Staff members at UC Riverside take pride in working for an institution that continually creates meaningful experiences for all Highlanders — and is rising in the ranks of national prominence. UCR was ranked the fastest rising university in America by U.S. News in 2019 and in the Top 30 of institutions dedicated to the public good by Washington Monthly in 2018.
We want to create something better — on our campus and beyond — and our inspiring and dedicated staff helps us do just that. Without a doubt, the work we do daily to create transformative change on local, national, and global scales could not be done without them.
And just as our staff helps to build better tomorrows by supporting UCR’s mission of research, teaching, and public service, we empower them and encourage their success through our unwavering support, resources, and mentorship — and outstanding benefits. That includes being on a campus situated in an ideal locale for work-life balance: In addition to all the vibrant city of Riverside has to offer, it’s also just a short drive from exquisite mountains, desert, and the beach.
UC offers so many exceptional benefits to campus community members. Employees enjoy a comprehensive compensation package that includes competitive salaries, top-tier healthcare coverage, robust pension and investment options, and a variety of career development resources.
Riverside is an exciting and vibrant community. The City of Riverside has won numerous awards for excellence in city governance and public services, including recognition for digital innovation, millennial-friendly city planning, and creating green, sustainable communities. Learn more about the City of Arts & Innovation we call home.
UCR staff members are eligible to enroll their children in the UCR Child Development Center. The curriculum at the center follows guidelines set by the California Department of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. All of the centers’ programs are focused on childhood enrichment, accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.
The UCR Staff Assembly promotes the interests and well-being of all staff. Overseen by an executive board, the Staff Assembly works in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor. Together, they support the university’s focus on collaboration and innovation, from sponsoring social events and outings to connecting UCR staff to opportunities that enrich their personal and professional lives.
Staff members are encouraged to continue lifelong learning. Choose from hundreds of individual classes or pursue one of 90 certificate programs.
UCR's Human Resources department helps employees achieve their goals through the Education and Development program. Regular courses are available for staff members looking to sharpen writing, editing, and other communication skills.