Sr Compensation Analyst

Website Northeastern University

Position Summary:

Reporting to Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, the Sr Compensation Analyst- Faculty Affairs will play an integral role in working with leadership to deliver accurate and timely faculty data to develop, implement, administer, and communicate a variety of complex compensation programs and projects that positively impact hiring objectives. The incumbent will work directly with HR and hiring managers to complete faculty pay analysis to determine appropriate ranges. In addition, the incumbent will work on a variety of faculty information reporting in the areas of recruitment, appointments, staffing, and demographic data. The incumbent will ensure that faculty data are up to date and will respond to a wide variety of data requests from university-wide stakeholders pertaining to faculty information and compensation.

Job Duties:

  • Provides data and reporting support for annual faculty compensation, planning and staffing; collects, prepares, analyzes, and disseminates data as appropriate.
  • Manages daily data requests to prepare and deliver reports to stakeholders for job evaluations, market analyses, pay analyses and other compensation services.
  • Ensures data integrity by maintaining accurate faculty data reports in Workday; works with local HR and university HR to ensure data integrity and application of appropriate job architecture in Workday.
  • Collaborates with HR business partners, local HR, hiring managers, and others to provide data consultations that support making timely and sound hiring and compensation recommendations, both verbally and in writing.
  • Completes data submissions to benchmark salary surveys; identifies and tracks opportunities for new survey matches throughout the year; and utilizes market data to recommend appropriate faculty compensation ranges.
  • Anticipates faculty information needs, proactively researches issues such as faculty housing, and pay equity– ensuring all information is in compliance.
  • Maintains accurate TT/NTT headcounts with data obtained from HR and University Decision Support.
  • Supplies and updates information for faculty reporting on several websites.
  • Partners with university HR to complete discovery sessions in Merger and Acquisition projects to provide recommendations on faculty-related data attributes and compensation strategy.
  • Collaborates with the Deputy Provost on proposals and calculations to ensure alignment on funding and budgetary impact.
  • Other projects related to faculty affairs as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five to seven years of experience with advanced knowledge of core HR and compensation practices, preferably in a higher education institution.
  • Ability to effectively deliver consultation services and build relationships with managers, peers in the HR community, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience creating and maintaining reports and visualizations to present data in a meaningful way, using a range of tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau.
  • Experience working with HR Data/HR systems, preferably Workday.
  • Ability to maintain, manipulate and analyze large, complex datasets. Can quickly gather, organize, and interpret data.
  • Makes sound professional decisions with good judgment and discretion and acts accordingly. Handles confidential information without breaking trust or confidence.
  • Customer service oriented and anticipates and responds to the needs of stakeholders; motivated by supporting the success of others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain technical analysis to a non-technical audience.
  • Aptitude for analytics and identifying patterns within data to generate business insight.
  • Initiative and drive to determine additional data needs through open communication and collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with distributed stakeholders to drive projects of moderate to high scope.
  • Open-minded and assertive when collaborating and working within our team and other groups within Northeastern University.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and take on a variety of projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong preference given to candidates with experience using ServiceNow, Payscale, Access databases and Workday Human Capital Management system; including Core HCM and Advance Compensation.
  • Advanced visualization skills.
  • Experience with data ethics.

Job Duties:

  • Managing and analyzing faculty data through a variety of projects and mandates; Collaborating with others on faculty data consultations and analyses (50%)
  • Responding to requests about faculty data (20%)
  • Faculty projects in faculty affairs related to faculty affairs, data, and new initiatives (20%)
  • Meetings and written communication activities (10%)

Position Type

Data Planning and Analysis

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.  

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

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