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Job Recruitment Roles

Many people are involved in hiring at Virginia Tech. From recruiting to onboarding, each person plays a unique and important role in the process. The following are some common roles you will interact with:

  • Affirmative Action Unit: The Office of Equity and Accessibility’s Affirmative Action team provides Affirmative Action goals and availability data for each Senior Management Area.
  • Disposition Delegate: The person assigned on the PageUp recruiting system Job Card who is responsible for informing candidates of their status during the recruiting process.
  • Diversity Advocate: The person selected to ensure that a diverse recruitment and outreach strategy is set. They are also responsible for working with Human Resources and Senior Management to certify the applicant pool. Diversity Advocates must go through training (module 5 and 6) that is offered by the Office of Equity and Accessibility.
  • Hiring Manager/Official: The person that makes the hiring decision.
  • HR Practitioners: Full-time professional HR roles or employees who serve as the HR contact for their college/business unit at Virginia Tech. These roles include, but are not limited to, divisional directors, HR managers, HR generalists, administrative assistants, business managers, and HR coordinators. Some actions in the PageUp recruiting system require Role 3 or 4 access, which is typically granted to people in these roles.
  • HR Recruiting Team: Human Resources Talent Acquisition Team that is available for guidance when preparing for the search.
  • Search Committee: The group of people selected to screen and interview candidates and make a qualified selection. This group normally ranges from 3-8 people across the university or from outside groups. Search committee members must complete the Search Committee Charge Workshop offered by the Office of Equity and Accessibility prior to the search starting; the training must be taken every two years.
  • Search Committee Chair: The person selected to manage the search and Search Committee. Search committee chairs must complete the Search Committee Charge Workshop offered by the Office of Equity and Accessibility prior to the search starting; the training must be taken every two years.
  • Senior Manager: Any senior manager authorized to certify the candidate pool. This would include deans, assistant deans, chiefs of staff, and divisional directors.