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Human Resources Generalist

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Human Resources Generalist
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170326
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:

Provides human resources support to assigned business units across the university to assist in effective talent management for administrative professional faculty, staff, and wage employees. Responsibilities include coordination of talent acquisition, position classification and compensation, initial employee relations contacts, human resources policy interpretation, and efficient human resources administration. Provides coordination of access to other Human Resources services and teams. Provides guidance to internal assigned clients on issues of compliance with a wide variety of human resources laws, regulations and standards.

Required Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Business or related field or bachelor’s degree and equivalent level training, education, and experience.
-Experience working with supervisors, leadership, and administration in a complex organization in the delivery of Human Resources programs.
-Knowledge of Human Resource Management principles, practices, and regulations to include classification and compensation, staffing and recruitment, performance management, EEO and Affirmative Action, and employee relations.
-Ability to interpret and apply policies, exercise judgment, apply problem solving strategies and work with confidential information.
-Ability to research complex human resources problems, and write well-reasoned and insightful reports and recommendations.
-Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Advanced degree in human resources related field.
-Experience in developing job postings and position descriptions, reviewing candidate pools, providing guidance on starting pay, and/or assisting managers in basic employee relations.
-Experience using Microsoft Office suite of software and in using enterprise human resources software solutions and data query tools.
-Knowledge of higher education, Virginia Tech, and public sector human resources policies and procedures.
-Professional certifications by Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) or similar professional body.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at www.jobs.vt.edu and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of January 31, 2018.

How to Apply for this Job:

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at www.jobs.vt.edu and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of January 31, 2018.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department or contact University ADA Services http://oea.vt.edu/ada-accessibility-services.html with any questions.

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: M-F 8-5
Job Posting Date: 12/19/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/31/2018
Job Close Date:
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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.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/82485

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
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    • Listserv (please describe below)
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    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents