Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Human Resources Associate for the Office of Information Technology (OIT)'s Human Resources (HR) Management Office. This position reports to the Manager (HR Officer) of OIT's HR Management Office, which provides the first line of human resources support and service to OIT. The Human Resources Associate assists OIT leaders, managers and staff with a full array of local HR services that include: recruitment & selection, compensation & benefits. employee & labor relations, professional and organization development, and safety & risk management, in accordance with Federal and State laws/regulations, collective bargaining agreements and University policies.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Collaborates closely with University Human Resources (UHR) consultants and subject matter experts in their core functional areas to advance the goals and objectives of OIT and the University through the effective management of its workforce.
Utilizes the Rutgers Online Recruitment System (ROCS) to initiate staffing requests and job postings; selects best recruitment strategies, tools and methods to attract outstanding Information Technology (IT) professionals.
Consults and collaborates with Labor Relations to ensure compliance with the provisions of union contracts.
Acts as a liaison to UHR's Office of Employment Equity, and advises centers and departments on the achievement of goals to become a diverse and welcoming workplace, undertaking research on affirmative action matters as necessary.
Works with managers, as needed, to identify appropriate approaches and vehicles for the professional development of staff.
Provides direction, mediation, advice and counsel to managers and staff on a variety of HR employee relations issues.
Works closely with managers and UHR compensation specialists to initiate and classify new positions, fill vacancies, and request reclassifications and in-grade adjustments.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree, in HR, Business Administration, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two (2) years of hands-on experience, working as a formal HR professional/consultant/business partner, with increasing responsibility.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong demonstrated competence in the HR disciplines, such as: recruitment, selection & retention; compensation & benefits; employee relations mediation in a union environment; performance management & discipline; organizational and professional development; and, safety & risk management.
Strong planning, organization, analytical, consultative and decision-making skills are a must, coupled with a strong service orientation, with attention to detail and exceptional follow-through.
Effective and confident communicator in both formal and informal business settings, with strong presentation/facilitation/trainer skills.
Effective in negotiation and conflict resolution, with the ability to steward difficult issues to appropriate resolution.
Possesses solid and practical knowledge of Federal and State employment laws and regulations.
Ability to work independently to meet objectives, with minimal supervision.
Strong work ethic and high ethical standards.
Ability to work effectively under pressure, while contributing to the high morale and productivity of a small HR team.
Computer literate, and proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office 365, etc.).
Master's degree in an HR-related field, and/or professional HR certification (e.g., SHRM-CP or –SCP, SPHR or PHR, etc.).
Three (3) years of hands-on experience, working as a formal HR professional/consultant/business partner, with increasing responsibility.
Prior HR experience within Rutgers
An understanding of the unique issues of IT recruitment/retention for higher education or healthcare in a competitive job marketplace.
Prior experience working in a union environment.
A working understanding of IT disciplines, challenges, terminologies and trends.
Required to use the following software applications:
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Guardian I-9 System
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Viewing a computer terminal, reading, analyzing written information/data, etc.
Ability to travel to various campus locations for meetings.
Office environment with moderate noise.
Posting Number: 21ST0674
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 128738
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.