Human Resource Services

Great Colleges to Work For 2021 NIU is the top employer in DeKalb County. At Human Resource Services, we're dedicated to ensuring that it's a welcoming and rewarding place to work. We believe that people are the university's greatest resource, and invest in them by providing access to information and training, as well as support services. Whether you're a job seeker, employee, student or retiree, we invite you to learn how we can help you reach your goals.

Job Seekers

Located west of Chicago in a close-knit community, NIU offers big-city resources and small-town charm. You'll appreciate our variety of job openings and our comprehensive benefits. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, retirement benefits and more. Come see if we have the right position for you.

Current Employees

We're here to provide you with information and support. Whether you need an answer to a specific question or help dealing with a personal or workplace issue, we have the resources you need. We also celebrate our employees' accomplishments, and welcome you to applaud a colleague for their extraordinary service.

Managers and Supervisors

If you're a manager or supervisor, we can give you tools and training to help you excel in your job. In addition to guiding you through the recruiting and hiring processes, we'll help you handle performance reviews and employee departures. We'll also show you how to assist your employees as they experience different life events.


Your connection to NIU doesn't end when you retire. There are many ways you can stay engaged with the university community. We're here to provide you with retirement resources and information, such as tuition waivers and opportunities to get involved.


Working at NIU is a great way to gain professional experience while helping finance your education. Many employment opportunities are available to you, in administrative and academic units. Learn more about positions for undergraduate and graduate students.

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