Employment at the University of Saint Joseph, Connecticut, the Gengras Center School, 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.

Job Opportunities at USJ West Hartford Community

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

HR Contacts

Location: Mercy Hall, 1st Floor

Deborah Spencer
Director; Title IX Deputy
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5390

Danielle Upton-Pepin
Associate Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5371

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

Marina Olson
HR Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5688

Samuel Paley
HR Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5523

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 Rayna Dyton-White, Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5499 or email [email protected], or to Deborah Spencer, 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:

Deborah L. Spencer
Director of Human Resources
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 860.231.5390