Job Req ID:  112293

Executive Compensation Advisor

General summary/purpose

This position serves as a highly specialized member of the HR-Compensation team, functioning as a strategic partner to the Vice President of HR, Executive Director of Total Rewards, Director of Compensation and University leadership on all matters related to executive compensation. The Advisor is dedicated to facilitating data-driven decisions and providing highly analytical insights for specialized compensation matters related to executive leadership. The position collaborates extensively with JHU leaders, external consultants and internal subject matter experts, contributing to critical analyses, dynamic presentations and impactful Board deliverables that support the executive compensation function. This position will also play an instrumental role in executing large-scale internal equity analyses and external market reviews, with a focus on identifying challenges and proposing transformative actions to address impactful change.


Specific duties & responsibilities

Strategic Collaboration

  • Collaborate with HR leadership on executive compensation activities, including job and market evaluations, market review to support executive searches, formulating salary offer recommendations, draft offer letter preparation, and annual compensation processes.
  • Work with internal HR leaders and external consultants to prepare materials and highly specialized analyses for the meetings of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees. This includes structured annual compensation planning, along with ad hoc requests related to new hires or promotions.
  • Advise executive leadership on new hire salary offers and compensation structure determinations related to university leadership positions. This will involve market research, along with related analyses.
  • Serve as the key project manager to ensure that critical deadlines are met during the annual JHU executive compensation process.
  • Collaborate with designated members of the Johns Hopkins Health System Compensation team on matters of executive compensation related to Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) officers and leadership. Manage ad-hoc requests, along with providing key deliverables related to the annual JHM incentive planning process.
  • Coordinate enterprise-wide compensation program approvals, deviations and changes related to executive compensation matters.
  • Serve as internal subject matter expert and advisor for executive leadership inquiries related to executive compensation questions or concerns, at the request and direction of HR leaders.
  • Develop effective working relationships with various internal and external resources (including consultants, legal, central finance, payroll, tax, benefits, etc.) to ensure that all actions, plans and programs pertaining to executive compensation comply with internal corporate governance guidelines and external regulatory requirements.


Analytical Expertise

  • Research and analyze executive compensation structures, external market data, internal equity and consultant benchmarking analyses to develop materials that support leadership’s ability to make informed compensation decisions.
  • Provide analytical support for the annual incentive compensation process for JHU executive leadership.
  • Perform non-routine, complex analyses to organize, calibrate and review large amounts of data and make recommendations on follow-up actions.


Documentation and Compliance

  • Ensure accurate documentation and recordkeeping of executive compensation activities within the Payroll/HRIS.
  • Work with Compensation leaders to develop and document process workflows and guidelines related to the executive compensation function.
  • Interface with JHU Tax and Benefits Compliance departments to ensure accurate recordkeeping and reporting on the IRS Form 990 report, in relation to all relevant executive compensation matters.
  • Assist with development of job descriptions for new leadership positions and advise on job description changes related to position restructuring or revised job scope.
  • Manage recordkeeping and documentation processes related to disqualified persons, including regular collaboration with the Office of General Counsel to fulfill compliance requirements.
  • Support Board governance requirements related to executive compensation matters. Collaborate with the VP of HR to ensure that all documentation related to Compensation Committee meetings is accurately maintained.
  • Collaborate with HR leaders and internal colleagues on the development of compensation items required for legal compliance and public disclosures.


Strategic Analyses and Special Projects

  • Perform industry research and financial analyses related to compensation strategy and design, utilizing external peer data from surveys, IRS Form 990 and/or proxy disclosures and other resources to determine market best practices.
  • Provide specialized strategic analytical support related to special projects (e.g. Career Architecture), pay equity analyses, and compensation philosophy development/ implementation.
  • Work with HR and Compensation leadership to perform strategic data reviews to assess internal equity and external market gaps across large focus areas. Identify internal equity and external market challenges and assist with formulating plans to bring about impactful changes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the JHU Compensation function. 


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or other related field.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible human resources experience, including five years of diversified compensation experience that involves leadership level compensation evaluations, market reviews and extensive pay equity analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office software applications, i.e., Excel, MSWord and PowerPoint required, with advanced Excel analytical knowledge.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, analytical ability, and attention to detail.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with SAP and MarketPay systems
  • Experience with data visualization and reporting using Tableau.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality with sensitive employee information.
  • Proven experience with utilizing advanced quantitative analysis methods in Excel, including regression analysis for evaluating pay equity
  • Ability to summarize sophisticated concepts with clear and succinct writing and/or data visualization, including PowerPoint (required) and Tableau (preferred).
  • Highly knowledgeable in the areas of executive compensation governance and related company disclosures, with prior compensation experience related to pay equity reviews.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to communicate across all levels of the institution and explain complex compensation issues to others
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to effectively work independently and manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment, while meeting pre-determined deadlines.
  • Adaptability to navigate ambiguous problems and drive toward recommended solutions in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong stakeholder management and frequent collaboration to execute flawlessly.


Technical qualifications or specialized certifications

  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software applications, along with strong understanding of HRIS applications to retrieve data for reporting and analysis.
  • Advanced analytical skills in Excel, including the use of functions and formulas, creating pivot tables, and conditional formatting rules to organize and analyze large amounts of data in an automated and efficient manner.
  • Proven abilities in data management and data visualization, including PowerPoint and Tableau reporting are strongly preferred.

 


 

Classified Title: Compensation Consultant 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Executive Compensation Advisor   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF  
Starting Salary Range: Min $81,469.92 - Max $148,300; (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F/8:30-5:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week 
Department name: 10001545-Compensation 
Personnel area: University Administration 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Hybrid: On-site 3-4 days a week