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Compensation Consultant (Job Number: 0180189)

September 19, 2019 9:19 PM | Anonymous member

Job Purpose: Analyze and resolve business issues related to compensation program development and administration. Confer with client groups proactively across campus in identification of issues and development of recommendations for resolution. Provide support in development or redesign of compensation processes and lead small or portions of large compensation projects.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide compensation consulting to client business units for staff job evaluations, salary changes, re-organizations, job descriptions, independent contractor reviews, working titles, large scale market studies, and other staff classification and compensation issues. Identify core issues, collect and analyze any pertinent data, identify policy, compliance, and business issues and make recommendations on addressing those issues.
  • Build and maintain relationships with client HR and management contacts and learn the business needs of each client area.
  • Maintain sound practices in pricing jobs and developing a pay for performance culture.
  • Consult with leaders and managers to help solve workforce issues. Present the tools and training to key constituents of the Institute, enabling the leaders to own more of the process and decisions. Research and resolve unique situations related to staff, temporary, student, and/or faculty pay.
  • Develop and lead Compensation projects across the Institute. These projects may not be limited to the client base and may not be limited to staff positions Participate and provide analysis for data audits as needed.
  • Recommend changes to processes and policies. Provide analyses and supporting documentation for proposals to top management including merit increases and structure adjustments. Implement policy and practice decisions, including facilitating the merit increase process with client groups. Keep salary administration software up to date which may include participating in salary surveys.
  • Remain aware of larger market trends in the industry as well as the compensation field.
  • Partner with other areas of Human Resources to meet client needs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work Experience: Three to five years of  Compensation experience
  • Certifications: N/A
  • Skills: This position requires advanced knowledge of compensation program administration. This includes skills in compensation data acquisition, analysis, and data management. Additionally, skills in consulting practices and processes; problem solving; and, policy review, development and interpretation are required as is use of office and spreadsheet computer applications, human resources management system tools and maintenance of various databases. Strong skills in intermediate Excel including creating formulas, charts, and reports. Knowledge of applicable regulations including DOL and IRS rules.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Human Resources or Business or related field
  • Preferred Work Experience: Three or more years in roles dedicated to compensation analysis or consulting for broad based base pay plans
  • Preferred Certifications: Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or other compensation development/certification
  • Preferred Skills: Advanced Excel skills including pivot tables and Vlookup functions. Experience in compensation in a large complex organization. Experience in a consulting environment for compensation and/or general HR. Experience with PeopleSoft HCM and Payfactors or other survey management software.

Additional Information: N/A

Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: management and staff in Compensation, Total Compensation team, internal HR divisions, HR Representatives, hiring managers, other Institute leaders. This position typically will advise and counsel: management and staff in Compensation, internal HR divisions, HR Representatives, hiring managers, other Institute leaders. This position will supervise: N/A.




Primary Location



Human Resources

Job Posting

Sep 4, 2019, 1:46:18 PM

Hiring Range

 $60,000.00 - $70,000.00



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