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1849 Compensation Analyst - Durham, NC

The Organization:

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 146,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. The Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 145,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida. Learn more at, and

Position Description:

Self-Help is looking for a Compensation Analyst to join our team in Durham, NC.  The Compensation Analyst will serve as a resource on day to day tactical/operations compensation issues and questions and will assist in the management of compensation programs and processes for all Self-Help staff throughout the US.  Additionally, the Compensation Analyst will ensure the maintenance of accurate compensation and job information in the HRIS system.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Review all proposed and/or submitted employee status changes to ensure conformance with established policies, guidelines and equity.
  • Identify appropriate market data matches for new and existing jobs.
  • Prepare job analysis and provide recommendation for salary offers for new hires and re-evaluations of current staff, ensuring both internal and equity.
  • Actively participate in the annual salary review process including maintaining/creating planning spreadsheets and tools, participating in the development of communication materials around process, and tracking of increases processed.
  • Prepare survey data for participation in market data surveys.
  • Update HRIS system to reflect employee job and compensation changes.
  • Create new job codes and set-up in UltiPro.
  • Maintain most up to date benchmark market data and job matches
  • Ensure monthly reports are generated in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Write basic reports in UltiPro to capture needed information.         
  • Maintain confidentiality of employee and organizational data.
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal and state legislation related to compensation to ensure compliance.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience and a minimum of 3 years of direct HR experience.
  • Broad understanding of HR processes and data.
  • Experience with HRIS systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; process oriented.
  • Understanding of Federal and State Fair Labor Standards Act regulations.
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and work independently to meet goals, objectives, and deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to use PowerPoint to deliver presentations.
  • Advanced Excel skills and an aptitude for mathematics, statistics, modeling, spreadsheets, graphing, report writing and navigating relational databases.

Desired Qualifications:

  • CCP and/or PHR/SPHR certification(s).
  • Experience with UltiPro.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.



Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.


To apply, send resume and cover letter, describing why you are a fit for this position, to Please include the position title as the subject.  Application must be received by May 15, 2019 to ensure consideration.  Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool.  The position will remain posted until filled.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, gender, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.