Compensation Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website National University

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Director, Total Reward and Engagement, the Total Rewards Analyst develops, implements, and administers the job classification and compensation programs across the National University. Provides integrated advice, support, and collaboration to Human Resources Business Partners (HRBP) and HR leadership on a wide-range of compensation-related issues. Sustains and ensures consistent program application including base pay, merit, and incentive programs. Recommends and proposes updates and changes to current programs with attention to internal and external equity. Ensures the compensation program and processes follow federal and state laws.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with HRBP and HR leaders on a variety of projects, including compensation program design, job analysis, job description evaluations, and implementation of new programs.
  • Provides analytical and data management collaboration in support of ongoing compensation initiatives.
  • Partners with HRBP to provide consultation on strategic compensation management, organization and job design supporting Business Unit goals, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Supports the annual merit compensation planning process including planning, salary range review, development of appropriate processes and workflows, pay equity studies and related compensation projects.
  • Proactively monitors and analyzes trends and issues related to compensation programs and external market; performs financial analysis as needed to develop recommendations that supports the business strategies and needs.
  • Partners with HR Technology Team to ensure compensation needs and updated changes reflect in Workday.
  • Participates in various compensation projects.
  • Supports the design and development of various compensation-related training courses and resources for Human Resources and Management Essentials. Collaborates and partners with the Organizational Talent and Development (OTD) team.
  • Ensures HR data integrity with respect to compensation by supporting routine audits to job profiles, salary structures, etc. Communicates and corrects data discrepancies, as necessary.
  • Conducts and research market data to evaluate the market value of jobs within the organization.  Makes recommendations on appropriate pay grade level.
  • Maintains pay structure, pay grade, and salary administration guidelines.
  • Evaluates and determines Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) status and sustains appropriate documentation regarding analysis. Reviews job classification and reclassification requests, quality controls the job classification process for both existing and newly created positions.
  • Support the completion of annual compensation and benefit surveys.
  • Ensures compliance with the Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains and update database of all job descriptions according to standard functional areas.
  • Develops and documents processes and/or procedures for continuous improvement and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Mathematics, or related field, required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of compensation relevant work experience.
  • 3-5 years of years of experience in analyzing, designing, and administering compensation programs.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Microsoft Excel (intermediate) experience is required.

Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of federal and state wage and hour and equal pay regulations.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, business acumen, independent thinker, customer service, attention to detail, follow-up and follow through.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound awareness and business insight, applying this to human resources and compensation.
  • Demonstrates high integrity in maintaining sensitive data.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills with experience presenting recommendations to internal and external key stakeholders/leaders.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, and HRIS system.
  • Workday knowledge and experience are preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of general Human Resources policies and practices.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities/projects.
  • Strong ability to actively seek opportunities to consult, influence, build and sustain successful relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs and processes.  Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to appropriately communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including translating technical language to a non-technical nature.
  • Ability to use empathetic listening skills, communicate with clarity and maintain an attitude that conveys respect, assistance, honesty, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to maintain and build strong positive working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.

Travel:  N/A


Candidate receiving offers will be offered a salary/pay rate commensurate with experience that vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies.  Absent exceptional circumstances, candidates will be offered a salary within this range for this position. The minimum salary will be offered based on the minimum exemption threshold based on state of residency. Base pay is one component of National University’s total rewards package, as we are dedicated to supporting the needs of the “whole you” with our holistic approach to employee benefits by offering comprehensive well-being benefits for you and your family.  For full details about our benefit plan offerings, please visit For Part-time benefits, please click here.

Compensation Range:

Annual Salary: $73,535.00 – $95,436.00

National University is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. National University employs more than 5,000 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, National University is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative and creative people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

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