Why work at VCU?

Welcome to a world UNLIKE any other. Let us show you why VCU is the best employer in the central Virginia region. 

We aren't here to conform. Instead, we are prepared to undo the status quo in higher education and health care in order to pursue a future built by us. See how we are unlike any university you've ever seen.

When deciding where to work, VCU is a great choice because of the career opportunities, a wide variety of benefits available to you and your family, a generous leave package that can be used how you see fit, various discounts within the community and a diverse and inclusive culture that wants to promote your well-being.

Employee health plans
VCU offers a wide range of employee health plans, some with zero premium for full-time employees. All plans include medical, dental, behavioral health, and prescription benefits along with an Employee Assistance Program, Premium Rewards and cash incentives for employees who participate in health-related activities and reward programs.

Leave granted to university employees allows for time off to be used for any purpose by employees. Other leave benefits include: 

  • Short-term disability
  • Parental leave
  • Caregiving leave
  • Enhanced community service leave
  • Administrative leave and more


Generous employer-funded retirement benefits and supplemental retirement savings plans with cash matching. Retiree health coverage for employees who meet age and service requirements at retirement.

Career development opportunities
VCU offers a wide range of career development opportunities, including career paths and promotions in place, as well as a competitive tuition benefit program. 

  • Employees are eligible immediately upon hire
  • May take 6 credit hours per semester
  • May take one course during work hours

Employer-paid life insurance and disability coverage

VCU offers additional voluntary benefits including:

  • Long-term care coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Optional additional life insurance
  • Discount programs and more

Employee well-being

Comprehensive employee well-being programs and resources available at no cost through RamStrong. A recent perk employees enjoy are fl
exible work arrangements, which include:

  • Remote work
  • Flexible work times
  • Hybrid work schedules and more

Employee discounts

Employees receive a discounted membership at VCU Recreation and Well-being facilities/programs, discounts on technology from RamTech and discounts at local businesses.

Diverse and inclusive campus culture

VCU is dedicated to fostering an inclusive campus community that celebrates diversity and ensures equity among all. 

At VCU, we're connected with the world around us and are uniquely integrated within the city's urban culture. The work we do makes a real difference. We value effort, determination and grit. That's how we
make it real.