Compensation and Benefits Analyst

Water For People is a global nonprofit working across nine countries, bringing together communities, local entrepreneurs, and governments to build and maintain water and sanitation services that will last. We have a sustainable solution to end the global water and sanitation crisis, and our employees around the world help drive this solution.

About the Position

Water For People is currently recruiting for the position of Compensation and Benefits Analyst. Based at Water For People’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado, as a key contributor on the Human Resources (HR) Team, the Compensation and Benefits Analyst will perform competitive global market analysis, assist with job evaluations, participate in compensation surveys, support total rewards reviews and the annual performance and salary review process, and administer Water For People’s various benefit plans. Additionally, this contributor will likely support the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) outside of the compensation review cycles.

Essential Job Functions and Duties


  • Assists in the development and administration of global company compensation philosophy, respective country compensation philosophies, and programs including salary structures and salary planning (e.g., merit, promotions) by running eligibility reports, conducting data integrity audits, and providing analytics
  • Creates and maintains global and regional job classification structures, salary administration guidelines, and updates global job descriptions
  • Interprets job descriptions, job summaries, and associated skills and responsibilities for benchmarking and evaluation
  • Participates in the review and evaluation of employee salary data, job evaluations, and competitive market pay to identify trends, possible inconsistencies, etc.
  • Analyzes total compensation and salary data from market analysis to remain competitive in different markets
  • Assists in developing salary ranges for open positions and partners with HR to create offers for new hires and promotions
  • Completes annual salary surveys and reviews benchmark data for jobs
  • Provides guidance to leaders and managers on compensation policies and practices
  • Supports the annual performance management and compensation planning process
  • Provides ad hoc as well as self-directed reports and analysis to identify trends, opportunities, issues, etc.
  • Conducts data audits and supports data integrity processes to ensure data accuracy and integrity in HRIS and Compensation systems
  • Develops communication plan around compensation updates and changes and provides training related to compensation philosophy, practices, and programs
  • Participates in ad-hoc projects and analyses as needed

Benefits and HRIS

  • Assists in the audit and development of company total rewards programs globally, including health and welfare, retirement, and wellness plans
  • Conducts day-to-day administration of benefit plans ensuring timely enrollment/termination and communication and accurate data; resolves employee issues and questions
  • Conducts benefit plan cost analysis by monitoring and analyzing experience of benefit plans and vendors
  • Develops reports on benefit costs, utilization, and trend data to provide performance and trend information
  • Analyzes benefits data from a market analysis to support development and maintenance of benefits programs
  • Supports the execution of the annual open enrollment process for health benefits, including benefit communications, plan set-up, and review of data transmission files to third party vendors
  • Provides accurate benefit policy interpretation to employees regarding provisions of existing/new benefits, policies, and processes
  • Conducts data audits to ensure compliance of benefit programs with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Maintains and updates Summary Plan Descriptions and notices annually
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include but is not limited to, HRIS support

Behaviors and Competencies

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Demonstrates Cultural Awareness – Shows empathy, a high comfort level in low- and middle-income countries, and unquestionable integrity; able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Connects with Others – Demonstrates exceptional communications and interpersonal skills, and is an exceptional networker, key influencer, and comfortable representing Water For People across a wide variety of audiences.
  • Action-oriented – Has an unwavering commitment to delivering quality work products.
  • Manages through Ambiguity - Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in responding to change and ambiguity.
  • Self-confident - Handles tough questions or critique in a professional manner, assuming the best intentions. Is open to feedback and coaching.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience required
  • At least 4 years of compensation design and analysis or related experience; a minimum of 2 years of this must be global compensation related experience
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) preferred; and Certification in Human Resources (GPHR, SPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) or Benefits (Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)) preferred
  • Working knowledge of global compensation practices, HRIS, and ATS systems in an organization of similar size and structure
  • Strong understanding of application of compensation practices, policies, and philosophy
  • Solid understanding of total rewards and long-term equity programs
  • Global compensation experience required
  • Must be organized and capable of successfully prioritizing work in a fast-moving environment
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Must be proficient with large data sets and Microsoft Excel

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time domestically and internationally to low- and middle-income countries where travel is rugged
  • Open office environment
  • This position is based at Water For People Headquarters in Denver, Colorado

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Contact and Further Information

If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with your resume and cover letter to this position. Please no phone calls or in-person inquiries.

This position is open until filled.

This is an exempt, full time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Water For People cannot provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Perks of working at our office space:

  • Employer-paid parking
  • Walking distance from I-25 & Broadway RTD station
  • Food trucks outside the office daily
  • Dog-friendly workplace

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