Work/life and wellness
Relocating to VCU? Below are some resources to assist you. We can also provide access to professional relocation staff to help new employees identify a community that meets their lifestyle needs - whether for temporary housing, long-term rental or purchase of a home. For additional assistance, please contact:
Work/life resources coordinator
Dual career assistance program coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University
Phone: (804) 828-1521
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Mid-Atlantic HERC: VCU is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which offers relocating and/or current faculty and staff a powerful resource to assist spouses/partners and other family members in the employment market. The consortium also provides access to open positions at a number of area higher education institutions. Click on the link above for more information.
VCU is committed to providing assistance to dual career couples so that both partners can make a successful transition.
Who is eligible for assistance?
- A spouse or partner of an employee who is being recruited or has been recently hired by VCU.
What services are offered?
- A general overview of employment at VCU and the surrounding region.
- Job search assistance.
- Support and encouragement during the job search.
How does the program work?
- The hiring department’s personnel administrator, or other administrator, contacts HR to make the referral and provides basic information about the status of the search or appointment.
- An initial consultation with the spouse or partner provides background on employment interest and needs.
- A range of services is tailored to individual needs.
- The HR program coordinator assists in identifying local/regional employment opportunities and networking contacts. The individual’s job search efforts form a crucial and essential component of the program’s success.
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