Job Details

Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Position Number: 4218516
  • Location: Fort Myers, FL
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Compensation Analyst

Job Summary
As a Compensation Analyst, you will be responsible for day-to-day management of the university's compensation programs to ensure internal equity and competitiveness with the external market. Operating as an internal consultant, you will provide expertise and guidance to university partners to help them achieve their business goals while adhering to employment laws, university policies and regulations, and pay administration guidelines.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical job duties include but not limited to:
  • Consults with university partners to assess business needs and makes recommendations based on career ladders, talent management and retention best practices, compliance with employment laws, and university guidelines.
  • Conducts job analyses using quantitative and qualitative job evaluation methodology to determine appropriate salary level according to compensation guidelines. Makes classification and pay level determinations.
  • Conducts salary analyses and makes salary adjustment recommendations for reclassifications, temporary additional duties or interim appointments, market adjustments, merit increases, or discretionary increases.
  • Partners with the Talent Acquisition team to review candidate offers/counteroffers with a focus on internal equity and market competitiveness.
  • Reviews new position requests, modifications and reclassifications to determine scope of work, grade, classification and alignment with job family structure.
  • Administers the annual staff and faculty increase and promotion processes. Prepares costing forecasts and final payroll cost increases for leadership.
  • Performs analyses to ensure market competitiveness and internal equity. Proactively identifies potential areas of inequity and makes recommendations to leadership.
  • Participates in salary surveys by accurately benchmarking jobs, gathering data, and submitting surveys to providers within deadlines.
  • Complies and maintains data within third party compensation software.
  • Prepares ad hoc compensation data requests and reports.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of salary administration, compensation policies, and bonus plans including policy review and pay structure maintenance.
  • Collaborates with HRIS to audit data on a regular basis.

Other duties:
  • Assists with maintaining HR website Compensation and Classification content.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or closely related field.
  • Four years of progressively responsible full-time professional experience in Human Resources, at least two of which are as a Compensation Analyst.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of large data sets.
  • Experience with salary survey participation.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, SUMIF, and COUNTIF.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or closely related field.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM SCP certification.
  • CCP certification.
  • Four years of full-time professional experience as a Compensation Analyst.
  • Professional work experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with Payfactors compensation management software.
  • Experience and proficiency with Workday including Advanced Compensation.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to human resources and employment.
  • Knowledge of current and best practices in compensation administration.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate complex concepts.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to challenges.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work in a consultative style and build strategic relations with a diverse group of university partners.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and guidelines consistently.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.

Salary: Depending on Qualifications and Experience

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