Director of Human Resources -- Queen of Peace Center

Queen of Peace Center is a family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children and families. The gender focused female recovery center provides a variety of treatment options to women with co-occurring disorders and those affected by trauma. 

Queen of Peace Center (QOP) 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 QOP 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 QOP management and employees that reflects the organizational objectives of QOP.

The Director of Human Resources maintains an effective level of business literacy about QOP’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 QOP HR-related activities (employment, compensation, employee benefits, training, compliance, etc.).


  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to QOP managers (e.g., coaching, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Work closely with QOP management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation, advising QOP management and employees in the appropriate resolution of employee-related issues.
  • Provide guidance on QOP 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 QOP/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.).


  • 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 QOP (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