St.  Catherine University

Human Resources Manager

Dec 20, 2021
Feb 08, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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 will identify structural and procedural challenges and collaborate with leaders across the university to sustain a culture of engaged and high-performing faculty and staff through creating and executing policies, practices, and equitable compensation programs that are filtered through the lens of equity and inclusion, representing Human Resources as an effective and solution-orientated partner. Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with leadership to identify and prioritize systemic change initiatives within Academic Affairs that lead to equitable, effective, and efficient policies and practices.
  • Provide strategic advice, guidance and thought leadership to faculty and staff across the university, ensuring equitable treatment and practices in the area of contracts, faculty affairs, regulatory guidelines and other employment related matters.
  • Act as a resource and provide guidance and support to employees in navigating difficult situations, providing thoughtful feedback to supervisors and/or colleagues, and resolving conflicts in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Act 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.
  • In partnership with HR leadership, develop policies and procedures around equitable pay practices.
  • Create and develop guidelines for position descriptions that align 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.
  • 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.
  • With the primary area of focus in Faculty Promotion and Tenure, 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.
  • 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, interacting with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and treating all with respect, dignity and compassion.
  • 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
  • Three (3) years of HR experience including experience leading systemic organization change that involves partnership with a high volume of stakeholders or experience collaborating with academic affairs to achieve systemic change.
  • One (1) year of experience leading project teams.
  • Experience creating positive and collaborative relationships with leaders, successfully redirecting them toward consistent and legal solutions.
  • Experience identifying and implementing technology solutions to improve efficiency
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience implementing successful changes to faculty contract and assessment processes.
  • Experience conducting wage analyses using market survey data.

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. Applications will be considered as they are received.

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:

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