Virginia Tech is seeking an accomplished human resources
professional to serve in the role of Director for Human Resources
supporting the Innovation Campus and all university functions
located in the Greater DC metro (GDCM) region. The position will
report jointly to the Vice President for Human Resources and the
Chief Operating Officer for the Innovation Campus and be based in
the region. The director will align and execute unit-based HR
strategy with the university’s mission and strategy, working as
part of the larger HR organization.
Virginia Tech operates as a single university with its largest
campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and locations in every county in the
Commonwealth, including a growing presence in the GDCM. Virginia
Tech is a top 25 public research university. Under the leadership
of a dynamic President, the University is growing in Blacksburg as
well as expanding its presence across Virginia, most notably the
Health Science and Technology campus in Roanoke and the Innovation
Campus in the DC metropolitan area.
As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and a leading
research institution, Virginia Tech offers approximately 280
undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 37,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across the
commonwealth and manages a research portfolio of more than $531
million. The university fulfills its role as a land-grant
institution by fostering a collaborative environment that
integrates technology into all disciplines, so that the Virginia
Tech community can serve as a force for positive change around the
commonwealth, the country, and the world.
Virginia Tech has partnered with the Commonwealth of Virginia to
create a bold, new vision for graduate education in technology
related fields that will unite industry, government, and academia.
This dynamic project-based learning and research will be carried
out in a new Innovation Campus currently under construction in
Alexandria, Virginia and will shape the way knowledge and emerging
technologies influence society, driving a new era for the greater
Washington D.C. metro area’s innovation economy.
This director role will provide leadership, guidance, and resources
for all talent-related activities including acquisition,
development, management, and engagement for the Innovation Campus.
Responsibilities include oversight of hiring and onboarding
activities, training programs, performance management and employee
relations, workforce planning and staffing, diversity and
inclusion, recruiting, retention planning, and succession
The GDCM region consists of a variety of departments and facilities
located in Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Leesburg,
Manassas, Middleburg, and more. This individual will also serve as
a key strategy collaborator with leaders and organizations
operating in the region on human resources related issues. This
individual will advise the Vice President for Human Resources on
human resources issues in the region and approaches for leveraging
university systems and processes to best serve the growing
distributed presence of the university.
As the university continues to grow and develop into one of the top
100 global universities, this position will focus on aligning
organizations within a rapidly changing and complex environment.
Organizational development and change management will be key for
this successful leader. This person will provide strategic and
tactical leadership to the Innovation Campus and the broader
service area. To carry out these responsibilities, this person must
be proactive, a strategic thinker, understand the critical
importance of planning and program delivery, be able to
successfully balance competing values, and align recommendations
and actions with the strategies of the university and the special
mission of the Innovation Campus.
Success in this position will rely on awareness of the culture and
environment of the GDCM region, the university, and human
resources. This will be enabled by developing strong relationships
across various university locations and fostering respectful
communications and collaborations within a diverse community and
between multiple geographical locations and related functions. This
person must manage potentially conflicting interests, possess
strong organizational skills, plan and schedule individual work and
team work, set priorities, and manage multiple projects and
• Related bachelor’s degree with significant related experience in
• Recent progressive and consultative HR experience in a complex
organization with diverse cultures, and operating environments,
including experience providing forward-facing strategic
recommendations, working with senior leadership, and influencing
and managing people and projects through direct and indirect
• Increasing levels of responsibility to include a broad HR
Generalist background with experience in multiple disciplines such
as talent acquisition, talent management, talent development,
performance management, compensation, and more.
• Experience in organizational development and change
• Experience working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
with quickly shifting priorities.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to maintain discretion and the highest ethical and
professional standards while dealing with confidential
• Management level experience delivering HR services.
• Master’s degree
• Related HR certifications such as SPHR or SHRM-SCP.
• Specialist experience in learning and organizational
• Significant and increasing levels of HR responsibility within
• Experience working with and successfully integrating the interest
of multiple roles and perspectives.
• Experience working with HR issues surrounding tenured and
$125,000-155,000, commensurate with experience
September 17, 2021
This position will be eligible for occasional hybrid or partial
telework arrangement following initial, fully on-site onboarding
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19
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 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 on any other basis protected by
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business days prior to the event.
August 26, 2021