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Compensation Analyst (17246)

Date: Aug 20, 2021

Location: Washington, D.C., DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Compensation Analyst will work as part of the Compensation and HR Services team provide analytical and processing support for Human Resource compensation actions, including position classification, pay/market analysis, survey responses, organizational review, and HR Information System data auditing. The Compensation Analyst will also work directly with colleagues of all levels to provide information, guidance and support on Compensation processes, workflows, and data to help departments accomplish position creations, reclassifications, promotions, reorganizations, and market/equity studies.


This position reports to the Director of Compensation & HR Services, and is part of the Total Rewards and Service Delivery team.


Please note that this is one year, limited-term position.

Essential Functions

  1. Compensation Administration: Using compensation policies and procedures, provides guidance to representatives across the university on appropriate job leveling, FLSA classifications, AAP codes, and pay bands for new position creation and existing position modification for staff positions. Works with existing workflows to review position descriptions for appropriate language, titling, and minimum qualifications in preparation for job postings and reclassifications. Provides assistance to HR representatives across all schools in the creation/drafting of job descriptions based off of unit requirements as needed.
  2. Analytical Support: Works in partnership with the Compensation team on position reviews, including individual position assessments and/or full department/unit reviews. Will assess job classification, equity analysis, market analysis, and organizational analysis. Work with part-time Compensation Assistant to respond to professional salary surveys as requested.
  3. Project Support: Participates on cross functional Human Resources working groups on various projects, such as Compensation Management training, audits, reporting, process improvement and analytics.
  4. Other duties as appropriately assigned.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-time
  • 35 hours per week

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC