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Phipps seeks to improve the quality of life for staff by offering a robust package of benefits and programs. Full-time and part-time employees enjoy the following benefits after meeting qualifications:

  • Access to Phipps, during regular business hours, at no cost to the employee for visiting purposes
  • Passes to share with friends and family, as well as charitable organizations
  • Tuition free classes through our Adult Education department, tuition free children’s classes through our Science Education department (some restrictions apply)
  • Discounts in our café and gift shop
  • Discounted Conservatory rentals
  • Benefit for voting in elections
  • Parking, transportation, and energy efficiency incentive programs
  • Limited free parking on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Employee Wellness Program, including fitness classes, lunch and learns, and other resources
  • 401(k) with company contribution

Full-time employees also receive additional benefits after meeting qualifications, including:

  • Paid vacation time, personal time, sick time and holidays
  • Paid funeral/bereavement leave
  • Paid jury duty leave
  • Paid Biophilic Wellness Day, a floating holiday for employees to enjoy a nature-related activity of their choosing
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • HRA (health reimbursement account) included with health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term/long-term disability insurance
  • Aflac supplemental insurance
  • Conditional flex time policy
  • Employee Assistance Program and Travel Assistance Program
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 20% tuition discount at Chatham University

Employee wellness programming touching on mind, body and environmental wellness for all employees, includes:

  • Meditation classes and resources
  • Nutrition and dietary resources
  • Monthly tea and snacks in employee breakroom
  • “Freecycle” preowned goods upcycling exchange program
  • Incentives to switch to green power at home
  • Reimbursement program for the purchase of fuel efficient vehicles and bicycles
  • Stress management resources
  • Yoga classes
  • Elimination of bottled water, unhealthy snacks and sodas from all staff meetings
  • Organic apples made available daily in staff areas
  • Personal nutrition counseling
  • Provision of healthy recipes with activities and education on healthy and sustainable eating
  • Standing desks and pedometers available to all employees
  • A series of “Lunch and Learn” educational events which incorporate components from Phipps’ areas of focus

This document does not constitute a contract and is a summary of the current benefits at Phipps; a full benefits manual will be provided during orientation if hired.

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