Head of Military and Veteran Talent Leader

  • Ashburn, VA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.

Join Visa: A Network Working for Everyone.

Job Description

Locations: Austin, TX or Atlanta, GA or Denver, CO or Ashburn, VA or Bellevue, WA

As a Military and Veteran leader for Visa, you will be responsible for creating the foundation to build Visa’s first Military and Veterans program. This is an excellent opportunity to create best in class global programs, with the emphasis on building the necessary foundation to launch MVP at Visa, with areas such as Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Training and Development, Social Awareness/Branding,

Military Spouse and Wounded Hero’s, with limitless possibilities.

As a newer talent channel for Visa, this person will be an integral part of developing Visa’s first mission to be viewed as an employer of choice for veterans, guard/reserve members and spouses across a wide-range of roles and locations first in the United States and then growing globally.  You will be a strategic partner to our HR Partners and Business leaders, looking at ways how the Military programs can be developed into a playbook, applied across functions that require identifying talent gaps, including a global approach.

What You'll Do

·       Build, lead, and manage the creation of a global strategic roadmap for

Visa’s Military and Veteran programs to identify long term investments at Visa, this includes

·       Identify Talent Acquisition investments across lines of businesses

·       Manage a small team of military recruiters, including influencing the greater Talent Acquisition team best of class candidate engagement and sourcing strategies

·       Establish partnerships within the Military Branches and their local


·       Evaluate optimal sourcing methodologies for the organization/s

·       Diagnose current status and develop a proposal for bespoke metrics and KPI’s,

including a capability framework and development career options

·       Passionately drive results, think and act quickly, operate long-term and in the

best interest of company goals

·       Energize, coach and develop teams. Uphold a high hiring and performance bar

continuously and ensure top talent is stretched and rewarded

·       Think innovatively to drive results and use data to support decisions. We are a

unique company and brand and thus need equally innovative strategies to hit our

hiring goals. Scalability and sustainability are key success metrics

·       Partnering with MERG (Military Employee Resource Group)


Basic Qualifications:

8 or more years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or at least 5 years of experience with an Advanced Degree (e.g. Masters, MBA, JD, MD) or 2 years of work experience with a PhD

Minimum of 5 years in a leadership/officer position with one of the military branches

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Minimum of 8 years of experience in Talent, ideally building a MVP program supporting

technical and non-tech hiring including programs, benefits, branding, and delivery

·       Deep understanding of recruiting methodologies and best-practices; track-record

designing and structuring programs and developing metrics and KPIs

·       Experience driving global scale projects with multiple stakeholders

·       Strong cultural awareness and demonstrated ability to work with remote

stakeholders; mega regional or global scope of responsibilities strongly preferred

·       Proven ability to provide consultation to senior leadership on strategic initiatives

and a demonstrated ability to be a thought partner within and outside of your direct                   organization

·       Proven track record of an inclusive and diverse sensibility in the approach to

assessing and executing sourcing solutions

·       Strong leadership and decision-making capabilities, with a people talent point of view

grounded in systematic thinking and analytics

·       A growth vs fixed mindset as demonstrated by having made big bets or taken

·       some calculated risks, even if they didn’t prove to be successful

·       Knowledge and experience in technology businesses including a familiarity with

global Sourcing / Recruiting practices and policies

·       Possesses a passion for excellence with the ability to inspire others to the

highest standards through leading by example

·       Must have the confidence to act quickly and decisively when it requires such agility

·       Proven track record of hiring, developing, and deploying top talent at all levels

and an equal ability to consistently top-grade the organization while simultaneously reducing costs and time to fill.

·       Skill in defining, leading, and managing change

·       Individual who demonstrates grit while balancing with empathy

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.

COLORADO APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position in Colorado is 108,800 to 141,500 USD.  Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position is eligible for annual bonus and equity.
Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position is eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program. 

Additional Information

Visa has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and visitors. As a condition of employment, all employees based in the U.S. are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting.  The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

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