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Human Resources Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Human Resources

Job Description

Reporting to the Human Resources Director for the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI), the Human Resources Coordinator serves as part of a team to provide human resources programs, services and support the research enterprise within the ORI senior management area and university-wide.

The HR Coordinator will coordinate and execute HR activities in the functional areas of recruitment and selection, performance management, onboarding and offboarding, leave and wage payroll, audit and compliance, as well as in other related HR areas. This position will contribute to the HR team by providing general office duties, transactional support, records management, calendar management, drafting correspondences and information for HR website. In addition, the HR Coordinator will be expected to provide guidance and support to reporting units to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and university policies and procedures. Role requires handling sensitive/confidential information with discretion, as well as demonstrating a strong communication acumen. The HR Coordinator will also work as part of administrative and HR teams, including the central university HR office, to address emerging issues in HR practices, and to develop and implement creative solutions that support the delivery of innovative HR programs.

This position is located in Blacksburg, VA and is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement with time in the office and remote each week.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent level education and experience, in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Knowledge with at least one of the following HR programs: recruitment and selection, job analysis, classification and compensation, and employee relations.
  • Experience providing administrative support in calendar support, developing communications, and records management.
  • Experience preparing and analyzing HR related materials such as position descriptions, recruitment advertising, or performance plans.
  • Knowledge of HR systems for position classification, compensation, and performance management with the demonstrated ability to apply to a variety of occupational classes.
  • Knowledge of standard office software operations with the ability to use computer technologies to generate reports, analyze data, and effectively use enterprise-wide data technology.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current PHR or SPHR certification.

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Salary Information

Starting at $47,000; commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 9, 2024

Additional Information

This position is located in Blacksburg, VA and is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement with time in the office and remote each week.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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 military 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.

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