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Human Resources

We support each member of our community


Why Northwestern?

A mission-driven workplace.

At Northwestern, we talk about our Northwestern Directions – journeys that each one of us creates and defines. For our staff this means becoming an integral part of an innovative, collaborative, and multidimensional community. Everyone’s Northwestern Direction is unique: What will be yours?

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Our Mission

The mission of Human Resources is to promote an innovative and inclusive workplace where individuals thrive and collaborate to advance Northwestern’s direction.


Announcements & Events

Find the latest updates & upcoming events.

Recent Announcements

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Growing Your Career Workshop

Human Resources is looking forward to offering the Growing Your Career Workshop in partnership with NUSAC. The event will take place in-person at Norris on the Evanston campus Monday, October 2, 2023 from 9 am to 1 pm. The workshop schedule and registration link can be found on this site. Registration will close on September 27, 2023.

Enhanced Onboarding Experience

Do you remember your first few days, weeks, months at Northwestern? Successfully onboarding new employees is critical to a positive employee experience. The New Employee Onboarding pilot has launched for all new staff employees.

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Employee Matters Newsletter

Discover the latest HR news and announcements in the HR newsletter Employee Matters. Delve into past newsletters for an archive of valuable insights.

Employee Assistance Program

The EAP SupportLinc is available to faculty, staff, and household members and provides 24/7/365 free and confidential access to a variety of mental health and well-being services and resources, including short-term counseling.

Upcoming Events

New Faculty and Staff Benefits Orientation

October 4, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Evanston Caregiver Open House

October 12, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Parkes Hall, 1870 Sheridan Road

Chicago Caregiver Open House

October 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior

New Faculty and Staff Benefits Orientation

October 18, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

New Faculty and Staff Benefits Orientation

November 1, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

New Faculty and Staff Benefits Orientation

November 15, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Careers at Northwestern

Learn more about job opportunities and why employees choose Northwestern