Benefits and Perks

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Benefits and Perks

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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.

When you work for NWEA, you work for an organization that values your contributions and wants to see you succeed.

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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.