Human Resources Generalist

  • Location: North Liberty Iowa

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Department: Human Resources

    Exemption Status: Non-exempt

    OSHA Category: III

  • Position Overview:

    Organizational Overview:

    Our organization is dedicated to transforming lives and inspiring all to donate life. We are a family of professionals working together to increase awareness around the need for organ and tissue donors alongside nurturing and guiding our families throughout the gift of life. We facilitate the recovery of organs, tissues, and corneas in Iowa. We honor donors and support donor families at the time of donation and on a continuing basis.

    We believe in going above and beyond to support donor families during and after the donation process. Our core values are what guide us, allow us to excel at serving our community, and keep our culture at Iowa Donor Network alive.

    Position Overview:

    The HR Generalist is responsible for managing a wide range of HR responsibilities with confidence and competence. Primary responsibilities include efficiently and effectively administering IDN’s benefit plans, leave of absence process, compliance initiatives, and payroll processing functions. To be successful in this role, one must demonstrate above average attention to details, exhibit excellent customer service skills, have strong follow-through on delegated tasks and assignments, and display exceptional problem-solving abilities.

  • Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Human Resources required; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
    • A minimum of three years’ experience in human resources successfully performing tasks and projects in multiple HR focus areas including but not limited to payroll, leave of absence and/or benefits administration.
    • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to successfully perform the work will be considered.
    • PHR/SPHR certification desirable. Candidate will be expected to sit for an HR certification exam within the first year of employment.
  • Schedule:

    Schedule: Monday- Friday, 40h/week

    *some extra time may be required to complete tasks such as payroll

    Shift: 8am-5pm CST

  • Compensation:

    Salary: Starting at $55,100

    *Iowa Donor Network determines final compensation based on education, experience, and skills relevant to the position.

  • Organization Responsibilities:


    Essential Functions and Performance Responsibilities:

    • Confidently advise, counsel, and consult IDN staff and leaders on all areas of human resources.
    • Accurately prepare and submit payroll on a bi-weekly basis.
      • Maintain high standards of quality and accuracy in all tasks.
      • Confidently serve as the main point of contact for employees regarding payroll, benefits, and leave of absence.
      • Initiate and complete the setup of new state tax filings in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Independently oversee the administration of IDN’s benefit program.
      • Facilitate the enrollment process by conducting educational meetings with staff confirming they have a clear understanding of benefit plans and coverage options.
      • Complete monthly billing reconciliations ensuring accuracy between payroll deductions, finance, and carrier records.
    • Ensure organizational compliance with OSHA, federal and state employment laws, and other regulations and IDN policies.
      • Adhere to and confidently educate staff on established IDN policies and procedures.
      • Work closely with our leave administrator to facilitate the leave and accommodation process adhering to required notifications and timelines.
      • Oversee medical leaves and work accommodations to ensure compliance with IDN, federal and state regulations.
      • Facilitate the I-9 documentation process in compliance with federal regulations.
      • Research and maintain knowledge of all state employment laws and regulations.
    • Oversee IDN’s performance management process.
      • Administer the organizational performance management system and facilitate the review process annually.
      • Process merit increases through the payroll process and complete all documentation and tracking required for HR records.
    • Represent the HR team throughout the onboarding and orientation process with newly hired employees.
      • Meet with all new employees to review HR and organizational documents, policies, and procedures.
      • Track and follow-up on completion of all onboarding trainings and other required new employee tasks
    • Accurately maintain IDN’s HRIS and employee data
      • Gather and report monthly HR Metrics
      • Serve as a resource to leaders by providing data and reports to help identify trends, and opportunities for improvement in staffing capacity and other areas as needed.
      • Serve as a backup in all areas of HR.


    Skills and Abilities:

    • Must display a high level of customer service skills and the ability to confidently communicate with a diverse audience and with all levels within an organization
    • Assure compliance with all federal and state regulations and have a thorough understanding of employment/labor laws and IDN policies and procedures.
    • Display attention to detail and ensure accuracy in day-to-day tasks.
    • Understanding of general human resources policies and procedures.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
    • Effectively use computers and computer software including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, Internet tools, and electronic mail. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel required.
    • Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines while producing quality results.
    • Must maintain confidentiality.
    • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to express ideas verbally and convey detailed or important spoken information.
    • Maintain a current valid driver’s license and personal auto insurance

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must receive required vaccines based on outlined schedules to protect our employees, healthcare personnel, donors, recipients, and families we may come into contact. (e.g., Influenza obtained annually by December 1st.)
    • Lift equipment and supplies weighing up to 20 lbs.
    • Sit for long periods of eight (8) hours or more at a time in an office setting.
    • Requires travel between office locations.

    Organizational Responsibilities:

    • It is required that IDN employees demonstrate commitment to the mission and vision, maintain effective communication, exhibit teamwork, respect diversity, follow policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality of all donor, recipient and organizational information, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while meeting productivity standards, observe safety and security procedures, be consistently punctual and dependable, actively participate in performance improvement activities and continually demonstrate behavioral expectations and core values.
    • Employee’s obligation to maintain the confidentiality of information shall survive the termination of employee’s employment with IDN.
    • All requirements are subject to modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by my supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, I know that I must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. I realize neither the job description nor this document creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Our Vision:

All are inspired to donate life.