Department of Human Resources
Here you will find opportunities to become part of a remarkable community working together to fulfill the university’s mission of “educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other persons, for the community and for the earth.” More than 800 employees at PLU hold positions as faculty members, administrators, academic and administrative staff, including trades and support services.
Located on a 156-acre woodland campus, six miles south of Tacoma, in suburban Parkland, Washington, PLU is a private university dedicated to doing things differently since 1890. With a tradition of rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, we are committed to developing ethical and educated individuals who are prepared for a lifetime of success—both in their careers and in service to others.
The faculty, staff, and administrators of PLU are similarly devoted to service. Working on a university campus requires a commitment to caring for our students, colleagues, campus, and community. Whether staff are preparing meals in the dining hall, processing payments in the Business Office, maintaining our trees and grounds, or teaching a class, all positions are critical to the success of PLU, our students, and staff.
What Makes PLU a Great Place to Work?
In Spring of 2010, PLU employees were surveyed and asked how they agreed with a set of statements. Below are the top ten “agreed” statements.
``Best Places to Work- 2010`` Survey Results
|I am proud of my organization's public image.||96.2|
|New employees are made to feel welcome by others.||96.2|
|I am proud to work for my organization.||95.2|
|Discrimination is not tolerated at my organization.||94.4|
|I can see the link between my work and my organization's objectives.||93.8|
|The work environment is pleasant and welcoming at my organization.||93.8|
|My group work well together to accomplish our organization's goals.||93.8|
|I know what is expected of me in my job.||92.7|
|I have necessary equipment and materials to perform my job.||92.4|
|My supervisor(s) focuses on problem-solving instead of fault-finding.||91.7|
All current openings for staff and administrative positions are also listed on our job line at (253) 535-8598.
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