Analyst, Compensation (Chicago/Hybrid)

Human Resources Chicago, Illinois


Work. Serve. Thrive.

Imagine a place where your talent can make a meaningful difference in peoples' lives. Working at Feeding America is a uniquely rewarding experience in which our employees work together as vital parts of a much larger mission. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results.

Feeding America is the nation’s second largest charity and the leading domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Learn more about Feeding America here.

This position is based out of Feeding America’s new office location in the heart of downtown Chicago. At Feeding America, we believe in offering a flexible work environment. Employees can be in the office an average of 2-3 days a week (when not travelling for work) and work from home on other days. Employees also have access to a 30-day “work anywhere” program during the course of each calendar year that can be combined with PTO and/or holidays.

The Opportunity

The Compensation Analyst will operationalize Feeding America’s compensation programs and policies ensuring comprehensive job descriptions for all positions and subsequent job evaluations. The Compensation Analyst supports the development, administration and ongoing review of Feeding America’s merit-based compensation philosophy, structure and process including conducting regular market pay studies and establishing processes to systematically monitor pay equity.

Salary Range: $60,000 to $75,000+ Based on Experience


  • Support the development, administration and ongoing review of Feeding America’s merit-based compensation philosophy, structure and process including benchmarking jobs to survey and market data, conducting regular market pay studies, participating in and monitoring salary survey data, and establishing processes to systematically monitor pay equity.
  • Inform and operationalize Feeding America’s compensation programs/policies that provide for internal equity and incentivize team and individual performance.
  • Provide guidance and consultation to human resource colleagues and managers on pay decisions, policy interpretations, and job evaluations.
  • In collaboration with designated Human Resource Partner, prepare and maintain comprehensive job descriptions for each position in the organization; manage the job description library and ensure descriptions are up to date and accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents.
  • Gather information (i.e., interviews, surveys) from employees and managers to document essential functions, skills and experience/educational requirements needed to perform a given role; assess jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt and appropriate salary range.
  • Provide guidance on and operationalize annual incentive plans and/or bonus programs for employees.
  • Inform the design and delivery of communication plans and tools that foster transparency and understanding of compensation processes and practices.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local compensation laws and regulations; ensure that all compensation-related policies are maintained, updated and accessible to staff.
  • Prepare, analyze and present compensation-related data and reports to inform annual budget and decision-making related to compensation.
  • Support the development, implementation and administration of formal and informal programs (i.e., peer-to-peer recognition program) to provide employee recognition and rewards and promote Feeding America’s values and desired culture.
  • Support the Vice President, Compensation and Performance with the administration of the annual review process, promotion process and executive compensation plans.
  • Manage and support complex, compensation-related projects and initiatives.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • 3+ years progressive experience in employee compensation or related HR field
  • Demonstrated experience designing and/or operationalizing compensation and reward systems including market-based pay structures, and formal job evaluation systems
  • Proficiency in Excel (formula creation, pivot tables) and the attention to detail required when providing compensation data and recommendations to all levels of the organization
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret and communicate data
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis
  • Solid knowledge of compensation-related laws, regulations and best practices
Foundational Requirements:
  • Mission Focused – Demonstrates a commitment to Feeding America’s mission through work and action. Is committed to people keep people facing hunger at the center of our work and strives to translate this commitment into action on a daily basis. Willing to advocate for people facing hunger and serve as an ambassador for Feeding America inside and outside of work.
  • Embraces Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Demonstrates a personal commitment to valuing different background and life experiences through word and action. Takes personal actions to build an inclusive culture that ensures everyone can fully contribute based on their unique talents, skills and perspectives and feels welcomed and valued. Commits to driving equitable solutions to address root cause issues by incorporating an equity framework in their daily work.  Committed to continuous personal EDI development.
Required Leadership Competencies:
  • Communicates Effectively: Organizes thoughts and provides clear verbal and written messages to individuals and small groups. Communicates with colleagues and manager(s) to provide information, resolve issues, and promote ideas and proposals. Listens carefully and asks questions to build understanding.
  • Collaborate Internally and Externally: Takes a positive, collaborative approach within own team and with other colleagues. Supports others’ efforts, putting aside own interests to do so. Resolves issues by approaching those involved directly in a non-judgmental, non-emotional manner.
  • Manages for Results: Takes accountability for own performance and creates a plan with prioritized activities to support achievement of measurable goals. Handles the pressure of multiple priorities without sacrificing quality and timeliness of work or service. Provides helpful, supportive feedback to others.
  • Leverages Functional Expertise: Uses functional knowledge to inform decisions, fix problems and suggest improvements to processes. Demonstrates professional curiosity and works to broaden functional/technical skills.
  • Continuously Improves: Uses information from external benchmarking to create ideas for improvement. Learns from successes, challenges, and failures, using each as an opportunity to continually improve. Volunteers as an early adopter for implementing and using innovations.

Feeding America recognizes and values diversity.  Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging and contribute to a culture that values differences, ideas, and experiences. We intentionally seek out diverse perspectives and skills on our teams, knowing that it makes us stronger as an organization and better equipped to serve our neighbors in need. We encourage individuals from historically under-represented communities and individuals with lived experience of hunger to apply.