University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City

Job Description

The HR Director for the College of Pharmacy leads the Colleges efforts to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and create and maintain a welcoming environment for all faculty and staff. The Director is the primary liaison with University Human Resources, as well as the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and represents the interests of the College in the creation of campus HR vision and mission and to communicate and implement University HR practice and goals within the College. Primary responsibilities include:

Managing the day-to-day HR needs of the College and ensuring that all regulatory, legal and University HR policies, practices and goals are implemented and followed in the organization.

Working collaboratively with the Chief of Staff, Dean, Department Heads, Managers and Departmental HR Contacts to develop and advance College of Pharmacy HR goals and strategies to positively influence organizational performance and results.

Providing leadership, mentoring and consulting to the HR Representatives to help them fulfill their roles and provide them direction, training and coordination assistance for HR-related tasks.

Conducting research, analysis, and studies to determine the effectiveness of current HR programs, policies and procedures or to identify potential HR problems or issues, and presenting recommended revisions or initiating programs or actions to enhance effectiveness and resolve problems.

Providing coordination between University HR and the College of Pharmacy, and representing the College on University-wide HR initiatives and in the creation of a campusHR vision and mission. - Serving as the College of Pharmacy representative on the University Senior HR Leadership Council.

The HR Director is the top level in the Human Resources Administration job family. For more information about this job family, visit: https://hris.uiowa.edu/CC_Redesign/driver.php?ACTION=DETAIL&FAMILY=PGA


The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included. Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE - Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.

EXPERT/LEADER - Seen as an expert and/or leader; guides, troubleshoots; has strategic focus; applies knowledge and skill across or in leading multiple projects/orgs; demonstrates knowledge of trends in field; leads in developing new processes.

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Experience (typically 3-5 years) leading or managing a full range of Human Resources responsibilities/activities.

Demonstrates an expert/leader level of proficiency in the following competencies/qualifications:

o HR Planning and Development: Knowledge and ability to plan and develop an organizations HR operations in order to increase individual and organizational effectiveness.

o Talent Management: Knowledge of how an organization attracts, recruits, retains, identifies and develops talent; ability to develop the talent required for an organization to achieve its short and long term goals.

o Employee Relations: Knowledge of the rights and obligations in the employee and employer relationship; ability to create or apply programs and address issues that support a healthy and productive environment.

o Communicating for Effective Relationships: Knowledge and application of the communication techniques and relationship building skills that assures the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.


$68,660.00 to Commensurate