Catholic Health Initiatives Data Specialist - Human Resources in DES MOINES, Iowa

Data Specialist - Human Resources


GENERAL SUMMARY : Assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of assigned projects related to the following: education, job shadowing and interns, recruitment, benefits, HR systems and operations and other initiatives in order to create a work community of choice at Mercy.


  • Assists in problem solving with employees and managers.

  • Communicates HR programs and changes to employees and managers.

  • Supports the HR Business Partner Model in delivering quality, timely and valuable information to managers and employees.

  • Serves as a resource for employees and management.

  • Continually searches for ways to improve performance in HR.

  • Prepares or assists in preparing reports and/or analyzing information as needed.

May focus in one or more of the following areas: education, job shadowing and interns, recruitment, benefits, HR systems and/or operations.


  • Ensures accurate and timely information is entered and maintained in the CHI LEARN system.

  • Helps to establish goals and initiatives as a part of the CHI Education/LEARN Committee.

  • Ensures a professional and streamlined LEARN product is offered to all employees.

  • Collaborates with different groups to develop appropriate education.

  • Maintains a current knowledge base of trends, policies, regulatory standards in health care and education.

  • Utilizes analytical and creative thinking skills to study trends in health care and education and integrates new concepts and techniques in assigned projects.

  • Assists the HR Operations Coordinator and other management groups to identify needs to achieve goals and adherence to policies and standards set forth by state, federal and regulatory agencies (JCAHO, OSHA, EEO, etc.).

  • Ensures employee compliance in educational programs and benefits.

  • Administers Masters and Doctoral Program as well as Mercy Scholars Program.

Job Shadows and Internships:

  • Coordinates job shadow and intern experience.

  • Ensures job shadow participants and interns have completed all required paperwork as needed for compliance.

  • Tracks job shadow participants and internships.


  • Creates requisitions in Workday and posts positions in Taleo.

  • Posts positions on websites.

  • Assists with social media.

  • Facilitates with new hire on-boarding process.


  • Acts as a liaison between employees and vendors when problems arise and problem solves as required.

  • Facilitates high-touch employee interactions with Service Center such as pension, deaths, or problematic benefit issues.

  • Audits benefit reports and provides feedback to CHI or regulatory agencies as required.

  • Participates in benefit transitions with guidance from CHI and Management Team.

  • Collaborates with HR Operations Coordinator to develop appropriate benefits materials and communications for HR Business Partners, managers, and employees.

  • Develops communications for publication in the Mercy Bulletin or Mercy announcements.

  • Monitors employees in Leaves of Absence situations to ensure appropriate transition back to work, to long term disability or end of employment.

  • Initiates collection procedures if employees fail to meet education commitments to Mercy and/or payroll corrections.

HR Systems and Operations:

  • Coordinates non-employee tracking, including travelers, PEPPS and other contractors.

  • Identifies issues and trends as they arise and reports them to HR Operations Coordinator.

  • Ensures smooth process flow for HR Operations and other HR initiatives as needed.

  • Coordinates different projects or initiatives as needed such as Adventureland Ticket sales.

  • Scans employee information and QA’s scanned documents as required.



  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field preferred.

  • Two years Human Resources experience in compensation, benefits, recruitment, education or employee relations may be substituted for degree.

  • Computer experience required.

Job Professional Non-Clinical


Daily Schedule 7:00am - 4:30pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0183155

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.