Job Location:
Chicago, IL


F&A HR – University Compensation and Performance

About the Department

UChicago Compensation leads the design and implementation of broad-based compensation activities for University staff. We partner together with HR Community members to ensure pay decisions are externally competitive and internally equitable, promote pay for performance, and encourage fiscal responsibility.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Compensation and Performance Management Manager, the Compensation Associate serves as a consultant to the broader HR Community throughout campus. Administers compensation policies, processes, and governance. Proven analytical and communication capabilities to enable the delivery of impactful and effective compensation programs.


  • Administers compensation policies, processes, and governance. Performs various compensation audits.
  • Participates in market data surveys. Expands and maintains market data portfolio and library.
  • Contributes to the job evaluation process, including facilitating internal peer reviews and external competitive assessments.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as human resources, finance, or business administration.


  • Previous experience in a decentralized environment.
  • Workday experience.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated technology experience in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel (i.e., vlookups, pivot tables, data visualization, etc.).

Preferred Competencies

  • Customer service orientation and communication skills.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to draw conclusions / solve problems.
  • Project management skills and the ability to work and learn independently.
  • Demonstrates high level of professionalism and personal integrity.
  • Presentation, consultation, and group facilitation skills.

Working Conditions

  • Remote.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (preferred)
  • References Contact Information (3)(preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

University Human Resources

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.


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