Employment Opportunities

Work at W&L

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Working at W&L presents robust opportunities for personal and professional growth and development. We foster a sense of community and belonging through programs that bring people together, both as a campus and within smaller groups such as employee resource groups. 

W&L employees celebrate

Who is W&L?

Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia, where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law.

W&L employees celebrate

W&L at Work

ITS staff eat lunch together on campus
W&L staff enjoy lunch together on campus.
A class on the Colonnade
A class on the Colonnade.
A class on the ODK Circle
A class on the ODK Circle.
Grounds worker mows the Front Lawn
W&L grounds worker prepares campus for Parents and Family Weekend.
Employees take part in a grilling class
W&L employees enjoy a grilling class with Dining Services chefs.
A Spring Term class identifies birds along the Blue Ridge Parkway
A Spring Term class identifies birds along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
People cross Wilson Field Bridge in the fall
Members of the W&L community cross Wilson Field Bridge.
Grounds worker clears snow from campus walkways
W&L grounds worker clears snow from campus walkways.
Employees participate in the Wellness Fair
W&L employees participate in the annual Wellness Fair in Evans Dining Hall.
Members of Advancement and Development at the Live Well 5K
Members of University Advancement and Development at the Live Well 5K Fun Run/Walk.
A faculty member using the Outing Club's indoor climbing wall
Faculty and staff utilize the Outing Club's indoor climbing wall.
A member of Dining Services serves sweet treats
Dining Services serves sweet treats to visitors in The Marketplace.
Aerial shot of W&L's campus and mountains in the background

Where is W&L?

Lexington is located at the southern edge of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It is approximately 40 minutes from Staunton and an hour from Roanoke, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville. The town is surrounded by farmland and public lands, making it a great place for outdoor adventures. All employees are invited to enjoy benefits of the W&L Outing Club at no cost.

Aerial shot of W&L's campus and mountains in the background

Faces of W&L

Meet a Colleague: Reba Miller

Reba Miller serves as web content manager for the university.

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Meet a Colleague: Jason Bunn

Jason Bunn serves as manager of retiree benefits and employee benefits specialist.

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Meet Pierson Gammage ’24

As head hearing advisor for the Honor System, Gammage helped steward the ‘bedrock of what makes W&L an incredible academic institution.’

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Meet a Colleague: Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards is an associate professor of Arabic.

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Meet Andrew Arnold ’24

Arnold packed his four years at W&L with academic and athletic opportunities, studying abroad and pursuing his interest in broadcasting.

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Meet a Colleague: Taylor Meeker

Taylor Meeker serves as assistant director of alumni and career services marketing.

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Walker McKnight

Meet Walker McKnight ’24

McKnight is proud to be graduating 101 years after her great-grandfather, who started their family’s legacy at W&L.

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Meet a Colleague: Jason Rodocker

Jason Rodocker serves as associate dean of students.

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Meet Diwesh Kumar ’24

Mathematics and economics major Kumar says an art history class opened up new avenues of learning.

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Meet a Colleague: Laurie Huger

Laurie Huger serves as an administrative assistant in University Development.

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Meet Meg Liwag ’27

Growing up in Lexington, Liwag saw firsthand how members of the W&L community made an impact, and she knew she wanted to be part of that.

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Meet a Colleague: Sybil Prince Nelson ‘01

Sybil Prince Nelson ‘01 is an assistant professor of mathematics.

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Colonnade at sunset


Inclusive Benefits

At W&L, we are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees of all backgrounds, cultures, and identities can work, learn, and thrive together. To support this commitment, the University provides a comprehensive benefits package aimed at supporting the work-life balance, health and wellbeing, financial security, and professional development of employees. The University strives to offer an equitable benefits package accessible to employees at all income levels.

Person in hammock on campus


Home Loan Program

The University provides housing loans to full-time employees at a reduced rate. Loans will be offered at 25% below that of Lexington financial institutions home loans.

Tree with buds in front of Gaines Residence Hall


Professional Development Opportunities

W&L fosters a culture of lifelong learning. Employees are provided with numerous opportunities for training and development. The Employee Continuing Education Program offers tuition assistance for eligible employees to seek higher degrees, certificates, or licenses that support their work. Eligible employees and their spouses/domestic partners can take up to two tuition-free W&L courses per academic term. Skill building and professional development opportunities are offered to employees and teams throughout the year.

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Tuition Assistance

Educational Grants

The University believes in the value of education and provides opportunities to reduce the cost for employees’ dependents. Employees receive up to 50% tuition assistance at any accredited institution of higher education and 90% of tuition assistance for dependents accepted and attending W&L. W&L also participates in tuition remission exchange programs with the Associated Colleges of the South and the Great Lakes Colleges Association.

Buds on a tree in front of the Liberty Hall Ruins


Employee Resource Groups

The University currently offers several employee resource groups. They are designed to bring employees together in a safe place where conversations can flow freely, and everyone can feel comfortable being themselves. Each group is supported by the university to offer events throughout the year.

Tulips blooming on campus


Generous Time Off

Most full-time staff earn 25 days of time off per year. Additionally, the university closes for one week in November and two weeks in December to January to give all employees a well-deserved break.

Flowers in front of Leyburn Library

Loan Forgiveness

Student Loan Forgiveness Eligibility

W&L employees have access to a financial wellness service that helps find the best student loan repayment and forgiveness programs for your financial situation. Through TIAA and Savi, this service may strengthen your current financial footing by lowering your monthly student loan payment and positioning you for student loan forgiveness. W&L pays the fee for you to use this service.