HR Generalist - Division of Student Life
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

The Division of Student Life at the University of Iowa is seeking an HR Generalist to function as a business partner for areas within University Housing & Dining. This position will be responsible for executing a wide range of Human Resources (HR) responsibilities from a collaborative, customer-service oriented perspective. The HR Generalist will also be expected to assist with ensuring the Division of Student Life is making forward progress toward becoming a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization through advocacy and demonstrating Division of Student Life values in their interactions with all constituents. This position will advise and assist their customer areas on HR policies and practices, including but limited to employee labor relations, payroll, timekeeping, leaves of absence, staffing, benefits, and workers compensation.

For a detailed job description, please email Melanie Bell at

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. One of our division priorities is to advance UI's goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.


Required Qualifications:

  • 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 HR 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 a demonstrated active commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong professional relationships with a wide variety of constituents.
  • 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.

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. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: HR Generalist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 4A
Contact Information
  • Organization: Student Life
  • Contact Name: Melanie Bell
  • Contact Email:

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