Grand Canyon University
Why Grand Canyon University?
History of Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private, Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ.During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape.
GCU now serves as a leading nonprofit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more. We remain committed to positively impacting the community with our nine enterprises and continue our commitment to service by revitalizing the community.
Exciting Growth and Expansion
GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting for our students, the local community, our faculty and employees. Our campus located in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art athletic facilities like the GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields.
Thriving Work Environment
We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose.
Generous Benefits and Special Perks
Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, free gyms access, financial planning services and more. Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefiting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 home. Employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time.
Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees can participate in an education tuition discount program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members.
We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu
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