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HR Generalist

Iowa City, IA

Position Summary:

As a member of the Division of Student Life Human Resources Team, the HR Generalist will function as a business partner responsible for executing a wide range of HR responsibilities from a collaborative, customer-service oriented perspective. This position will advise and assist their customer areas on HR policies and practices, including but not limited to employee and labor relations, compensation, workforce planning, payroll, timekeeping, leaves of absence, benefits, and workers compensation.

Specific Job Duties & Tasks:

  • Partner with leadership to understand and guide departmental strategies.
  • Assist in identifying and analyzing key performance indicators to help develop strategic plans.
  • Assist in formulation and implementation of division HR procedures and best practices.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in planning, development and training on HR and departmental systems, procedures and practices.
  • Advise, consult and counsel staff and supervisors on all areas of human resources.
  • Recommend or initiate programs or actions to resolve problems and enhance services.
  • Manage FMLA and ADA requirements. Work with Faculty and Staff Disability Services in documenting as required by policy.
  • Oversee medical leaves to ensure they are in compliance with University, federal and state regulations.
  • Participate in evaluating positions for posting, career development requests, and market adjustments.
  • Participate in formulation and implementation of division HR procedures.

For a detailed job description, please email Alaysia McAtee at [email protected]

About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience (typically 3 years or more) performing Human Resources responsibilities, including conducting confidential investigations, in an HR role or HR environment.
  • Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including demonstrated active commitment to creating and maintaining a welcoming and respectful environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to build strong professional relationships with a wide variety of constituents, while effectively managing conflicts.
  • Working knowledge of current federal and state regulations impacting HR.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience (typically 6 months or more) working with employee and/or labor relations.
  • Experience performing HR responsibilities within a large and/or complex organization.

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.
  • Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact Alaysia McAtee at [email protected].

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