Why work at MWCC?
If you are looking for the opportunity to help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you. We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. We are a true community, with everyone from our newest staff members to our most senior faculty and administrators, working together to define our way forward.
At the Mount, we strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable, and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We continually look to innovate and enhance how we serve our students.
Our community is based on mutual respect, acceptance, and a commitment to honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. We are committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of age, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, or lifestyle. A job at MWCC isn’t just a job, it is a rewarding career within a caring community.
For the Earth
If sustainability is important to you, MWCC offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. Our Gardner campus features two wind turbines, propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college’s biomass and solar technologies incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus.
For the Benefits
Our full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, multiple health insurance options, dental care, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a dedicated employee assistance program.
In addition, our employees and their families benefit from a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at the Commonwealth’s state universities, community colleges, and the UMass system. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible.
For the Region
Mount Wachusett Community College is in the heart of Massachusetts, only an hour west of Boston, and just north of Worcester. The area is rich with outdoor activities, world class museums, farmers markets and culinary experiences. North Central Massachusetts is also home to excellent public, charter, and private schools as well as an affordable lifestyle.
We look forward to meeting you!
We hope you will consider applying to a position and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.
- The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) administers health insurance for eligible state employees, retirees, and their dependents and survivors. A MWCC employee is eligible to enroll in GIC health insurance if the employee is hired into a benefitted position and the employee’s regular work schedule is at least 50% of full-time hours.Employee Health and Other Insurance Benefits
All GIC premium deductions are taken one month in advance of coverage.
ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATES
Basic Life & Health, Optional Life, Long Term Disability (LTD), GIC Dental/Vision, and FSA
According to Massachusetts Law Chapter 32A, the following employees are eligible for GIC benefits:
- Permanent employees as outlined in CMR 1.02.
- Employees must work at least 18.75 hours in a 37.5-hour workweek or 20 hours in a 40-hour workweek;
employees who do not work the required number of hours are not eligible for GIC benefits.
New employee coverage begins on the first day of the month following 60 calendar days from the first date
of employment, or two calendar months, whichever comes first.
|Date Range of Employment:||Coverage Begins On:|
|Jan. 2- Feb. 1||April 1|
|Feb. 2 – March 2||May 1|
|March 3 – April 2||June 1|
|April 3 – May 2||July 1|
|May 3 – June 2||August 1|
|June 3 – July 3||September 1|
|July 4 – August 2||October 1|
|Aug. 3 – Sept. 2||November 1|
|Sept. 3 – Oct. 2||December 1|
|Oct. 3 – Nov. 2||January 1|
|Nov. 3 – Dec. 3||February 1|
|Dec. 4 – Jan. 1||March 1|
Employees who do not enroll in Basic Life, Basic Life and Health, Optional Life, LTD and GIC Dental/ Vision when first eligible (see NEW HIRE section) are subject to late enrollment and Annual Enrollment rules. See the corresponding LATE ENROLLMENT and ANNUAL ENROLLMENT sections for details.
Discover the many benefits available to Mount Wachusett Community College employees. The list below represents just a few of the perks we offer to faculty and staff. If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- Cafe - extensive menu of hot, cold and/or healthy food selections. Dine in the South Café, the North Café, or the faculty lounge.
- Diversity Opportunities - including Diversity Committee, special events, Partnership for Latino Success, and Minority Coalition to name a few
- Employee Events - special events such as new employee orientation, art department-sponsored events, support staff appreciation luncheon and Employee Service Awards
- Bookstore - Follett Campus Bookstore discount
- Professional Development & Wellness Workshops
- Personal Enrichment Classes
- Mount Fitness discounts
- LaChance Library
- Theatre at the Mount shows
- And much more!
The College seeks to ensure that all faculty, administrators and staff members enjoy the highest level of professional development.
Information and training opportunities are coordinated by the Division of Human Resources for general and specific groups of employees at the College. Such opportunities are generally shorter in duration and presented in a forum and at a time conducive to having as many employees participate as possible. Topics addressed throughout the year are typically developed by surveying all college employees for areas of interest at least once per year
Employees also have the opportunity to apply for funding to support attendance at conferences or training hosted by professional associations. A multi-disciplinary committee reviews requests to support off-site professional development that may be specific to certain academic fields. The committee reviews requests on a monthly basis throughout the academic year and seeks to optimize the effect of the available resources by ensuring all segments of the College have access to some professional development opportunities. Employees are encouraged to come back from any conference or training event they attend and share the information across the campus.
The Division of Human Resources assists with establishing professional development opportunities with the following objectives in mind:
- Increasing individual and group professional development opportunities through the promotion of internal and external programs and resources.
- Sponsoring programs and presentations for the College community.
- Improving the dissemination of information on innovative research projects for improving instruction, management or services.
- Collaborating with other groups to promote professional development.
- Developing and orienting new employees.
- Recognizing deserving employees.
Regular benefited employees are entitled to a tuition waiver for themselves and dependent family members for all courses offered at a state or community college or university as described in the Board of Higher Education Tuition remission Policy. MWCC tuition waiver covers 100% of the employee and 50% of spouse and children.
Search Faculty and Staff Jobs
We hope you will consider applying for one of our open position and discover what our current faculty and staff know, MWCC is a great place to work! Our extensive offerings are posted on our Interview Exchange site .
Annual Security Report
In compliance with the requirements of the Clery Act, the following information is provided to you as a prospective employee: Annual Security Report 2022 (PDF)
For additional information on the content of the report or to receive a printed copy of the report please contact: Pete Sennett
For the College’s vaccination requirements and other COVID-19 related information, visit MWCC’s COVID-19 page for details.