Compensation & People Analytics Lead

Coursera, Mountain View, CA

Education-focused technology company

Coursera is scaling a global platform to provide universal access to the world’s best education, and we’re motivated by the passion and mission to transform lives through learning. Our platform has reached over 30 million learners worldwide and we have partnered with 150+ elite universities around the globe with over 2,000 courses in our catalog. We offer Courses, Specializations, Certificates, and Degrees to meet the needs and goals of the diverse learners who come to Coursera.

In 2016, we began offering fully accredited online Masters degrees which ​provide ​a​ more convenient, lower-cost,​​ “stackable”​ means of earning credentials identical ​to their ​​traditional​ on-campus​​ counterparts. We also launched Coursera for Business, partnering with enterprise companies around the world to provide access to curated skill development for their employees.

At Coursera, our PeopleOps team is integral to enabling Courserians to forge their best work towards attainment of Coursera’s mission, while fulfilling their personal aspirations and career ambitions.

We are looking for a talented and innovative Compensation leader to join us as our first Comp expert with a passion for data and analysis to help build our organization. You are a thought leader on people and organizational topics.  You will contribute at both hands-on and strategic levels, and partner with a cross-functional group of subject-matter experts to design and execute your reward strategies for how we hire, motivate and retain our talent.  As a core part of your hands-on work, you will augment programs and roll out new initiatives to support Courserians. Your responsibilities and opportunities will grow as Coursera grows.

You personally exhibit a conviction that the world needs Coursera to be wildly successful and alignment to our core values:

  • Betterment: a tireless pursuit to drive results
  • Boldness: take risks and act decisively
  • Deep Honesty: invite and offer candid feedback in order to learn, change, and grow
  • Solidarity: recognize that we are part of something bigger than ourselves and are committed to our mission

Your responsibilities:

  • Partner with Coursera’s leaders and People Ops partners to create a comprehensive compensation philosophy to influence lasting change over large functions
  • Lead the design through execution phase of Coursera’s compensation programs, including cash, incentive and equity programs
  • Drive modeling, project planning, communicating, and training for compensation programs
  • Consult with People partners, recruiters, and managers to make compensation recommendations and resolve compensation issues using a data-driven approach
  • Collect and analyze market data, and maintain salary survey data
  • Define Coursera’s competitive position of cash and equity based range structure
  • Develop recommendations for annual compensation cadence and budget adjustments to maintain internal and external competitiveness in pay plans
  • Boot-strap Coursera’s People Analytics function

Your skills:

  • Must have a deep expertise of broad-based compensation programs (base/bonus/equity), pay for performance, benchmarking/market data, job evaluation, etc.
  • 5+ years of compensation or related experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to see beyond the numbers to drive sound decision-making
  • Capable and confident communicator with ability to partner and influence senior leadership stakeholders
  • Demonstrated agility in a constantly changing environment and comfort rolling up sleeves to get things done and the next moment being part of deeply complex strategy discussions

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About Coursera

Coursera is an education-focused technology company that connects millions of learners around the world with the skills and knowledge they need to transform their lives and careers. We're providing access to top-quality university-level education at a previously unimagined scale, empowering learners, organizations, and enterprises to build the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. 

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