Gary Helmuth

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present

Director - Executive Management Search Group & U.Va. Temporary Services

University of Virginia

EMSG Responsibilities: Oversee and provide leadership to EMSG, a highly specialized internal executive search team. EMSG assists in the recruitment efforts of senior level searches throughout the University of Virginia and respective Foundations. The EMSG team is tasked with assisting hiring officials with the administration of the search process, delivery of a diverse, high quality pool of candidates through a strong recruitment and public outreach efforts. Sample of Executive Searches Completed the Past Two Calendar Years:• Executive Vice President & Provost, President’s Office

• Dean, School of Continuing & Professional Studies

• Dean, Office of Undergraduate Admission• Director, UVA Art Museum• Director of Development, UVA Art Museum• Associate Dean for Management & Budget, Curry School of Education• Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Curry School of EducationU.Va. Temporary Services Responsibilities: Provide cost-effective and qualified temporary personnel in a variety of occupations to U.Va. Schools and Departments. The U.Va. Temps Team solves staffing challenges that arise from a surge in workload, vacant positions, vacations, or illness.Key Job Responsibilities: • Develop and execute strategic recruiting initiatives;• Facilitate the marketing/business development/outreach efforts;• Cold calling prospective job candidates; • Collaborate with key UHR and University leaders to prioritize decisions on the strategic value of opportunities, projects and clients;• Develop and advise Hiring Officials on an effective search plan that most accurately matches the recruiting needs of a respective school or department;• Obtain client consensus on position's scope and responsibilities, compensation package, reporting relationships and profile of the desired executive;

May 2005 - Sep 2006

Director, HR Information Management & Technologies

University of Virginia

Responsible for providing leadership to the HR Information Management & Technology team to achieve objectives in accordance with established strategies and objectives. Charged with keeping pace with emerging and rapidly changing field of HR Information technology trends to ensure that our services align with the goals and strategies of the organization.Key Job Responsibilities: • Establish, monitor and report department progress on initiatives to senior management;• Provide leadership in the area of strategic planning; • Create and maintain project goals, objectives, communication strategies;• Creation and assimilation of the first UHR IT risk management plan;• Primary interface with stakeholders to discuss and quickly resolve risks;• Maintain effective relationships with other partners of the organization and University.

Jun 2004 - May 2005

Assistant Director Human Resource Management Systems

University of Virginia Health System

Accountable for supervising and assigning work assignments to 5 IT representatives and one support staff member. Responsible for assessing the IT and reporting needs of a large Human Resource department to ensure the business needs of the department were met. Key Job Responsibilities: • Ensure the reporting needs of central IT and key stakeholders were successfully completed within requested timeframes;• Initiated, monitored and modified the IT strategic plan;• Implemented new programs that resulted in $75,000 cost cutting strategies while improving security and redirecting strategy to align with future needs;• Initiated and maintained project goals, objectives, communication plan & risk management plan to the Chief Human Resource Officer;• Maintained effective relationships with key stakeholders within and outside the organization;

Apr 2000 - Jun 2004

Special Asst. to the Chief Human Resource Officer

University of Virginia
Directed the work of the Chief Human Resource Officer’s (CHRO) immediate office based on the needs and requirements of the CHRO. Served as an information and referral point for the CHRO’s Office. Partnered with the UHR leadership team to ensure that all internal and external deadlines were met and projects completed in a timely and accurate manner. Coordinated and reviewed all communications coming to the CHRO, and where appropriate, researched and gathered information, summarized, provided briefings, talking points, prepared responses and/or redirected to appropriate Departmental staff. Anticipated problems, critical issues, and opportunities as they arose and advised the CHRO President appropriately. Additionally, served as the legislative advisor for UHR responding to inquires involving HR legislation that could positively or adversely impact the University of Virginia. In a two-month period, responded within a 24-hour time frame to over 200 human resources related legislation to the Office of Governmental Relations.
Oct 1999 - Apr 2000

HR Consultant

University of Virginia

Member of an elite team of recruiters dedicated to attracting talented workers to the University of Virginia. Identified target markets to ensure that adequate pools of skilled candidates were available for respective job vacancies. Developed job descriptions, counseled managers on employment law matters and extended job offers to prospective candidates.

Aug 1997 - Oct 1999

Director, Human Resources

Charter Behavioral Health System

• Human Resources Senior Manager for a 75 bed, 150+ FTE, private for profit hospital.

• Responsible for the strategic/tactical planning, operational execution, and effectiveness of the employee relations, compensation, recruiting benefits and work life programs. • Lead a strategic recruitment initiative to address nurse staffing shortage; researched, job priced and proposed comprehensive solutionsKey Accomplishments: • Reduced the number of days to fill vacancies from 90 days to 35. Resulted in significant reduction in contract costs associated with outside temporary employment agencies • Revamped the employee recognition/incentive programs, increasing employee engagement at various levels of the organization leading to increased employee satisfaction.


2006 - 2008


Averett University
1992 - 1996


Eastern Mennonite University