A World of Opportunities at UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz's Great Meadow Bike Path overlooking the Monterey Bay

A Great Place To Live

UC Santa Cruz, located 75 miles south of San Francisco, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California. Truly distinctive in its design and beauty, UC Santa Cruz is located on over 2,000 acres of redwood forest and rolling meadows, which overlook the Monterey Bay. A mild climate and a surplus of beaches and forests combine to make the community of Santa Cruz an exceptionally enjoyable place to live and work.

A Wealth of Employment Opportunities

As the largest employer in the county, UC Santa Cruz employs over 3,100 people in non-academic positions alone. A wide variety of staff positions, including clerical, technical, administrative, and managerial are essential to the functioning of an educational and research institution such as UC Santa Cruz.

Benefits Of Working At UC Santa Cruz

Career staff at UC Santa Cruz have access to comprehensive benefits packages. Here is a sample of those benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision care plans
  • Group term life insurance including employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • University-paid disability insurance with employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Tax-deferred savings program
  • For more information see: Benefits

More Benefits Of Working At UC Santa Cruz

  • Thirteen paid annual holidays
  • Reduced enrollment fees for academic courses
  • Free university library card
  • Staff discounts for UC Santa Cruz Recreation facilities
  • Free or low-cost employee development classes
  • Reduced fees for alternative methods of transportation See: Parking