Human Resources Director -- St. Patrick Center

At St. Patrick Center, we're one of Missouri's largest providers of housing, employment and health opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We take an action-based approach to service and offer nationally recognized programs that assist more than 5,700 people each year. Our mission, at its core, is to help individuals and families move from homelessness to independence in dignified, cost-effective and permanent ways.This approach transforms our clients as well as our entire community.

St. Patrick Center is seeking an exceptional Director of Human Resources to help realize our mission. Generally, the Director of Human Resources sits on the leadership team and serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. He/she is responsible for assessing and anticipating HR-related needs, communicating those needs proactively within St. Patrick Center (SPC) and the HR function, and working to develop solutions to those needs. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function (benefits, compensation, recruiting, etc.) to deliver value-added service to SPC management and employees that reflects the organizational objectives of SPC.

The Director of Human Resources maintains an effective level of business literacy about SPC's financial position, its mid-range strategic plans, and its culture. Tactically, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight for all SPC HR-related activities (employment, compensation, employee benefits, training, compliance, etc.).


  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to SPC managers (e.g., coaching, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Work closely with SPC management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation, advising SPC management and employees in the appropriate resolution of employee-related issues.
  • Provide guidance on SPC organization structuring, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Ensure administrative activity within the HR function takes place in a timely and effective manner, in compliance with SPC/Catholic Charities/Archdiocesan guidelines (e.g., new hire, change of status, disciplinary, termination activity, unemployment and worker's compensation claim processing, annual employee survey, updating of employee handbook, etc.)
  • Directly manage and develop the Human Resources Assistant.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or a related field from an accredited college or university is required; Master's degree is preferred.
  • Five years of experience in Human Resources roles.
  • Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines including employee relations, performance management, compensation practices, and federal and state employment laws.
  • Prior work experience or familiarity with specific specializations/roles within SPC (e.g., substance abuse, BSW, MSW, psychiatric nurse, etc.) preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential preferred.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Les Lexow, Senior Director of Human Resources for Catholic Charities of St. Louis, at