IU13 Named Best Workplaces Winner, 2023, 2022, and 2021

December 6, 2023 By Shannan Guthrie, IU13 Spokesperson

The celebration continues at IU13!

IU13 has been named a Best Workplace in Lancaster County 2023 (Large Company), making this three years in a row!

What makes IU13 so special?

Be it the people, the culture, or the vision, IU13 is an amazing organization. “Our work is rooted by the Keys to Our Culture of Kindness, Collaboration, Empathy, Imperfection, Innovation, Responsible Stewardship, Relentless Pursuit of Excellence, and Best Efforts,” explained IU13 Executive Director Matthew Stem. “Our 5-Year Vision is to cultivate the conditions for trust and unity within our education systems and communities, to ensure that all learners are well served. This serves as our north star, guiding our daily work.” Working for IU13 means being part of an organization dedicated to enhancing the education and futures of learners across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It also means working in an environment dedicated to the professional growth, health, and well-being of all employees.

Enhancing Student Achievement and School Efficiencies

IU13 has over 1,650 staff working across the state. Positions such as Teachers, Paraeducators, and Personal Care Assistants work to enhance student achievement, while positions such as Business Managers, Curriculum Specialists, Program Assistants, and Applications Developers work to enhance school efficiencies. The IU13 team is a diverse mix of education, business, technology, and support professionals.

“Many people think they need to have a formal education degree to work at IU13,” stated Noel Johns, Program Director for Staffing and Employee Relations. In some cases, you need a specific degree, while in many others – such as paraeducators and personal care assistants – you don’t. “I’m always encouraging people to look at our website for openings,” stated Johns.

Helping Staff Be Their Best

IU13 provides training for professional growth and staff success. From day one, staff are offered a variety of in-house training programs, online training, and professional development opportunities based on positions. “Some of our most successful employees (supporting classrooms) came with little formal experience but they had a passion to serve. We nurture their passion and help them obtain the skills and training needed for the position. It’s a win-win,” shared Johns.

Excellent Benefits

In addition to training and career growth, IU13 provides an array of benefits for eligible full- and part-time staff: health care plans; On-Site/Near-Site Health and Wellness Centers for primary care, physical therapy, and wellness care (all with no co-pay or deductibles); wellness programs; paid time off; tuition deferment and reimbursement; and more.

A Vision of Building Trust & Unity

The Keys and Vision are “more than words on the wall” for IU13 staff. These are reflected in how they serve students and colleagues… and that makes a difference in every aspect of their work.

Are you ready to join our amazing team? Explore job opportunities here and learn more about working at IU13.