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Job Req ID:  95596

Sr. Compensation Analyst

We are seeking a Senior Compensation Analyst  who is a member of the University-wide Compensation team and works directly with administrative leaders, faculty and HR professionals, as a subject matter expert in the areas of job classification, job description development, pay equity, market benchmarking and FLSA compliance. The position is approved for remote work and requires a reliable internet connection to regularly work in online systems throughout each work day.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supports and advises designated client areas on critical matters related to staff compensation, including job classification, minimum qualifications, pay equity, starting salaries, internal equity and compression and market benchmarking. 
  • Assists with development of job descriptions for new positions and advises on job description changes related to position restructuring or revised job scope.
  • Performs position classification reviews/job analysis to recommend appropriate title and salary range based on an understanding of the nature, scope and complexity of a position and relevant market pay data.
  • Serves as the initial approver within the HR system to facilitate the recruiting process.
  • Conducts standard research requiring an understanding of relevant jobs, labor markets, and competitor organizations/industries.
  • Conducts special studies of salary and pay administration practices, as requested by designated client areas.
  • Performs analyses of employee compensation for internal equity and external competitiveness.  This includes review of external benchmark data in the MarketPay system, along with extensive review of internal data from the SAP payroll system, Success Factors Recruiting and various other document management systems. 
  • Consults with members of the Talent Acquisition team on matters related to candidate minimum qualifications, salary offers and internal equity considerations.
  • Creates reports, and presents results of findings to designated client areas and colleagues on the Compensation team.
  • Serves on special committees related to operational enhancement and/or compliance initiatives, at the request of departmental leadership. 
  • Participates in collaborative efforts around job redesign, as needed, including involvement on cross-functional teams and workgroups.
  • Advises client areas on matters related to job restructuring, RIFs, administrative transfers and position realignment. 
  • Serves as compensation subject matter expert for client areas, in relation to compliance questions, workflow changes and/or general job design inquiries.
  • Supports large special projects, in conjunction with School-wide or University wide initiatives.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Compensation and HR team for guidance on more complex and difficult assignments and issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or other related field.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources administration, with three years progressively responsible experience in compensation administration strongly preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.


JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience.  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. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, i.e., Wage & Hour Laws, FLSA, ADA, OFCCP, etc. required. Moderate knowledge of office software applications, i.e., Excel, MSWord and PowerPoint required.
  • Familiarity with SAP.
  • Experience working with OnBase for data archiving.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and practices of compensation program design and administration, including job classification, market pricing, and pay premiums/ variable pay.
  • Demonstrated understanding of quantitative analysis in compensation.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality with sensitive employee information.
  • Ability to use software and hardware effectively and proficiently, including MS Office.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office tools including Excel
  • Must be able to work remotely and effectively function with a high degree of autonomy in a high-volume environment, while effectively managing multiple priorities and meeting pre-determined deadlines. 
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to communicate across all levels of the institution. 
  • Must be able to utilize Excel to perform basic, arithmetic calculations, including simple and weighted average, median, percentage change and ratios.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite software applications, along with general understanding of HRIS applications to retrieve data for reporting and analysis. 


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • This position requires occasionally kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, and walking in order to support department’s filing, retrieval, and document storage needs
  • Ability to operate a computer and other equipment on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to frequently communicate with coworkers.


Classified Title: Sr. Compensation Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience  
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Remote  
Department name: Compensation  
Personnel area: University Administration 


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:
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.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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


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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.


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