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Human Resources Manager

St. Catherine University
Closing date
Dec 14, 2021

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Employment Status
Full Time

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The Human Resources, Equity & Inclusion ( HREI ) team at St. Catherine University invites applications for a Human Resources Manager.

The HREI team visions the St. Kate's community as one that is inclusive and where all are welcome. We collaborate across campus with leaders to create practices that move us toward a culture of inclusive excellence, which is part of the university's strategic initiatives . The Human Resources Manager advances strategic outcomes related to compensation, position management, and performance management; introducing Human Resources as an effective and solution-orientated partner.

The Human Resources Manager provides strategic advice, guidance, and leadership across the university, acting as the HR liaison with academic departments around faculty contracts and the faculty promotion and review process, ensuring that policies and processes are efficient, consistent, and filtered through the lens of equity and inclusion. This position will collaborate with HREI and Academic Leadership to sustain a culture of engaged and high-performing faculty and staff through the creation and execution of sustainable policies, efficient practices, and equitable compensation programs.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide guidance advice to leaders to ensure equitable treatment and practices in the area of contracting, faculty affairs, regulatory guidelines and other employment related matters.
  • Assist in diagnosing areas of concern and create thoughtful solutions to issues, including integration of technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Act as a resource and provide guidance and support to employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds in how to navigate difficult situations, provide thoughtful feedback to supervisors and/or colleagues, and resolve conflicts in a respectful and professional manner, treating all people with dignity and compassion.
  • In partnership with HR leadership, develop policies and procedures around equitable pay practices in the areas of faculty and staff positions, any issuance of additional payments/compensation.
  • Conduct analyses of jobs and salaries in order to evaluate internal equity, external competitiveness, and legal compliance for existing positions, new positions, and position changes. Make recommendations regarding salary grades and market comparators for specific jobs.
  • Create and develop guidelines for position descriptions that are in alignment with requirements in the faculty handbook, encouraging the use of inclusive language in position descriptions, ensuring that responsibilities around inclusive excellence are embedded in responsibilities, and challenging minimum qualifications that may be based upon traditionally held biases.
  • With the primary area of focus in Faculty Promotion and Tenure, this position will work in partnership with HR and Academic Leadership in the development and implementation of high-quality and equitable performance management processes.
  • Within the framework of shared governance and the policies outlined in the faculty handbook and faculty evaluation manual, partner with faculty and administration in ensuring that faculty reviews are conducted in a timely manner.
  • Work in collaboration with the Talent Acquisition Manager to facilitate the development and implementation of a workforce planning process to effectively plan for future workforce needs.
  • Partner with the Human Resources Information Systems Analyst to ensure that the online performance management modules are working efficiently and individuals can complete the necessary reviews smoothly.
  • Lead and develop direct report who will support this position and the work required to ensure smooth delivery of services.
  • Represent the HR department in a positive and professional way when interacting with employees throughout the organization.
  • Actively contribute as a member of the HR, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team by working in collaboration with the other team members to actively accomplish the division and university strategic goals.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management, industrial relations or related field.
  • Three (3) years of HR experience with direct work in faculty contracts or in compensation.
  • One (1) year experience supervising or leading teams.
  • Experience creating positive and collaborative relationships with leaders, successfully communicating “no” when appropriate and finding alternative solutions.
  • Strong customer service commitment to employees and students.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience in non-profit or higher education

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Human Resources at . Application deadline is December 13, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:



Formerly the College of St. Catherine, St. Kate’s was founded in St. Paul in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, whose social justice mission of loving God and neighbor without distinction anchors our commitment to respond to the needs of the time.  The University is named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, the 4th-century Egyptian philosopher, who suffered martyrdom for her faith.

St. Kate’s is a nationally recognized university with the College for Women at its core which is one of the largest Catholic colleges for women in the nation. It is one of the most comprehensive Catholic universities in the United States, offering access to an education in over 80 academic programs ranging from professional certificates to post-graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional programs.  In 2009, St. Kate’s moved from college to university status, retaining its tradition of academic excellence while expanding its structure to three colleges and three schools. The three schools are the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (SHAS), School of Business, and the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health (HSSH), each of which serves students in the College for Women, the Graduate College, and the College for Adults. 

The University’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence encourages students across schools and colleges to incorporate global learning and experiences into their education. St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of its six strategic priorities. Initiatives include the expansion of equity and inclusion-centered curricular content in specific courses and in each program of study, new recruitment strategies and training around elimination of bias, and retention efforts targeted for faculty and staff of color using professional development opportunities and resources.  Finally, the plan has an explicit focus on the articulation and development of the essential skills students must possess to succeed in diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities and defining how the educational program and co-curricular student experience will foster these outcomes.

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