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Western Washington University Classification and Compensation Analyst in Bellingham, Washington

Classification and Compensation Analyst

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Location: Bellingham, WA

Categories: Business and Financial Affairs

Position TitleClassification and Compensation Analyst

About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the DepartmentThe Human Resources Department supportsWestern's mission ( , which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the PositionThe Classification and Compensation Analyst (CCA) provides position design consultation and classification, FLSA designation, and compensation analysis. This position services as a subject matter expert and conducts all responsibilities with the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality.

The CCA is responsible for the management, administration, maintenance and monitoring of Western's classified and professional staff classification and compensation programs and is the primary point of contact for all classification and compensation issues.

Duties include:

  • Provides classification and compensation counsel and advises on recruitments, promotions, organizational re­structuring, internal alignment, inversion/compression and other relevant classification and compensation for administration of Western's professional staff compensation program for all professional staff.

  • Responsible for the review, analysis and determination of appropriate grading and placement in the Professional Staff compensation program for all professional staff positions in accordance with current federal, state and university laws, regulations, policies and procedures, including FLSA, Washington Administrative Code, Revised Code of Washington, and the Professional Staff Organization Compensation Standards.

  • Provides counsel, recommendations, advice and guidance to university administration, the Associate Director of Talent Management, and consults with the Professional Staff Organization Salary and Benefits Committee on matters related to the Professional Staff Compensation Program.

  • Manages and oversees Western’s classified staff classification and compensation program in accordance with State HR requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for the review, evaluation, analysis and allocation of all classified positions at Western, including temporary, project and permanent employees, to ensure alignment with State HR's policies, procedures and guidelines is maintained. Requires knowledge and application of State HR allocation process, State HR policies and procedures and relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

  • Interprets and applies collective bargaining agreement contractual provisions related to classification and compensation.

  • Implements best practices and procedures in compliance with State guidelines, policies and procedures and federal and state laws and regulations.

  • Provides training and guidance to administration, supervisors and employees regarding the classification and compensation program and applicable HR rules, regulations and laws.

  • Evaluates, audits and reviews positions as requested by supervisor or employee. Consults with relevant administration, supervisor and employee. Conducts desk audits with supervisor and employee as necessary. Research, review and analysis of relevant internal comparison positions and market data; prepare written position review regarding findings and recommendations.

  • Performs various special projects to include but not limited to: restructuring job classifications, testing HR software, salary equity reviews and preparing state and Federal salary reports.

  • Demonstrates strong commitment to advancing accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion through position responsibilities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with focus on business, human resources, accounting or other compensation related field and three years of broad based professional human resource experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of compensation structures/models.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage and engage in a collaborative team environment and advise University administration, supervisors and employees.

  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and application of federal and state employment, compensation, labor laws and regulations.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, including ability to clearly communicate complex issues to a wide audience.

  • Knowledge of HR Information Systems

  • Knowledge and application of accounting and statistical analysis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree with focus in accounting, statistics, human resources or other related field and five years of relevant experience or equivalent education and experience

  • SHRM­-CP and/or CCP certification

  • Experience working with unions

Conditions of EmploymentAll employees must comply with our Immunization policies, includingCOVID vaccination ( by time of hire andProof of Rubeola Measles Immunity ( within 60-days of hire. Please reach out toHR@wwu.eduif you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Salary $62,855 - $81,711/year depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits Information

2022 Benefits Overview for Administrative Professional Position ( .

Application Instructions

Application materials should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Closing Date Notes

Western Washington University is being assisted with this search by Another Source. To apply, please visit:

Job posting closes 12/22/2022.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation ( . Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services ( , 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services The report can be found at:Annual Security and Fire Safety Report ( .

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes asexual misconduct background check ( .

Job no: 500348

Advertised: Nov 23 2022 08:00 Pacific Standard Time

Applications close: Dec 22 2022 23:55 Pacific Standard Time