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Employment at SPU

Looking for a job that is more than a job? And looking for meaning in your work?

Seattle Pacific University is a place where people are putting their minds and hearts into equipping young people with the finest education available –– and the tools to make a difference in the world.

Current Vacancies

View current faculty and staff vacancies.

A Remarkable Venture

Can a university change the world? At SPU, we believe this is an important question. It presses us to think about the purpose of Seattle Pacific University. It presses us to think about our vision and our distinctive commitments. And we believe strongly that the answer to this question is an emphatic yes. Indeed, given SPU’s distinctive vision and its clear Christian identity, we must seek to do nothing less than to make an impact in the world with good news.

Seattle Pacific's vision is clear, the plan is in place, and an extraordinary team of people is already tackling the task. You may wish to consider joining this remarkable venture.

Faith Statement

At Seattle Pacific University, we seek to ground everything we do on the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. Such a claim is both personal, a commitment by each member of our community, and institutional, a corporate aspiration that has guided this institution from its founding. Even while we celebrate the rich diversity of the Church throughout the world, we anchor our faith on the person of Jesus Christ, the authority of Holy Scripture, and the tradition of the Christian Church throughout history.

Our mission at SPU is to engage the culture and change the world, through competence, character, wisdom, and community. We believe our faith in Jesus Christ is the informing and sustaining power through which we fulfill this distinctive calling.

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Employment Benefits

Seattle Pacific University provides a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. This benefits package is designed to provide additional support to employees as they work toward accomplishing the University's mission.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, employee assistance program, Emeriti Health Solutions (retirement healthcare funding), and disability insurance coverage, along with a defined contribution retirement plan, flexible spending account options, and tuition scholarship. There are additional voluntary benefits available to employees at their own cost. In addition, the University has generous provisions for family and medical leave, personal leave and other types of paid and unpaid leave.

Find more details about applying for a position, hiring policies, benefits, and other information provided by the SPU Office of Human Resources.

More Employment Opportunities

Student Employment and Work-Study Opportunities
The Office of Student Employment coordinates work study, helps students find part-time jobs, and more.

Center for Career and Calling
Assistance for students with choosing a major; finding an internship; and other employment resources.

Alumni Career Services
Career-enhancing programs and tools including job leads, networking opportunities, and career consultation.

Kristi Nelson

“I love this vibrant, Christian, academic community. The cross-campus collegiality, the strong sense of mission and purpose, the integration of Christian faith, and the opportunity for intellectual stimulation make this a great place to work.”
Kristi Nelson
Senior Gift Officer
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