Associate AD for Human Resources & Administration

Posting Date 
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Preferred Education
Master's degree or equivalent

Job Description
The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Athletics Director for Human Resources and Administration who will serve on the senior management team for the department. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for human resources at a high profile NCAA Division I organization, provide strategic leadership to the organization, and collaborate cross functionally to deliver and drive results to meet the department’s goals and objectives. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and related events with a workforce of approximately 225 regular employees and 450 temporary employees.  Athletics is a people-centric organization that operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy.

This position will provide strategic leadership, guidance and oversight of Athletics Human Resources, serve as Senior HR Leader for the Department, and participate as a member of the UI Senior HR Leadership Council. The successful candidate will be responsible for partnering with leaders outside and within the department to lead, develop and initiate strategies that maintain compliance with regulations; positively influence the organizational environment; address a broad range of human resources issues; assess workforce development needs; and identify HR strategies that support achievement of organizational goals. This position oversees two HR Unit Representatives and other personnel as assigned. Day-to-day responsibilities include: deliver HR guidance to management team and employees; oversee talent acquisition processes, manage select recruitment, hiring and onboarding activities; approve all HR transactions; assist supervisors with performance coaching, progressive discipline, investigations and terminations; oversee employee engagement initiatives, surveys and evaluation of data; design and deliver staff development training; monitor compliances; oversee maintenance of departmental resources, including staff databases, organizational charts, Intranet and Policy Manual; and deliver excellent customer service.

Employer Information
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go here to learn more about “Why Iowa?”
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions

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