Assistant Vice President, HR Operations

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Vice President, HR Operations
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Administrative Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170235
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 Assistant Vice President – Operations for the Division of Human Resources (AVPO) serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and provides leadership and effective management of the administrative and operational functions in support of the Division of Human Resources. The AVPO directs the operational units including budgeting and fiscal operations, facilities management, administrative operations, resource and space allocation, information technology, systems administration and technology support, and strategic communications. Acts as a liaison to university-wide initiatives and committees for operational matters.

Description of Duties:
- Oversees the hiring, orientation, and training of administrative professional and staff employees within HR operations areas.
- Develops and implements policies and procedures in support of the division of Human Resources operations and objectives.
- Oversees annual budget for the division, following university policies and procedures.
- Oversees HR Operations in connection with budgetary, personnel, purchasing, and records management functions.
- Works in partnership with senior management to develop budgets and effective business practices and procedures and determines space and equipment needs.
- Oversees facilities management by coordinating with appropriate individuals across campus.
- Oversees development and implementation of an office-wide intranet of centralized information, and policy and procedure sources for use by division staff.

This position will have access to sensitive and confidential information and requires the completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Required Qualifications:

- MBA or equivalent degree and relevant experience.
- Demonstrated experience in financial/personnel management (or related field) for complex organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities, and complex projects.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems at both a strategic and functional level.
- Commitment to organizational values, and to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community.
- Excellent documentation, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
- Management experience with complex information systems in support of a development program.
- Experience in strategic planning and policy development required.
- Demonstrated experience supervising large staff in different areas of expertise required.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze, summarize, and present financial information clearly.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a land-grant university.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Virginia Tech financial and personnel policies and procedures and related enterprise systems.
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group and an observed commitment to the core values of Virginia Tech.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates may review posting AP0170235 in its entirety at Review of applications will begin September 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants MUST apply on-line to be considered. If you have any questions please contact our Service Center @ 540-231-9331 or email

Additional information about Virginia Tech’s Human Resources Department can be found at

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Human Resources
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5,M-F + as needed
Job Posting Date: 08/23/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/06/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? Yes
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  2. Cover Letter
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