Academic Affairs, Education, Higher Education, Human Resources

Vice President for Human Resources

  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Philadelphia, PA

This position has been filled.

The Opportunity

Saint Joseph’s University seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative leader for the position of Vice President for Human Resources (VPHR). Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer, the VPHR is responsible for the development and implementation of human resource policies and practices that are forward-looking, creative, equitable and inclusive, and will lead the University in attracting and retaining a high-performing, diverse, and productive work force in support of its mission, its Jesuit, Catholic tradition, and its long-term strategic goals.

The VPHR will join SJU at an exciting time following the just-completed merger with the University of the Sciences, which increased the curricular, physical, and staffing footprint of the University. The VPHR will have the unique opportunity to partner with senior leadership and key stakeholders to ensure the smooth and thoughtful onboarding of approximately 500 new faculty and staff into one cohesive, unified, and vibrant Saint Joseph’s University community. The successful candidate will implement a vision for accessible and efficient human resources services for both campuses. Further, following the initial launch of Workday human resources and payroll modules, the VPHR will lead and support the talented HR team throughout the continued development of this dynamic human resources system, with future applicant tracking module rollout and other enhancements.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will be a seasoned and innovative human resources professional with at least ten years of experience and a record of increasingly responsible leadership positions in human resources and its functions.  The next VPHR will have a proven record of success and knowledge of current human resource best practices in organizational development, employee relations, talent management, change management, and assessment.  The candidate should be an experienced leader of people with an ability to attract, mentor, and retain staff and to elicit a high-quality service orientation from a team. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree preferred.


Amy Sugin, Beth McCarthy, and Laurie Casteen of Koya Partners/DSG have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.


Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, age of 40 or over, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military leave, veteran status, or any other status protected by law, in matters pertaining to employment.

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