Why join our team?

Work-life balance. We want to minimize employee’s work-related stress and help them accomplish their life goals while working a full- or part-time job. We offer flexible work schedules, including telecommuting options for many positions.

Mission-driven work. Our mission is to improve the health of the public through excellent clinical care, education and research. We envision a future where mental health is an important part of overall health, and mental health care is an integral part of all health care.

Core Values. Our core values of diversity, collaboration, continuous learning and mentorship, and integrity and accountability represent what we believe in and how we approach everything we do.

UW Benefits. As a University of Washington employee, you receive excellent benefits including a variety of health plan options, generous retirement plans, life insurance and long-term disability coverage. The University also provides important programs and services to help you thrive in your personal life, including child care and elder care services. We help you take full advantage of the UW benefits available to you. We offer flexible work schedules, including telecommuting options for many positions.

Inclusivity. From our department orientation to our annual picnic, we support a welcoming culture that helps all our employees feel included. Our employees are part of an important team and we want them to feel that way.

Involvement. Employees can get involved in the work and social environment of the department. Employees can serve on workgroups that tackle specific issues, participate on committees that vote on scholarships and awards, and help plan events like holiday parties, running or cycling clubs, and potlucks. Employees also have the opportunity to serve on department, UW Medicine and UW committees relevant to their job.

Opportunities for growth. We encourage our employees to develop their skills and careers. Many employees take advantage of Professional & Organizational Development (POD) classes offered by the UW as well as the Tuition Exemption Program that covers 6 credits/term for eligible staff and faculty. Our research labs are extremely committed to helping employees prepare for graduate school and/or build their resume, we have a robust faculty mentorship program, and we provide Staff Scholarship Awards twice a year to help pay for the cost of classes, conferences, meetings, and workshops.

Recognition. We give annual awards that honor and celebrate the valuable contributions staff and faculty make toward supporting the mission of our department and spotlight faculty and staff accomplishments in our internal and external newsletters. We also recognize and support news ideas and endeavors through small grant programs and scholarships.

Direct communication. We encourage transparent communication at all levels of the department and routinely ask for employee feedback. Many supervisors have an “open door” policy that promotes direct access to timely information and support.