Senior Compensation Analyst

The Salvation Army - Employee Relations
February 2, 2018
Job Type
$55,300 - $70,000
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
February 16, 2019



The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.


The Senior Compensation Analyst supports the development, implementation and administration of the compensation and performance management processes across the Territory. The incumbent will act as a point of contact for Divisional Employee Relations,   provide training related to the territorial compensation and performance management programs participate in compensation program design and salary structure administration, job evaluation processes, pay equity analysis, competitive market salary surveys, and the annual performance evaluation and merit pay processes.



Job Evaluation

  • Evaluate jobs using established evaluation systems, utilizing online tools to capture job information and perform fair and consistent job evaluations and documentation.
  • Support territorial job evaluation committees ensuring consistent application of job evaluation tools.
  • Recommend and/or design improvements to processes and training.
  • Design and build compensation metrics, reports and tools for analysis of internal equity and external market competitiveness.
  • Support Territorial compliance with Pay Equity legislation with proactive analysis as required.

Job Accountability Analysis and Job Design:

  • Gather information concerning responsibilities, organizational relationships, knowledge requirements, problem solving requirements, accountabilities and work environment, collaborating with Divisional ER teams and Ministry Unit leaders to ensure accurate, complete and well-organized job information and clear job descriptions are developed prior to job evaluation.
  • Review and update job descriptions to clarify responsibilities considering other roles within the same group/function and organizational structure.
  • Participate in building a new TSA Accountability Framework that groups jobs by level of work and job family.
  • Develop new job descriptions using the organization’s new Job Information Questionnaire, new job description template and Accountability Framework.
  • Provide training and coaching to Divisional ER partners to build this job analysis and job design capability across the Territory.

Salary Survey/Market Data Analysis:

  • Participate in the management of compensation surveys and the collection of relevant market data.
  • Review salary surveys, conduct analysis of market data and internal salary information, and make recommendations on individual job and organizational pay line movement.
  • Review changes in wages and salaries in compliance with TSA policy and Employment legislation.
  • Provide recommendations on salary grading and job classification as per TSA policies and those that comply with the Employment Standards Act.
  • Participate in regular benchmarking processes and analyze industry data to evaluate roles and determine competitiveness of salaries by market.

Compensation System Implementation:

  • Assist in process mapping of compensation-related employee life cycle events to ensure clear accountabilities and controls.
  • Establish, implement and sustain new processes, policies and training related to the compensation system process supports in Ultipro HRIS.
  • Support position title standardization and ongoing reclassification process.
  • Create positions and set up new generic jobs in new Ultipro HRIS.
  • Cultivate and maintain system of new generic job codes for all jobs and job families across the Territory.

Performance Management:

  • Works with various stakeholders and department heads to support the development, implementation and maintenance of a strong coherent methodology and tool set to manage performance organization-wide (may be incorporated in Ultipro HRIS at a later time)
  • Assist in the administration of merit programs (PEAC)
  • Develop analytics and research to support the design of a relevant performance matrix to enable consistent, affordable and fair merit pay planning and budgeting.


  • Facilitate briefing and training (Train the Trainer sessions) of ER partners on compensation program and policy implementation.
  • Deliver training and education on compensation processes and salary administration for ER partners and key supervisors.
  • Provide appropriate guidance regarding pay decisions, policies and job evaluation, communicating with clarity and consistency.
  • Create materials to effectively communicate compensation program, policies and practices to employees and leaders.



  • Strong communication skills
  • Well developed analytical skills, both mathematical and conceptual
  • Strong problem solving skills – a solutions developer
  • Takes initiative
  • Able to see the big picture as well as handle detailed data analysis
  • Client management and influencing skills
  • Good organizational and time management/prioritizing skills
  • Training faciliation


  • Completed a University degree or equivalent (e.g., B.A., B.Sc. B.Comm.) from an accredited program
  • A CHRP/CCP designation is an asset.
  • 5- 7 years of progressive Human Resources experience with a minimum of 3 years related directly to job design, analysis, evaluation and compensation in an organization with a diverse workforce; Experience must include evaluating jobs applying a point factor job evaluation plan, and a strong understanding of the effective administration of salary compensation programs.
  • Experience working in a the non-profict considered would be considered an asset

Please include the competition # 18-011 in the subject line of your email.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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