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Join the University of Virginia’s Department of Human Resources as a Program Manager within the Human Resources Continuous Improvement and Project Management Office. In this role you will lead strategic initiatives that drive the long-term goals of UVA HR, utilizing your expertise to foster a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.

UVA HR is a phenomenal place to lead... grow, and deliver impact. It's an organization that values results and teamwork. We like the people we work with and the work we get to do. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. UVA HR values work-life balance and provides flexible work location options where possible.


1. Program Leadership and Coordination:
• Oversee multiple concurrent workstreams within a program framework.
• Collaborate across functions within and outside UVA HR to ensure seamless execution.
• Develop and implement program management methodologies tailored to each workstream.
• Foster a culture of continuous improvement.

2. Strategic Planning and Execution:
• Align HR programs with the organization’s strategic objectives.
• Lead end-to-end lifecycle management of HR programs.
• Identify program requirements and design effective solutions.
• Monitor progress, identify issues, and implement corrective actions.

3. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:
• Engage with stakeholders to understand their needs and expectations.
• Provide guidance on program policies, procedures, and best practices.
• Lead change management efforts related to HR programs.

4. Metrics & Reporting:
• Institute methods to assess program performance and identify areas for improvement.
• Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
• Define success metrics, establish measurement criteria, ensure measurement, and report internally and externally.

5. Compliance and Relationship Building:
• Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and company policies.
• Cultivate strong relationships with internal and external partners.

6. Industry Trends and Best Practices:
• Stay informed about HR industry trends and recommend improvements.
• Suggest and implement best practices in HR management.

Minimum Requirements:
• Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Experience: Eight or more years of program or project management experience, experience owning program strategy, end-to-end delivery, and communicating results to senior leadership

Required Skills and Expertise:

Project Management:
• Excellent planning, organization, and prioritization skills.
• Change management experience.
• Ability to manage competing demands.
• Proficiency in HRIS systems and relevant software applications.

Interpersonal Skills:
• Strong mentoring and team-building abilities.
• Effective communication with stakeholders at all levels.

Leadership and Adaptability:
• Motivate and engage stakeholders in HR program initiatives.
• Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
• Experience owning program strategy, end to end delivery, and communicating results to senior leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree.

Proven Track Record:
• Successfully developing and implementing HR programs.
• Certification in HR program management (e.g., Project Management Professional, HR Certification Institute).

Knowledge of HR program evaluation methodologies and metrics.

Familiarity with continuous improvement principles and methodologies.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in handling sensitive HR information.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Process:

We invite you to apply if you are driven by high performance, innovation, and have a proven record in strategic HR management. Join us in shaping the future of human resources at UVA!

Please apply through the UVA job board. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Contact information for three references

Preference will be given to applications received by June 3/ Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.

The anticipated hiring range for this role is $107,000 - $127,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. The successful candidate will pass a background check. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This is a full-time position with UVa benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
• 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
• Parental and Community Service Leave
• Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs available immediately
• Retirement benefits
• Tuition and professional development benefits after the first six months
• Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.


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.

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
Charlottesville VA United States


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