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Compensation Analyst

The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois 60637
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Participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the University s staff (non-academic) compensation programs. Areas of responsibility may include wage/salary administration, job classification and evaluation, survey management, job description development, and related activities such as performance and rewards management. Reviews and classifies jobs that do not fit within the staff job structure. Maintains the compensation program job families, job career tracks, and job descriptions. Ensures that jobs are competitively priced through the use of pay data and salary survey data. Contributes to the identification of compensation issues/trends throughout the University and develop recommendations to address them. Works closely with University managers and administrators to assess organizational compensation needs. Analyzes various sources of market data by reviewing quality of data, then performing basic statistical analyses to assess the University's pay position as compared to markets. Assists in the development and implementation of changes in University policies and procedures to respond to changes in internal and external environments. May be assigned the responsibility of participating in specified salary surveys by matching jobs on job content and providing appropriate data while maintaining confidentiality of individual pay data. May develop and conduct training sessions on compensation topics.               

The Compensation Analyst serves as a liaison to the broader HR Community throughout campus. This role supports the Sr. Compensation Analyst and reports into the Talent and Rewards manager.

Major activities include:

- Conducting job evaluations, including communication of job evaluation results and associated base pay information for the role.

- Assisting in the data aggregation and analysis of trends for quarterly base pay spending scorecards.

- Assisting in the execution of Annual Compensation Process including creation of educational materials, toolkit and data aggregation and analysis on spending.

- Managing the market data survey portfolio, including submission process for salary and compensation trends surveys; data refreshes in Workday; cost tracking; and market data library maintenance.

- For market data coverage, identifying gaps in coverage and new surveys or survey matches to increase number of jobs with external market data.

- Assisting in the development and delivery of compensation education materials and training efforts. May conduct training sessions.

- Identifying and implementing enhancements to compensation processes in Workday.

- Contributing to the development of compensation policies, processes, and governance to ensure alignment with University goals and reflective of regulatory and competitive landscapes.              

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email with their request.


Bachelor's degree required.

Certified Compensation Professional Certification (CCP) preferred.
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification preferred.  
At least three years of professional experience in compensation program administration and management, experience in human resources project management and information reporting required.

Demonstrated technology experience in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel (lookups, pivot tables, data visualization, etc.) required.

Experience working in both public and private institutions preferred.
Workday experience preferred.                           
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