Lead Compensation Consultant

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website UT Southwestern Medical Center


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world.  Its faculty members – who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances – are respected for their dedication to teaching and patient care.  The medical center has four degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions and the UT Southwestern School of Public Health.  The schools train about 3,700 medical, graduate, and allied health students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows each year.

UT Southwestern was named one of the Top 5 Best Organizations for Leadership Development (BOLD) Award winners by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) in 2022. The NCHL conducts a survey of health care organizations across the U.S. every other year to assess all components of organizations’ efforts to prepare and develop leaders.

A great medical center offers outstanding patient care in addition to fine teaching and innovative research.  We emphasize compassionate medical treatment.  UT Southwestern’s physicians are equipped to bring the latest laboratory findings to each patient.  We provide inpatient care to nearly 117,000 people and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits annually. UT Southwestern has approximately 21,000 employees and an operating budget of approximately $4.1 billion.


The lead Compensation Consultant works under minimal direction to provide professional and technical expertise in the planning of compensation projects and programs. Leads large-scale compensation projects and design analysis; and provides leadership, mentoring and technical expertise to the department. Researches and analyzes emerging trends, best practices and designs, costs and recommends program changes. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
  •         Seven (7) years of experience with at least two (2) years of progressive, professional experience in compensation program design,

          implementation, and administration. 


  •         Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or PHR or SPHR certification. 
  •         Work Experience with data analytics software and HCM applications such as PeopleSoft or MarketPay/Payscale. 
  •         Working knowledge of the healthcare industry and complexities of developing and administering compensation programs in an academic healthcare setting. 
  •         Experience within a matrixed environment in project management or change management.
  •         Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Duties

  1. Compensation Lead and Subject Matter Expert for one or more institutional areas (e.g., Hospital, University, Research, Business Affairs, Executives, etc.).
  2. Leads large-scale and complex compensation projects (e.g., job architecture, career and reward framework, salary structure design, technology implementation and optimization, etc.) with overall accountability for completing projects on-time and on-budget.
  3. Leads upgrade and development of compensation software systems and platforms. Develops tools, reports, and highly complex queries.
  4. Serves as primary resource for modeling compensation programs and mentoring professionals on the analytical process.
  5. Conducts extensive qualitative/quantitative analysis on overall structure and pay programs including market analysis, cost/benefit analysis, compliance, and organizational impact.
  6. Identifies and recommends best practices for compensation programs.
  7. Assists in developing and implementing compensation strategies to improve operational processing and productivity.
  8. Assists in training or job orientation of newly employed and/or assigned professional staff members.
  9. May supervise Compensation staff team members and/or have dotted line oversight.  May provide coaching, training, and mentoring, manage performance, and determine staffing needs.
  10. Provides backup assistance to Compensation Manager.
  11. Works collaboratively with all UT Southwestern administrative support functions, e.g., Audit, Compliance, Legal, Finance, Information Resources, etc., as well as the UT System and State Auditor’s Office.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Work requires knowledge of compensation strategies, theories, best practices, and regulations.
  • Work requires the ability to consult, drive and lead organizational change in a dynamic environment.
  • Work requires excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Work requires advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Project) skills.
  • Work requires the ability to manage complex projects in a large complex academic medical center.
  • Work requires strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Work requires solid to expert knowledge of FLSA and Wage and Hour laws.
  • Work requires proven skills managing high volume of small projects in parallel with strategic longer-term projects.
  • Work requires strong consultative skills to work with all levels of management in a relationship driven organization.
  • Work requires the ability to balance conceptual thinking with the delivery of results.
  • Work requires the ability to function independently with a high level of autonomy and discretion.
  • Work requires the ability to clearly and concisely present information of a complex nature.
  • Work requires the ability to develop and foster key business relationships with members of executive and leadership teams.


Salary Negotiable


Working Conditions

Work is performed primarily in general office area. 

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources or his/her designee.



This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.


UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community.  As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.  To learn more, please visit:  https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion.

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