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HR Business Partner


Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan in the nation and helps families save for higher education and disability expenses through a variety of investment programs.  As an independent state agency, we are focused on our mission to make education accessible and affordable for everyone while providing meaningful work to our diverse and collaborative team.  If you want to make a difference with us, learn more about working for us by visiting our Careers page.

Our growing team is seeking an experienced professional to join our team as an HR Business Partner. This person will work on a collaborative team to make an impact on the recruitment, engagement, and retention of Virginia529 employees.

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In this position, you will:

  • Lead and participate in HR initiatives and projects including performance management, succession planning, performance-based compensation planning, and career development programs
  • Partner with assigned division leaders to proactively plan and execute full cycle recruiting of talent including sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates, make hiring recommendations, and completing job files 
  • Foster a culture of high engagement and teamwork through inclusive, equitable, and diverse practices and opportunities
  • Develop and deliver meaningful training that builds skills and competencies and achieves identified objectives
  • Provide advice and coaching to leadership and staff on HR policies and practices
  • Participate in employee relations matters by facilitating communication in difficult situations, and investigating employee complaints or concerns

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field preferred
  • Eight years of experience in multiple aspects of HR or related field; an equivalent combination of skills and experience will be considered
  • HR related certification preferred
  • Experience in fast paced, and flexible work environment providing service to customers, employees, and/or vendors
  • Experience building and deploying employee-centric programs to diverse audiences
  • Experience developing learning programs
  • Knowledge of human resources trends and best practices 
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state employment laws and their practical application in a public work environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office software and database management systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to influence others and diffuse highly emotional situations
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Analytical ability in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • Excellent customer service and relationship building skills
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Ability to work on a team that delivers a high-availability level of service


  • Generous healthcare benefits with multiple plans to choose from
  • Defined benefit and contribution retirement plans with cash match
  • 12+ holidays
  • PTO – new employees earn 25 days/full year
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Agency-paid continuing education
  • 529 match program
  • Relaxed work environment

Work Environment:

  • This position may work a hybrid schedule, with few days per week onsite in our office
  • Typical office environment with considerable time in a sitting, stationary position
  • Must be able to occasionally move about the office to retrieve files and documents
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment including typing and keying
  • Frequently communicate with employees, vendors, and applicants; must be able to exchange accurate information accordingly
  • Occasional travel required

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