New contract automatically posts ISU jobs to LinkedIn

A new partnership between Iowa State and LinkedIn Corporation will automatically post university job openings on the LinkedIn platform. All openings -- faculty, professional and scientific, merit -- that are posted externally via Workday and appear on the ISU Jobs site will be shared to LinkedIn, where they'll appear on the Iowa State company page.

Formerly, it was a case-by-case decision to post ISU job vacancies to LinkedIn.

"We're excited about this partnership. It will save time and money while also sharing our university job opportunities with an audience of millions," said Dawn Kepley, associate director of talent acquisition in university human resources (UHR). "Search committees, hiring managers and our talent acquisition team no longer need to manually post jobs to LinkedIn if they are posted externally via Workday."

An initial one-year contract began June 1.

Kepley said the partnership with LinkedIn provides these additional benefits to Iowa State:

  • An overall cost savings of 50% compared with annual average payments to LinkedIn for job advertisements.
  • Candidates can apply in Workday directly from LinkedIn.
  • Would-be candidates can opt in to receive job alerts via email for specified fields and positions and receive notifications via their LinkedIn profile.
  • Candidates can view Iowa State job openings in their LinkedIn newsfeed and through search results.
  • ISU employees have the option to share Iowa State job openings with their LinkedIn network and on all social media platforms.

Expanded visibility in LinkedIn

LinkedIn is both a professional networking and job posting platform, with the potential to reach candidates in all stages of their career journey. According to its 2024 membership data, LinkedIn has more than a billion members on its platform, with close to 64 million users seeking jobs every week. Among active members, higher education is the second-highest employing industry, behind only health care.

Learn more about where ISU jobs are featured on LinkedIn (PDF). Questions may be directed to UHR talent acquisition at