Employment Opportunities

The Office of Human Resources is committed to extending professional and collaborative assistance to the Benedictine University community in a welcoming, friendly environment. In support of faculty, staff and students, we serve as their dedicated resource for all personnel and benefits matters.



Adjunct Faculty

Student Employment

Undergraduate and Graduate Student On-Campus Employment Reference Brochure

Lisle Student Brochure

Mesa Student Brochure

Why work while attending classes at BenU?

Working while attending college provides valuable job experience. Today’s employers are looking for more than just a degree from potential employees. There is a difference between working with people in the classroom and working with people at a job. Employers want to see that you are able to adjust to the world outside of college. Even job experience that is not directly related to your field could give you the qualification needed for a position that someone without your experience could not get.

In addition, student employment can:

  • Help you avoid debt.
  • Teach you time management.
  • Provide the opportunity to network with others in your field of study.
  • Allow you to become more involved with the Benedictine community.

FAQs – Student Employment – Lisle Campus

How do I apply for a job on campus?

  • Search the student postings on the student job listing site and apply, then work with the hiring manager (listed on the job listing) to complete the process.

Who decides who’s hired for the job?

  • Hiring decisions are made by the hiring supervisor.

What do I do if I get hired?

  • Go to Human Resources in Goodwin Hall, suite 318, to complete the hiring process.

What does the hiring process entail?

  • The hiring process takes approximately 30 minutes and consists of watching a safety video, completing the federal and state W-4 forms, the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form and the Confidentiality Agreement.

What will I need to bring with me to complete the hiring process?

  • Completed Hiring Form (obtained from the hiring supervisor).
  • Original documents for employment eligibility verification (to complete the I-9 form). NOTE: Homeland Security requires that original documents be presented. Copies and faxes cannot be accepted (click here for the List of Acceptable Documents.

How and when do I get paid?

  • Besides receiving a paper check, students can sign up for direct deposit. Pay days are every two weeks (click here for the Bi-weekly Pay Schedule). Checks are picked up in the department in which you work.

Hiring for Mission

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

About Benedictine

Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Ill., just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Ariz. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs annually. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. That same year, yourlocalsecurity.com also named BenU the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Statement

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University’s rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

The University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). No applicant or employee may be discriminated against with respect to any employment or benefits decision because of a disability as defined by the law.

The University’s policy on HIV reflects the University’s mission, character and commitment, particularly as these statements pertain to the human dignity of individuals. Therefore, the University does not discriminate against individuals who are diagnosed as HIV positive or as having AIDS. An applicant or employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation is defined as a suggested change or adjustment to a job or work environment (subject to the limits in applicable law) that permits a qualified job applicant or employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to employees without disabilities.

Employees or applicants who wish to request a reasonable accommodation must contact Human Resources, and may be required to submit appropriate documentation of their disability and need for an accommodation.