Department: Office of Human Resources Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Are you interested in growing your career in, or transitioning your career to, human resources? Northwestern’s Office of Human Resources, based in the heart of Evanston, is looking for an analytical-minded professional to join them in supporting HR’s priorities in recruiting, engagement and retention. This job is great for someone with strong excel skills, experience analyzing large datasets, and exposure to HRIS systems. The ideal candidate is an effective problem-solver, has a process improvement mindset, is eager to learn and works well under pressure. In addition to joining a lean but highly collaborative team, Northwestern employees take advantage of excellent healthcare and retirement benefits, as well as generous paid time off. Does this sound like something you would enjoy? Apply today.
The Compensation Analyst works under general direction and in collaboration with the Director and other compensation analysts to administer staff compensation programs that enhance the organization's ability to recruit, engage and retain staff. The Analyst assists with day-to-day salary administration activities, evaluates and analyzes salary data, determines pay grades, conducts or participates in compensation surveys, and conducts job evaluations.
Assists in the delivery of compensation services by assisting senior analysts in evaluating and implementing pay/equity adjustments, promotions, reclassifications, and reorganizations, etc.,
Participates in the coordination and execution of the annual salary planning process including initiating contact with business units, providing direction on merit increases and promotions, and evaluating internal equity amongst employee population.
Participates in salary surveys and maintains benchmark job data and employee data.
Conducts market studies to determine benchmarks, gathering going rates of pay, and determining competitive positioning.
Analyzes salary survey data, evaluates market trends, and makes recommendations regarding organizational salary adjustments, merit budgets, structure adjustments (including geographic structures) and incentive eligibility levels.
Assists in the preparation of merit budget recommendations, salary structure changes and other related actions.
Job Analysis/Evaluation and Documentation
Supports senior analysts in the conduct of job analyses and evaluations by researching and investigating issues and making data-driven recommendations for resolution.
Prepares job descriptions as part of functional reviews to ensure completeness, accuracy and conformance to institutional standards.
May conduct job analyses and evaluations and related actions for standard jobs.
Data Analysis and Reporting
Provides compensation analysis, data collection, and reporting support for senior analysts.
Develops compensation models and reports used to analyze activity and to support recommendations to management.
Manages the flow of information between senior analysts and maintains data integrity by working to eliminate redundancy.
Stays informed of the ways the organization uses its data.
Completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as human resources, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum of three years of professional experience; previous experience in Human Resources or analytical role preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37384
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.