Why Work at Pacific?

Our Mission

University of the Pacific is a mission-driven organization, focused on creating the next generation of leaders in a wide array of disciplines through student-centered teaching and research that blends learning in classrooms, laboratories and studios with real-world experiences partnering with organizations across northern California. No matter the job, every employee at Pacific is part of contributing to the mission of California’s first university, which ranks in the Top 20 in the West and Top 100 in the U.S.

Our Values

Our shared values are at the heart of who we are as Pacificans and represent what we do best. These values — excellence, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, integrity and accountability, respect and civility — provide a shared sense of purpose and identity. They foster a culture that recognizes and rewards the talents and commitment of our people, and cultivate an environment of innovation, inclusiveness and respect.

Our Workplaces

Pacific has three unique campuses across northern California. The largest campus is found in Stockton in the heart of the Central Valley. The 175-acre campus is regularly ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in America. As the only college on the West Coast that uses collegiate gothic architecture, the Pacific campus conjures up images of the brick-and-ivy campuses seen at traditional East Coast colleges, and the soothing tones of the carillon bells help create a truly special work environment. The campus also is home to the Faye Spanos Concert Hall, where employees can enjoy the work of students from the Conservatory of Music and guest artists. Employees also can enjoy watching Division I athletic competitions. Pacific is a member of the West Coast Conference and has 17 D-I sports.

The university also has campuses in Sacramento and San Francisco. The Sacramento campus is located in the Oak Park neighborhood, just a few blocks from new stores, restaurants, cafes and apartments created by former Mayor Kevin Johnson. In San Francisco, Pacific is housed in a state-of-the-art building in the heart of downtown on Fifth Street, walking distance from world-class shopping, dining and cultural venues.

Our Benefits

Pacific offers a unique and powerful set of benefits for its employees with your individual needs in mind. We know that employees come with differing needs that can change and grow just as you and your family's needs may change over time. A few of our benefits we like to highlight are:

  • Pacific contributes 10% toward employee retirement each paycheck
  • Pacific offers up to 90% tuition remission and exchange for employees and their dependents
  • Pacific offers 14 paid holidays and seasonal days each year in addition to regular vacation days.

Pacific also provides affordable and high-quality comprehensive benefits to support employees' varied needs. We invite you to explore our Health Benefits, Income Protection plans, Financial Planning benefits and Work-Life Balance programs.

For more information, please email human_resources@pacific.edu or call 209.946.2124.

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Pacific Benefits

Pacific has benefits offerings for employees and retirees with your individual needs in mind. We know that employees come with differing needs that can change and grow just as you and your family's needs may change over time. 

Pacific provides a balanced comprehensive benefit program to support employees' varied needs. We invite you to explore our Health Benefits, Income Protection plans, Financial Planning benefits and Work-Life Balance programs. 

For information about Pacific's benefits, please contact Human Resources at employee_benefits@pacific.edu.

Professional Development

The University of the Pacific provides a wide range of training and professional development programs for all staff members.  

All University employees are eligible to attend any training and professional development program, as appropriate.  While there may be fees associated with certain programs, the majority of the programs offered through the University have no fees.

Training provided through Human Resources are:

  • New Staff Orientation: All new staff are required to attend new staff orientation.
  • Respect in the Workplace: University of the Pacific is committed to fostering and maintaining a respectful and positive campus climate. Our policies, such as that prohibit sexual and other unlawful harassment and discrimination, reflect our dedication to this commitment. 

Pacific provides a wide range of no-cost training courses, series and resources to help enhance and develop your skills to be successful.  

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