Founded in 1847, Earlham College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college that aspires to change lives for good. Our community is shaped by the perspectives and values of the Religious Society of Friends—commonly known as Quakers—but you don’t have to be Quaker to work or study here. (In fact, most of us aren’t!) Instead, our community comes together around our shared Principles and Practices: respect for persons, integrity, peace and justice, simplicity, and community. Through our common understanding of these values and our shared governance structure, each member of the Earlham community is encouraged to participate fully, applying their personal expertise and experience to moving the College forward.
We’re delighted that you’re interested in joining the Earlham community and look forward to learning more about you through the application process.
Oh, and by the way—it’s pronounced “Ur-luhm”!
The health and financial security of you and your family is important to us. Earlham College is proud to offer you competitive, comprehensive benefits that enhance the lives of you and your family. These benefits are intended to protect your well-being and financial health. You have the flexibility to select the plans that best meet your needs and the opportunity to elect additional benefits that protect you and your family and balance your life outside of work.
Who is eligible?
Benefits are available to all full-time employees and their dependents who meet specific eligibility requirements. The plan allows coverage for an employee’s legal spouse, domestic partner and/or child(ren), including biological, adopted, or stepchildren, covered from birth to the end of the month they turn age 26. If your spouse/partner is eligible for group coverage under his/her employer’s health plan, they are not eligible for Medical benefits under the Earlham plan.
Active eligible employees, regardless of age, are eligible for benefits under the College’s Health Plan.
We understand the importance of your valuable time with your family and friends. We think you’ll find our paid holiday schedule and PTO benefits very reasonable!
2023-24 Holiday Schedule
Holidays that fall on Saturday will be celebrated on the preceding Friday. Holidays that fall on Sunday will be celebrated on the following Monday.
|Tuesday, July 4, 2023
|Monday, September 4, 2023
|Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, 2023
|Monday, December 18, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024
|Winter All-College Closure2
|Monday, January 15, 2024
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day1
|Monday, May 27, 2024
|Wednesday, June 19, 2024
|Thursday, July 4, 2024
1on these holidays, classes are in session and some employees may be required to work. If you are required to work, and you are administrative faculty, you will be given an alternate day off with pay. If you work and you are a staff member, you will be paid for your hours of work, as well as holiday pay.
2additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year has been approved by the President for 2023-2024
Paid Time-Off / Vacation
Full-time (12 month appointment) administrative faculty members are entitled to 22 days of vacation in each of the first ten fiscal years of full-time employment. After ten consecutive full-time years of employment, an administrative faculty member is entitled to 27 days of vacation. A former employee who is reemployed by Earlham will not have prior service counted toward eligibility for vacation.
Vacation for hourly staff is accrued time based on the number of paid hours and years of service.
Full-time staff vacation accrual
|Length of Service
|Approx. days per year
|0 to 2 years of service
|0.0385 hours accrued per hours worked
|2 to 8 years
|0.0465 hours accrued per hours worked
|8 to 15 years
|0.0582 hours accrued per hours worked
|0.0769 hours accrued per hours worked
Part-time staff vacation accrual
|0 to 8 years
|0.0231 hours accrued per hours worked
|8 to 15 years
|0.0346 hours accrued per hours worked
|0.0465 hours accrued per hours worked
We know your “golden years” are important to you. Earlham College provides a very competitive retirement package for our employees.
All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Earlham College Retirement
Plan. Unless an employee defers, Earlham will deduct an amount equal to 3% of gross pay for the employee’s contribution to the retirement plan. Employees may contribute in excess of 3% up to the federal limit.
After two years of full-time employment at Earlham, or with proof of previous employment at a higher education institution, Earlham will contribute an amount equal to 5% of gross pay toward the employee TIAA retirement plan. Earlham will contribute 8% after three years of employment.
Our Athletics & Wellness Center (AWC) provides a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of our campus by providing a breadth of coverage that touches the lives of every individual. Furthermore, the program strives to impact the lives of the Earlham staff, faculty and the wider Richmond and Wayne County community, as well. As an Earlham employee, wellness benefits extend to your family members, too!
|Earlham/ESR Full Time Employees &
|Earlham/ESR Part Time
|$150/Year Free after 2 years
|$150/Year Free after 2 years*
|Metz Full Time
|Metz Part Time
|NMR Full Time
| NMR Part Time
*Spouse/Significant other and dependents under 24 years old residing at same address would be eligible for membership
You are family
Are you interested in working at Earlham College? Or, are you already a part of the family but ready for change?
Resources are available online to view employee benefits, housing options and required forms.
While there’s plenty of helpful information on this site, we know that some questions are difficult to ask or answer via the web or email. You are always welcome to contact a member of the HR team