Human Resources Assistant | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:  Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC)

Supervisors: HR Representative

Pay Range:  $8.30/hour (starting wage)

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.


Assist in the recruitment, hiring, and on-boarding of student employees.  


  • Assist with employment paperwork, including completion of I-9’s.
  • Initiate appointment, change of status, and termination transactions in HRIS.
  • Track performance reviews to assure completion.
  • Maintain confidential electronic personnel records.
  • 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 UI Recreational Services by participating in recruitment activities as needed.
  • Exhibit behavior and appearance expected of a professional and respect confidential information.
  • Conduct a short orientation for new employees
  • Track and analyze report data, follow up if necessary


  • Registered UI student preferably enrolled in Human Resources/Business. 
  • Must be able to make a one-year commitment (April/May to May of the following year); preferably blocks of time Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm. 
  • Must be in sophomore standing or above
  • Demonstrated professionalism, organization and communication/customer service skills necessary. 
  • Experience with computer systems, preferably Microsoft Office. 
  • Previous experience in an office or related work environment. 
  • Experience in a leadership capacity is desirable.
  • Background Check completed upon hire.

Training/Certification Requirements

  • Background Check upon hire