Working at Western Washington University offers the chance to support our vision of preparing and inspiring people to explore widely, think critically, communicate clearly, and connect ideas creatively to address our most challenging needs, problems, and questions, along with opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally.
Serving over 15,000 students each year, our employees are committed to expanding educational access and success, supporting innovative interdisciplinary programs that offer students real world experience, improving sustainability, and engaging with the broader community. Located in Bellingham, Washington, between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, and surrounded by salt water, mountain ranges, and glacial lakes, the community offers endless opportunities for exploration, relaxation, and adventure.
Take advantage of a state-of-the-art fitness facility with unparalleled accessibility and competitive rates. Swimming, Fitness Classes, a Climbing Wall and plenty of equipment, the WKSRC is a premium facility that couldn’t be any closer to your work space. Special rates available for staff.
Staff and faculty can borrow any materials from the Wilson Library, and you can have resources from other libraries sent to Wilson for you to pick up.
Learn from experienced staff how to climb the highest mountains and travel to the remotest locations in the Northwest. Rent gear and get resources on how to learn or participate in numerous outdoor activities.
See some of the most diverse and respected artists in the world without leaving campus at the Western Art Gallery. There are permanent and traveling collections to satisfy all tastes.
Staff Tuition Exemption
After working at least 6 months Staff and faculty can take advantage of tuition waivers and earn up to 8 credits per quarter (or audit courses) at a reduced rate.
Receive discounts for admission to a variety of athletic, performing arts, and educational events. Receive a 10% discount at the Bookstore, and an additional 10% on logo items every Western Wednesday for those wearing Western gear.
Learning for Staff and Faculty
Western provides many opportunities for professional development and learning. Participate in workshops and trainings, community learning events, and lecture series.