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.

$44,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Mar 03, 2020
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Tribal Governance and Business Management Academic Advisor/Faculty (FT, 9 months) Re-Posted   Opening Date:            March 3, 2020 Review Date:              March 27, 2020 Closing Date:              Open until filled Location:                     Lummi main campus Salary:                        $44,000 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.  The salary is based on a 9 month/academic year contract, with the possibility of supplemental summer salary through research grants and/or summer teaching.   SCOPE OF WORK The Tribal Governance and Business Management Academic Advisor/Faculty member reports directly to the TGBM Department Chair.  In the Academic Advisor role, the main responsibilities are to provide program development and implementation, student advising assessment, and provide reports to funding sources or for NWIC data collection, as necessary.  The person in this role serves as an advisor to all TGBM students.  The Academic Advisor is expected to prepare students for the completion of the TGBM program of study.   The TGBM Academic Advisor may also be responsible for teaching college-level Tribal Governance and Business courses in English, leadership, sovereignty, economic development, entrepreneurship, and management where applicable. Experience working with online hybrid modality such as VCH and Canvas is preferred.   Advising Goals Develop, maintain, and distribute current materials used quarterly for transfer opportunities to NWIC. Provide information regarding transfer opportunities to students transferring to and from Assist students in identifying the requirements of the TGBM program of study and assist them with their financial aid, etc. upon Part time teaching responsibilities when Assist students interested in pursuing an advanced degree by providing support, encouragement, and guidance in selecting and applying for graduate programs.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Meet regularly with TGBM students to provide academic advising at the Lummi main campus and at the extended sites. Work closely with the TGBM Department Chair and Center for Student Success (CSS) staff to ensure objectives are met throughout the ..As a TGBM Academic Advisor, this position is responsible for academic advising and offering group workshops and/or classes essential to student success, including meeting the strategic goals of the TGBM department. Assist students in the selection of appropriate courses and concentrations in terms of student's stated Answer student inquiries and resolve problems related to curriculum and course prerequisites, referring to catalogues, written course descriptions, and other appropriate Initiate and maintain individual student files as appropriate, updating and evaluating file as new information is Track satisfactory progress of students and develop and implement an early alert system for students at risk and refer to academic support services such as tutoring, mentoring or student study groups. Assist students in finding internships or service-learning opportunities in areas that interest Assist students with their TGBM program of study educational Assist students in identifying any barriers to their academic success and assist them in problem solving and managing stress; identify and direct students to support services for alcohol and drug treatment and recovery issues, parenting and time Provide referrals, support and encouragement to enable the student to stay in school while addressing their personal Coordinate student orientations, student development activities, faculty advising days, and assessment planning/reporting. Assist extended campus site regarding inquiries and resolve problems related to student advising. Participate in other student services activities or serve on committees as requested by the TGBM Department Assist with the development of program marketing and promotional materials for departmental events, news, information, and student recruitment. Perform other duties as assigned by TGBM Department   SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position     QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications : Recent TGBM graduate with the expectation that the successful candidate completes a Master's degree within 2 years of appointment OR Degree in Business or Public Administration, Student Services Administration, Higher Education, Counseling or related field. Experience working in a tribal college Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural Experience with academic advising, teaching, Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental Skilled in organization, planning, and coordinating in order to accomplish the reporting goals and the measurable tasks and responsibilities of the position.   Preferred Qualifications : Three years of administrative or management experience including planning, budgeting, mentoring, program development, and program   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 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: