Senior Compensation Analyst

6 days ago(1/12/2018 4:06 PM)
Human Resources
Human Resources
Full-Time / Part-Time


Princeton University’s Office of Human Resources (OHR) strives to foster a work environment that enables all employees to embrace the spirit of Princeton and contribute at the highest possible level to support the mission of the University. We provide comprehensive benefits, programs, services, and policies that help employees meet their needs in career, health, and overall well-being in an equitable and inclusive environment. We invite exceptional candidates for the position of Senior Compensation Analyst who share our holistic and flexible approach focused on collaboration, accountability, and inclusiveness.


The Senior Compensation Analyst is a critical member of our team, dedicated to providing high-level compensation consultation to Princeton’s diverse workforce. This position also leads the preparation of key compensation studies and drives the modernization of compensation and employee cost reporting and analytics.


This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute to University's efforts to attract, retain, reward, and develop staff who share in Princeton's commitment to excellence and who bring a diversity of viewpoints and cultures to the University community.



Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide high level compensation consulting support for major areas of the university.  This includes organizational competitiveness, job evaluation, salary setting, and equity analysis.
  • Develop and deliver tools, communications, education, and training that support university compensation programs and provide clarity to the organization on compensation policies and practices.
  • Prepare complex analyses and reports to monitor compensation costs, market trends, and overall competitiveness using a variety of human resources information systems.
  • Lead various compensation projects and participate in HR cross-functional teams to help achieve success in departmental goals.



Required Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years of consulting and/or analysis experience
  • Bachelors degree
  • Excellent presentation, consulting, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and judgment skills
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing compensation
  • High level of integrity and professionalism with a balanced approach to problem solving and maintaining confidentiality
  • Highly organized with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to establish solid working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships with vendors, managers, colleagues, and employees at all levels


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access and Excel
  • Experience with the development and delivery of compensation and/or business analytics
  • Familiar with compensation and/or total rewards focused training and communications
  • Demonstrative creative problem solving skills



Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 060

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required



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