St. Jude offers additional benefits to provide you and your family with support, flexibility and convenience.
College Tuition Assistance Program
St. Jude offers employees who work 90% or greater of full-time with college tuition assistance after one year of continuous fulltime employment. You must pay for the costs initially and may be reimbursed by St. Jude up to $4,500 for undergraduate degrees and $5,000 for graduate degrees per fiscal year (based on reimbursement dates).
You must make a grade of C or better in each class in order to be reimbursed. The application for tuition assistance should be completed prior to enrollment and the first day of class attendance. The application is available on the HR Intranet site.
Specialized Training Programs
Numerous on-site educational opportunities are available in the areas of management, clinical skills, research and information technology, including instructor-led classes and computer-based training modules. St. Jude also contracts with organizations such as the American Management Association (AMA) and SkillPath for specialized training.
Because of the numerous career opportunities at St. Jude, many employees chart their own career paths and pursue training and education through tuition assistance or internal training opportunities. When help is needed, the Learning and Development group is available to administer and interpret the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the DiSC Personal Profile.
529 College Savings Plan
The 529 College Savings Plan gives all employees a means to save for future higher education costs for family members. You can enroll at any time.
Contributions can be automatically deposited in the Georgia state plan, Path2College 529 Plan, or the Mississippi state plan, MACS 529. [The Tennessee’s BEST Saving’s Plan has been closed; thus St. Jude is offering Georgia’s plan as an alternative.] Earnings made on contributions are considered tax exempt from federal income tax.
Funds in these accounts can be used for higher education expenses incurred by you, your spouse, children or grandchildren. The account balance may be transferred from one family member to another, so long as the funds are only used to cover expenses related to higher education for you or an approved family member.
Employees do not need to live in the state in order to participate in the state’s 529 College Savings Plan. However, it is suggested that employees research the benefits, rules and financial status of the plan. Visit the sites below for more information.
- Georgia Path2College 529 Plan: http://www.path2college529.com
- Mississippi MACS Plan: http://www.ms529.com
St. Jude Select
St. Jude Select is a year-long professional development program for a select group of St. Jude, Children's GMP and ALSAC non-management employees. The purpose is to develop top-performing individuals through professional development, seminars and courses, team building, networking and exposure to senior leaders. Participants have the opportunity to enhance interpersonal, leadership, meeting, presentation and project management skills through a combination of team building and learning activities.