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R0013501 Manager, Talent Engagement

Charlottesville, VA
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R0013501 Manager, Talent Engagement

The University of Virginia Human Resources (UVA HR) organization is seeking a Manager, Talent Engagement. The Manager will drive strategies to engage employees with exciting opportunities for collaboration and community, and make a clear connection to the University's 2030 Strategic Plan (strategicplan.virginia.edu). Overseeing Organizational Development, Performance Management, and Rewards and Recognition, the successful candidate will collaborate across UVA HR to transform how employee engagement strategies are delivered

This position connects directly to the University's 2030 Strategic Plan, developed and led by the University's new dynamic leader, President Ryan. Today, UVA is a diverse global community of nearly 54,000 students, faculty, and staff. University students represent virtually every state in the nation, and 111 countries, and nearly a quarter-million alumni around the world actively support UVA's mission to serve the greater good

U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia for the fourth consecutive year. UVA Health (uvahealth.com) includes a renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat disease. Find out more about the many benefits of working at UVA (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-uva), and living in Charlottesville (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-charlottesville)

This Manager position requires a strategic, adept leader with prior experience developing and implementing talent strategy with successful, measurable outcomes. The Manager plays a key role in our long-term success and includes the oversight of functions that build a world-class employee experience, supports a high performing culture, and enhances organization effectiveness. This role oversees consultants and specialists whose work includes focus on culture and engagement efforts, and has responsibility for a variety of other work related to Talent Management and professional development. Success and impact will be measured via the creation of meaningful data-based insights, powerful programs, and consultation with top-level leaders on actions that drive cultural change, employee performance, and engagement – all key components of the employee experience. Work is a balance of strategic and hands-on tactical responsibilities.


  • Transform UVA's approach to the employee experience, building on a solid foundation with an experienced team in Organizational Development, Performance Management, and Rewards and Recognition;
  • Align talent strategies with the UVA 2030 Strategic Plan, collaborating across UVA HR;
  • Provide subject matter expertise on culture and employee engagement, and partner to ensure workforce readiness for the rapid and significant changes in the future workforce;
  • Provide a clear line of sight for alignment of Organizational Development, Performance Management, and Rewards and Recognition, with the UVA HR strategic plan;
  • Develop and deliver analytics and dashboards that demonstrate the value of employee experience strategies;
  • Serve as a role model to lead, coach, and develop team members within UVA HR and across the organization;
  • Regularly research and analyze peer institutions and industry best practices to position UVA HR and Talent Engagement as the best-in-class, forward-thinking leader in higher education;
  • Leverage and consult with UVA HR Business Partners to consult with and coach leaders, exhibiting a continuous improvement and solutions-oriented mindset to increase employee engagement and transform the culture;
  • Collaborate with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to incorporate and demonstrate success with the UVA Inclusive Excellence framework (virginia.edu/content/video-ryan-and-mcdonald-introduce-uvas-inclusive-excellence-framework), meaningfully connecting UVA HR strategies to further inclusion, equity, and diversity goals;
  • Regularly engage with HR Business Partners to identify talent risks and needs across the Academic Division and UVA Health, collaborating to build concrete plans to demonstrate improvement; and
  • Lead all projects related to dedicated functional areas, and ensure they are on target to meet objectives, budgets, and timelines; eliminate or mitigate associated risks

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree; extensive relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree;
  • Experience: At least seven years of progressive experience; with demonstrated ability to identify risks, build and align initiatives, and effectively implement with clear results;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize workload for self and team to meet deadlines and objectives;
  • Proven record of delivering initiatives from conception through implementation;
  • Demonstrated success in a collaborative work environment; and
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Required Competencies

  • Strategic mindset
  • Action oriented
  • Collaboration
  • Customer focus
  • Develops talent
  • Values differences
  • Drives engagement
  • Organizational savvy
  • Drives vision and purpose
  • A high level of emotional intelligence and people skills

Preferred skills:

  • Workday, Salesforce, Zoom

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $100,000-125,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Manager--Talent-Engagement_R0013501/apply?source=ATD, search for ''R0013501,' 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 must be uploaded in the 'Resume' box. Applications that do not contain the required documents will not receive full consideration. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at emj2us@virginia.edu


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



Posted: 2020-02-10 Expires: 2020-03-11

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