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Division Director of Human Resources

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
  • Job Type
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    Full Time

Virginia Tech is seeking accomplished and visionary human resources professionals to serve in the critically important role of Division Director of Human Resources. This is a pooled posting and multiple directors may be hired from this posting.

Virginia Tech is implementing a new human resources service delivery model that includes an emphasis on high quality, responsive human resources service delivery to managers and employees. The Division Director will serve as the senior human resource leader in key academic and business units on campus partnering with leaders to implement human resource programs that increase employee engagement and enable strategic success. The positions will report jointly to the Chief Human Resources Officer and the senior leader within the academic or business unit where the position resides. This role will provide leadership, guidance and resources for all talent-related activities including acquisition, development, management, and engagement.

Responsibilities include oversight of hiring activities, training programs, performance management and employee relations, workforce planning and staffing assessment, diversity and inclusion recruiting, retention planning, and succession planning.

To carry out these responsibilities, this position will be expected to be a proactive, strategic thinker who understands the critical importance of planning and program delivery and who is able to successfully balance competing values and align recommendations and actions with the senior management area and University strategy. The position will also embrace and promote the mission, values, goals and organizational needs of the senior management area, as well as understand the impact of HR activities on finances and strategy.

Success of this position will rely a great deal on being aware of the culture and environment of the senior management area, university, and human resources, by developing strong relationships across campus, and fostering respectful communications and collaborations within a diverse community. Given the dual reporting relationship, the position must manage potentially conflicting interests, utilize strong organizational skills, plan and schedule individual work and team work, set priorities, and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

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.



• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with significant related experience in Human Resources.
• Recent HR experience providing progressive HR advisory or consulting services in a complex organization, including experience: 
– Providing forward-facing strategic recommendations.
– Working with senior leadership.
– Managing people and projects in direct and indirect supervisory role.
• Experience working in fast-paced, team-oriented environment with quickly shifting priorities.
• Demonstrated excellence in communications and strong listening skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated high emotional intelligence.
• Strong customer service orientation and sense of integrity.
• Capacity to deal with a wide range of relationships and situations; comfort with ambiguity.
• Ability to maintain discretion and the highest ethical and professional standards while dealing with confidential information.



• Significant and broad experience at increasing levels of human resources’ responsibility, preferably in an academic or research environment, or land grant institution; multiple roles and perspectives desirable.
• Direct experience and demonstrated leadership in one or more human resources networks (e.g. CUPA-HR, SHRM).
• Broad experience in human resources management to include recruiting, benefits, compensation, performance management, employee relations, and/or training/development.


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