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Employment FAQs

Do I need to submit a separate application for each position?
Can I apply for a job that is not posted?
When should I turn in my application?
Are internal candidates given preference in hiring?
Is Colorado College an equal opportunity employer?
How long after I apply should I expect to be called for an interview?
When will my references be checked?
How will I know if I've been selected for the position?
Does CC offer benefits to new employees?
What can I expect as far as compensation?
When will I receive my first payroll check?
When will my performance be evaluated?
How will I find out about benefits and other college policies?


Do I need to submit a separate application for each position?

Yes. A separate application is needed for each position.

Can I apply for a job that is not posted?

Applications are only accepted for a posted position.

When should I turn in my application?

Applications for vacant positions are accepted as soon as the position is posted. Hiring supervisors may begin interviewing immediately. Applications are accepted until the position closing date.

Is Colorado College an equal opportunity employer?

Yes.  Colorado College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.

How long after I apply should I expect to be called for an interview?

Depending on the needs of the department and the schedule of the hiring supervisor, you should expect to hear something within two to three weeks. Only candidates selected for an interview will be called. You may Human Resources at 719-389-6421 to check on the status of your application.

When will my references be checked?

Reference checks are typically done on final candidates. We may also verify other  information such as education and salary history and contact  current and previous employers.

How will I know if I've been selected for the position?

You will be contacted by the hiring supervisor with an offer of employment.

Does CC offer benefits to new employees?

Colorado College offers an excellent benefit package to full and part time staff. Please refer to the benefits section of this web site for additional information.

What can I expect as far as compensation?

Colorado College strives to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to a diverse community of students.  Achieving this mission requires an equally diverse group of highly qualified employees who are rewarded and recognized for their contributions. Therefore, the college supports a compensation program that:

  • Is aligned with the college’s mission, is administered in a financially sustainable manner, and is in compliance with all applicable legal requirements.
  • Provides compensation that is competitive within appropriate labor markets and takes into account living wage principles.
  • Promotes performance excellence and encourages career development and advancement by rewarding achievements and outcomes.
  • Administers compensation in a fair and flexible manner.
  • Values campus and community engagement and work/life balance.

Colorado College uses a compensation structure consisting of bands for all benefit eligible staff positions.  Band placement is based on market data for specific job responsibilities and associated qualifications. 

When will I receive my first payroll check?

All staff are paid semi-monthly on the 15th and on the last working day of each month.

When will my performance be evaluated?

You will receive a performance evaluation from your supervisor 90 days after the start of your employment. Annual performance evaluations are conducted in the spring of each year.

How will I find out about benefits and other college policies?

You will be scheduled for a benefits orientation at the time of the offer of employment. During orientation you will be informed of your benefit options and required paperwork. You will also receive information on college policies.