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Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the Dual Career Program, you should be:

  • The spouse/partner of a newly hired, full-time, benefits-eligible West Virginia University faculty or staff member AND have lived in the area for less than 12 months;


  • The spouse/partner of a current full-time, benefits-eligible faculty or staff member who has had a written request submitted directly by the employee’s Vice President, Dean or Department Chair.

The Dual Career Program:

  • Provides support to clients who have recently relocated to West Virginia. 
  • Is available to eligible participants up to 12 months from date of enrollment, or until gainful employment is secured. In situations where your relocation date is delayed, the timeline can be extended.
  • Does not assist in the job search of any person who is gainfully and currently employed in the local area.
  • Does not guarantee employment or job placement, and is contingent upon available funding.

West Virginia University is not responsible for the practices of companies to which referrals are made. Further, we do not know the individual employment policies of companies to which referrals are made.

To request an initial meeting, please complete the Consultation Information form, and we will contact you to discuss your employment goals, needs and interests.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Underrepresented class members are encouraged to apply. This includes: minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.