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Innovative benefits for innovative people.

You do great work. You deserve great support. We all do our best work when we have the resources to meet our own needs. Tufts offers innovative, generous benefits to ensure that you and your loved ones feel your best at every life stage.

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A work-life balance that works.

Many of us work remotely, keep non-traditional hours, or even job share. And whether home is your headquarters, you’re on campus full-time, or you’re in a hybrid role, Tufts will make sure you have the resources and tools you need for success.


location options for your work, including remote, hybrid, and in person, depending on your role


scheduling options: traditional, flexible, work share, and temporarily reduced hours, with a manager’s approval

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Happiness starts with health.

Tufts offers high-quality health plans to support your physical and mental health care. You and your family will also enjoy discounted dental and orthodontic care from the School of Dental Medicine and access to mental health care services, including on site. Our health insurance is transgender-inclusive.


Health, dental, and vision insurance plans with coverage options to meet your needs


Health savings and spending plans

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Wellness is our way of life.

Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness facilities, get personal training, or take a group exercise class. Spend a weekend exploring the MFA with your free membership or on a White Mountain adventure at Tufts Loj, a cabin retreat owned by the university and available to all community members. Enjoy nutritious campus dining and pick up a weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share on campus. Participate in a plethora of programs designed to support your mental health. Tufts makes it easy to live well.


Fitness facilities


Classes, programs, and discounts to support your fitness, wellness, and mental health every year


Dining centers that prioritize outstanding nutrition, including allergen-free and kosher options

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Take the time you need.

The work we do together is meaningful, but so is the time we take for ourselves. Whether you want to enjoy a dream vacation, unplug for the holidays, bond with a new child, or care for a family member, you can count on having the paid time off you need to relax, restore, renew, and recover.


14 holidays per year, 2 floaters and additional week at end of year


Minimum of 3 weeks of vacation in the first year

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Family comes first.

Every life stage comes with its own demands, but you’ll find what you need at Tufts to support you and your family along the way. Childcare resources, parent groups, elder and caregiving support, transportation offerings, and on-site summer programming for kids are just a few of the reasons that Forbes ranked Tufts one of the Top 10 Massachusetts Employers in 2021.


child care resources and services available through Bright Horizons on the Medford campus


On-site summer programs for kids

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Feel good about your future.

When you feel confident about your future, you can focus on the present. To help you prepare for retirement, Tufts offers 1:1 financial counseling and generous retirement savings contributions. Multiple forms of income protection give you security in case the unexpected arises, and our real estate advantage program can help with buying or selling a home. You’ll also enjoy access to outstanding auto, home, and pet insurance programs, legal services, and more. Your future is bright at Tufts.


minimum employer contribution by Tufts to your retirement plan


mutual funds to choose from for your retirement investments

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Learning is a lifelong pursuit.

We’re passionate about personal and professional development, which is why Tufts offers learning and development programs and generous tuition benefits—not just for you, but for your partner and children as well. Take courses, pursue a degree, and discover new ideas and perspectives at our world-class research university.


for eligible employees, spouse, and children


Up to $4K for tuition reimbursement for development and job-related courses