Learn more about working at the University of Saint Joseph, The Gengras Center, and The School for Young Children

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rich academic experience and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

At the University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.

We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences, and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the “growth of the whole person” with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

Employment Opportunities West Hartford Community

USJ Employee Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance (fully paid by USJ)
  • 403(b) retirement program with employer match
  • Tuition Waiver (includes employee, spouse & dependent waivers)
  • Tuition Discount at The School for Young Children
  • 10 paid Holidays
  • Paid time off (Vacation, Sick, and Personal days)
  • University paid parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free gym membership at USJ
  • 529 CHET savings plan

Human Resources Contacts

Location: Mercy Hall, 1st Floor

Sheri Lee
Director; Title IX Deputy
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5390

Shelley Chappell
Assistant Director of Human Resources
[email protected]

Colleen Beechinor
HR Generalist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5786

Brenda Lajoie
Payroll Administrator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5271

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Non-Discrimination & Title IX

The University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and the State of Connecticut Board of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center and the School for Young Children, prohibits discrimination against any persons on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, or physical disability), genetic information, homelessness, prior conviction of a crime, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and employment practices (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment).

Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Brandon Dawson, Title IX Coordinator, telephone 860.231.5430 or email [email protected], or to Sheri Lee, Human Resources director/Deputy Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected].

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Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Employees, students, visitors and applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations to address limitations resulting from a disability. Accommodations are available to help applicants complete application materials and also during the interview and hiring process itself. The University engages in an interactive process with each person making a request for accommodations and reviews the requests on an individualized, case-by-case basis.

To request an accommodation or for questions related to the University’s non-discrimination policies, please contact:

Sheri Lee
Director of Human Resources
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5390

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