Labor Relations Specialist

Rutgers University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary 71087.
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Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Labor Relations Specialist

Job Category Staff & Executive - Human Resources Department Office of University Labor Relations Overview

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 a Labor Relations Specialist for the Office of University Labor Relations. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Labor Relations, this position is responsible for assisting in the negotiation, interpretation, and administration of collective negotiations agreements for Rutgers University.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Participates in collective negotiations, designs and delivers workshops on employee and labor relations subjects, and develops and administers University employee and labor relations policies and procedures.
  • Resolves a wide variety of complex employee – supervisor – and union- related employee relations and labor relations issues.
  • Advises supervisors and employees about labor and employee relations matters.
  • Implements the programs and other negotiated processes and procedures set forth in the various staff and academic collective negotiations agreements, as well as provides guidance regarding such programs, procedures and processes.
  • Conducts research on existing, new, and anticipated legislation as requested.
  • Provides guidance on grievance procedures.
  • In collaboration with University Human Resources, provides recommendations for new and existing human resources policies.
  • Works on a regular basis with the Office of Senior Vice President and General Counsel (“OGC”) on the presentation of, and strategy for, grievance and disciplinary arbitrations, PERC proceedings, and contract interpretation issues.
  • Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity, equity and inclusion, and contributes to an inclusive learning and working environment (part of all key duties above).
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement

    Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the [email protected] Application System. Additional information may be found at https: //

    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 Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // insurance.

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


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as labor relations, human resources or business administration.
  • Five years of progressively more complex experience, preferably in labor relations or human resources in a unionized environment.
  • Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of employment and labor law
  • Proficiency in the use of databases and software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant advanced degree or law degree
  • Prior experience in higher education and/or the public sector
  • Experience in employee or labor relations in an academic medical center or healthcare facility
  • Experience costing proposals and wages in labor negotiations.
  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license
  • Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment Special Conditions

    Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST0416

    Posting Open Date 02/13/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick) City New Brunswick State NJ Location Details

    ASB II 57 US Highway 1

    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: https:// discrimination-statement

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as labor relations, human resources or business administration?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a minimum of five years of progressively more complex experience, preferably in labor relations or human resources in a unionized environment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
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