Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Compensation Analyst and HR Advisor for University Human Resources (UHR). The position is a great opportunity for a Compensation Analyst to expand within Human Resources. This position reports to the Director of Business Partner Services. Under the general direction of the Director, the Senior Compensation Analyst and HR Advisor will independently participate in maintaining and developing relationships throughout the university and assist with administration of UHR's polices, procedures and processes. In addition to daily resolving a wide variety of complex department – employee – supervisor – and human relations problems, while performing the essential key duties of this position.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides guidance regarding classification requests, competency-based job descriptions, classifications for new positions, reclassifications, and union grievances.
Performs compensation and position classification processes while ensuring internal equity and consistency with work unit designations in accordance with negotiated union agreements.
Interprets classification standards, appropriateness of qualifications, such as experience, education, and specialize skills, and appropriateness of essential duties based on the classification.
Provides consultative and strategic client service to the university community in human resources matters to include: consultation; policy advisement; change management and resolution; performance management; compensation and classification; recruitment and staffing; training and workplace assessment in accordance with applicable university, state, and federal regulations, processes, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
Identifies innovative, strategic and effective approaches to assist departments in establishing and meeting administrative goals and mission.
Provides assistance in the investigation and resolution of employee issues, and guidance on performance management and corrective action procedures.
Ensures compliance with contract provisions of staff unions, in consultation and collaboration with Labor Relations.
Participates in special projects to promote, support, strengthen and expand the strategic role and partnerships with clients.
Assist with supervising and training UHR support staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Human Resources Management or a related field.
A minimum of five (5) years' experience in a complex human resources environment to include providing consultative advice for exempt and nonexempt employees at all levels of the organization.
Experience in human resource management to include employee and/or labor relations, classification, compensation, recruitment, staffing, performance management, leave administration, training, and compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws, preferably in higher education and/or in a labor environment; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
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.
Ability to work independently and prioritize, with thorough attention to detail
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.
2-3 years of progressive compensation and position classification experience.
Experience working and negotiating with unions; and being part of a unionized environment.
Experience in planning, organizing, and analyzing the effectiveness of human resources programs.
PHR, SPHR, or other Human Resource Management certification.
Prior experience in the higher education setting is highly preferred but not required.
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.