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Posted: January 05, 2022

HR Business Partner/Compensation & Benefits Analyst

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston, Massachusetts
Phone: 617-638-9247

Job Description:


  • Prepares and maintains job descriptions for each position in the organization; ensures descriptions accurately reflect the work being performed by incumbents.
  • Assesses jobs and their respective duties to determine classification as exempt or nonexempt and appropriate salary range.
  • Benchmarks jobs against survey data and other market intelligence to determine competitive compensation ranges for each position.
  • Gathers data from market-based compensation surveys; uses spreadsheet and data analysis techniques to assess results and market trends.
  • Manage all employee benefit programs, including defined benefit plans, 403(b) plans, 457(b) plan, health, dental, life insurance, LTD, worker’s compensation, as well as other non-insurance-based benefits.
  • Oversee day-to-day benefits administration.
  • Adhere to pertinent federal and state regulations and manage filing and compliance requirements.
  • Manage BSO benefits and salary budgets. Work with Business Office to meet budget deadlines and budgetary constraints.
  • Serve on committees such as: 403(b) Investment Advisory, Info-Share, and ISCC, self-insured workers’ compensation group.
  • Provide advice and guidance to colleagues and managers on compensation issues, especially focusing on market pricing and benchmark jobs.
  • Oversee annual performance review process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Summary/Objective

    Responsible for reviewing the development, implementation, communication, and administration of Boston Symphony Orchestra’s compensation for staff and benefit plans for staff, orchestra members and retirees. Plays an important role in reviewing and designing a compensation program for staff members. Ensures total compensation program aligns with objectives of the BSO and adheres to current federal and state regulations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an HR Business Partner or HR Generalist role.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • CCP or CBP preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations in compensation and benefits
  • Proven experience in managing complicated pension plans
  • Previous union experience a plus
  • Solid analytical, computer and problem-solving skills
  • Workday system experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in the cultural arts
  • The BSO is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Boston Symphony Orchestra requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved (either fully or for emergency use) COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment.

    Susan Morin
    Human Resources Consultant
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    301 Massachusetts Ave

    Boston, MA 02115
    Phone: 617-638-9247