Compensation Analyst

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

Assist with overall administration of base compensation programs for both Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, primarily focusing on compensation analyses, job classification and compensation consulting.

Works under general supervision and is expected to use initiative and sound judgment in independently analyzing jobs and salaries and in guiding pay decisions. Partners with teammates and/or management in resolving sensitive or unusual issues.

1. Conduct analysis of jobs, salaries and market trends to evaluate relative market value and internal equity for a variety of jobs and compensation programs; prepare and present related recommendations to management to support decision making
2. Assist with planning and administering base salary compensation programs. Includes reviewing salary adjustments for conformance to established guidelines, providing interpretation of and sound counsel on compensation policies and practices; maintaining job and compensation program data in HRIS, and effectively coordinating related processes with other internal staff and departments
3. Respond to requests for new or revised FLSA, title, pay, and salary grade classifications by collecting and analyzing job information and descriptions, external data and internal comparisons to determine classifications that ensure market competitiveness, internal equity and legal compliance
4. Partner with various HR team members and FHCRC/SCCA managers and staff to develop compensation solutions and salary offers and to mitigate and resolve compensation issues
5. Participate in developing, maintaining and implementing policies and practices to provide an understandable and consistent framework for FHCRC and SCCA compensation programs
6. Respond to salary surveys and participate on related steering committees. Maintain and build relationships with peers at other institutions to foster support for commissioned surveys and best practices research.
7. Write and/or assist with preparing job descriptions to be used for a variety of purposes, including job pricing and the development of standards for cross-organizational positions.
8. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as needed.

Minimum Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in HR, Business or related field
- 2 or more years of compensation analysis experience
- Intermediate MS Excel skills; familiarity with Word, Access and HRIS
- Knowledge of compensation practices, problem solving, analytical, consultative, project management, and communication skills. Attention to detail and professionalism in handling sensitive information.

Preferred Qualifications
- Certified Compensation Professional
- Experience using PeopleSoft
- Experience in healthcare or research environments

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