Strong Engaged Community
The PLNU community is a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christ-like character.
Staff and Faculty Chapel
Gather together once a quarter to welcome new colleagues, worship together, and enjoy breakfast.
Staff and Faculty Lunches
Enjoy a community meal for just $1.
Have the option to participate in one-to-one professional, personal, and spiritual mentorship for current students.
Working on a college campus means a wealth of professional and personal development opportunities. Attend chapel, lectures, or concerts. Take advantage of research and resources at the library or one of our many centers and institutes. Join the Loma Fantasy Football League. Play an intramural sport. Enjoy the ocean view on your lunch break.
Employee Benefits Package
PLNU Benefits Package
Read about PLNU’s competitive benefits package available to employees in our PLNU Benefits flipbook.
A full-time employee is eligible to receive tuition remission for two courses or six units, whichever is greater — up to a maximum of 18 units per academic year. For undergraduate courses, employees receive 100 percent remission, and for graduate courses they receive 50 percent remission. After one year, the legal children and spouse of an employee are eligible to participate in the undergraduate tuition remission program. Tuition remission for dependents’ undergraduate courses is phased in up to 95 percent over four years.
Tuition Exchange Program
PLNU participates in the Tuition Waiver Exchange Program sponsored through the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). This program enables the dependents of regular full-time faculty, staff, and administrators of participating council institutions to attend other participating council institutions tuition-free for up to four years.
Early Childhood Learning Center
Regular employees qualify for a 25 percent discount for each child enrolled in the Early Childhood Learning Center.
The university typically observes the following holidays each year:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King
- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day, and the days before and after Thanksgiving
- December 24 through January 1
Vacation time is granted to regular full-time, 12-month staff. Regular 12-month staff working 32 hours per week and regular 12-month part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week earn vacation leave on a pro-rata basis. After 90 days of continuous service, vacation time is available to be taken as it accrues.
|Continuous Employment||Hours of Vacation/Month||Days of Vacation/Year|
|Date of hire through 5th year||06.67 hours||10 working days|
|6th through 10th year||10.00 hours||15 working days|
|11th year and after||13.34 hours||20 working days|
Regular full-time employees accrue 10 days of sick leave per year. Regular employees working 32 hours per week and regular part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week earn sick leave on a pro-rata basis. All other non-benefit eligible employees will be granted five days (40 hours) of sick leave each calendar year or upon hire. After 90 days of continuous service, sick time is available to be taken as it accrues.
Regular full-time employees earn two personal days each calendar year. Regular employees working 32 hours per week and regular part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week earn personal leave on a pro-rata basis. After 90 days of continuous service, personal time is available to be taken.
* This website provides a brief overview of PLNU benefits. Detailed information regarding eligibility, enrollment, and plan provisions is available in Human Resources. All benefits are governed by their relevant plan documents, and not by the summary contained in this website.
The PLNU Wellness program is an evolving component of the PLNU community and workplace designed over the last couple years to keep employees moving and motivated to lead healthy and balanced lives.
Since 2014, we’ve partnered with Fitbit and WellRight to help us challenge ourselves and keep track of our progress and goals. Looking forward, we are committed to continue developing a comprehensive program that promotes financial, spiritual, environmental, and emotional wellness in all areas of life for PLNU’s employees, workplace, and community.
Our purpose is to establish, promote, and maintain a workplace culture that encourages and supports employee participation in programs and activities that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
'Express Thanks' Challenge
Join PLNU in handwriting 20 thank you notes within the next 30 days — an average of five per week.
'Meet me at the Manger' Challenge
Every holiday season, PLNU challenges the staff and faculty community to walk the distance that Mary and Joseph walked from Nazareth to Bethlehem — 100 miles between December 1-25.
‘Liberty Station Walk’ Challenge
Every fall, PLNU staff and faculty join for a community walk from the PLNU main campus to the Liberty Station Conference Center.