Research and Communications Associate
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-10
UVA Executive Search Group (ESG) is an in-house search firm at the University of Virginia. As a part of UVA President Jim Ryan’s team, ESG works in close collaboration with leadership, search committees and the community to recruit world-class leaders who will further the institution’s pursuit of academic excellence and ensure the continued success of the University for future generations. ESG directly supports the strategic goal in UVA’s 2030 Great and Good Strategic Plan, to strengthen our foundation through the recruitment of talented and diverse faculty and staff.
UVA Executive Search Group is seeking a highly motivated professional with a record of accomplishment to serve as a Research & Communications Associate. This individual will be a key member of the team and work closely with the Senior Search Consultants in developing search strategy, conducting market research, building highly competitive and diverse pools of individuals. They are not responsible for full lifecycle recruiting. The individual will do direct outreach to passive candidates and initial screening calls for the recruitment of UVA’s most senior-level positions. As part of a nimble and entrepreneurial team, the RCA will assist in scheduling of search committee meetings, candidate visits, and events.
As an exceptional communicator and technically savvy professional, they will also take the lead in developing and enhancing a variety of search related communication and presentation materials to ensure best in class deliverables for clients and superior customer service. We use tools like Qualtrics, Box, PowerPoint, One Drive, and Excel. The individual will be engaged in writing and editing position specifications and be responsible for ESG’s website and social media. Bachelor’s degree required along with transferrable experience.
The ideal candidate will be:
Collaborative – high performing team player with the ability to create meaningful relationships across the organization and throughout the community, both locally and globally.
Adaptable and Proactive – quickly flex with changing needs of the business and adapt strategies to the realities of the market. Anticipate the needs of clients and search consultants.
Driven and Quality Minded – tenacious problem solver, focused on highest quality results
Innovative and Resourceful - consistently look for ways to improve.
Client Focused – enjoy going above and beyond to provide exceptional and memorable experiences.
Quick Study – actively listen, ask the right questions, follow up, assimilate information from a variety of sources quickly, and keen ability to connect the dots.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.