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careers & Work Environment

We guide and encourage our own personal visions and trajectory
so that we can set our sights high and fulfill our potential.

Creating well-crafted software together, for organizations that are doing good in the world. Health care coverage for your family that beats anything you’ve ever had. Managers that care about you as a person. A fully-paid, fully-unplugged sabbatical every year. In short, a dedication to giving people the best working years of their lives. People sometimes tell us, “I’ve never seen a company that’s run this way.”

Life transitions and inflection points often happen on a schedule that we can’t predict. Sometimes we have specific positions open, but we’ve also been known to carve out new roles when we are fortunate enough to meet the right individual at the right time.

So if you (or your family) are thinking that the grass might be greener on the other side, please explore the information below and reach out to us if our values resonate.

We’d love to hear from you.

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Benefits & Work Environment

Team-First Approach

We value your opinions and input, as each individual plays a significant role in shaping the company. With a uniquely collaborative atmosphere, we enable you to develop professionally through education and mentorship.

Flexible Schedules

In the same way that no two people are alike, no two schedules are the same at West Arete. Within the time requirements of a full-time position, we give our team ample schedule flexibility to manage work, family, and personal time.

Health & Wellness

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

You are immediately eligible, and we pay 100% of the insurance premium for you and your family.

Health Savings Account

We fund an HSA account to the amount of your chosen health insurance plan’s deductible.

IRA Retirement Plan

Tax-deferred contributions with matching 3% employer contribution and immediate vesting.

Term Life and AD&D Insurance

Life Insurance and AD&D insurance to help protect you and your family.

Parental Leave

West Arete offers one month of time off with full pay and benefits for new parents – biological, adoptive, foster, etc. Short-term disability will run concurrently for the birthing parent (13 weeks at 60% pay) in order to help fund the paid leave. We’ll cover the difference to keep your pay at 100% while you are still using leave, sabbatical, vacation, etc.

Generous & Unconventional Paid Time Off Policy

Vacation Time – 4 Weeks

Four weeks during the year to recharge and refresh. This time will not roll over to the next year, so you will be strongly encouraged to use it all.

Mandatory Sabbatical – 3 Weeks

After one year of employment, expect a fully-paid, fully-unplugged, mandatory 3-week sabbatical every year (yes, in addition to your vacation time!) to pursue something personally fulfilling and developmental that you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to accomplish with a typical full-time career.

West Arete’s most mind-blowing benefit is a mandatory one-month sabbatical for every employee, every year. Yes, this is in addition to vacation. Yes, every person must take one. No, you can’t check your work email; we shut off all of your accounts when you leave.

Why do we do this? Because it’s easily one of the most impactful things that we can do for our employees’ lives. Because we each come back incredibly refreshed and motivated. Because it’s actually incredibly powerful for streamlining operations and validating responsibilities.

Watch Scott’s TEDx talk on sabbaticals

Absent Time – 2 Weeks

Two weeks of absent time that may include, but are not limited to; illness, family emergency or illness, appointments, bereavement, religious holidays.

Federal Holidays – 6 Days

West Arete is closed for the following Federally observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

Volunteer Time – 20 Hours

West Arete encourages our employees to become involved in their communities, lending their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within these communities. Employees are encouraged to take half a work week of paid time off during regular business hours for volunteering in the community.

Current Openings

If there are no currently open positions, we welcome you to join our Top Talent list.

Top Talent List

We are always on the lookout for skilled professionals who want to work in a one-of-a-kind environment and make a difference in the higher ed community.

We may not have an opening at the moment, but our team is growing and positions may be available soon. We always encourage you to check back, but submitting this form will allow us to keep your information on file should an opportunity arise.

Our work ethic is built on trust, and all submissions will remain confidential. We respect your privacy and will never share your personal information.


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