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