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Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-23
Req: R0028956

The University of Virginia's Department of Human Resources is currently seeking a Recruiter. This is a vital role designed to provide best in class recruitment services to support the many programs and initiatives of The University of Virginia. The Recruiter will create an environment of trust with hiring managers, faculty, and candidates, while providing a consistent level of service and appropriately sourcing for open positions. As part of the Talent Community of Expertise our vision is to recruit the best talent to the University of Virginia, ensuring the best possible experience for the hiring manager, search committee, and job seekers.

Position Summary:

The Recruiter is an experienced HR Specialist with a proven track record of successful results, with demonstrated experience and knowledge around current recruitment and sourcing strategies. The incumbent will report to the Manager of Academic Talent Recruitment and will not have direct reports.

The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment, but will have the ability to successfully navigate an autonomous role. The Recruiter will be responsible for drafting and executing a search strategy, posting and advertising vacant positions, assisting with the interview process, negotiating and delivering verbal offers, and ultimately formally extending offer letters.

The Recruiter must be able to conduct activities and make decisions according to ethical standards. A proven ability to analyze and present information and maintain accurate and detailed records is required. The ability to clearly articulate complex, specific information in area of subject matter expertise and to advise other professionals on policy and procedures is essential.

This is a full life cycle recruitment opportunity. It is an exempt-level, benefited position and is currently remote due to Covid-19 protocols, but would be reevaluated when it is deemed appropriate to return to Grounds. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.


  • Recruit for faculty, staff, and research positions throughout the University.

  • Identify, source, and attract top talent utilizing creative sourcing techniques for both active and passive candidates.

  • Partner and collaborate with hiring managers to create customized job descriptions.

  • Screen resumes for minimum qualifications and assist managers as needed with Workday, UVA’s Applicant Tracking System.

  • Manage the full life cycle recruiting process for candidates, to ensure they have a positive experience.

  • Serve as a liaison with hiring managers and candidates, to streamline the recruitment process.

  • Provide hiring managers with best practices for increasing diversity and advice on HR best practices as it relates to Talent Recruitment.

  • Maintain reports, data, metrics and/or KPIs to leaders within UVA.

  • Serve as a liaison between the Schools, UVA HR, and Provost on faculty and staff matters.

  • Use partnering skills to build and foster working relationships with hiring managers, HR Business Partners, external partners, and organizational leadership.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma.

  • At least one year of recruiting, HR, or relevant experience.

  • Proven ability to synthesize information, provide advice, and address constituent needs.

  • Proven ability to analyze and present information and maintain accurate and detailed records.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail is required.

  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work in a fast paced-environment.

  • Excellent computer skills are required (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Direct experience working with faculty searches, faculty affairs, human resources, or staff development in a higher education setting.

  • Expertise with faculty searches.

  • Experience with Workday or Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants:

Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for 'Recruiter.' Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

Process for External UVA Applicants:

Please visit the UVA job board at, search for ''R0028956", complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the 'Resume' box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by September 28, 2021. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

Physical Demands:

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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