Northwest Indian College

Northwest Indian College is a tribally controlled college chartered by the Lummi Indian Nation.  Its primary goal is to serve the educational and training needs of the Pacific  Northwest tribes and their people.  NWIC's slogan, XWLEMI ELH>TAL>NEXW SQUL (the people's education), is the basis for the college's mission:  Through education, NWIC promotes indigenous self-determination and knowledge. Its main campus is on the Lummi Reservation near Bellingham, Washington, with sites and learning centers situated throughout the service area.

$48,000 - $52,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Nov 13, 2019
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Postdoctoral Molecular Researcher (FT, 12 months)   Opening Date:            November 13, 2019 Review Date:              December 2, 2019 Closing Date:              Open until filled Location:                     Lummi Main Campus Salary:                        $48,000 to $52,000 Max DOE   The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate's education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.   Note:  This position is for 12 months initially and is renewable depending on funding availability and performance.   SCOPE OF WORK Northwest Indian College invites applicants for a full-time postdoctoral research position on the Lummi main campus at the Salish Sea Research Center (SSRC). The SSRC is a 4,200 sq. ft. research center with a variety of equipment and instruments, including a genetic laboratory and two research vessels. The SSRC works with our tribal partners to focus on community-identified research and increase the presence and influence of Native American leadership in the area of marine sciences.  Solutions to environmental degradation require attention to both science and culture.  Specifically, the SSRC is charged with increasing the number of Native Americans with science backgrounds in leadership roles that serve their communities. The SSRC provides a facility for world-class research and its mission complements and enhances the efforts of research at Northwest Indian College.   The Salish Sea Research Center seeks an energetic individual to help drive our research forward.  We work on marine issues related to the Salish Sea that affect the Indigenous communities in the area.  The Salish Sea has a history of harmful algae events, and the SSRC monitors for harmful algae and biotoxins through microscopy and chemical analyses. The successful candidate will work on a community-identified project to design TaqMan probes for qPCR analysis of harmful algae taxa. The overall aim of the grant is to develop probes for harmful algae monitoring and identification while working with our tribal partners to monitor shellfish harvesting locations.   Depending on skillset and interest, the Postdoc will have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork, lab work, and biospecimen receiving, shipping, and handling.  The successful candidate will receive training in research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, and outreach and mentoring.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Perform molecular biology protocols governed by Standard Operating Procedures Extraction of nucleic acids from environmental samples Design appropriate TaqMan probes for quantification of harmful algae species Maintenance of tissue biobanks, biospecimen handling, and logistics Write and edit SOP's as required Routine maintenance of laboratory equipment Use typical software including Excel, Word, and OneNote Proficiency with bioinformatics pipelines and statistical programs such as R Work in multidisciplinary teams Mentor undergraduate student interns on research projects Any other duties as assigned   SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position   QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications : PhD in molecular biology or related area Confident, innovative, problem solver Experience with qPCR and design of molecular probes   Preferred Qualifications : Experience with Nanopore Technology (MinION) Proficiency with Python Experience with molecular protocols involving phytoplankton Experience with tribal communities Experience with supervising and facilitating tribal and/or minority students’ research projects Experience implementing research projects   Work Environment: The work environment for this position is primarily within the laboratory, although some outdoor field sampling may be required. Outdoor work could involve exposure to moderate levels of heat, cold, humidity, and/or rain. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   APPLICATION PROCESS Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.   Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications NWIC Application NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form Current and complete professional resume Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application) Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials   The job announcement and application forms are available online at www.nwic.edu/jobs or may be requested from and submitted directly to:   Human Resources Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road Bellingham, WA 98226-9278 Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230 Email:  employment@nwic.edu
$36,800 - $41,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Nov 13, 2019
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Administrative Assistant – VP of Instruction and Student Services and Dean of Students (FT, 12 months)   Opening Date:            November 13, 2019 Review Date:              December 2, 2019 Closing Date:              Open until filled Location:                     Lummi main campus Salary:                        $36,800 to $41,000 Max DOE   The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate’s education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of the position to be filled.   SCOPE OF WORK This position is responsible to both the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services and the Dean of Students for administrative support ranging from complex to routine duties, all of which contribute to the efficient and professional operation of the Center for Student Success.  The Administrative Assistant must have genuine appreciation for and understanding of protocol, discretion and professionalism, and be able to accept and assume responsibility.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Report to and work directly for both the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services to ensure smooth management and operation of the Office of VP of Instruction and Student Services and the Dean of Students to provide additional support as needed. Answer and screen calls and respond to email requests in a timely Provide secretarial support to supervisors; coordinate office operations; manage calendars and schedules to make certain that identified priorities are addressed in a timely Follow up with appropriate staff to ensure requests and correspondence is responded to on a timely basis; establish tracking/feedback system to ensure issues are recorded, addressed and resolved, such as Curriculum Committee Follow the NWIC Catalog and Student Handbook when handling student grievance Maintain confidentiality in all student matters. Arrange travel, prepare itineraries, prepare and organize all background materials in Develop budget estimates, monitor and control budget status and expenditures, record maintenance including institutional or grant Assist in ensuring adherence to institutional procedures or funding agency guidelines regarding tasks such as budgeting, purchasing, and grant Prepare documents such as those related to travel, purchasing, budget and event coordination. Maintain a common filing system, for example, for all course Assist in updating handbooks/manuals for Center for Student Success. Reconcile credit card statements , travel and other bills to receipts for submission to the Business Office in a timely manner. Maintain records regarding vacation and leave requests for staff reporting to the VP of Instruction and Student Services and for the Dean of Students Ensure a safe and healthy work environment by complying with the college health and safety policies. Serve as departmental office manager, ensuring supplies and equipment in CSS are regularly stocked and maintained, including printers. Other duties as appropriate assigned by   SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position   QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications : Associate's degree in Business or related field AND 5 years of prior experience in the field Excellent computer/technology skills Excellent communication, organizational and customer service skills Experience with, and sensitivity to, Native American people and dealing with the barriers of entering post-secondary education programs   Other Qualifications : Must have a current driver's license and driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability.   Language Skills : Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of   Mathematical Skills : Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar     Reasoning Ability : Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.   Computer Skills : To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Cuff accounting software, design software; Internet software, order processing systems, spreadsheet and word processing   Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information with utmost discretion, judgment, respect, tact and poise Experience working in higher education and with grants Experience working with cuff accounts Ability to represent the College in a positive and professional manner Ability to maintain professional work relationships Ability to work under stressful situations Must communicate well orally and in writing Must have excellent interpersonal/people skills Ability to be a self-starter and sustain a high level of activity with minimal supervision Ability to balance multiple issues and tasks Strong typing and work processing skills   APPLICATION PROCESS Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.   Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications NWIC Application NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form Current and complete professional resume Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application) Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials   The job announcement and application forms are available online at www.nwic.edu/jobs or may be requested from and submitted directly to:   Human Resources Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road Bellingham, WA 98226-9278 Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230 Email:  employment@nwic.edu
$42.00 hourly
Northwest Indian College 12503 Yelm Highway Southeast, Olympia, WA, USA
Oct 28, 2019
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Tribal Governance & Business Management Faculty (PT, Adjunct)   Opening Date:           October 28, 2019 Review Date:            November 15, 2019 Closing Date:            Open until filled Start Date:                 Winter Quarter (January 2020) Location:                   Nisqually Site Salary:                        $42.00 per credit hour   SCOPE OF WORK Northwest Indian College invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position at the Nisqually campus in the area of Tribal Governance and Business Management (TGBM). The TGBM Instructor is responsible for teaching college-level Business and Tribal Governance courses in Native American leadership, sovereignty, economic development, entrepreneurship, and management. A preference for experience teaching accounting is desirable. Experience working with online hybrid modality, VCH and Canvas, is preferred. Instructors shall acknowledge the cultural perspective of students, and use a variety of methods to convey necessary knowledge and skills, and develop student self-esteem. The faculty member is expected to prepare students for developing the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to be productive and successful administrators in tribal community and business organizations. The faculty member is expected to prepare students for the completion of NWIC degrees. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Teaching is the first focus. The faculty member is expected to teach and prepare students for completion of courses towards NW IC degrees or transferable to other four-year institutions. The faculty member is responsible for curriculum design and assessments.   Develop course syllabi, assessment plan, and curricula; Submit necessary reports where applicable such as enrollment, progress, and grading information in a timely manner; Submit textbook(s) choices and course material requests for supplies in advance of courses taught following established college timelines; Create an environment, a presentation style and a pace in which learning is enhanced; Create or find handouts, videos, or other learning aids and tools for student use; print them or submit them for printing in a timely manner; Maintain and update online learning management system (Canvas) Maintain at least 1 hour of office availability each week for each course taught. Present in a Native American cultural focus, with primary focus on Nisqually and southern Puget Sound region; Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes. SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no assigned supervisory responsibilities QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS POSITION SUCCESSFULLY: Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Business or Public Administration, or related discipline. Experience teaching at the postsecondary or secondary level (TA experience acceptable; instructor experience preferred). Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal/people skills. Excellent organizational skills, handling multiple tasks and numerous student tiles. Ability to work well on an independent basis with minimal supervision. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a tribal college setting. Experience working with and advising adult students. Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural customs. Experience working with adult distance learning programs, including online hybrid modality. Experience teaching accounting courses.   APPLICATION PROCESS Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office: Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications NWIC Application Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form Current and complete professional resume Copies of colleges transcripts (official copy requested at time of hire) Three letters of recommendation from persons, who not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials A copy of the job announcement and application forms are available online at www.nwic.edu/jobs   can be requested from, and submitted directly to: Human Resources Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road Bellingham, WA 98226-9278 Telephone/Fax (360) 392-4230 Email: employment@nwic.edu