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.

$30,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Jun 07, 2019
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Admissions Program Assistant (F/T, 12 months)   OPENING DATE :    June 6, 2019 REVIEW DATE:      June 21, 2019 CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled START DATE :          ASAP or 2 weeks after acceptance LOCATION:             Lummi Main Campus SALARY:                   $30,000 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.   Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473).  NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.   SCOPE OF WORK Under the direct supervision of the Admissions Administrative Assistant, the Program Assistant is responsible for assisting prospective students, recording and data entering incoming Admissions documents, and disseminating outgoing Admissions materials.  The position also provides assistance in scheduling appointments, managing new student files, and contacting new students.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Record and process all Admissions documents through computer system; Write and mail acceptance letters to all eligible students; Serve as initial contact for prospective and current students, NWIC staff and the general public; Provide in-person and telephone information regarding Enrollment Services, Financial Aid and Admissions; Responsible for maintaining the student records filing system - i.e., setting up new student files, student file retrieval, and additional information added to student files; Assist with processing outgoing correspondence, applications, brochures, flyers and other materials released by the Office of Admissions; Send sites informational packets including forms, applications and other information as needed; Assist in the process for collecting student tribal enrollments; Receive and distribute incoming departmental mail; Provide support to other admissions staff; Assist staff and faculty in gathering admissions material as needed; Fills in, as necessary, in providing campus tours; Provide backup for and work closely with the Testing Center; and Other duties as appropriate assigned by supervisor. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications High School graduate or GED certificate and two years of applicable full-time clerical experience; or college certification in related field (i.e., Office Professions) and six months of applicable experience; Effective writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to work in a team environment; Ability to pay attention to detail; Ability to represent the College in a positive and professional manner; Ability to work independently or as a member of a team and meet deadlines   Preferred Qualifications Associate’s Degree; Experience working in a college setting and team environment; Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural customs.   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 organization.   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 graphs.   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 Database software; Spreadsheet software; Word Processing software, and basic internet and e-mail skills.   Other Skills and Abilities: Confidentiality – Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality as an administrative professional; Preference for experience working in Native communities; Proven history of excellent work attendance.   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 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   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    
$47,000 - $53,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 39811 Auburn Enumclaw Road Southeast, Auburn, WA, USA
Jun 07, 2019
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Site Manager – Muckleshoot (F/T, 12 months)   OPENING DATE :    June 6, 2019 REVIEW DATE:      June 21, 2019 CLOSING DAT E:     Open until Filled START DATE :         ASAP or 2 weeks after acceptance LOCATION:             NWIC Main Campus SALARY:                   $47,000 to $53,000 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.   Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U. S. Code, Section 473.   NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.   SCOPE OF WORK The Site Manager will oversee all Northwest Indian College activities at the Muckleshoot Extended Campus site in alignment with the College’s mission, values and strategic initiatives.  This individual serves as the primary representative of NWIC to the host community.  This position will nurture and participate in a team approach with the Muckleshoot Tribe, NWIC main campus, and NWIC Cooperative Extension. The Site Manager will plan, develop and implement effective and efficient communication approaches which meet the academic, professional, technical and cultural needs of the community.  The Site Manager facilitates the recruitment and supervision of part-time faculty for on-site instruction and support of program of study courses.  The Site Manager is the first line recruiter and advisor to students at the Muckleshoot Site in accordance with established graduation timelines. This person will be responsible for helping students utilize and manage distance-learning technology.   The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the operational duties and responsibilities involved in managing an Extended Campus site, while keeping communication open with all departments within our organizational structure. We are looking for a Site Manager who is student-oriented in approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in motivating and assisting faculty in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at NWIC, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Experience with distance learning techniques and best practices are very much desired. We are looking for a Site Manager with an educational background and knowledge of instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs, as well as relevant supervisory experience. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. Awareness of performance management standards including measurement and feedback to the employees that results in employees’ growth. Ability to collaborate and work with, including listening to the needs of, the Muckleshoot community is essential. Be a visible role model for NWIC. The ability to be an effective team player will be critical to the success of this position.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Implement the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between NWIC and the Muckleshoot Tribe in consultation with the Dean of Academics and Distance Learning. Represent Northwest Indian College and act as a liaison between the Muckleshoot Tribe’s Education Department and NWIC main campus and Cooperative Extension. Manage the Muckleshoot Site in alignment with the NWIC Strategic Plan, NWIC policies, process and procedures, and in cooperation with the Muckleshoot Tribe and other reservation-based educational partners; be responsive to the needs of the Muckleshoot Tribal College, and work at establishing meaningful communication. Recruit qualified part-time faculty who will deliver classes with an educational approach that acknowledges tribal values and belief systems. Provide on-site leadership and supervision of part-time faculty in a respectful manner. Utilize and manage distance-learning technology. Coordinate on-going recruitment of college bound students, with a focus on retention and graduation efforts consistent with NWIC academic goals. Assist students with admissions, financial aid and other college related questions or tasks needed for college enrollment. Provide academic advising services as needed to ensure students are taking appropriate courses toward degree completion; consult with the Muckleshoot Tribal College to determine and impelemnt the advising needs of students. Monitor students’ academic progress and work collaboratively with the appropriate staff and resources to promote on time graduation. Develop course offerings consistent with degree requirements, continuing education, and job skills training of students and the Muckleshoot Tribe’s Education Department, including sending out electronic schedules to MTED each quarter. Manage the site budget for the NWIC Muckleshoot Provide administrative and technical assistance to faculty offering classes via face-to-face instruction, video and/or web-based technology. Work closely with NWIC main campus Instructional and Student Services staff to provide substantive delivery of classes; discuss with MTC staff the needs of students on an ongoing basis. Develop and maintain a database and tracking system for students at the Muckleshoot Site to monitor academic progress and for regular reporting purposes. Schedule use of facility/classrooms for course activities; turn in room use schedules to MTC staff in a timely manner. Attend and actively participate in Staff/Faculty in-service trainings as requested by Dean of Academics and Distance Learning or designee. Report to Muckleshoot Tribal Council on a quarterly basis. Responsible for ordering equipment and supplies following NWIC Purchasing policies and procedures; meet with MIT Scholarship Program staff at least once a month to update on any concerns relating to MIT Scholarship recipients. Meet with the MTC Administrator and Executive Director of Adult and Higher Education on a monthly basis to discuss how the program is going and if there are any concerns from NWIC and/or MTC. Other duties as assigned by Dean for Academics and Distance Learning.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position supervises a Site Assistant and may supervise full-time faculty and work-study positions as the needs of the site dictate. May carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in education, or related field. Two years of prior supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability and success working with a Native student population in an educational setting; Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural customs, preferably in a reservation environment. Ability to lead by fostering trust; inspiring, motivating and mutual respect of others. Demonstrated ability to promote and build a positive, collaborative relationship with key stakeholders including the Muckleshoot tribal organization, tribal community, and other educational partners; Knowledge of post-secondary institutions, financial aid and student advising skills. Knowledge of issues in Indian Country, particularly in post-secondary education.   Preferred Qualifications Master’s Degree in related field. Prior work in a tribal education setting. Prior administrative and/or teaching experience in a post-secondary academic setting. Experience working on a reservation and/or for a tribal or urban Native American organization. Experience working with adult distance learning programs. Knowledge of AIHEC tribal college system. Knowledge of Washington K-20 (video-conferencing) Network.   Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to be a self-starter and sustain a high level of activity with minimal supervision. Ability to be a team player and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills, including technical fluency and clerical skills. Excellent customer service skills.   Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the knowledge and ability to effectively manage the site using Internet, E-Mail, and Microsoft Office Suite.     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 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form Current and complete professional resume Copies of college 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   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 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Jun 07, 2019
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute Faculty – P/T   OPENING DATE :    June 6, 2019 REVIEW DATE:      July 5, 2019 CLOSING DAT E:     Open until filled START DATE :         Fall quarter 2019 LOCATION:             NWIC Main Campus SALARY:                   $42.00 per credit hour, $1,386 per quarter   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.   Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473).  NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.   SCOPE OF WORK The Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute at NWIC is a new project that offers training in tribal vocational rehabilitation (VR) to current and potential personnel in American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) projects across the U.S. TVR Institute faculty will be responsible for presenting the TVR Institute curriculum primarily through online teaching modalities. Some courses may be presented face-to-face in regions across the country and will require Institute-paid out-of-town travel.   The Institute provides TVR training using inclusive, creative and innovative methods that promote student engagement and interaction, mainly through online classes. The ideal candidate will:  (1) possess at least five years’ of experience working in vocational rehabilitation, preferably in tribal VR; (2) have an ability to facilitate instruction and class activities in a culturally-relevant manner that is accessible to students with a variety of learning styles; (3) be able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity; (4) have experience working with American Indian communities or other diverse populations; and (5) demonstrate  an ability to engage with warmth, respect, encouragement, and patience with all students, especially those who have been out of school for many years, those who have not had positive experiences with school in the past, and those who may not be comfortable with computers and online technology.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, initiate class discussions, presentations, projects and other class activities; Assess student knowledge and skills at the beginning and end of each class, using each course’s syllabus as a guide; Facilitate the posting and dissemination of course materials, including required readings, scenarios, and practice exercises; Collaborate with Institute administration, staff and other faculty in modifying and updating Institute curriculum, standards and supporting materials; Establish regular times, or office hours, for students to contact via email, phone or personal conferences with course-related questions or issues; Participate in identifying and providing accommodations to students when necessary; Assign grades and maintain course and student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines; Attend all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times; Participate in the NWIC faculty evaluation process; Provide feedback on curriculum to Institute administration and Training Specialist; Remain current with tribal vocational rehabilitation trends and practices as well as with technological and pedagogical advances that promote student learning; and Contribute to Institute data collection and evaluation activities.   Required Qualifications Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Education, Human Services or a related field; Five (5) + years of work experience in vocational rehabilitation casework; Ability to articulate the complex issues and considerations of tribal vocational rehabilitation; Evidence of effective teaching or training in a classroom or small group setting; Ability and willingness to teach a variety of classes (please refer to class descriptions at www.nwic.edu/tvr-institute-courses ); Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; Experience using online teaching modalities and similar technologies; Ability to travel to training sites both in and out of state; and Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.   Preferred Qualifications: Five (5) + years of work experience in managing an American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Support (AIVRS) program.   Other Skills and Abilities: Experience working in Native communities; Experience working with individuals with disabilities; Ability to maintain confidentiality; Maintain professional work relationships; and Interact with people of various social, cultural and educational backgrounds.   Supervisory Responsibilities None   Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing and email software, as well as learning management systems.   Other Qualifications:   Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.   Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.   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 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form Current and complete professional resume Copies of college transcripts (official copy requested at time of hire) 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  
$43,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Jun 07, 2019
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT First Year Experience/Natural Science Faculty (F/T, 9 months)   OPENING DATE :    June 7, 2019 REVIEW DATE:      June 28, 2019 CLOSING DAT E:     Open until filled START DATE :         ASAP or 2 weeks after acceptance LOCATION:             NWIC Main Campus SALARY:                   $43,000 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.   Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473).  NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.   SCOPE OF WORK The FYE-Student Success Instructor is responsible for focusing on student success and retention through the promotion of our FYE program and our Indigenous Service Learning Program. This position is to provide support and help students to maintain or develop their motivation for success. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching the Introduction to Successful Learning Courses as well as other FYE courses when needed. The FYE instructor will promote the student Commitment to Student Success four themes, especially the theme of Leadership through exploration of self-identity, tribal identity, connection to place and civic responsibility. The FYE instructor will embed the themes into the Human Development (HMDV) classes and seminars.   The main components of work as faculty are: teaching, academic student advising (optional club advising), committee work, community service and research.   Teaching is the first focus. The faculty member is expected to teach 15 credit hours of courses quarterly.  Extra classes will be added if the student count in courses is low.  The faculty member is expected to prepare students for completion of NWIC degrees and/or to transfer to four-year institutions.  The faculty member is responsible for curriculum design and redesign of classes.  This is part of the ongoing program design and assessment process, which requires a significant time commitment. Advising is the second focus. However, an important objective of the FYE advising is that of a faculty mentor, who begins, very early in the fall quarter to communicate with students about their educational goals, interests, concerns, and questions – and continues throughout the spring quarter.  Therefore, the FYE instructor is encouraged to open up conversations with individual students early-on, so that when the registration period does begin, we know more about our individual students, and we can better help them begin a process of advanced-planning that will help them make more informed decisions about their education. Committee work is the third major focus. The faculty member is responsible for contributing to the overall functioning of the college through participation on committees. This person will also be a part of the FYE Workgroup, retention team and the Indigenous Service Learning advisory group.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop course syllabi and curricula; Submit necessary reports where applicable such as enrollment, progress and grading information in a timely manner; Order textbooks and supplies in advance of courses taught following established college timelines; Create an environment, a presentation style and a pace in which learning is enhanced; Maintain office hours each week for each credit of lecture class taught; Present a Native American cultural focus; Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes; and our assessment work on an institutional level. Participate in content area activities /work; and May be required to perform additional duties of faculty as appropriate and necessary.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position has no supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in closely related field, from an accredited college or university At least three years’ work experience in post-secondary education or closely related field Experience teaching at the postsecondary or secondary level (TA experience acceptable) Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal/people skills Excellent organizational skills, such as handling multiple tasks and numerous student files   Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in General Education fields, or related discipline Prior instructor experience Experience working in a tribal college setting and/or a tribal community Experience working in a college setting and in a team environment 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 Ability to work well on an independent basis with minimal supervision   Additional Qualifications : Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability.    Other Skills and Abilities : Ability in utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methodologies and a strong academic preparation in reading as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate level coursework Thorough knowledge of subject matter Ability to present information in a variety of ways Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental goals   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 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form Current and complete professional resume Copies of college transcripts (official copy requested at time of hire) 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  
$60,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Jun 06, 2019
Full time
Re-Posted JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Department Chair – Native Studies Leadership (F/T, 12 months)   OPENING DATE :    December 19, 2018 REVIEW DATE:      Extended to June 21, 2019 CLOSING DAT E:     Open until filled START DATE :         ASAP or 2 weeks after acceptance LOCATION:             NWIC Main Campus SALARY:                   $60,000 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.   Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473).  NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.   SCOPE OF WORK Under the direction of the Dean of Academic and Distance Learning, the Native Studies Leadership Department Chair is the academic, research and services leader of the department and is responsible for its overall development and academic integrity. The position provides leadership and coordination for all activities in the Native Studies Leadership Department, including setting program direction, establishing priorities with faculty members, and promoting a continuous improvement model.  The position promotes and secures competitive funding to help sustain the Native Studies Leadership Program at Northwest Indian College.   The Department Chair works with other department chairs to administer the academic program for the College and improve academic services and programs offered by the NWIC. The Department Chair is expected to be familiar with key principles and understandings of Native Studies Leadership which should serve as a foundation of dialogue and discussion regarding curriculum development. The Department Chair provides leadership and coordination of the research projects under taken by department faculty.  Additionally, the Department Chair is responsible for ensuring high quality classroom instruction by supervising and supporting faculty members in the department, supporting the professional development of departmental instructors, and by developing curriculum and pedagogical practices that are consistent with the mission and goals of the College and its programs.   The Department Chair will be responsible for providing distance learning program delivery to all sites offering the Bachelor of Native Studies Leadership Program and for oversight of  the development of online courses where appropriate. The Department Chair will also sit on the NWIC leadership team and engage in other committee work when appropriate.   The Native Studies Leadership Department will provide students a rigorous academic program bringing together contemporary education and Indigenous ways of knowing. Graduates of the Native Studies Leadership BA degree will be competent and skilled professionals and be fully prepared to serve in their respective communities or go on to successfully complete graduate studies.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership and Management. This position will lead the department in adhering to the College’s stated mission, goals and program outcomes and the promotion of NWIC’s commitment to student success.  This position will work in collaboration with College administration and NSL department faculty in implementing the vision for the Native Studies Leadership Program and recommending refinements to the vision to the Academic Dean consistent with the desired program outcomes.  This position will also initiate and participate in annual assessment activities of the Native Studies Leadership department. Program Funding and Research. This position directly participates in the identification of potential funding sources and oversees/prepares grant proposals to secure program support and expansion.  This position develops and utilizes professional networks in developing grant opportunities and proposals.  This position promotes, develops and implements plans for research work in the department, and ensures that appropriate linkages are made between research projects. This position demonstrates an understanding of, and interest in, the research programs of individual faculty members, and ensures that necessary resources are secured to conduct research.  This position directly oversees the budgetary process for the Native Studies Leadership department, communicating directly to the Academic Dean on budgetary needs or plans. Collaborative Partnerships. This position develops and maintains strong working partnerships between institutions of higher education, particularly as they relate to Native Studies Leadership.  This position promotes effective relationships with NWIC’s extended sites, and Northwest tribes.  The position advocates for the department with external agencies and institutions, and recognizes the perspectives held by various external publics and be able to structure the department’s communications with these groups in a way that enhances the department’s relationship with them.  Curriculum and Instruction. This position works with faculty to implement the Bachelor of Native Studies Leadership degree program outcomes, including implementation of the foundational courses, in alignment with our institutional outcomes and ensuring a native framework for the curriculum.  This position works with department members to ensure curricular consistency and that native knowledge is the framework for the curriculum.  The position leads the department to develop and revise department curricula and instructional practices; develops and reviews department curriculum; leads the curricula review process and prepares reports.  The position assists with building capacity of student/faculty research; and manages accreditation for the department. The chair will be responsible for teaching one course annually. Institutional Participation. This position participates in regular meetings of all department chairs to discuss and evaluate curricular issues and to ensure effective and collaborative decisions across departments.  This position works to strengthen and support research within the Native Studies Leadership department. This position consults with other faculty advisors in the department on student academic issues, including placement, registration, advising, drop/add processes, and Administrative Withdrawal procedures.  This position creates and confirms class assignments and student registration (in collaboration with other Department Chairs) using student registration information.  This position serves on committees that address larger academic and institutional operational and planning initiatives.  This position participates in departmental and college-wide hiring processes when appropriate and at the request of the Vice President of Academics and the Center for Student Success. Supervision and Personnel. This position provides leadership and maintains a climate of open communication, collegiality, and teamwork within the department. The position supervises departmental faculty in accordance with current College policies and practices; responds to performance issues and participates in personnel matters as appropriate, in consultation with the Academic Dean.  The position provides consults with departmental faculty colleagues on a frequent basis and keeps them informed of activities that impact department program and services.  This position supervises faculty for purposes of performance evaluation and plans and implements professional development and training within the department based on departmental and institutional needs.  The position identifies and recommends candidates for the recruitment for all new part-time faculty and staff in the department; and provides orientation to new faculty and staff.   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position supervises faculty assigned to the Native Studies Leadership Program.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications : Master’s degree in Native Studies Leadership, psychology, or other relevant field Two years of administrative experience including curriculum development and oversight, as well as grant budget management at a higher education institution College level teaching experience in Native Studies Leadership (may be concurrent with administrative experience), preferably with experience teaching Native American students Demonstrated ability and interest in working with Native American people Strong written and oral communications skills Ability to maintain professional work relationship and a positive and respectful attitude   Preferred Qualifications : Understanding and support of the co-articulation of Western and Native perspectives. A strong background in and understand of the relationship between the Native Studies Leadership and humanities. Knowledge and ability to support students in the following areas: Knowledge of course work which is designed to introduce students to how Native Culture, history, language, and values will support students in helping help meet the diverse needs of the people they will serve. Understanding of the curriculum in order to increase the understanding of the unique political status, rights, and responsibilities of tribal nations. Introducing Schelangen (our way of life) into their professional and personal lives. Successful experience in grant writing for program support and expansion. Social Science research experience. Expertise in Human Service issues as they relate to tribes, especially in the Northwest region. Experience working with a tribal college and/or a tribal community. Experience with the development of strong working partnership between institutions of higher learning. Experience working in a college setting and in a team environment. Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural customs.   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 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form Current and complete professional resume Copies of college transcripts (official copy requested at time of hire) 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