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Senior Compensation Analyst

United States, District of Columbia, Washington DCHuman Resources

Job description

Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Compensation Analyst.


Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, Eureka Math™ and PhD Science™, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1000 people.

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Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.

Job description

The Compensation Analyst will report into the Head of Total Rewards and lead and provide oversight to all types of compensation processes and projects, to include merit, short-term incentive administration, monthly sales commission payment and organizational structure changes. This person should have strong Microsoft Excel experience, working knowledge of MarketPay or other marketing pricing tools, strong analytical skills, and a deep understanding of compensation design. This role will report into the Director, Total Rewards and work cross-functionally with HR Systems, Finance, Legal and Senior Leadership.. The Senior Compensation Sales Analyst will also analyze and forecast compensation and related expenses as well as headcount monthly.

The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded top performer who is willing to roll-up their sleeves and be a key contributor in a high-growth, fast-paced environment. This is an opportunity for somebody looking to make a transition from finance or an analytical sales operations role into compensation. 


• Analyze market data and internal data in order to make recommendations on pay strategy with business and HR leaders.
• Use data and metrics to determine program success and to drive improvements in all elements of compensation..
• Provide data-driven insights to business leaders on how pay works and how to maximize its effectiveness in their organizations.
• Co-lead core processes merit and short-term incentive administration process.
• Partner with key stakeholders to drive completion of compensation projects.
• Partner with HRIS and other technology teams to support thoughtful configuration and execution of compensation programs.
• Listen to, triage, process and resolve compensation questions.
• Provide budgeting and forecasting data on pending payouts
• Responsible for ensuring that all security, availability, confidentiality and privacy policies and controls are in place.

Job requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 5+ years’ experience in finance, compensation, sales analysis, sales commission and/or sales support required.
• Advanced Excel experience required. (An excel assessment will be required as a part of the interview process)
• Intermediate MS PowerPoint skills
• Prior experience working in ADP or similar HRIS system
• Prior experience managing multi-department projects or processes (preferred)
• Working knowledge of FP&A processes preferred
• Strong financial acumen and analytic skills
• Must be highly motivated with a proven track record for achieving results
• Extreme attention to detail and passion for accuracy in all reporting and data gathering
• Ability to meet deadlines and work independently and with a team
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally to achieve results


• Full-time
• Located in Washington, DC with a hybrid schedule
• Excellent benefits package

If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required

New employees will be required to successfully complete a background check and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to potential accommodation as required by law.

Any communication to applicants relating to the Great Minds hiring process will only come from email addresses with the domains or If in the course of the application or hiring process with Great Minds you are contacted through another domain, are requested to provide banking or other sensitive information, or you note any other suspicious activity, please contact

Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.