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At CWU, we're on a mission to prepare students for enlightened, responsible and productive lives.

Our campuses are made up of innovators, researchers, big-thinkers – and everyone is passionate about changing students' lives. Join an inclusive community where you’ll be empowered with the freedom to explore, evaluate and learn. Are you ready to make a difference and continue developing your career?

A Message from President Wohlpart

At CWU, we welcome individuals interested in joining a community dedicated to student success, and building equitable systems for all to thrive.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are all core to CWU's values and mission to increase access to higher education for everyone regardless of identity. At CWU we work to ensure everyone's voice is not only heard, but recognized and valued. We consistently strive to provide a safe, welcoming, and forward-thinking institution for all employees, students, and community members.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Benefits & Perks

CWU succeeds when our Wildcat Family is cared for. CWU offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; retirement and optional savings plans; a dependent tuition waiver; and paid leave plans depending on employment classification.

Benefits at Central

Life in Ellensburg

Founded in 1891, the Ellensburg campus is located in the heart of Washington state. Ellensburg offers the best of two worlds - small-town charm and big-city amenities. From outdoor activities like rafting the Yakima River, exploring the growing art scene, visiting the weekly community Farmer's Market, or diving into the local diverse culinary offerings. Ellensburg also has all four distinct seasons with over 300 sunny days. The affordability and convenience Ellensburg has to offer has earned the town the title of one of the "Top 10 Best Small Towns in the U.S." according to Livability.

*And, if you're looking for something different, check out our other campus locations across Washington state!

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Learning and Professional Development

From online trainings, in-person workshops, nationally recognized conferences, and many more CWU is not just a workplace, but a place to continue to learn and grow in a personal and professional capacity.

Professional Development

Student Jobs

CWU is a place for students to learn and have the opportunity to gain tangible work experience through the university that can be applied to any career path post-graduating from CWU. Many students choose to work on-campus due to the flexible schedules, the convenience, and the opportunity of making new connections with other students, staff, and so many more. On-campus job opportunities range from dining services team member, live-in positions such as a Resident Assistant (RA), office assistants positions, and more!

Student Jobs

Are you ready to join our team?

Central Washington University is known for its welcoming culture where everyone gives back and cares deeply about each other. The CWU community believes is the importance of teamwork - of working together to achieve our common goals. Why not join us in helping students achieve their dreams

February 10 the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Central Washington University a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Scholars. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Learn more about this accolade on the Fulbright webpage. 

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation during the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources,, (509) 963-1202.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Posters
  • Affirmative Action Plan
  • The annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided pursuant to the Jeann Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Central's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Central; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the University Police and Public Safety at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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