Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond.
Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education.
All full-time university staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health, vision, and dental coverage,
life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible
spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off, 12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/benefits/university-and-academic-professional-benefits/.
VCU’s School of Medicine is seeking a collaborative and experienced HR professional to fill the position of
HR Administrator (HRA) supporting faculty and staff within clinical departments in the School. The HRA is a critical position and will serve
as the subject matter expert and internal asset for HR policy and procedures as they relate to staff and faculty, including recruitment,
hiring, performance management, compliance, process improvement, benefits/leaves, compensation, employee relations (in conjunction with VCU
and VCUHS HR), payroll/timekeeping, and terminations. Additionally, the HRA will be responsible for developing, implementing and
coordinating department projects related to Human Resources management. This position will oversee departmental compliance with HR policy
and procedures, evaluation, and other department-level HR initiatives. The HRA will manage staff and faculty affairs for the entire
department to include collaboration with associate administrators and departmental leadership in the creation of roles, recruitment,
candidate selection and on-boarding. The HRA will serve as an important resource to department and division leaders and staff.
position is eligible for flexible work arrangements including a hybrid schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities
Human Resources Management and Administration:
Oversees the day-to-day HR functions for the department, in a timely and accurate
manner, and in accordance with University and Health System policies and procedures
Serves as subject matter expert and internal
resource for HR policy and procedures for staff and faculty, including recruitment, hiring/onboarding, performance management, process
improvement, benefits/leaves, compensation, employee relations, payroll/timekeeping and terminations
Collaborates with Division Chairs
and Department Administrators to initiate and complete recruitment process in Talent/Cornerstone
Applies knowledge of administrative
policies and procedures, federal and state laws and policies, rules, regulations for Human Resources
Responsible for maintaining and
communicating with department staff and faculty the HR policies with respect to leaves, recruiting, compensation, etc.
departmental compliance with HR policy and procedure and other department level HR initiatives
Maintains all records, processing needs
and changes for staff and faculty, including PAF changes
Attends all required training sessions/meetings to include HR partners
Updates Department Chair, Administrator, and Financial Manager of all HR related activities and policy/procedural changes
updates policies and procedures as they relate to staff human resources activities and management
Counsels and guides Associate
Administrators, Division Chairs and other supervisors with HR related matters to include disciplinary procedures, recruitment, hiring, and
Coordinates all VCUHS HR efforts and processes for the Department and each Division
Provides training to all staff
and faculty for VCU and VCUHS initiatives, updates, and policy/procedure changes
Other Duties as Assigned:
special projects as identified in support of the School of Medicine, and VCU’s new Great Place policy and service delivery model
back-up support for the SOM HR team
Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in human
Experience in partnering with managers to resolve employee conflicts and situations in a timely manner
consultative skills with a proven ability to develop relationships and build partnerships with internal teams and stakeholders in a diverse
Ability to exercise strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment and to set/meet deadlines, organize workload and
juggle changing priorities
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately and with
Ability to interpret, explain and apply HR policies, state and federal regulations and protocols
skills, oral and written
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Excellent organizational skills
skills; ability to make independent decisions and serve as a consultant to other administrative staff regarding policies and
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a
staff member at VCU.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Experienced using VCU
HR/VCUHS systems, including, but not limited to: Banner, Cornerstone/Talent, eJobs, SWP, RealTime, Workday, etc.
HR experience in a
higher education environment or medical academic environment
Experience in general management and supervision of professional staff
PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification desired
Salary Range: $65,000 – $80,000
Department: School of Medicine, Dean’s Office
Employment Type: UF – University
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Exempt
Contact Name: Brittany
This position is open
ORP Eligible: No
UNIVERSITY JOB CODE: HR Generalist/Senior HR Generalist 1-3 (23221-6)
Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, or disability.
The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to
reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.