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HR Assistant

Rate of pay: $10.50/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Assist in the recruitment, hiring, and on-boarding of student/hourly employees within the Division of Student Life. Assist with other administrative functions including transactions, data entry, and filing.


  • May initiate transactions in HRIS (appointments, change of status, terminations).
  • Maintain confidential electronic personnel records.
  • Process, track and analyze report data, follow up if necessary.
  • Assist with employment paperwork, including completion of I-9’s.
  • Conduct a short orientation for new employees.
  • May track performance reviews to assure completion.
  • Advertise and maintain current job openings by posting and updating as needed and tracking such changes.
  • Respond daily to applicants who are seeking employment.
  • Promptly respond to supervisor and staff inquiries.
  • Assist with scanning documents and other clerical tasks.
  • Represent Division of Student Life Human Resources by participating in recruitment activities as needed.
  • Exhibit behavior and appearance expected of a professional.
  • May assist with training of new HR Assistants.
  • Assist with data entry.
  • Ensure paychecks in the office are monitored and distributed.
  • Assist with special projects as opportunities arise.
  • Assist with providing coverage in Vice President of Student Life office, as needed.


  • Registered UI student preferably enrolled in Human Resources/Business.
  • Must be able to make a one-year commitment.
  • Must be in sophomore standing or above.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, organization and communication/customer service skills necessary.
  • Experience with computer systems, preferably Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in an office or related work environment preferred.
  • Experience in a leadership capacity is desirable.

Training requirements

  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • IMU Emergency Response Staff Training

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