Published: Dec. 16, 2021
CU Boulder Staff Member Smiling with Chip the Mascot

As we approach the new year, we would like to extend our appreciation to you for engaging with us as a member of our Talent Community. Thank you for your interest in the University of Colorado Boulder and best wishes as you celebrate the close to 2021 and the beginning of 2022! 

In this article are some of the benefits that set CU Boulder apart from other employers. When you join CU Boulder as a member of the professional staff:

  • You’ll enjoy 22 paid vacation days plus 15 additional sick days so that you do not have to use up vacation time for doctor appointments or to stay home with household members who need your care. This is in addition to our 10 paid holidays each year. 

  • If you should add to your household through birth, adoption, foster care placement or guardianship of a child, and you’ve been with CU for a year or more, most employees are eligible for up to 6 weeks of paid parental leave.

  • You can take 9 credit hours tuition-free through our Tuition Assistance Benefit OR, your dependents can get a 30% reduction in their tuition every year.

  • Our retirement programs offer a wide array of excellent benefits. Most faculty and University Staff employees will contribute 5% of their salary every month to a 401(a) and CU Boulder will double the contribution. That’s right, for every $1 you invest, CU will contribute $2. You’ll be fully and immediately vested and able to start managing your investments your first full month on the job. Classified Staff and prior PERA enrolled employees participate in a fantastic pension retirement plan. 

These outstanding benefits are in addition to a full array of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance choices. A few additional highlights include our beautiful setting at the foot of the Flatirons and being the flagship for our four-campus system.

Perhaps most importantly, through employment at CU Boulder, you’ll gain a sense of contributing in a meaningful way to one of the premier research institutions in the US. All this comes with CU Boulder’s commitment to maintaining work/life balance for our people and the stability that higher education can offer.