Reporting to the Human Resource Manager at Rutgers University-Camden, the HR Consultant will provide consultative client services to a select group of Rutgers University-Camden academic and/or administrative departments. The HR Consultant will act as a strategic partner to the assigned units, providing advice and guidance on policy interpretation in accordance with applicable university, state, and federal regulations, processes, policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
The HR Consultant will identify innovative and effective approaches to assist departments in establishing and meeting their goals, in relation to their mission and values. Through a strategic partnership with the incumbent's assigned departments, the HR Consultant will make recommendations to the departmental leaders on the operation of said departments primarily in the areas of organizational structure, talent acquisition and management, training and employee development, change management, employee and labor relations and other functional areas of human resources. The HR Consultant will work regularly with the departments to identify and implement programs and procedures, in relation to the human resources function, that advance the goals of academic and administrative departments, as well as contribute to the advancement of the Rutgers University-Camden campus as a whole. The HR Consultant will work in close collaboration with subject-matter experts within the core HR functional areas to implement programs and procedures to advance the goals and objectives of the Camden campus and University Human Resources.
Additionally, the HR Consultant will play a key role in the implementation of university and campus-wide human resource initiatives and will be responsible for the education and implementation of these initiatives in their respective academic/administrative units.
The incumbent in this position will be expected to operate in a highly-sensitive environment and to maintain high levels of customer and client services, with professionalism and confidentiality. Knowledge of best practices in topics of diversity, equity and inclusion are a plus, as the incumbent will be expected to deliver consultation with consideration of these initiatives at all times.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) and a minimum of two additional year of experience in human resource functions to include classification, compensation, recruitment, staffing, performance management, training, and compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have the ability to work in a dynamic, highly sensitive environment; and have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated track record of excellent customer and client service; and the ability to navigate complex policies, contracts and legal mandates to assist clients in achieving organizational goals. Ability to work well in a team environment and foster a positive, productive and progressive work environment.
PHR or SHRM-CP or an advanced degree in HR is a plus. Experience in higher education and/or in a labor environment is preferred.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products and HRIS systems.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Evening and weekend hours may occasionally be required; position also requires occasional travel between the primary location on the Camden Campus to the Rutgers University-New Brunswick/Newark campuses. Requires occasional travel to off-campus locations.
While the incumbent may work some of their schedule remotely during the transitional period of returning to work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it is expected that this position will physically return to the office/campus to perform all functions of their position.
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and within departmental budgets.
Posting Number: 21ST1500
Location: Rutgers University-Camden
Internal Number: 134069
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.