Senior Compensation Analyst

Company Name:

University of Wisconsin System Administration

Position Title:

Senior Compensation Analyst


Higher Education


Madison, WI




$75,000 - $80,000


The Senior Compensation Analyst role provides technical, analytical and program administration support to the University of Wisconsin System’s Title and Total Compensation Program.  Reporting to the Director of Benefits, this role will support the department’s objectives to ensure that the compensation programs are competitive and managed equitably to support the UW System’s objectives to recruit, retain and engage staff members.   This professional will serve as a subject matter expert in the areas of compensation program and job classification administration to support human resource directors across the UW System. 


Minimum Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • –Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • –At least three to five years of experience in compensation administration.
  • –Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  • –Knowledge of compensation administration principles and procedures.
  • –Knowledge of job analysis and job evaluation principles, methods and procedures.
  • –Knowledge of federal and state wage and salary laws and regulations.
  • –Substantial interpersonal skills to interact with employees and management at all levels in problem resolution.
  • –Proficiency in HRIS systems, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Power Point.
  • –Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Well-qualified applicants will also have a substantial amount of experience in a combination of the following:

  • –Ability to serve as an expert compensation specialist for UW System Administration, as well as the UW System institutions.
  • –Advanced knowledge of statistical techniques and computer applications (i.e. spreadsheets, word processing and databases) used in compensation management.
  • –CCP and/or PHR certification. 


Application Instructions:  To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by Thursday, May 9, 2019. However, applications may be accepted until the position has been filled. 

  1. Go to the UWSA Applicant Portal to submit your materials online. The web address is:
  2. Select the appropriate applicant portal, either External Applicants or Internal Applicants.
  3. Locate the position you want to apply for and click on the position.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions, however, when you get to the Resume/Curriculum Vitae step, do the following:
    Click on, “Attach Resume” and upload one (1) single pdf document containing ALL of the following listed components (failing to include any of the components may disqualify your application)
    • Cover letter specifically addressing how your education and experience relate to the position and qualifications described in this job announcement. Be sure to emphasize the areas outlined under “Minimum Qualifications.” (2 pages maximum)
    • Comprehensive resume.
    • Reference page containing the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for at least three professional references with at least one a supervisory reference.
    • A statement of whether you wish to have your application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request. Please note that in the absence of any statement regarding confidentiality, we will assume you do not wish to have your application held in confidence. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
  5. You will NOT upload any other documents under the other buttons. All documents must be uploaded as one (1) comprehensive pdf document.   
  6. Submit your application. 


Special Note: The UW System conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).  It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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