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Giovanna C. Muir

Giovanna C. Muir

Human Resources & Talent Acquisition Professional | Campus Recruiting | Higher Education | University Relations

Kansas City Metropolitan Area

As a candidate-centric relationship builder, I am driven by unlocking the potential of emerging, diverse talent with the strategic growth and hiring needs of cutting-edge organizations. Throughout my experience across Human Resources and Higher Education, I have had the opportunity to support underrepresented talent in achieving career success while designing and implementing recruiting and HR process improvements to enhance organizational efficiency.

My international experience working with the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs has afforded me an expertise in business protocol of the Middle East. I'm confident working with C-suite executives and senior managers. My unique blend of cross-cultural savvy and international experience has equipped me to direct and support programs in international education, higher education, international business, human resources and related programs.

Living and working globally in North America, South America, Africa and the Middle East has been an enriching, intercultural experience that has enabled me to acquire a unique blend of professional expertise working with diverse populations with specialized needs. Additionally, I've had the opportunity to work in large organizations across a variety of roles in student support and talent acquisition, many of which required cross-functional relationship development.

The unifying career thread is my history of exceeding expectations and meeting challenges while cultivating a positive environment of diversity and inclusion and fostering an interculturally proficient community. I continue to serve as an advocate for People of Color, Immigrants and Refugees, LGBTQ+, Differently-Abled, Veterans, & Seniors.

KEY EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
►Business Administration: Human Resources, Immigration Advising, International Relations, Intercultural Communication and Office Management. I have broad business & international business experience, and a flair for Human Resources.

►Higher Education: Academic Advising, Student Retention, TRIO, Financial Aid, Student Affairs. At Oregon State University, I advocated for first-generation, low-income, Students of Color and non-traditional students, and taught courses on Women's Studies and U.S. culture.

►International Education: International Students & Sponsored Programs, Scholarship Programs, Student Recruitment, Immigration, Education Abroad, International Liaison. At the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Presidential Affairs, I worked with their elite scholarship program to improve retention & graduation rates and advise UAE students.


Experience:

  • Staff Acquisition, OPM HR Solutions (U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM))
  • HR Business Partner-Human Resources Generalist (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
  • International Student and Scholarship Program Advisor (Ministry of Presidential Affairs - UAE)
  • Senior Immigration Specialist (The University of Texas at Arlington)

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