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Compensation Analyst
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Dec. 15, 2017
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Human Resources
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Human Resources
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Compensation Analyst

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: Human Resources

Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:

Reporting to the Executive Director of Talent Strategy and Engagement, the Compensation Analyst will support university-wide compensation and talent programs. This position is responsible for the analysis, design, implementation and administration of competitive compensation programs which are innovative, compliant, cost effective and which support WPI's strategic talent objectives of attracting and retaining top talent across the institution. The compensation analyst will work closely with HR staff to collect job data and consistently manage the job-leveling process, participate in salary surveys, and price jobs using internal and external market data to ensure consistency in the pay structure across the entire organization. The Compensation Analyst will also provide project support across HR initiatives and support efforts to develop and update policies, procedures and program documentation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Consults and advises HR regarding compensation policy interpretation, new hire offers, promotions, market analysis, job evaluation, and other compensation projects and initiatives.

Assists in the design, implementation, and administration of compensation programs and policies.
Evaluates jobs and recommends grades to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness.
Conducts ongoing data audits ensuring data accuracy and integrity of all compensation-related information in all HR systems, tools and resources.
Provides advice, analysis, and administration of the annual merit processes.
Prepares compensation program documentation, training materials and employee communications.
Develops and documents procedures to ensure compliance.
Works with HRIS to ensure that all systems meet compensation needs and are updated.
Replies to requests from managers and HR staff regarding compensation-related issues.
Studies labor market and compensation related trends.
Participates in salary surveys
Manages assigned HR projects through the various stages of the project life cycle, from concept to implementation
Prepares reports as needed
Supports special projects as necessary

Position Requirements
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution.

Five or more years of compensation experience, preferably in an academic setting.
Strong Microsoft Office skills with demonstrated advanced proficiency in Excel, including use of pivot tables, vlookups, conditional formatting, data tables, compensation and statistical formulas and other similar features.
Demonstrated ability to design, communicate and implement compensation programs
Ability to drive projects from concept through implementation.
Thorough knowledge of compensation policies and practices, as well as federal and state wage and hour law.
Must demonstrate discretion and good judgement in handling confidential and sensitive information. Demonstrated commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct.
Self-motivated, collaborative team player who can effectively interact with individuals with variable working styles across all organizational levels within and outside of the company
Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills and project administration skills.
Must be able to work effectively and able to handle the stress of shifting and competing priorities, show resourcefulness, work proactively and deliver high quality results.
Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills. The ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of data and articulate clear and effective observations and recommendations.
Ability to function as an effective and respected partner to internal clients.
Ability to understand the labor market and trends over time.
Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.

Posting Date: 12/11/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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