Compensation Analyst
Job Posted: 26 August, 2021
Company: University of Maryland, College Park 
Closing Date:  Until Filled
Location: College Park, MD


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Position Number: 101347
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Coordinator, Compensation Analyst
Category Status: Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPA-University Human Resources

Campus/College Information:   

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Vaccine Protocol             

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

This position is a subject matter expert regarding all aspects of staff compensation. As a UHR Consultant to assigned areas of the campus regarding Compensation and Classification, the incumbent performs professional level work in the administration, development and maintenance of job evaluation and compensation programs which support the University’s effort to attract, retain and motivate high-quality, mission critical talent. As the campus implements a new Human Capital Management system, this position will play a key role in helping to shape progressive compensation practices.

Compensation Consulting: Provide compensation consulting services to hiring managers and senior management for assigned areas of campus and to HR team members. Advice includes topics such as job design, leveling, reporting relationships, organizational structures, market analysis, and internal pay equity or compression.

Maintain and utilize the online compensation data software tool (CompAnalyst) by updating data, analyzing and resolving data issues, and providing relevant information to assigned units for compensation planning and decisions. Conducts analysis of internal and external salary data and makes recommendations to ensure internal equity. Identifies areas of internal pay compression and makes recommendations on setting pay. Resolves complex compensation issues in imaginative and practical ways where analysis of situations and data requires a review of a variety of factors. Serves as a change agent to assist in the development of new approaches to compensation.

Classification: Conducts job classification evaluation studies, desk audits, and job description reviews for staff (approx. 5,400), both represented and non-represented, using a variety of job analysis and evaluation techniques and methodologies. Prepares documentation as required to support classification recommendations and decisions. Serves as subject matter expert for classification issues and requests for information regarding classification of positions. Prices jobs and sets target market salary ranges using various salary survey sources and common practices in salary administration.

Projects: Plans, develops, coordinates and contributes as a subject matter expert to projects which further the administration and development of the University’s compensation programs. Examples of projects: implementation of compensation component of a comprehensive Human Capital Management system; development of job families and a structure for job progression and alignment.

Surveys: Researches new survey data sources and tools to recommend state-of-the-art products to use. Participates in salary surveys (i.e. CUPA Professional, CUPA staff, CUPA executive, HRA, Educomp, LGPA, Compdata, and Will use tools to make recommendations regarding structure movement for staff salary scales.

Training: Develops and conducts training on compensation-related topics such as writing effective job descriptions, understanding the classification process, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:              

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Five (5) – Seven (7) years of experience in compensation and classification.
  • Must have strong analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience using excellent customer service skills.
  • Must have a working knowledge of applicable laws such as FLSA, VEVRAA, 503B, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Experience using Human Capital Management systems and data analysis.
  • Advanced Excel skills, proficiency with MS Office.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills. Strong attention to details.


  • Higher education compensation experience preferred.
  • Experience facilitating organizational training and/or making presentations preferred.
  • Experience implementing new systems preferred.

Additional Certifications: PHR, CCP or related certification a plus.

Job Risks:  Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands           

This is an office position that adheres to a standard work week. The majority of time is spent sitting at a desk at a computer workstation, however this position will also travel to other areas of campus/off-campus as needed to provide customer service/training.

Diversity Statement:     

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)