Human Resource Associate-Classification/Compensation Specialist

Working Title: Classification/Compensation Specialist

Office of Human Resources


  • Bachelor’s degree (or 120 semester hours) in personnel administration, business administration, or closely related fields (such as labor relations)
  • Six years of professional personnel experience in the classification/compensation area

Departmental Preferences

  1. Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources, or other relevant area required
  2. 3 to 5+ years of experience in financial or compensation analysis, job evaluation, salary administration; benefits administration a plus
  3. Strong mathematical aptitude; strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  4. Advanced Excel skills including VLOOKUPs, pivot tables, and other complex formulas
  5. Experience with HRIS applications such as Neogov or Workday, a plus
  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact positively with internal customers
  7. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment, and deal with ambiguity-change agent
  8. Ability to act in a professional manner and use appropriate judgement on sensitive, confidential issues

Desired Qualifications

  1. Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or classes toward CCP certification preferred
  2. Knowledge of university or public labor organizations
  3. Experience in higher education human resources

The position requires a background check.


Under administration direction, this position requires a high level of expertise in the human resources program(s) and serves in a consulting and advisory capacity to the university administrators. The incumbent is responsible for managing the Classification and Pay programs for all University positions including Civil Service employees at NEIU.

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:  effectively communicate on a daily basis; remain at a workstation for extended periods; move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.


$72,000 – $82,000 per year


Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on departmental needs)



To apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must submit the following:

Above you can download and print a copy of the Employment Application and Statement of Annuitant Form. You must complete, sign and date the application and annuitant form and submit them along with official transcripts, resume and cover letter to cs-employment@neiu.edu by the application deadline. A new application and annuitant form are required for each position applied.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at (773) 442-5200, or email us at cs-employment@neiu.edu. Please visit the State Universities Civil Service System website for general information. NEIU Employment Services reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information/documents, delay in submission, and disqualifications under the rules of State Universities Civil Service System. Employment Services, however, assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the classification(s) in which you qualify and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.

Application Deadline:
A current application, affirmative action form, statement of annuitant status form, official transcript(s), resume and cover letter must be submitted by the close of business 7/29/21.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.