The Ufirst Project

Office of the CHRO Updates

From Kelley Stuck: Given the knowledge I have gained after a more detailed assessment of organizational requirements, and in consultation with colleagues who assisted in the search for our Senior Communications Director, I have decided to move forward with a communications consultant rather than filling the position permanently. I am pleased to announce that Ginny Clemenko will join UVA in this consulting role. Ginny and her family recently relocated to Charlottesville to be nearer to family. Before relocating to Charlottesville, Ginny was the Vice President and Group Head for Edelman Public Relations in Washington, D.C., where she provided leadership in areas such as audience research and analysis, writing and editing, social media content and strategy, program measurement and evaluation and stakeholder relations. Ginny will be joining my leadership team in May.

Likewise, I have identified a need for increased support as we transition from current state to future state. To support this important work from an operations perspective, I am posting the position of Sr. Director for HR Strategic Initiatives (position description attached). It is my intent to have all administrative and communications positions within the CHRO office report to this position. The individual in this role will also provide functional direction in partnership with Fredrick Martin in his new role. Please rest assured that I do not intend to increase the number of positions in the CHRO office. This position will be posted internally as soon as possible. I believe that an internal hire will best be able to serve both me and the organization in this role.

We continue to evaluate candidates for the AVP for IMPACT and Decision Support, a broad role that oversees several HR services that will be new to the organization. For this reason, I continue to seek an individual that I believe has the best experience and is a good fit for the organization. More recently posted is the AVP for Talent. The pool of candidates is developing nicely, and I hope to begin selecting candidates to begin the interview process in the next few weeks. Finally, the AVP for Service will post later this week. ESG will be assisting me in conducting all three of these searches.

Thanks for your patience and support during this initial hiring process. I’ve learned a lot and look forward to next steps in building our new HR organization.