Senior Analyst, Compensation - Denver Public Schools

07/13/2021 3:45 PM | Kristie Rossi (Administrator)

Responsible for performing advanced technical analysis to solve business problems using advanced methods. Provides information that may inform the district on key decision-making for priorities and project work cross functionally. Administers updates to procedures, improvements, and reporting within district wide systems and platforms.

The Senior Compensation Analyst will support the organizations compensation programs, act as a project lead for compensation initiatives, and provide consultation to business leaders and teams across the organization. Conduct analyses for use in the development of strategic and day-to-day compensation related business decisions, job evaluations, implementation and development of compensation programs, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

- Researches, strategizes and applies analytical methods to solve complex problems. Directs and develops research methodology used. Analyst systems, programs, datasets and reports to enhance the efficacy of district programs, processes, procedures, goals and objectives. Create metrics, examine data, interpret findings and extract insights.

- Maintains proactive communication with key internal and external stakeholders; presents data and recommendations to practitioners, partners and district stakeholder in effort to reveal gaps and areas of improvement. Works closely with functional experts, provides mentorship and catalyzes strong collaboration among all resources involved.

- Partner with department managers and teams to ensure that compensation programs, processes, and market analysis are understood and aligned with the business strategy.

- Evaluate the competitiveness of the compensation programs by collecting and analyzing statistical data from internal and external market sources.

- Conduct job evaluations, job audits, and salary survey submissions.

- Maintains job architecture and ensures data governance of job codes, job titles, salary ranges and other related compensation elements in the HRIS systems.

- Provide administration and recommendations regarding salary ranges, step/grade schedules, incentive structures.

- Advise managers on salary setting guidelines related to hiring or promotion based on external market data, internal comparison and pay practices.

- Lead special projects to accomplish goals of the compensation and HR department as assigned.

- Facilitate and lead the pay for performance and cost of living salary adjustment processes.

- Provide budget analysis and recommendations, modeling results, and setting up compensation support tools.

- Design and deliver compensation training and communications materials.

- Consults with managers regarding applicable laws and provides guidance regarding compensation programs, practices, and procedures.

Education & Experience

- Three (3) or more years of experience in compensation, finance, and human resources.

- Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and diplomacy required.

- Experience in quantitative and qualitative job evaluation methodology.

- Experience using HRIS systems, and conducting data analysis using spreadsheets, databases and statistical software to produce original analysis and recommendations.

- Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), as well as Google Suite.

- Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Ability

- Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Effective communication skills.

- The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

- Work collaboratively with others on a team.

- Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and a fast-paced environment.

- Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.

- High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

- Knowledge of public or private personnel policies, practices, and procedures (e.g., position classification, salary administration).

- Knowledge of a variety of occupations (e.g., district's standard job classes), preferred.

- Strong mathematical aptitude, including commonly used statistical applications (e.g., mean, mode, variability, regression), preferred.

- Knowledge of Human Resource Department processes and  compensation best practices, preferred.

- Knowledge of HR policies and procedures, Federal and State employment laws and statutes, preferred.

- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with District staff at all levels, preferred.

- Ability to understand the consequences of compensation related decisions and recommendations, preferred.

- Ability to organize complex projects and strong attention to detail, preferred.

- Ability to problem-solve and act decisively, preferred.

- Ability to communicate diplomatically, persuasively, effective oral, written and presentation skills, preferred.

- Ability to present complex data in easily understood messages, preferred.

Traditional Work Year: 235 days

Salary Range: $71,481 - $100,583

Additional Information:

- Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): 

- Benefits (including DPS contributions)

- Compensation Structures

- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.

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