Assistant Vice President, HR Talent

Charlottesville, VA
Jul 01, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Vice President, HR Talent

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Chief Human Resources Office

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-12-2017

Posting Summary:
The AVP, HR Talent is a strategic role designed to manage best in class talent services to support the University of Virginia. This AVP-level position is responsible for leading and overseeing all strategic initiatives across the talent teams serving UVA stakeholders and customers. Functions within these teams include, talent management, recruitment, and employee relations as well as pipeline, temporary staffing and flexible talent programs. The AVP of the Talent Community of Expertise (CoE) is a change catalyst charged with ensuring the organization has the capabilities and capacity to execute the strategic direction of the business, as well as the willingness to integrate fast feedback to adapt to change. Successful delivery of the role contributes to an engaging organizational environment that motivates, attracts and retains a diverse and high performing University workforce. The incumbent will report to the CHRO and manage a team of Directors and Sr. Directors responsible for the comprehensive portfolio of talent services.

This is a critical moment in the University's Human Resources evolution. The University has embarked on a series of ambitious changes for Human Resources that will play out over the next few years and have impact in the coming decade. To learn more about this transformation as well as the competencies expected to all future HR professionals, please visit

Application review will begin starting Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience in a matrixed environment and/or demonstrated success in managing across organizations by using influence versus authority;
- Ability to exercise autonomy, independent judgment and decision-making; providing sound reasoning for recommendations and balancing information to resolve issues and mitigate risk;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including small and large group facilitation capabilities;
- Creative problem solver with a passion for human resources and continuous improvement;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively communicate ideas, to coach and facilitate change at all levels;
- Well-rounded business acumen and sound business judgment, tact and diplomacy;
- Experience interfacing with senior business leaders and working both independently as well as through others
- Sense of humor appreciated, quick thinking and approachable nature needed
- Proven ability to develop HR staff and lead teams in a matrix environment;
- Expert influence, negotiation skills and HR Generalist skills in all areas of HR required; must have experience supporting executive level leadership;
- Strong familiarity in the various talent management disciplines to include: recruitment, performance management, learning and development, and employee relationships
- Successful track record leading and managing a diverse team of professionals
- Successful track record working effectively with diverse stakeholders within a complex organization
- Experience managing a broad talent function that serves a varied population

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