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Employee Benefits

Gordon College offers an excellent array of comprehensive benefits designed to meet the needs of full-time faculty and staff and their families. Eligibility may vary according to hours worked. Benefits are generally effective on the first day of the month following the date of hire. 

Medical and Dental Insurance
Comprehensive medical and dental insurance for employees and families is provided. Three medical plans are offered – a high deductible health plan, a health maintenance organization (HMO), and a preferred provider organization (PPO). The PPO is only available to employees who live and/or work outside of New England or have dependents that live outside of New England. Employees that enroll in the high deductible health plan may also be eligible for a Health Savings Account (HSA) that the College will contribute to. Depending on the elected plan, the College pays between 70 - 80% of the medical insurance premium, and 50% of the dental premium. 

In compliance with the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule (TCR) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021), Gordon College is providing a link to our third-party administrator’s website where information can be found about the (1) in-network provider negotiated rates, and (2) historical out-of-network allowed amounts.

Vision Insurance

The College offers a voluntary vision plan that features coverage for routine care and prescription eyewear through a network of participating vision care providers. 

Legal Insurance

The College offers a voluntary legal insurance plan that covers a wide range of legal needs. 

Life and Disability Insurance
Gordon pays the premium for basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Supplemental, employee-paid life insurance is also available at reasonable rates.

Retirement Plan 
All employees who work at least 1000 hours per year may participate in a tax-deferred retirement plan. All contributions are immediately vested. 

Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to set up an account of pre-tax funds to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, and dependent care costs.

Retiree Health Plan
A Retiree Health Plan provides post-retirement health insurance options, plus a tax-advantaged savings vehicle for future medical expenses. 

Tuition Benefits

Employees, spouses, and dependent children may take undergraduate courses on campus tuition-free. Graduate courses are also available at a reduced tuition rate.The College participates in tuition exchange programs that offer tuition benefits at other participating institutions on a space available basis. In addition, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary offers free full tuition scholarships to Gordon College faculty and staff based on years of service

Paid Time Off

Depending on years of service and position grade, staff employees are eligible for 10 to 25 days of vacation each year. In addition, employees may use up to 10 days of sick leave, and 3 personal days each year. The College observes at least 12 paid holidays a year. Faculty enjoy a generous sabbatical program, as well as a nationally recognized Faculty Development Plan.

Access to Facilities, Services, and Resources

Gordon community chapel services, cultural and athletic events are open to all faculty and staff. Employees have free membership at Gordon's Bennett Center, where scheduled fitness programs, as well as personal training, can be arranged. College Dining Services offers a substantial discount to faculty and staff. The Jenks Library, college bookstore, and mailroom serve the needs of faculty and staff. 

Relocation and Housing Assistance

(see HR / For Prospective Employees / Housing and Relocation) 

Gordon provides a moving allowance to pay for the first 6,000 pounds of a new employee's of household goods (additional poundage is allowed for spouse and dependent children). Packing costs are not included. 

This benefits summary is for information purposes only and may be subject to change.