Classification and Compensation Analyst Share:

MHCC-Human Resources
Employment Type
Gresham 97030

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Serves as the College's classification and compensation representative; manages and plans a comprehensive classification  compensation strategy and program for the College;

ORS 243.650(6) Confidential employee means one who assists and acts in a confidential capacity to a person who formulates, determines and effectuates management policies in the area of collective bargaining.


Position Specific Duties

  1. Develop, create, and administer exempt and non-exempt classification and compensation programs and infrastructure to ensure equitable and competitive pay practices for the College by analyzing survey data to determine the comparability of benchmark positions to similar positions. Includes researching best practices, job and worker requirements, structural and functional relationships among jobs and occupations, and occupational trends, as well as performing FLSA reviews to determine appropriate status.
  2. Evaluate and recommend changes to College Administration on classification and compensation policies, practices, placement, and COLA and merit advancement procedures and timelines to ensure equity and integrity of compensation systems; develop new or revise existing classification and compensation programs, practices, procedures and infrastructure based on current trend analysis, industry best practices, and policy direction. Ensure that total compensation policies and practices reflect equity across the College and conform to state and federal standards, laws, and guidelines.
  3. Develop, create, review, and revise job and classification descriptions. This may include gathering job and classification information through interviews with employees, management, and other job experts; conducting comprehensive job analyses; allocating and recommending jobs to specific classifications; and preparing analytical reports and memos to support recommendations.
  4. Conduct compensation surveys in support of the negotiation teams and recommend contract language changes.
  5. Review, analyze and create findings in response to requests for reclassification from managers, supervisors, and employees, and advise on the results of reclassification requests, classification studies and interpretation of classification and compensation policies and practices.  Create and communicate findings to executives, managers, employees and Union representatives; draft reports and memos to support findings.
  6. Serves as a strategic member of the HR team, participating in key HR initiatives.  Provides input and coordination in the development and implementation of strategies, consults on policies, procedures and costing labor proposals, collaborates with applicable college employees and external liaisons related to compensation and benefits issues.  Works independently and in a team environment to support the vision, mission and goals of the college.  
  7. Promotes the College's commitment to social justice and a climate of equity and inclusion in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.  Ensures a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment that promotes equity and inclusion.

 Additional Duties

Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Human Resources Management, or a related field          
  • Two years of full-time experience similar to the essential duties of the position

At the college's discretion, additional qualifying experience/education 
may be substituted for education/experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Human Resources, or related field
  • Experience with a broad range of human resources programs, procedures and plans  
  • Experience working with faculty and classified employee unions in an educational or public sector environment in Oregon under PECBA
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation from WorldatWork
  • Certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute 


  • Strong organizational, communication and collaboration skills to develop  productive and respectful working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Ability to analyze, appraise and apply compensation and benefits principles
  • Ability to present statements of fact and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form
  • Ability to expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; listens to others and responds appropriately
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and exercise independent judgment in order to recommend adoption of an effective and proper course of action
  • Ability to effectively present, explain and negotiate matters to external and  internal decision makers 
  • Computer proficiency, with advanced knowledge of Excel (preferably in Microsoft Office environment) to effectively communicate, gather data and generate reports High performance through creativity, positive spirit, and multi-tasking
  • Strategic thinking, change management, and awareness of adult learning theory
  • Project management and problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate needs and make decisions
  • Knowledge of budgeting processes and forecasting
  • Skills in motivating, training and developing leaders
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics

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