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Compensation Analyst

Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore , Maryland 21201
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job Summary/Background:
The Compensation Analyst II designs, implements and administers the organization's compensation programs, focusing primarily on US compensation with backup support for global (international) compensation, including expatriate pay and allowances.

Job Responsibilities:

Compensation Structures:

  • Maintaining a robust, data-driven salary structure for CRS' US staff, including clear guidance around grades, salary ranges, compa-ratios (etc.) in line with CRS' approach to total rewards
  • Maintaining job title and grade documentation, job descriptions, databases and tables related to job titles, codes, and families and maintaining a website / archive for accessing all such information
  • Conducting and participating in salary surveys, interpreting market data and performing salary analysis
  • Evaluating and classifying positions into the existing compensation structure, by evaluating scope of responsibilities and influence
  • Researching, gathering, and analyzing reliable external data to make salary and job title recommendations for newly created positions
  • Providing backup support for International Compensation Analyst supporting 60 country programs

Compensation Adjustments:

  • Developing and maintaining clear processes and parameters related to salary adjustment and promotion requests (from managers), evaluating and analyzing such requests and providing clear decisions and context
  • Developing and implementing clear processes, parameters, and communications related to CRS' annual performance review / merit increase cycle, in close cooperation with the HR Talent team


  • Recommending and approving job titles, job descriptions, salary ranges and grades for incoming open positions in the recruitment process
  • Providing competitive salary analysis to CRS recruiters in the salary offer stage of the recruitment process


Communication and Consulting:

  • Assisting with the creation, distribution and delivery of communications and/or training around baseline compensation policies, guidelines, and concepts; provided directly to employees and provided to managers to help them have better conversations with their employees
  • With the Sr. Director of Comp/Benefits/HRIS, determining and maintaining a compensation transparency approach, consistently providing employees and managers with access to appropriate salary information
  • Establishing trust and credibility with managers and executives and providing them with timely and professional compensation-related analysis, recommendations, and general consulting services
  • In cooperation with HR Business Partners, providing interpretation of HR / Compensation policies, practices, and guidelines

Analysis and Reporting:

  • Consistently auditing / spot-checking CRS records (HRIS) to ensure the accuracy of compensation related data and changes are being processed accurately and quickly
  • Preparing statistical analysis and base salary modeling
  • Working with Finance to determine the financial impact of compensation plans and programs
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    • Integrity
    • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
    • Builds Relationships
    • Develops Talent
    • Strategic Mindset
    • Accountability & Stewardship

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Key Working Relationships:

    Internal: HR Directors, Managers, Business Partners and Recruiters, HQ and Country Program Managers, Employees
    External: Compensation Professionals within International NGOs professional groups, Consultants and Survey Providers

    What we offer

    CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.


    ***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.


    Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Preparing supporting data for the review of the US annual salary budget


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • At least five (5) years of compensation experience, including experience with creating and maintaining salary structures, job evaluations, job descriptions, data acquisition and analysis, salary survey completion and analysis, and policy interpretation

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to act effectively as a consultant with all levels of staff (including executive level)
  • Knowledge of HR principles and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compensation principles and best practices
  • Able to handle superior level of confidentiality concerning employee information
  • Ability to use software and hardware effectively, including MS Office
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, communication, presentation, organization, decision-making, and planning skills
  • Exposure to international compensation is desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCP designation preferred
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods, data analysis and presentation and interpreting data to recommend compensation solutions


Posted: 2018-12-04 Expires: 2019-01-03

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