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Senior Human Resources Generalist

Rutgers University

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Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Human Resources Generalist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Human Resources
Department UHR- Employment Services
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. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses. Ranked in 2022 by Forbes as a top 100 best large employer in America, Rutgers’ commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nation’s military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking two Senior Human Resources Generalist positions for University Human Resources – Employment Services. Under the direction of the Manager, Employment Services and the Director of Business Partner Services, the Senior HR Generalist provides high-level and complex consultative expertise to ensure the efficient delivery of human resources services to legacy UMDNJ client groups from RBHS and central administrative units. The Senior HR Generalist develops, fosters, and maintains strong working relationships and collaborations with assigned university departments and schools. Works with the UHR functional leads to support UHR strategic initiatives. In consultation and collaboration with Labor Relations ensures compliance with contract provisions of staff unions. Participates in special projects to promote, support, strengthen and expand strategic roles and partnerships with clients.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides complex, high-level, proactive consultation, advisement, troubleshooting and resolution, and support to assigned clients to include, but not limited to: talent acquisition, staffing/retention challenges and concerns, leave administration, policy clarification and interpretations, employee/labor relations, compensation, performance management, terminations, layoffs, and other human resources related matters.
  • Working with the Manager, identifies innovative, strategic, and effective approaches to assist departments in establishing and meeting administrative goals and mission. Works collaboratively with management and employees as a business partner to ensure timely and efficient delivery of all human resources services. Partners with and provides direct consultative services to complex and high-volume clients.
  • Communicates with management on complex and sensitive issues and trends that may affect business objectives and/or morale of schools/units, such as: employee relations, discipline, performance management, attendance, high turnover, compliance issues, AA/EEO concerns, and leave administration.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliant, efficient, and timely recruitment and staffing efforts for hiring units using the applicant management tool for all staff positions within assigned schools/units to include the posting of new and vacant positions, reviewing print/online advertisement, managing applicant pools from screening and referring candidates to hiring manager, coordinating the selection, employment offers, hiring and onboarding of final candidates, background investigations, and participating in job and career fairs. Serves as a consultative resource utilizing the applicant management tool and electronic media to ensure efficient and effective recruitment of human resources.
  • Works with Manager and makes recommendations for the planning, development and implementation of recruitment and talent acquisition strategies including the recruitment, screening, selection, placement, and hiring of qualified and diverse staff for positions across the University. Recommends and facilitates effective recruitment strategies to attract desired candidate populations.
  • Works collaboratively with OneSource, OLR, EEO and the Senior HR Consultant for leave administration to review the status of complex and sensitive cases and develop compliance strategies for mutually beneficial resolutions.
  • In consultation and collaboration with the Office of University Labor Relations (OULR) ensures compliance with the provisions of staff union contracts.
  • Provide consultative advice and guidance to managers and employees on complex and sensitive issues such as: employee relations, discipline, performance management, attendance, high turnover, compliance issues, AA/EEO concerns, and leave administration.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 06
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 71087.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 89978.500
Annual Maximum Salary 108870.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Administrators Confidential
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources management or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in all facets of human resource management to include employee and/or labor relations, recruitment, staffing, performance management, leave administration, training, and compliance.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong working knowledge of human resources best practices, laws, and regulations.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification strongly preferred.

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Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0143
Posting Open Date 01/19/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
City Newark
State NJ
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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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