Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits.  Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University.    The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City.  The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!

 

Job Details
Ombuds Officer 50%
S1900140
Multiple Locations
Professional
Human Resources (420005)
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive university benefits package.

Stockton University is looking for a dedicated professional to serve in the role of Ombuds Officer. The successful candidate will be required to exercise independent judgment and prudence in dealing with sensitive, confidential matters and remain non-judgmental in investigating and resolving conflict. The person should have proven success in mediation and conflict resolution; with the ability to obtain the trust and confidence of individuals at all organizational levels and make policy change recommendations to administration.

  • Provides consultative support to individuals who wish to discuss their concerns with an impartial person, inquire about and get information regarding applicable policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and other resources;
  • Discusses alternatives, goals and plans a strategy for dealing with issues, such as dispute resolution, mediation, coaching, training and consulting;
  • Serves as a forceful "champion" for fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion; fosters Employee Resource Groups and affinity networks while developing training on topics which may include Dispute Resolution, Respectful Workplace Practices, Bullying and Micro-Aggression Prevention and Change Management.
  • Coordinates the University mediation program, training and professional development of mediators, intake of mediation engagements and assignment of mediators.
  • Conducts informal fact finding to better understand an issue from all perspectives.
  • Remains independent, neutral and impartial and has no assignment of duties that would present a conflict of interest to her/his duties as ombudsperson;
  • Provides referrals to other University offices to provide additional services (Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, Student Affairs, Office of Military & Veteran Services, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Employee Relations, Community Wellness and Health Education, Employee Assistance Program, etc.)
  • Serves as a resource to or member of various university committees such as the Behavior Intervention team, Bias Response Team, Diversity Committee, Employee Resource Groups, Affinity Groups, etc.
  • Exhibits excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrates independence and integrity in creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse populations and awareness of diverse cultures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with mediation and conflict resolution;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree is preferred, supplemented by a minimum 5+ years of professional experience.
  • Experience with the issues affecting higher education and legal/civil service matters and/or labor relations within collectively bargained environments
  • Knowledge of professional ombuds standards, codes of ethics, procedures, and principles and techniques for informal inquiries.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diverse cultures and background; inter-culturally competent.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
Bachelor's Degree
Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest

Please note:

  • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/documents/crime-stats/2018AnnualReport.pdf . The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.