Compensation Manager

230101 Requisition #

Creighton University is seeking a Compensation Manager to join the Human Resources team and support the compensation and classification policies and programs across the organization. 


In this role, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, analysis and maintenance of compensation, classification policies and programs. You will drive competitive and equitable compensation practices and policies, balance risk and align with our core compensation philosophy.  


The successful candidate will proactively identify equitable compensation needs for the University, on a current and forward-looking basis, and partner with faculty and staff leaders to address compensation related matters.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Formulates competitive and equitable pay practices in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations to complete position evaluations and market analyses used to classify and market price positions and equity analyses to set salaries in consultation with partners.  
  • Develops and Conducts training and education on compensation, FLSA and related laws to leaders.  
  • Collaborates with HR Generalists business partners, local HR, managers and others to provide consultations and make timely and sound recommendations both verbally and in writing. 
  • Collaborates with other entities with preferred methods and best practices for compensating and evaluating employees.  
  • Works closely with HRIS to create and maintain job code and position structures in the HRIS.  Acts as a compensation subject matter expert on system implementations impacting compensation.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation practices and structures to optimize hiring and maximize employee retention; provides options and solutions and recommendations to support organizational objectives  
  • Provides ongoing job analysis, benchmarking, compensation survey assessment and analysis, competitive market reviews, and analytical studies such as internal and external equity.   
  • Gathers data from market-based compensation surveys; uses spreadsheet and data analysis techniques to assess results and market trends.  
  • Manages the annual merit planning process working closely with the budget office and all divisions units to ensure consistently accurate data; ensures adherence to university guidelines.  
  • Facilitates the development of new and maintenance of existing job descriptions in coordination with leaders and Human Resource Generalists.  



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in human resources or related field.  
  • 7 years of progressive compensation experience.  
  • Experience working in a higher education institution desirable.  
  • Experience with HRIS systems, Oracle Fusion preferred.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Resources policies and regulations, laws, regulations and best practices that impact benefits, employment activities, compensation/classification and talent management strategies.  
  • CCP or related certificate preferred.  



  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options  
  • Tuition remission is a waiver of tuition available to all faculty and staff and their eligible dependents. Eligible for discounts at some local private and parochial high schools.  
  • 403(b) plan to help save for your future  
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Flexible hybrid work environment 
  • Competitive time off 

Change the world from here 

At Creighton, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you. 

Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Creighton exists for students and learning. Members of the Creighton community are challenged to reflect on transcendent values, including their relationship with God, in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief, and religious worship. Creighton's core values are service to others, the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual, promotion of justice, and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity.  

Founded in 1878 in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton educates nearly 9,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students each year. Our nine (9) colleges and schools offer over 140 programs, including arts and sciences, business administration, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dentistry, and graduate studies. Select health sciences programs are also offered in Grand Island, Nebraska; Anchorage, Alaska; Denver, Colorado; and Phoenix, Arizona, where an unprecedented partnership is helping to make Creighton the most prominent Catholic health professions educator in the country.  

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic, EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to our Mission and core values, including gender, ethnic and cultural diversity. Creighton is committed to diversity and inclusion, and, as such, strongly encourages those from a diverse background to apply. 


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