Employee Benefits

At Briar Cliff University, we know that proper educational training, protecting, and promoting our employee's financial, physical, and emotional well-being is critical to attracting and retaining talented individuals to contribute our outstanding Cliff community. 

Education and Training

Grow while you work. We hire talented individuals and help support them by offering continued professional development opportunities. 

New Employee Onboarding

With the variety of positions that exists at Briar Cliff University, the majority of our onboarding processes are handled on a departmental basis. However, every single employee receives the following overviews to help orientate them to our campus culture.

  • Compensation and Benefits Onboarding
  • Mission, Values, and Vision
  • History of Briar Cliff
  • Tour of Campus
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Organization at Briar Cliff University was created to support instructional personnel in their continued development as excellent teachers and scholars in order to improve the learning community/environment for students.

CELT defines excellence as effectiveness, engagement and use of evidence-based practices for ongoing improvement of teaching and learning. Our learning and teaching community includes anyone who is engaged with our students in an instructional context. This includes faculty, advisors, administrators, and staff. We work with these employees to:

  • Facilitate discussion about learning-centered education and best pedagogical practice
  • Provide space and resources for the campus to engage in joyful and purposeful community
  • Inspire continued innovation in professional growth and service.

The vision of CELT is to make Briar Cliff a hub for faculty development and student success.

Continued Training 

Briar Cliff University provide a variety of continued safety and education training to enable every employee develop the skills need to excel and navigate their work environment.  

Learn While You Work

As a higher education institution, we have the unique ability to offer our employees the chance to earn a degree while they are employed at our university. We are proud to offer discounted credit hours to our full time employees who want to advance their careers through education. Full-time employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible to undergraduate and graduate tuition remission and tuition exchange benefits.

Be sure to ask for more information during your onboarding process! 

Protecting and Promoting 

We have - not just your back - but the rest of you, too! We also offer many unique services and benefits to help support you as a balanced and healthy person. We are committed to the overall health and well being of all employees. Briar Cliff University recognizes that when employees are physically, emotionally, and socially fit, they are more productive. Well being promotes less absenteeism, lower health care costs, and workplace satisfaction. 

Free Wellness Facilities

All Briar Cliff University employees and students are offered a free membership to Four Seasons Health Club as well as access to our many wellness facilities on campus. 

Paid Time Off 

We know how hard employees work and recognize the importance of providing time for rest and relaxation. We fully encourage employees to get this rest by taking your Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Vacation Leave - Up to 10 days of vacation earned in your first year of employment.
  • Sick Leave
  • 10 Holidays
  • Paid Christmas Break - Eligible employees receive PTO the week between Christmas and New Years. 


Health Services

Briar Cliff University provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees. This program offers qualified counselors to help you cope with personal problems you may be facing. Also, the mental, physical, and spiritual expert resources on campus are not just available to our students, they are available to our employees as well. Don't hesitate to contact us and we will get you in touch with the resources you are seeking. 

Work-Life Balance Flexibility

Do you ever feel like you have a million demands on your time? From your family, your friends, your health, and your job, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. 

Briar Cliff is proud to provide a campus experience complete with activities, services, and support round the clock to all our students. As an potential or current employee, we know that commitment can sound demanding and intimidating. That's why our institution offers flex time and remote work opportunities to salaried employees. Your sanity and stress level are important to us, we understand that our employees are real people with real lives. In fact, we want to support and celebrate it as best we can in every position.

Please note, these opportunities vary and are managed on a departmental basis, please check with you supervisor to better understand what options are available to you. 

Employee Benefits Offered

Briar Cliff University offers a competitive benefits package that supports both our employees and their families. 

  • Retirement 403b-TIAA
  • Health Insurance
    • Flex
    • HSA
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • AFLAC 
Discounted Dining Services

Take advantage of our recently renovated on-campus dining experience. All employee are able to receive cafeteria meals at reduced prices with convenient payroll deduction.