Job Listing: Human Resources Client Partner

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Closes: September 17

Salary: $45,000 year

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking an emerging, mid-level, generalist to join the Human Resource Services Division as a Human Resources (HR) Client Partner.

This salaried, exempt position offers Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as 12 paid holidays, health benefits and more. VMFA staff also enjoy agency benefits like free admission to special exhibitions, previews of special exhibitions, employee pricing for select museum programs and classes, and discounts at Amuse Restaurant, Best Café, and VMFA Shop.

The HR Client Partner serves as a key point of contact for employees and managers of the museum by proactively supporting and coordinating the delivery of effective HR services and programs. The HR Client Partner builds business relationships with the internal clients and actively identifies critical issues/gaps and proposes and implements changes designed to support the goals of the museum and assigned division or department unit. This position reports to the Director of HR Client Services.

Duties include:

Delivers professional and quality client services in the areas of recruitment and retention, compensation, benefits, employee relations, workforce planning and training.

Recommends and communicates sound policies and procedures and best practices that balance the needs of employees and the needs of the museum while ensuring compliance with local, state and federal law.

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, and legal compliance.

Previous experience in Human Resources.

Understanding of employment law, recruitment, compensation, and employee relations.

Knowledge of organizational development, training, staff assistance, and benefits.

Ability to interpret and explain HR policies and procedures, as well as the technical and administrative features of benefits programs.

Ability to think critically and to understand a client’s underlying business and organizational needs.

Ability to understand the agency’s strategy and achieve results.

Ability to collect and analyze data and draw sound, reliable conclusions, and make solid recommendations.

Proficient in the use of MS Office suite.

Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and HR Information Systems (HRIS).

Ability to provide guidance to clients on a wide variety of HR issues and consistently engage the appropriate HR subject matter expert and/or other museum resource on respective matters.

Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

Ability to collaborate and work as a team and with people from diverse backgrounds.

Experience in a service focused environment, handling multiple clients, and presenting ideas, programs and services to managers and employees.

Ability to coordinate HR initiatives around employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and employee workshops, etc.


Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience working in a museum or higher education environment.

HR professional certification or desire to obtain certification within 24 months of hire.


Special Requirements

The selected candidate must pass a criminal history background check.