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Senior Human Resources Consultant

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Human Resources Consultant
Job Category Staff & Executive - Human Resources
Department University Human Resources

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

University Human Resources is dedicated to maintaining Rutgers’ standing as an employer of choice. We strive to recruit and retain a diverse workforce committed to supporting the university’s mission of providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s citizens, conducting cutting edge research, and performing public service. To achieve this, we offer a competitive compensation package, while providing extensive programs and services for the more than 13,000 faculty and staff that are employed at Rutgers.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Human Resources Consultant for University Human Resources. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• 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.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 63468.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 80334.500
Annual Maximum Salary 97201.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Administrators Confidential
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources management or a related field, plus a minimum of five years’ experience in all facets of 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 in a labor environment; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

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 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 also required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in planning, organizing, and analyzing the effectiveness of human resources programs.
PHR, SPHR, or other Human Resource Management certification strongly preferred.

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Physical Demands and Work Environment
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Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2990
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details Administrative Services Building (ASB) II

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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