Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Human Resources Consultant for University Human Resources. This position reports to the Director of Business Partner Services.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides consultative and strategic client service to the university community in all human resources matters including: policy advisement; change management and resolution; performance management; compensation and classification; recruitment and staffing; training and workplace assessment.
Identifies innovative, strategic and effective approaches to assist departments in establishing and meeting administrative goals and mission.
Oversees position the classification and compensation for all staff and temporary positions within the New Brunswick Campus and Central Administration.
Collaborates with hiring supervisors on salary determination for new hires, promotions, transfers, and other compensation actions.
Assists in the investigation and resolution of employee issues, and oversees the corrective action procedures/process for non-aligned staff.
Ensures compliance with contract provisions of staff unions, (in consultation and collaboration with the Office of University Labor Relations as needed) and applicable university policy
Participates in special projects to promote, support, strengthen and expand the strategic role and partnerships with clients.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of five (5) years' experience in all facets of human resource management including employee relations, position classification, compensation, recruitment, staffing, performance management, leave administration, training, and compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work in a dynamic, highly sensitive environment; and have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated track record in delivering exceptional client service.
Ability to navigate complex policies, contracts, and legal mandates to assist clients in achieving organization goals.
Ability to work well in a team environment and foster a positive, productive, and progressive work environment.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products and HRIS systems.
Master's degree in Human Resources Management or a related field.
Prior experience working in higher education and in a unionized environment.
Experience in planning, organizing, and analyzing the effectiveness of human resources programs.
PHR, SPHR, or other Human Resource Management certification.
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.