Human Resources

Human Resources

The Willamette Human Resources team serves a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to the educational mission of the university. Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world, is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse.

with any questions you may have. In addition, if you have sought or received service from Willamette's Human Resources team, we'd love to hear about your experience through participation in our confidential Human Resources services survey.

Our Mission

Willamette's Office of Human Resources is dedicated to the mission and values of Willamette University and to excellence in service to the University community.

Our department mission is to assist Willamette University in its efforts to recruit and retain exceptional faculty and staff, provide programs and services that cultivate excellence and support the University's goals, and serve as a source of information, expertise, advocacy, and support for faculty, staff, management and the Willamette community at large.

Contact Us

Willamette University's Office of Human Resources is located in the Executive Building at the corner of Cottage and Ferry, a block South from the westside Capitol building grounds.  For directions to campus or to locate the Executive Building on a map, see the Campus Map & Driving Directions page.  HR maintains two temporary parking spaces for visitors.  Parking on State Street or in other visitor spaces on campus is metered.

Human Resources
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-370-6210 voice
503-370-6570 fax

HR Highlights


Open Enrollment for 2015 will start on February 9th and continue through February 27th. Changes made during this time will go into effect on April 1, 2015.

Retirement Appointments are available on February 25th and February 27th.

Check out the Administrative Lunch schedule!  All staff and faculty are invited to attend to learn more about what's happening in the sponsoring department lately.  Space may be limited.  Lunch is partially subsidized by Human Resources!


Payroll and Tax Changes  (Posted Spring 2014)

Benefit Changes - Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage Act (Posted Fall 2013)

Tuition Remission/Exchange for Dependent Children (Posted Fall 2013)

Our Commitment to Non-Discrimination

Willamette University strives to provide equal opportunity in its educational programs and activities, and in employment. Questions regarding the University's equal opportunity policies and practices may be directed to the Director of Human Resources. See Compliance for more information.

New Faculty/Staff Profiles

Get to know our new colleagues who recently joined the Willamette Community.

  • Debra Dela
    English Language Learning Specialist — Writing Center
  • Mary Rumsey
    Reference and Instructional Services Librarian — Law Library
  • Tonya Wheeler
    Web Solutions Analyst — Web Development