The Talent and Organizational Development Specialist works as part
of the Talent Development team to develop and deliver a variety of
programs in leadership development, supervision, management, and
organizational development for the university. This position
develops creative solutions and solves problems leveraging their
own knowledge and the expertise of partners to deliver highly
effective talent, learning, and performance initiatives. This
position succeeds at collaborating with HR partners to create
developmental learning experiences that support the growth and
development of leaders, followers, and teams within our
organization. A collaborative growth mindset is imperative with
this position and must be able to give, receive, and apply
constructive feedback. In tandem with other Talent Development team
members, this position helps to develop and execute talent and
organizational development strategies including assessments and
analytics for measuring effectiveness. This position develops
general and tailored leadership development programs and individual
strategies to address organizational development gaps for
supervisors, managers, and teams. This position facilitates
solutions and experiences to increase organizational effectiveness,
leadership competency, leader-follower engagement, succession
planning, change management, and culture development as part of our
organizational development initiatives. The role helps to develop
and integrate human resource learning programs for the campus
community to achieve strategic goals and objectives.
• Bachelor’s degree in leadership, human resources, IO psychology,
organizational development or related area with significant
experience in HR leadership.
• Strong planning, organizational, problem solving, and project
• Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
• Strong presentation and group facilitation skills in delivery of
professional and organizational development programs.
• Critical thinking ability with sound judgment, discretion, and
diplomacy, with a high degree of personal integrity, including the
ability to manage sensitive information.
• Ability to manage and resolve conflict.
• Attention to detail and the highest standards for excellence in
• Strong emotional intelligence, creative and collaborative with a
growth-mindset leadership style.
• An adaptable and flexible approach, with enthusiasm for giving
and receiving feedback up, down, and sideways through consultation,
mentoring, and/or coaching individuals and groups.
• Ability to manage and support the assessment of organizational
needs and the design, implementation and evaluation of programs
that facilitate the professional development and continuous
learning of our university team members.
• Master’s degree in related area.
• Certifications and/or experience in coaching, consulting,
facilitating personality, leadership, and/or organizational
development assessments (e.g., CliftonStrengths, MBTI, EQi 2.0, 360
evaluations, etc.) with individuals and groups organizing skills to
help managers develop strong working teams.
• Experience in building and implementing leadership development
• Prior experience in Learning & Development, HR, and
Organizational Development fields.
Commensurate with experience with a salary range of $75,000-$80,000
November 15, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim
(That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
, a school of
, a veterinary
college, Graduate School
, and Honors College
. The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or military 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 on any other basis protected by
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an
accommodation, please contact Marisela Garza
during regular business hours at least 10
business days prior to the event.
November 1, 2022