Workforce Solutions Associate (University Staff Professional 1)

Storrs, CT
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Workforce Solutions Associate (University Staff Professional 1)
Job ID: 2018126
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The University of Connecticut, Department of Human Resources invites applications for a Human Resources Workforce Solutions (WS) Associate. Under general supervision, the successful candidate will perform day-to-day functions associated with staff recruitment, compensation administration and tracking, and the general review of staff classifications. The WS Associate will provide support to University academic and professional administrators on the interpretation and application of collective bargaining provisions related to Human Resource activity and ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements, state statutes and University policies.

  • Develops relationships with managers and staff to provide guidance and assistance with staffing issues and to interpret, communicate, and ensure compliance with HR programs, policies and procedures, initiatives, and employment laws.
  • Advises and consults with University administrators on staffing strategies and organizational effectiveness.
  • Serves as a resource, administers and ensures compliance with state and federal human resources, employment and equal opportunity laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Reviews required or potential human resource actions for compliance with collective bargaining agreements and University policies.
  • Administers the University's and State's compensation programs.
  • Assists in implementing and administering the University and the State's classification programs.
  • Independently conducts job audit reviews of working level positions, and prepares and revises position classification descriptions.
  • Assists in the review of advanced and supervisory position levels and salary benchmarking that requires job market and salary regression analyses, comparisons with peer institutions and report generation.
  • Develops opportunities to facilitate recruitment efforts and programs and participates in job fairs, etc.
  • Provides counseling to applicants regarding the process for finding and applying for positions at the University.

  1. Bachelor's Degree and three (3) years of progressively responsible professional human resources experience.
  2. At least one year of general experience in one (1) of the following areas: recruitment, job classification analysis, salary benchmarking, or organizational assessment.
  3. Analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to independently evaluate and research alternatives.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate confidential, sensitive and disagreeable information.
  5. Strong written communication skills with an emphasis on preparing organized, logical and fact-based reports.
  6. Considerable experience with Microsoft Office (Work, Excel & PowerPoint) and Outlook.
  7. Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with sensitive personnel and organizational information.

  1. Master's degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Public Policy or related field.
  2. Ability to interpret and make evaluative judgments concerning statutes, contracts, collective bargaining agreements and government regulations.
  3. Work experience in a collective bargaining environment.
  4. Experience using PeopleSoft systems such as Core-CT or similar system.
  5. Professional HR experience in higher education.
  6. SHRM certified as a Certified Professional (CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SCP).
  7. WorldatWork Society Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.


This is a full-time position located at the Depot Campus in Storrs, CT.


Please upload a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references via UConn Jobs at , Staff Positions. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018126)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 23, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently m10/16/2017ake UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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