About Dual Career

The Office of Human Resources offers career services to jumpstart the local job search efforts of spouses and partners of JMU’s new employees. While the program provides invaluable support in job search efforts, the university cannot guarantee job placement for family members. The success and duration of a job search will depend upon several factors, including economic factors, the candidate’s background, the time and methods the candidate dedicates to the search, and the type of position sought.

 Available services include:

  • General information on employment in the region
  • Referrals to networking and career development resources
  • Job search information surrounding employment opportunities at local and regional employers
  • Assistance with resume and interview preparation
  • Guidance in applying for positions at JMU and navigating the JobLink website in accordance with JMU hiring policies and procedures

Program services are available to the families of prospective employees in the final stages of the recruiting process or recently hired full-time faculty or staff members relocating to the area.  Dual career services are provided to the spouse/partner for a period of up to one year from the employee’s date of hire at the university or when they secure employment, whichever comes first. 


If you have questions about the program, please reach out to our Recruitment and Employment Services Team at jobs@jmu.edu or 540-568-7203 so that we can offer you customized assistance.

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