Benefits and Perks

Work for a company that benefits you

Competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and great perks aren’t the only things you’ll find at NWEA. We also know how important it is to have a better work-life balance, be recognized for the work you do, and continue to advance in your career.

NWEA Total Rewards

At NWEA, working for a mission driven, not-for-profit also means working for a company that cares about your health and well-being.  Our NWEA Total Rewards package includes competitive compensation along with the following benefits:


Health and Wellness Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance premiums are paid at 100% for eligible employees. NWEA also pays 25% of the dependent premium cost. Wellness incentives (reduced medical premiums) are available for those who participate in our annual incentive program.

To make sure you have a variety of wellness options, our onsite employees have access to:

  • Acupuncture
  • Subsidized massage services
  • Fitness center
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden Annual Pass
  • Benefit fairs
  • Lunch & Learns


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Regular full-time employees are eligible to accrue 4 weeks paid time off during the first year of employment, 5 weeks after the first year, and 6 weeks after the second year and all years thereafter. Additionally, employees receive 9 paid holidays per year.



Eligible employees receive an additional $400 ($200 for part-time employees) per month (reported and taxed as salary), which is used to offset premium costs or items not currently covered.


Group and Supplemental Retirement Plans

NWEA contributes 15% of eligible employee’s base salary to a defined-contribution 403(b) retirement saving plans. Additionally, eligible employees are auto-enrolled at 3% with the option to opt-out or change the election amount up to the federal maximum per year to a 403(b) retirement saving plans.


Section 125 Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Savings (HSA) Accounts

Eligible employees may set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses or dependent/elder care—as well as parking/transit expenses.


Life insurance and AD&D insurance

Employees receive policies equal to 1 times annual salary ($50,000 minimum) for life and AD&D insurance. These premiums are 100% employer-paid.


Career Development & Education Program

NWEA will reimburse up to $1,500 per fiscal year for full-time employees and up to $750 for part-time employees. College coursework, certifications, and tests from appropriate institutions or organizations qualify under this program.



Benefits for staff members also include localized perks, such as:

  • Free onsite parking
  • Mass transit passes
  • Various retailer discounts

Find out more about our amazing benefits.  

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