Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Director of Human Resources for the Chancellor's Office of Rutgers-New Brunswick (RU-NB). Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning, the Director of Human Resources for the Chancellor's Office of Rutgers-New Brunswick (RU-NB), works with schools, centers/institutes, administrative divisions, and auxiliary units as a central point of contact for operational and business processes related to human resources and payroll. In addition to directly managing the aforementioned functions, this individual will serves as a resource to problem solve and offer guidance to campus constituents.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Work collaboratively and seamlessly with University Human Resources (UHR) to implement HR policies, services, and new initiatives across RU-New Brunswick.
Delivers exceptional customer service, offers advice on employee relations matters, liaises with UHR on policy and operational matters as appropriate, and provides accurate and timely administration of personnel policies and programs.
Drives a culture of performance and talent management across the campus, leads with integrity, and maintains the highest standards of confidentiality.
Works closely with the Office of Labor Relations to manage the compliance with the applicable collective bargaining agreements, provide support and consultation on progressive discipline and labor disputes, and act as step 3 grievance hearing officer when required.
Serves as a strategic partner and liaison for human resource and payroll functions across all RU-NB units.
Serves as a central point of contact with University Human Resources.
In partnership with UHR, develops and implements a human resource framework for RU-NB, which would include career pathways and professional development for staff, to better support and retain staff across RU-NB.
Serves as the central coordination on human resource/payroll processes across RU-NB.
Prepares appointment letters, new employee onboarding, interacts with managers to provide consultative support including reinforcing University policies and procedures, managing review, and approval of key transactions across RU-NB.
Conducts and manages analysis and analytics to better understand activities and opportunities.
Manages and implements merit program for faculty, staff, and senior executives in collaboration with the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet and RU-NB Budget and Financial team.
Works closely with a cross-functional team of professionals, including UHR, Labor Relations, Academic Labor Relations, to deliver HR services and manage issues collaboratively.
Creates networks and communities for critical functions across NB.
Develops framework and tools for managing change across NB and within units.
Develops and coordinates training
Supports supervisors in managing employee performance issues, facilitate discussion and resolution of individual and group employee and labor relations issues and conflicts.
Interfaces with units to ensure compliance with relevant government regulations and University policy, e.g., accommodations, leaves, Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Advises units in working through complex issues such as restructuring, reclassifications, reorganizations, and provides guidance on realignment opportunities and implications.
Maintains up-to-date organizational charts for administrative functions and employee rosters for units in RU-NB.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience working in one or more human resources functional areas.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Management experience, in particular within the human resources field.
Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems
Demonstrated working knowledge of all HR functions, laws, and practices.
Demonstrated experience working as a strategic partner in a relationship-oriented environment and client service mindset.
Demonstrated successful experience working within a matrixed organization.
Demonstrated strong oral and written communications skills; able to confidently present to small and large groups.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully at all levels of a large organization.
Experience leading high-profile projects.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential documents and information.
Demonstrated ability to carry out objective investigations and fact-finding inquiry.
Ability to carry out the HR responsibility in alignment with the University's mission and vision statements, HR policy, labor contract, University guidelines and practices, and principles of management.
Experience with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, SharePoint or equivalent) and HRIS (i.e. PeopleSoft).
Track record that highlights a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Understanding of the higher education HR landscape and be adept to provide guidance on a number of employee relations matters, including policy, talent management and organizational effectiveness.
Comfortable working effectively, independently, collaboratively, and at times ambiguously fast-paced environment, to achieve the NB human capital goals.
Ability to translate business needs and priorities into action through diligent project management and collaborative communications.
Professional work experience in a higher education academic setting. Ideally, working within a collective bargaining environment in a higher education setting.
Experience with PeopleSoft, Oracle, or HCM cloud-based solutions
Posting Number: 21ST0003
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 124322
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.