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Human Resources

Welcome to Concord University’s online Office of Human Resources!

Concord University (CU) offers talented individuals a wide array of fulfilling career opportunities from entry through academic or administrative professional levels. To maintain an outstanding talent pool, we employ individuals regionally, nationally, and internationally to attract top candidates.

As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, CU maintains a diverse and inclusive workplace where employees actively participate in contributing to the success of the University’s educational mission and improving the organization.

Outstanding benefits, market-based compensation, and other employee rewards contribute to CU being a destination employer. In fact, over half of CU employees have served with the University for over ten years, with over a third of all employees having between 15 years and 60 years of service!

If you are looking for more than just a job, then I encourage you to browse our website and visit our job board regularly to review job opportunities. Learn more about Concord University and why it should be your first choice, not only for quality educational opportunities but also for exemplary employment.

Yours in Service,

Daniel “Dan” Fitzpatrick, MA
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice President of Operations & Chief Operations Officer

Compensation, Benefits, & Perquisites

It pays to be a Mountain Lion!

Salary and Wages

Concord University’s highly talented and committed faculty, staff, and administrators represent key strengths and a source of competitive advantage in higher education in the region. The University pays competitive salaries and wages to attract, retain, motivate, and reward the type of employees needed to fulfill the mission and goals of the University.

In 2017, the University adopted and began implementing market-based compensation practices. These practices included analysis of faculty and staff compensation in similar sized institutions of higher education and developing competitive salary ranges for each position. This continuing initiative helps maintain external competitiveness and internal equity.

As a public agency, Concord University pays salary and wages bi-weekly and in arrears. Salary and wages are paid electronically to the financial institution of the employee’s choice. Salary payments for full-time faculty working 9 to 12 months are spread over 26 pay periods.

Annual Experience Increment Pay

Eligible employees with three or more full years of state service credit receive increment pay annually in the amount of $60 per year of qualifying service. The amount is paid in a lump sum in July of each year.

As an eligible employee of Concord University, you will receive a wide array of benefits designed for you and, as applicable, your family. These benefits supplement your salary or wages and may be customized to meet your situation and needs.

Employment – Benefit Eligibility

Regular employees who are designated “full-time” are eligible for benefits. Designated part-time, temporary, casual, and student employees are not eligible for the higher education benefit programs. However, the employee’s average hours worked per week may trigger eligibility for health insurance in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
In addition to the retirement plan listed below, any employee, whether regular or temporary, may elect to enroll and contribute wages to a voluntary 403(b) tax deferred retirement savings account, which is not matched by the employer.

Generous Retirement Plan Match & Vesting.

TIAA is the benefit provider for the University’s retirement plans and participation in the plan is required for all employees, wherein six percent (6%) of the employee’s total salary is automatically withheld pre-tax and deposited into the retirement account. The University matches the employees 6% contribution, and all funds provided are fully vested immediately. The employee may determine how the funds are invested.

Social Security & Medicare

Concord University matches both Social Security and Medicare taxes withheld from an employee’s wages.

  • FICA is the 6.2 percent Social Security tax.
  • FUTA is the 1.45 percent Medicare tax.

Workers’ Compensation & Unemployment Compensation

Workers’ Compensation benefits are provided through Encova, a third-party vendor.
The University pays the full cost of unemployment compensation following disbursement by the State of West Virginia.

Affordable Insurance Options

  • West Virginia Public Employees Group Health Insurance – Employees have a number of options for health and medical coverage for themselves, their spouse, and eligible dependents wherein the employee and the University each pay a portion of the premiums. All eligible employees are provided a basic life insurance plan of $10,000, fully paid by the University.
  • Optional Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance – The University offers optional insurance coverage amounts available from $5,000 to $500,000 with two different options available for dependent coverage.
  • Disability Insurance – The University offers voluntary short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage.

​Mountaineer Flexible Benefits

This is an IRS approved, tax free account that saves money on eligible health, medical, dental, and dependent care expenses. There are a number of benefit options available including: Life Events Insurance, Dental Care, Vision Care, Hearing, Disability insurance, Legal Plan, Medical Expense Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.

Paid and Unpaid Leave Benefits

The University provides paid holiday leave, paid annual and sick leave for eligible employees, Faculty Sabbatical leave, Military leave, FMLA, parental leave, and religious holiday leave in compliance with federal law.

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Professional development and education opportunities including a tuition waiver program for employees, spouses and eligible dependents.

Additional Savings Plans

  • Supplemental Retirement
  • United States Savings Bond
  • West Virginia State Employees Credit Union

CU Fitness Center Membership

On-campus full service fitness center – free access.
Walking trails; bike trails, walking track.

Child Care & Education

On-campus Early Childhood Development Center, open M-F from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.


On-campus parking – low cost ($50 per year or $25 per semester).

Food Services

On-campus cafeteria and food court including Subway, Starbucks, & the Food Lab – meal plans available.

University Library Privileges

Access to library resources both on and off campus via the internet.

University Bookstore

Access to text books, snacks, supplies, and college gear on-campus.

University Post Office

Access to on-campus US post office with P.O. Boxes for rent and USPS mailing services.

University Cultural & Athletic Events

All University-sponsored cultural and athletic events are free to employees and their families.

Employee Discounts are offered at the Cafeteria, University Bookstore, and for many campus programs and events.

Employee Relations

Concord University is widely recognized as a great place to work, learn, and serve.

At Concord, we value our diverse workforce and are proud of our inclusive community of faculty, staff and students. We strive daily to foster an environment where all are able to pursue their goals and aspirations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AA), Concord welcomes applications from all interested individuals, particularly women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Concord University and its Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is committed to attracting the best staff and faculty with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas and viewpoints. ODEI will accomplish this by building a safe and open environment for everyone to learn from one another. Concord University’s commitment to all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to our academic excellence.

Concord University prohibits discrimination and is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, veteran status, participation in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University is dedicated to ensuring access and equal opportunity in its educational programs, related activities and employment.  Retaliation against an individual who has raised claims of illegal discrimination or cooperated with an investigation of such claims of illegal discrimination is prohibited.  Employees may bring questions or concerns to the attention of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Daniel Fitzpatrick, at 304-384-5276 and/or the Title IX Coordinator, Joan Pendergast, at 304-384-5289.

The Office of Human Resources recognizes that beginning new employment is often stressful; therefore, it is our goal to make your transition seamless and smooth. We want to help you get off to a great start in your new role.

Our new employee onboarding process begins with a formal offer letter from the President of the University, which you will need to sign and return as instructed in the letter. The Office of Human Resources will then work with you to complete the onboarding process, including obtaining necessary information to assist you with payroll and benefit enrollment and becoming familiar with the University’s policies and procedures.

Once you are officially enrolled in the University’s IT system, you will have access to the MyHR portal, which will provide you with a wealth of additional information and resources.

Our Faculty and Staff

Fitzpatrick, Daniel (Dan)
Fitzpatrick, Daniel (Dan)
Vice President of Operations and COO / CHRO
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Preston, Rose
Preston, Rose
Director of Human Resources
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Rowe, Chelsey
Rowe, Chelsey
Chief Risk Management Officer
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