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Special Advisor to VP HR Transformation Consultant

Blacksburg, VA, United States

Posted on
Jun 04,2019

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About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Senior Advisor will focus on supporting the ongoing HR transformation. This will include items such as the implementation and launch of new HR systems (
, Performance Management). They will provide support of newly formed teams such as recruitment, compensation, employee relations, and talent development, Finally, they will partner with senior leadership to drive change management across a changing HR organization.
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in business administration, industrial engineering, industrial and organizational psychology, or similar program OR Bachelor’s degree with extensive related experience will substitute for lack of master’s degree
• Experience with human resources principles and practices
• Ability to work in a cooperative, agile, team-based environment with experience as a leader/manager
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with Virginia Tech human resources practices and procedures
• Experience training users, creating user documentation, and/or project management
• Experience in procuring and implementing HR software/systems such as
, or performance management
Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:
Applications must be submitted online at ****posting #AP0190179. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.
Employee Category:
Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type:
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2 years from time of hire
FLSA Status:
Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track
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Calendar Year
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Pay Range:
Commensurate with Experience
Human Resources
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Work Schedule:
8am-5pm M-F or as assigned
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Restricted to university employees only?
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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