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Associate Consultant (technical) — Remote​

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About Us

Cura HR is a consulting firm who brings diverse perspectives to HR operations across a broad range of organizations, industries, and geographies. We build and implement targeted strategies and solutions for our clients and support building and maintaining a thriving and inclusive workplace. We partner with our clients in a variety of ways as an outsourced HR team or executing a particular project or initiative. Our team has expertise across multiple HR disciplines, and we value collaborating as a team to continually provide best in class HR practices for our clients.
If you are looking to broaden your influence, while utilizing and expanding your HR knowledge, you are the addition we are looking for.

About the Job

As an Associate Consultant, you will support technical analysis for HR operational disciplines, including workforce analytics and data reporting, compensation and benefits, and information systems. This position may support clients using a variety of systems (ADP Workforce Now (WFN), Success factors, Workday, Ceridian, Paylocity, etc.). In addition, this position will be responsible for creating reports and drafting client materials, maintaining, auditing, and analyzing data, and supporting the Cura team with related project work.


Remote, near the Boulder, Colorado area

Position Status

Full-time flexible.

Flsa Status


What you will do


  • Compile and audit data in preparation for pay equity analysis leveraging Cura methodology and tools.
  • Complete job matching and data analysis for compensation market reviews.
  • Handle and work with third-party compensation benchmarking data (submit survey, aggregate results, benchmark jobs, work within Payfactors & ERI, etc.).
  • Contribute to the creation of job architecture and documentation (traditional JD’s, accountability charts, career lattice/pathways, etc.).
  • Leverage Cura methodology and tools to audit client’s compliance with federal and state laws (ie: Colorado Comps, FLSA, etc.).
  • Document methodologies, practices, and recommendations as a part of Client projects


  • Support client benefits administration from a day to day or project perspective, depending on specific needs, in all areas (e.g., group insurance plans, savings accounts, 401k plans).
  • Perform as needed audits of plans (e.g., participants, coverage level, benefit amount).
  • Troubleshoot and correct data errors or issues with integration feeds with provider and TPA’s.
  • Audit configuration and set-up of benefit plan rules in supporting systems (e.g., payroll, benefits module, enrollment system).

HR Data and Workforce Analytics

  • Support ad hoc reporting request needs – create, and generate reports required to facilitate key business efforts (e.g., internal/external audits, vendor requests, implementations, conversions, compliance reporting).
  • Set-up / configure HR system modules within varying client solutions; for initial set-up or re-design efforts to streamline system efficacy.
  • Contribute to on-going HR reporting and analysis for clients, by preparing workforce dashboards, including:
    • Recommend design and template layout
    • Lead data set preparation, reporting and analysis, across multiple systems and reports
    • Calculate metrics (retention, turnover, time to fill)
    • Document process, methodology and findings
    • Maintain existing dashboards, update trend analysis, and refresh data regularly
  • Find and recommend opportunities to ensure data integrity.
    • Conduct data reviews and audits to identify discrepancies, what’s causing them, and proposed solutions or process changes
    • Help rollout or support automation and self-service through systems (Workday, Tableau)
  • Read, interpret and analyze employee survey data, and assist in preparing an overview of findings for the client

Process Improvement

  • Creates and/or updates process documentation (e.g., work instructions, standard operating procedures, training guides, job aides) related to payroll and human resources operational procedures.
  • Creates streamlined processes resulting in increased accuracy and higher productivity.
  • Participates in problem solving and the defining process improvements for HRIS reporting and other administrative human resources procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understand how HR data is collected and aggregate information from a range of sources.
  • Ability to identify patterns and draw conclusions by tethering multiple sets of data together.
  • Ability to interpret, articulate, and explain findings, gaps and conclusions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to track and manage time effectively.
  • Diligent attention to detail and pursuit of quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop and present quality client deliverables.
  • Comfort working towards a solution, when not all criteria or expectations may be confirmed.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work in an environment with changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, HRIS and payroll processing platforms.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technology, tools, and processes in a timely fashion.
  • High level of professionalism and confidence.

What you will need

  • A bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of relevant experience, preferably within human resources focused on compensation, benefits, or systems.
  • Proven ability to prioritize needs and provide a high-level of customer service to team members and clients.
  • Desire for continuous learning and development; engagement and participation in Cura Knowledge Share professional development meetings/events.
  • Ability to travel to client sites as needed and to Denver/Boulder metro area for occasional in-person Cura team meetings.
  • Ability to travel for periods of time.
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

What sets you apart

  • WorldatWork Compensation or Benefits certifications, such as the CCP or CBP.
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) credential.
  • Exposure to and understanding of payroll practices, processes, and systems.
  • Strong bias for action, self-motivated, and deadline driven.
  • Comfortable in an environment that requires self-organization and project management.


We are excited to add new team members that are aligned with our values and cultural attributes. We seek new members who are a culture add, not simply a culture fit.
Our values include:
  • Relevant – We create custom solutions for each client by continually testing, benchmarking and optimizing our efforts to ensure we’re providing the greatest value and relevance to our clients.
  • Inclusive – We celebrate what makes us unique and are mindful about creating space for every voice in the room.
  • Resourceful – We are success enablers who proactively invest the time to build business acumen for our clients.
  • Knowledge Sharing  We are a team of HR experts. We’re also a team of teachers and learners. We value knowledge and the empowerment that comes with sharing it.
The full description of Cura HR’s values can be found on our website.

Total Rewards Package

  • Compensation – $30.00 to $36.00/hour base pay ($62,400 – $74,880 based on a 40-hour work week) with on-target commission of an additional $5,000 annually.
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) – An employer–funded, tax advantaged health benefit used to reimburse employees for out-of-pocket medical expenses and personal health insurance premiums. New hires are eligible the 1st of the month following date of hire, assuming their planned work schedule is at least 28 hours per week. Eligibility is reevaluated quarterly using a six-month look-back period. Individuals are funded $513/month, whereas families are funded $1038/month. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan – Employee contributions are matched 100% on the first 3% of eligible pay.
  • ClassPass discounted membership – Includes Health, wellness, and beauty resources.
  • – Employee membership – Access to childcare, senior care, pet-sitting, and more.
  • Time Off Programs – Cura employees receive nine (9) paid holidays annually and Paid Time Off (PTO).
    • PTO – accruals based on hours worked. The full-time accrual rates are equivalent to 15 days (120 hours). Accrual increases at 2 years of service to 20 days (160 hours) for full-time employees.
  • Professional Development Budget – this position may be reimbursed for approved continuing education and development up to $2,000 annually.
  • Knowledge Sharing – participate virtually, and in person for team events, cross- training, case studies, train-the-trainers, and problem-solving sessions. 
  • Working remotely – collaborative team environment, mostly virtual, and flexible!

Cura HR believes in developing and supporting a diverse workforce.

Cura HR is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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