Senior Analyst, Compensation

Uncommon Schools New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing public schools that are increasing the academic achievement of historically under-resourced communities and preparing students for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 54 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We have achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones.

Human Resources Team Overview

The Human Resources (HR) team is undergoing an exciting transformation to improve HR operations and systems! We are actively seeking a Senior Analyst, Compensation to join our fast-growing team. This position is responsible for leading core compensation policies, programs, and processes (including job evaluation, salary structure development, benchmarking, etc.). The Senior Analyst, Compensation will also play a meaningful role in the analysis, design, implementation, and advancement of holistic employee value proposition. As part of the team that shapes the direction of total rewards at Uncommon, the ideal candidate is a hands-on influencer - not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get projects done - and approaches work with a data-driven mindset. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:


Compensation Structures and Policies

  • Develop, deploy, and manage compensation structures and job architecture for all functions, to ensure the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation. This includes day-to-day management of pay scales for different employee groups and across multiple geographical regions

  • Review proposed offers and salary adjustments for relevant market competitiveness as well as conformance to established guidelines, policies and practices.

  • Develop and manage year-end salary planning process, including budget and the allocation of the budget.

  • Evaluate existing jobs against internal and external benchmarking, ensuring pay practices are competitive and aligned with all federal and state requirements (i.e. FLSA, minimum wage, overtime regulations, etc.)

  • Develop and document procedures to streamline processes, improve operational efficiency and workflow, and guarantee adherence with regulatory requirements.

  • Lead job documentation, job descriptions, and related databases.

Benchmarking, Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Develop and manage relevant market pricing process, to include alignment of appropriate external benchmark surveys to internal positions to support readily available comparative analysis.

  • Serve as project lead for salary surveys and facilitate compensation processes. Maintain and prepare compensation related data.

  • Build and distribute necessary reports on a monthly basis - trend reports, overtime, rosters, metrics and analytics

  • Regularly provide workforce analyses to assess effectiveness and quality of compensation plans and programs. Generate reports, analyze data, summarize and present results as needed.

Partner support and communication

  • Partner with Talent teams, Finance, and others on a variety of projects including program design, analysis, budgeting, and implementation of new compensation programs as needed.

  • Serve as a liaison for compensation related matters with other functional teams including Benefits, Payroll, Finance, etc. Provide direction and implement corrective actions on issues related to compensation to management.

  • Ensure teams are trained and knowledgeable on compensation plans, processes, compliance requirements, rules, exception cases, etc.

  • Ensure effective communication and outstanding service to schools, regions, and home office.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's in finance, Math, Statistics, Economics or Human Resources.

  • At least 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in compensation management and related processes and policies (e.g. payroll, time and attendance, etc.) including a minimum of two years of project management experience.

  • Expert knowledge of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance and federal, state, and local laws, regulations.

  • Outstanding analytical skills, attention to detail, demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy, skilled in manipulating data, ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Advanced skills with analytical tools, especially MS Excel.

Skills and Experience

  • Ability to efficiently gather data, perform quantitative and qualitative data

  • Analysis, and succinctly communicate analyses in a language understood by business leaders across multiple disciplines within an organization

  • Excellent ability to understand, detail and improve business processes

  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.

  • Extraordinary written and oral communication skills with a diverse set of stakeholders

  • Willingness to perform hands-on work as well as assist in strategic projects

  • Ability to learn quickly and to be proactive in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment

  • Consistently motivated to achieve success and marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges

  • Proven track record of leading change in the areas of people, process, and technology.

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Senior Analyst, Compensation

Uncommon Schools