Compensation/Sr Compensation Analyst, Office of Human Resour

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Compensation/Sr Compensation Analyst, Office of Human Resources

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Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Human Resources, Full Time

Pay Grade: 30/31E

Context of the Job:

Under limited direction of the Compensation Manager, the Compensation/Sr Compensation Analyst provides expertise in planning, developing, and administration of classification and compensation programs. Assures the thorough conduct of audits, submission of accurate reports, and that University compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with policies and government regulations. The Compensation/Sr Compensation Analyst research’s strategic compensation issues and remains current on compensation trends to be responsive to University goals and competitive practices so the University can recruit, develop, and retain the highest quality employees.

Major Responsibilities:

+ Provides compensation administration support. Analyzes compensation data and provides recommendations.

+ Evaluates the effectiveness of existing compensation policies, guidelines and procedures recommending plan revision which are cost effective, consistent with compensation trends and University objectives; assists in implementation.

+ Serves as the initial approver within the HR system to facilitate the recruiting process.

+ Provides advice on pay decisions, policy and guideline interpretation and job evaluation including the design of creative solutions to specific compensation-related programs.

+ Performs special projects related to classification reviews, salary and benefit surveys. Conducts organizational studies in collaboration with the Manager. Conducts benchmarking studies with peer institutions and local employers to ensure market competitiveness.

+ Advises staff and management on policies and procedures regarding salary ranges, promotional and merit increase guidelines, and other human resources related issues.

+ Provides support and expertise to departmental staff in the access, retrieval, utilization, and validation of related HRIS data.

+ Works with HRIS to ensure that all systems meet compensation needs and are updated according to compensation changes.

+ Works closely with Recruitment and hiring managers to assist with staffing needs and compensation guidance.

+ Reviews and audits HRIS data to ensure records accuracy of job content, job structures and compensation data.

+ Conducts job audits, analyzes and evaluates jobs determining classification level based on content, relevant data, internal equity, and proper FLSA classification.

+ Designs, develops and administers compensation-related training and communications programs for managers and employees.

+ Researches, writes and maintains accurate job descriptions for exempt, nonexempt and hourly staff positions on an ongoing basis.

+ Generates ad-hoc reports and analyzes statistical data.

+ Conducts and responds to in-house surveys; participates in the review and position benchmarking for submission to external national salary survey organizations.

+ Keeps apprised of federal, state, and local compensation laws and regulations in order to ensure University compliance.

+ Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree and four years of job related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or related discipline preferred.

+ Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred; PHR/SPHR certification preferred.

+ Extensive knowledge of compensation administration, principles, and procedures.

+ Experience with executive compensation preferred.

+ Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.

+ Ability to exercise sound independent judgment and make independent decisions.

+ Knowledge of relevant federal and state wage and compensation laws and regulations, including but not limited to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act and relevant Federal/State.

+ Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Familiarity with PeopleSoft preferred.

+ Ability to interpret and apply guidelines and procedures.

+ Skill in analyzing job content and writing accurate job descriptions.

+ Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

+ Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

+ Records maintenance skills. HRIS skills preferred.

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Familiarity with PeopleSoft preferred.

+ Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.

+ Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Job Posting: JC194348276

Posted On: Oct 08, 2021

Updated On: Dec 04, 2021