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Human Resources Generalist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Human Resources

Job Description

The HR Generalist will coordinate, coach, and execute HR activities in the functional areas of classification and compensation, employee relations, performance management, recruitment and selection, onboarding, and compliance areas. This position will report to the Advancement Human Resources Director and be assigned as needed to support Advancement. The Human Resources Generalist will collaborate as part of the Advancement HR team to provide human resources programs, services and support to leadership and staff. |HR Generalist will partner with Hiring Managers and Business Leaders to understand their business and talent needs in order to produce effective people and process based solutions. HR Generalist will collaborate leveraging critical thinking and influencing skills to resolve complex and challenging situations. HR Generalist will develop methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data for reports and special projects. Also, the incumbent will contribute to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across Virginia Tech and the Advancement Division.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or other related field.

Previous experience providing HR support in an advanced HR Assistant or Generalist role.

Possesses demonstrated working knowledge of HR principles and practices such as, onboarding, employee relations, orientation and training, job analysis and evaluation, classification, compensation, recruitment, selection and performance management, equal opportunity and affirmative action, research; and policy interpretation.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex projects and day to day operations independently and proactively while meeting established deadlines.

Consulting experience in business and/or HR operations.

Proven experience in managing large scale programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Human Resources or other related field.

Professional HR certification such as PHR, SPHR, CCP, etc.

HR experience in a college or university setting.

Previous experience working with Banner HRIS, PageUp or similar ATS.

Experience working with employment based visa petitions and applications.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

December 6, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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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