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Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.

Compensation Analyst

Apply now Job no: 502210
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Remote, Other - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Finance and Administration, Drexel University

Job Summary

The Compensation Analyst will research job requirements and evaluate job positions to ensure that Drexel University is competitive in the areas of compensation. The Compensation Analyst will assist the Compensation Consultant with the administration of competitive and legally compliant compensation programs and assist with projects and prepare recommendations through a broad and thorough understanding of compensation techniques, methods, and practices. The Compensation Analyst will assist the Compensation Consultant with Compensation Survey submissions, will oversee and manage the internal communication for the Compensation team and will assist with the internal system for position evaluations and offer approvals.  This position reports to the Manager of Compensation.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains and manages the internal communication of the Compensation team, including the planning and implementation of meetings and manages the HR Compensation Email. Acts as a liaison between HR Business partners/Clients and the HR Consultants.
  •  Maintains and tracks position descriptions & ensures descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents.
  • Leads project planning timelines for Compensation projects and initiatives. Tracks project progress and the implementation of strategies and work plans.
  • Assists with processing Compensation documents for promotions, rehires, hires, volunteers, stipends, and supplemental pays.
  • Assists with evaluating and approving all offers and position descriptions that come through internal system, PageUp.
  • Assists Compensation Consultant in assessing jobs and their respective duties to determine recommendations and appropriate salary range.
  • Assists Compensation Consultant with benchmarking jobs against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position.
  • Participates in special Total Rewards and/or HR projects in support of business objectives.
  • Assists with preparing survey data submissions; works with survey providers to receive content.
  • Ensures compliance with FLSA rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field, or Equivalent
  • 0-2 years as a Compensation Analyst or other related analytical or database experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CCP, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred; experience with Compensation, Analytics, and databases is a plus.
  • Experience in Higher Education strongly preferred.
  • Experience using Banner HR software strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to prioritize and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks concurrently to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong understanding of HR processes and data management.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and MS Teams.

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


  • Remote

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt, grade J. Compensation for this grade ranges from $47,490 to $71,230 per year. Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review. 

Applicants are encouraged to explore the Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on Drexel’s compensation framework.

For information about benefits, please review Drexel’s Benefits Brochure

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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