HR Associate - Pathology
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

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Job Info

The Department of Pathology is seeking a Human Resources Associate to enhance the human resource operations in the Department of Pathology by providing advice and guidance to the unit leadership and employees and performing transactions within all subject matters of Human Resources. Key areas of responsibility include basic HR consultation, compliance monitoring, new employee onboarding, reward and recognition, communication, strategic planning and analysis, and selected HR transactions and maintenance of employee information.

This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work upon satisfactory completion of initial training. Remote work must be performed within the State of Iowa. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process.

Some position responsibilities include:

  • HR Program Administration and Operations
    • Initiate HR workflow transactions
    • Maintain confidential personnel records
  • Advising/Communication
    • Provide basic 'how-to' instructions to staff and managers regarding policies and practices such as compliance issues, employment inquiries, etc
    • Evaluate requests and exercise discretion and judgement in providing confidential information to appropriate parties
  • Talent Management & Engagement
    • Support and develop staff engagement initiatives
    • Schedule interviews
  • Strategic Planning
    • Prepare comprehensive HR reports related to compliance delinquency, hiring metrics, and other ad-hoc requests
    • Identify opportunity to improve systems and processes, achieve efficiencies, and/or improve service delivery
  • Compliance with Policies, Laws, and Regulations
    • Monitor licenses, certification, performance appraisals, department and organization compliances. Generate and distribute reports and communications to leadership regarding compliance deadlines
    • Maintain and provide personnel files for Joint Commission, CAP, and other regulatory survey visits

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

The Department of Pathology is part of UI Health Care, a comprehensive health sciences center that serves Iowa and the region, as well as patients referred from the United States and overseas. The Clinical Laboratories are well recognized for providing outstanding and comprehensive care to the patients we serve. The breadth and depth of services provided are amongst the best in the country. The educational programs that the department participates in includes medical students, clinical laboratory scientists as well as biomedical scientists. To learn more:

Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience in a human resources office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to work in a collaborative and team-centered work environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and computer software applications
  • Must possess strong organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations pertinent to human resources management is highly desired
  • Prior human resources experience in a large, complex organization or in a unionized environment is desired
  • Knowledge of University and Health Care policies and procedures, including those covered by multiple employee groups (i.e. faculty, postdocs, bargaining and non-bargaining staff, graduate assistants and students) is desired
  • High volume customer service experience is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to or interest in creating detailed spreadsheets, databases, charts, and presentations is desired

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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 and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Brenda Carey at

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: HR Associate
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: Hybrid within Iowa
  • Pay Level: 2B
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 37,696.00
  • Starting Salary Maximum: to Commensurate
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Brenda Carey
  • Contact Email:

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