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Human Resources Generalist

Administrative / Clerical, Human resources


Human Resources Generalist

  • 524402
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Dean of Science
  • Administrative / Clerical
  • Human resources
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Human Resources Generalist position provides functional support to the college in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, talent management, policy compliance and general HR administrative responsibilities. The position serves as the HR transactional lead for the College of Science dean's office while also serving as a strategic HR partner. The HR Generalist reports to the Human Resources Division Director for the College of Science.

The HR Generalist position will be onsite during the initial six months of the position to ensure the most effective training in a college setting is received for the position.  The role may transition to up to one day of teleworking per week at the conclusion of the initial training period.  

A successful HR Generalist:

Is an effective communicator with an emphasis on confidentiality. Professional written and verbal communication are crucial in the daily responsibilities of this position. Meetings will be held in a combination of forms including in person, hybrid and zoom. Strong verbal communication skills will ensure that the goals of the position are met while effectively working with various levels of stakeholders internal and external to the college.

Understands and re-enforces compliance and collaboration in a professional manner. College stakeholders will look to this role for guidance and support. Building relationships will be key to the success of this position.

Is able to manage, interpret and summarize data. Attention to detail and interest in the importance of how HR data drives effective operations are crucial to this position.

Recognizes the need for collaboration, consistency and the importance of deadlines. This position supports the HR function for the college and ensures that HR support is provided when needed for faculty, staff and all employees of the college.

Reinforces the importance of diversity and inclusion. The College of Science values and seeks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through our vision, mission, and core values. The work of the HR Generalist will be integral to this advancement.

Is energized by a dynamic environment. This position will work with multiple stakeholders at both the college and university level. Staying informed of the changing regulatory landscape of human resources is crucial to this position.

Thrives as a team player in a supportive environment while also enjoys working independently.

Required Qualifications

Previous HR responsibilities and keen understanding of HR operations.
Experience working with and maintaining highly confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines with positive results.
Customer service driven outlook with corresponding training or experience.
Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite.
Experience and interest in HR data gathering and analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's or Associate degree in HR, Business or related field or equivalent work experience.
Familiarity with federal and state employment laws, HR principles and practices.

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Salary Information

$50,000-$60,000 - commensurate with experience

Review Date

Monday, February 13, 2023

Additional Information

A completed application will include a resume, a one page cover letter that outlines your qualifications and interest for the position and a list of three professional references with their preferred contact information. 

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

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 dedicated 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 undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine 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 and research centers. 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 law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Roslyn Garrison at roslyng@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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