Compensation Analyst

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Compensation Analyst

Alliance Defending Freedom is looking for a highly professional Compensation Analyst to join our Scottsdale, AZ or Lansdowne, VA office.  As the Compensation Analyst, you are a vital part of the Human Resources Team. In this role, you will report to the Director of Compensation & Benefits and are responsible for administering the compensation programs. You will serve as a subject matter expert and consultant on compensation programs, policies, and practices to ensure they are competitive, equitable, and aligned with the organization’s objectives.

Your Essential Responsibilities:

In this position, you will:

  • Provide consultative and administration support for day-to-day compensation operations as a subject matter expert
  • Prepare, review, and maintain position descriptions for each position; ensure descriptions and classifications accurately and consistently reflect the work being performed by incumbents. This includes collaborating with HRBP, Team Members, and Team Leaders to gather and document duties, responsibilities, and skills and experiences required by each position.
  • Benchmark positions against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position and provide thoughtful and holistic compensation recommendations
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation and market pricing of positions to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness
  • Facilitate the compensation processes such as the annual merit, pay equity analysis, as well as off-cycle promotion and market increases
  • Design and prepare reports and perform extensive analysis of internal people data to ensure alignment of compensation approach with the overall HR strategy
  • Conduct executive compensation market research and analysis in compliance with the Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness procedures
  • Keep abreast of laws, policies, regulations, and best practices in regard to compensation and benefits to ensure compliance and advise HRBP and management as needed
  • Maintain ongoing data integrity within HRIS. Audit compensation, retirement plans, and benefits data
  • Assist in the design and implementation of pay structures and compensation models. Building salary structures, creating processes for salary increases and administration, determining approaches to recognition programs and variable pay, and helping to provide education to leaders. This includes partnering with the international HR team to ensure the compensation programs are globally effective.
  • Research and analyze the competitiveness of the total compensation package, including benefits and paid time off; based on findings, recommend changes or updates
  • Participate in salary surveys as needed
  • Perform ad hoc compensation projects as assigned

Other Responsibilities (Non-Essential):

  • You will be asked to perform related duties or special projects as assigned.

Skills you need to succeed:

Knowledge of:

  • Compensation principles, programs, and practices
  • Online salary survey library management tools preferred (e.g., CompAnalyst)

Demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong reading comprehension skills
  • Collecting, analyzing, reporting, and presenting data
  • Advanced Excel skills

Ability to:

  • Establish priorities and organize workload
  • Independently conduct research and facilitate meetings and decision-making processes
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people at all levels of the organization
  • Maintain strict confidentiality; exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive, complex, and confidential information

Education and/or experience:

  • B.A./B.S. in Human Resources, Business Administration, Finance, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred
  • At least three years of progressive experience as a compensation analyst 


We have it! Alliance Defending Freedom offers team members a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes major medical insurance, dental care, medical and dependent care reimbursement, paid disability, long-term care insurance, and life insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan with a generous company match. Work and life balance is important to the well-being of our team members. You will receive paid time off (PTO) that starts accruing from your hire date and 11 paid holidays per year.

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