Vice President for Human Resources - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States


Detailed Job Description

Saint Louis University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Human Resources. Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service. It is the oldest institution of higher education west of the Mississippi, and is one of the top-ranked Jesuit universities in the United States. There are 12 colleges and schools, and 5 degree-granting centers on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain, with an enrollment of more than 14,000 students.

The Vice President for Human Resources provides strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, mission-focused human resources programs for all faculty and staff. As the key HR leader for the campus, the Vice President continually improves human resources systems and ensures the delivery of high quality services to the faculty and staff of the University in a manner consistent with the vision, mission and values of the University. The Vice President for Human Resources is a member of the President's Executive Staff and President's Coordinating Council, and reports administratively through the office of the Vice President for Business and Finance.

The Human Resources division provides services through several main departments: HR Consulting and Client Services, HR Services, Benefits, Learning and Development, HR Information Systems, and Payroll. Human Resources partners with the President, vice presidents, deans, chairpersons, directors, staff and faculty in achieving the mission and goals of the University, and their respective organizations.

Applicants must be committed to successfully planning, implementing, and overseeing administration of integrated recruitment, employment, retention, compensation, benefits, employee relations, HRIS, and learning and development programs. Experience should also include management exposure in academic, operating and health care environments. The individual must demonstrate an appreciation of the Jesuit tradition in higher education. (To learn more about the University's Jesuit mission, visit She/he must be able to participate effectively as a member of the senior management team of the University. She/he must have demonstrated a commitment to staff diversity. Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least 15 years of experience is required.

Applications are only accepted on-line at Please include a statement of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names of five references with email addresses and phone numbers. Any questions related to the position should be directed to

Applications for women and members of minority groups are particularly encouraged. Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The University has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages nominations of and application from women and minorities.

Recruiting Range

Commensurate with experience  

Keyword Phrases

  • Human Resources
  • Vice President for Human Resources
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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