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The Human Resources department of Columbia College is committed to the continuous development and exemplary services of the college’s most important assets, its employees.

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Competitive benefits

Columbia College offers generous group benefit plans including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • The College provides basic life and accidental death & dismemberment that is equal to 200% of the employees annual salary up to a maximum of $250,000
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Access Employee Assistance Program 24/7
  • Generous retirement plan with a match of up to 8% once employee meets eligibility requirements
  • Tuition benefits for employees and their eligible dependents
    • Free in-seat undergraduate
    • 75% tuition reduction for online classes and graduate classes
    • Tuition Exchange program with partner institutions
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Holidays: Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day plus day after, Winter Break (week between Christmas and New Year's), Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, plus one floating holiday

Eligibility for employee benefits and perks is determined by employment status. For more information please see our benefits summary .

Employee perks

  • Free parking for faculty/staff
  • Access the Koepke Fitness Center free for faculty/staff
  • 24/7 Campus Safety
  • Community Service - up to 8 hours
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Mentorship Program
  • Numerous employee activities (Wellness Fair, Employee Appreciation Luncheon, Fall Festival, Holiday Lighting, plus many more)
  • Numerous ways to get involved (Book Club, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Relay for Life, Staff Association Advisory Council, United Way, plus many more)
  • Microsoft Office free for faculty/staff
  • Jeans Day Fridays, plus anytime students aren't on campus (Spring Break, Summer Break, Thanksgiving, Winter Break)
  • Free access to home athletic events and bring five guests to the game

Employee testimonials


Tera, Admissions

"I love working at Columbia College because I feel like I make a difference. I love how I can make a positive impact on the lives of our students."

Portrait of Tera. 

Darren, Athletics

"Columbia College is a great place to work. CC's greatest asset is the kindness and welcoming nature of faculty and staff. The people make the place."

Portrait of Darren. 

Kim, Admissions

I love working at Columbia College because I know the work I do makes a difference! We invest in and impact the lives of students every day, and I appreciate the support I receive as an employee."

Portrait of Kim. 

Diversity statement

Columbia College is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall, fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Columbia College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information refer to our Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy.

In compliance with College policy and Federal and State laws, qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

In compliance with the Clery Act, the College discloses crime statistics for crimes committed on campus, in certain off-campus buildings, or on property owned/controlled by the College during the last three years.  The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be obtained electronically or in paper copy by contacting the Campus Safety Office.

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