HNI Member & Community Relations (HR) Development Program Representative in Muscatine, Iowa


HNI Corporation is one of the largest office furniture manufacturers in North America and the nation’s leading manufacturer of hearth products. Our businesses comprise some of the strongest and best-known brands in these industries. With deeply held values that were born with the corporation’s founding in 1944, we are a collection of individuals, called members, united by a dedication to integrity, quality, innovation, service and continuous improvement.

As a Member & Community Relations (HR) Development Program Representative you will have broad organizational impact and understanding by experiencing a number of human resource responsibilities during your first two years. You will partner with our human resources team and business leaders to support the process of attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the talent needed to craft and execute strategies that deliver financial results. This will include 3-4 diverse assignments at locations across Muscatine including HNI Corporate HQ, HON and Allsteel corporate offices, the HON and Allsteel Recruitment Center, and an assignment in Leveraged Furniture Operations in an operations/manufacturing environment. All assignments will ultimately aid in developing the following skills:

  • Learn how to adapt and respond to internal and external customers in different environments.

  • Navigate data management and human capital systems needed to support talent and business decisions.

  • Build trust, visibility and credibility with business partners located throughout our organization, by providing support and feedback to Members, Managers and MCR that is accurate, timely, and appropriate.

  • Provide comprehensive recruiting and onboarding support, including exposure to compensation decisions and benefit enrollment.

  • Manage applicant files, candidate travel and communications, interview schedules and track pre-employment items in all areas.

  • Coordinate organizational development efforts including training coordination, assessments and completion of member profiles.

  • Become proficient with policies and procedures associated with HNI’s Member handbook, employment laws, compliance and workplace safety.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of critical information and processes as appropriate for a professional in a human resources function.

  • Create, develop and participate in communication to ensure Members, Managers and candidates are engaged and informed of related initiatives.

  • Lead, plan, coordinate and participate in Member-focused events

  • Participate in special projects as assigned.

What’s in it for you?

The HNI Corporation offers an attractive compensation and benefits program for our members. The individual selected to join our Member and Community Relations team will become a part of an organization with a rich history and organizational stability with visibility to company strategy. In addition, you will be joining a team that has established itself as a valued HR business partner, committed to using Lean Enterprise tools and processes to continually improve our HR services and talent management system to drive business results while simultaneously controlling cost. The position offers an opportunity for new experiences and broad exposure across business functions, as well as developmental and future career opportunities within HNI Corporation.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or other status protected by law.

We are a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. Candidates must satisfactorily pass a drug screen and background inquiry before hire.


Individuals considered for this role will be a recent or upcoming graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field. Strong analytical skills, the ability to multi-task while still meeting deadlines, knowledge of and experience with MS Office applications and email/internet skills required.

Additionally, candidates must have the ability to efficiently and effectively provide administrative support, present information and lead a meeting in a large group setting, and be positive and professional interpersonally.

Posted at: Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Job Req#: 0418092

Category: College Campus

Type: Salary

Work Experience: 0-3 Years

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Reporting to: MCR Manager

Shift: 1st

EEO Category: Administrative Support Workers

Company: HNI Corporation

Location: HNI Corporate Headquarters, Muscatine, IA