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We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission.


The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts 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.

Non-Discrimination & Title IX

The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center School and the School for Young Children, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph 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 Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director/Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], 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].  More information.


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

HR Contacts

Our office is located on the first floor of Mercy Hall.

Deborah Spencer, Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1.860.231.5390

Shelley Chappell, Employment
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1.860.231.5539

Erika Lynn Dawson Head, Diversity & Employee Engagement Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1.860.231.5639

Denise Martins, HRIS/Employee Records
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1.860.231.5688

Lisa Peruccio, Benefits
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1.860.231.5509

Danielle Upton-Pepin, Administrative Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1.860.231.5371

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