Iowa State University HR Consultant IV - Employee and Labor Relations in Ames, Iowa

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

University Human Resources (UHR) at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a position of Employee and Labor Relations (ER/LR) Human Resource Consultant IV. The position is responsible for providing consultation to campus partners in developing plans and strategies to enhance productivity in a supportive work environment; provide coordination and leadership for employee grievance procedures; coordinate performance management activities; and provide training for managers and other personnel. The duties of this position require close and proactive collaboration with the Office of Equal Opportunity, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Dean of Students, Department of Public Safety, University Legal Counsel, other UHR staff, Board of Regents Staff, staff at the other Iowa Public Universities and Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Staff in addition to collaboration with AFSCME union representatives. Other responsibilities include providing advice, assistance and referrals to college and department personnel regarding ER/LR issues in administrating the collective bargaining agreement, the Regents Merit System Rules, and ISU Personnel Policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate and provide best practices to an audience unfamiliar with human resource laws and policies, the ability to collaboratively work with a diverse group of individuals across campus, and possess time management and organization skills to efficiently and effectively manage a broad array of work assignments. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 9 years.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Experience in implementing human resource policies and procedures especially in the area of employee/labor relations.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field.

  • Experience with grievance management and contract negotiations within an environment of higher education

  • PHR or SPHR certification

  • Experience with policy development

  • Experience delivering training programs to a diverse group

  • Advance Degree/Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

EO Statement

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Office of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Professional of Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR)

Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

University Title: Human Resource Specialist IV - 1525

Pay Grade: 36

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment: P - P&S;

Job Category: Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Posting Number: 60505P

Working Title: HR Consultant IV - Employee and Labor Relations

Advertised Employing Department: University Human Resources

Appointment Type: Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible

Number of Months Employed Per Year: 12

Full or Part Time: Full-Time

Department Contact Name: Andrea Little

Department Contact Email:

Department/Unit Website:

Guaranteed Consideration Date: 10/31/2016

Quick Link: