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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.

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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.

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.

Additional Information About Student Employment at Benedictine

Undergraduate + Graduate Student On-Campus Employment Reference 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?

  • Contact the hiring supervisor to discuss the position (contact information listed in the job posting).

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 Lownik Enrollment Services Center, Suite 102, 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.