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Compensation Specialist

Yale University - Human Resources

New Haven, Connecticut 06511
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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  Provide compensation and classification services. Analyze and classify non-exempt and exempt positions; prepare job descriptions and administer salaries in line with contractual agreements and University policies. Assist in the development and implementation of new compensation programs.

The Compensation Specialist will:

  • Consult with and advise managers in the proper classification of staff positions, interpretation of job classifications and the application of compensation policies and procedures. Partner with Employee Relations and Staffing in providing excellence in service delivery.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new classification and compensation programs.
  • Conduct classification reviews, analyze the information, prepare job descriptions and evaluate and classify jobs. Review and recommend changes in classification in accordance with the appropriate contractual agreements and policies and procedures. Classify positions for posting.
  • Establish and administer salaries in line with contractual agreements and University policies. Consult with managers in determining appropriate rate of pay for staff.
  • Develop and prepare job descriptions for individual positions and job classification series.
  • Participate in compensation and salary surveys conducted by third party processors concerning job classifications and rates of pay; analyze data; prepare reports, summaries and graphics reflecting data and market competitiveness and assist in the development of salary programs and structures.
  • Provide guidance and interpretation of bargaining unit agreements in the areas of compensation and classification.
  • Audit pay practices to ensure compliance with federal and state legislation applicable to wage and hour laws and regulations. Initiate changes when appropriate.
  • Research and prepare special reports on a variety of compensation and classification topics.
  • Develop and conduct training sessions for supervisors and staff on compensation and classification topics.
  • Perform other project work as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree and three years of professional human resources experience or an equivalent education or experience in a related field.


  • Developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Developed analytical skills.
  • Developed organizational, research and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and agency legislation governing compensation.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Knowledge of job evaluation and compensation theory and its practical application.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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