Compensation Analyst

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023


F&A HR - University Compensation and Performance

About the Department

UChicago Human Resources is dedicated to building institutional capacity to advance the University's mission in providing excellence in education, research and innovation. As a strategic partner, we collaborate with the divisions and units to attract, develop, reward and engage diverse talent to meet their specific goals and those of the University overall. We are a team of resources working together to provide organizational leadership, advice and support to meet the changing needs of our academic and staff community.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Compensation and Performance Management, the Compensation Analyst serves as a consultant to the broader HR Community throughout campus. Implements compensation strategy and operationalizes to optimize business impact. Proven analytical and communication capabilities to enable the delivery of impactful and effective compensation programs.


  • Implements job architecture governance and sustainability practices, as well as enhance pay and job-related business processes to align level of pay and talent.
  • Prepares meaningful dashboards and reports to enhance insights delivery and enable informed pay decision making.
  • Formulates thoughtful program recommendations that balance University needs with best-in-class practices and industry trends.
  • Supports the University-wide, staff annual compensation process, including creation of educational toolkit, data aggregation, and talent investment reporting.
  • Creates both short and long term base pay strategies, and designs action plans for implementation. Maintains market data survey portfolio, submission and result processes, and market data library.
  • Works to coordinate the job evaluation process, including facilitating internal peer reviews and external competitive market pricing surveys and assessments.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as human resources, finance, or business administration.


  • Previous experience in a decentralized environment.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated technology experience in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel (i.e., vlookups, pivot tables, data visualization, etc.)
  • Experience with Workday.

Preferred Competencies

  • Strong customer service orientation and communication skills.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to draw conclusions / solve problems.
  • Project management skills and the ability to work and learn independently.
  • Analytical and consultation skills; demonstrates high level of professionalism and personal integrity.
  • Presentation, consultation, and group facilitation skills with experience presenting complex information to a wide variety of audiences.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

University Human Resources

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

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Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

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