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.

$33,681 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Feb 14, 2020
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Financial Aid Program Assistant (FT, 12 months)   Opening Date:            February 14, 2020 Review Date:              March 2, 2020 Closing Date:              Open until filled Location:                     Lummi Main Campus Salary:                        $33,681 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 To meet strategic goals of increased student enrollment and improved retention, the Financial Aid Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Financial Aid staff by assisting with determining eligibility and identifying alternative sources of financial assistance for students. The scope of work includes: operating as the first point of contact for the Financial Aid office, advising students and families about the financial aid process and requirements; packaging financial aid awards; participation in outreach activities; presentations and training for various internal and external audiences, quality assurance and records maintenance, report preparation, grant or contract preparation, and general office management.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Act as first point of contact for the Financial Aid office, including receiving and responding to inquiries via phone, fax, email and in person. Assist with financial aid workshops, with online filing of applications, status inquiries and scholarship searches. Participate in recruitment events, workshops and high school financial aid nights. Meet with students and their families to explain the financial aid process. Advise students on alternative sources of aid, and discuss personal concerns and appeals. Review files for missing documents, accuracy, eligibility, and perform necessary tasks for financial aid packaging and awards. Maintain scholarships online and in office and serve as collection point for submissions. Contact students and families as necessary to clarify information reported on the FASA and other aid applications. Assist with determining type and amount of financial assistance to be awarded including federal, state, American Indian College Fund, and other scholarship funding. Check satisfactory academic progress. Review and forward professional judgment appeals to the Director. Assist with adjusting student aid packages accordingly due to receipt of documentation, professional judgment decisions, and “outside” aid (e.g., private scholarships and grants). Participate in Financial Aid and Scholarship Committees. Assist with maintaining Department of Education databases and downloading and reviewing files, including initial applications, Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs), corrections, Pell origination and disbursements to process student applications and meet reporting requirements. Prepare reports for grants, financial aid, or scholarship awards (as directed by the Director of Financial Aid). Represent NWIC as the resource for providing financial aid/scholarship information, training and guidelines for students, their families and Site Managers. This includes facilitating workshops and regular travel to the reservation communities served. Attend Financial Aid workshops and conferences to stay current on new and changing regulations. Participate in planning for student needs, NWIC financial aid policy, personnel, space, equipment, etc. Assist with ongoing maintenance of the Power Faids database system. Perform other duties as assigned.   SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position   QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications : Associate’s degree in a related field or program.   Preferred Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree in a related field. One year of professional experience in the field. Experience working in a college setting/team environment. Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural customs.   Other Qualifications : Must have a current driver’s license and a 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 calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.   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 Contact Management systems; Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software; Word Processing software; and Microsoft Outlook e-mail   Other Skills and Abilities: Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality as an administrative Preference for experience working in Native Must possess effective writing and verbal communication skills, as well as be able to work in a team environment. Attention to detail a Able to represent the College in a positive and professional Must be able to work independently or as a member of a team and meet   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 39811 Auburn Enumclaw Road Southeast, Auburn, WA, USA
Feb 10, 2020
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Natural Science Faculty (Part-time, adjunct) – Muckleshoot Site   OPENING DATE :    February 10, 2020 REVIEW DATE:      February 28, 2020 CLOSING DAT E     Open until filled START DATE :         Spring Quarter 2020 LOCATION:             Muckleshoot Site SALARY:                  $42.00 per credit hour   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.   SCOPE OF WORK The Muckleshoot Site invites applicants for a part-time faculty position in the area of Natural Science. The primary responsibility of this position is teaching in the discipline of Natural Science: Biology, Environmental Science or Native Environmental Science.  The position also includes development of place-based, culturally-informed curriculum that is part of a wider place-based pedagogy project.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Teaching courses in the Science Develop place-based, culturally informed curriculum in the Sciences, working with community members to identify key focus Submit necessary reports such as enrollment, assessment, 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 Maintain at least ½ hour of office availability each week for each credit of lecture class Present a Native American cultural focus. Submit information to supervisor regarding scheduling proposals, budget needs and travel requests in a timely manner following established time-lines. Assist in the assessment of student learning outcome. Participate in content area activities/work. Participate in at least one in-service or pre-service activities.     SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in the field of Science or closely related to science Willingness to understand the cultural perspectives of the community and to incorporate those perspectives into the presentation and development of courses . Thorough knowledge of subject Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental Strong teaching Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all   Preferred Qualifications Master’s or PhD Degree in related Experience teaching in a Tribal College or Prior work in a tribal education Prior administrative and/or teaching experience in a post-secondary academic Experience working on a reservation and/or for a tribal or urban Native American Experience working with adult distance learning Knowledge of AIHEC tribal college Knowledge of Canvas   Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to present information in a variety of ways. Able to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully. Understanding of assessment, particularly as it relates to the Teaching and Learning philosophy of NWIC. Experience with or willingness to learn different modes of instruction (on-ground, online, ITV, hybrid, etc.), teaching and learning, and Excellent communication skills in the classroom and interpersonal skills with NWIC students, faculty and Must be culturally knowledgeable and comfortable working in a tribal setting;   Other Qualifications: Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability.   Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet software; internet and email in addition to proven competency with networks and teleconferencing.     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 (unofficial copy may be submitted with application) 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 39811 Auburn Enumclaw Road Southeast, Auburn, WA, USA
Feb 10, 2020
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Math Faculty (Part-time, adjunct) – Muckleshoot Site   Opening Date:            February 10, 2020 Review Date:              February 28, 2020 Closing Date:              Open until filled Location:                     Muckleshoot Site Salary:                        $42.00 per credit hour     SCOPE OF WORK Working in close collaboration with other mathematics instructors, the person in this position will implement and continuously refine/revise a constructivist-oriented curriculum that supports the Northwest Indian College requirements and programs providing foundation problem-solving skills for all tribal college students.  Math faculty are responsible for teaching pre-college or college-level Math courses during the school year.  Faculty shall acknowledge the cultural perspective of students, and use a variety of methods to convey necessary knowledge and skills, and assessment of learning through our assessment process.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Develop course syllabi and Teach courses in pre-college and/or college level Submit necessary reports such as enrollment, progress and grading information in a timely 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 Maintain at least ½ hour of office availability each week for each credit of lecture class taught. Present an indigenous cultural Submit information to their supervisor regarding scheduling proposals, budget needs and travel requests in a timely manner following established timelines     SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications : Master's degree in Math or related Experience teaching at the postsecondary or secondary level (Teaching Assistant experience acceptable; instructor experience preferred). Must have excellent oral and written communication Must have excellent interpersonal/people Excellent organizational skills, handling multiple tasks and numerous student   Preferred Qualifications : Experience working in a tribal college setting. Experience working with and advising adult Experience working with adult distance learning programs is highly Ability to work well on an independent basis with minimal Experience with first-generation college Demonstrates an understanding of the effects of oppression on Experience working with Indigenous people of the Pacific   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 apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor   Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized   Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet usage; Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and Word Processing software     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 39811 Auburn Enumclaw Road Southeast, Auburn, WA, USA
Feb 10, 2020
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT English Faculty (Part-time, adjunct) – Muckleshoot Site   OPENING DATE :    February 10, 2020 REVIEW DATE:      February 28, 2020   CLOSING DAT E     Open until filled START DATE :         Spring Quarter 2020 LOCATION:             Muckleshoot Site   SALARY:                  $42.00 per credit hour   SCOPE OF WORK Approved English Instructors are responsible for teaching pre-college and/or college level English courses as assigned. Instructors shall acknowledge the cultural perspective of students, 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 completion of NWIC degrees and to transfer to four-year institutions.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Develop course syllabi and Teach courses in pre-college and/or college level English/Communication. Submit necessary reports such as enrollment, assessment, progress and grading information in a timely Order textbooks and supplies in advance of courses taught following established college Create an environment, a presentation style and a pace in which learning is Maintain at least ½ hour of office availability each week for each credit of lecture class Present a Native American cultural Submit information to their supervisor regarding scheduling proposals, budget needs and travel requests in a timely manner following established Assist in the assessment of student learning Participate in content area activities /work. Participate in at least one in service or pre-service   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in English, or related Experience teaching at the postsecondary or secondary level (TA experience acceptable; instructor experience preferred). Must have excellent oral and written communication Must have excellent interpersonal/people Excellent organizational skills, handling multiple tasks and numerous student Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all   Preferred Qualifications Experience working in a tribal college Experience working with and advising adult Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural Experience working with adult distance learning Ability to work well on an independent basis with minimal Ability in utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methodologies and a strong academic preparation in reading as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate level   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   Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized   Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet usage; Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and Word Processing   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
$42.00 hourly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Feb 03, 2020
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Instructional Designer (Part-time, 12 months)   Opening Date:           December 6, 2019 Review Date:             Extended to February 21, 2020 Closing Date:              Open until filled Location:                     Lummi Main Campus Salary:                        $18,450 Max DOE (.5 FTE, 20 hours/week)   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 will be responsible for assisting faculty, in concert with the E-Learning Coordinator and Dean, in developing best practices for distance learning in the VCH, OL and other distance learning modalities. The Instructional Designer will be responsible for developing training materials and presenting training sessions at sites via video conferencing and at the Lummi main campus.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES E-Learning Work with the E-Learning Coordinator, department chairs and site coordinators to expand online course offerings at NWIC. Help assess quality of courses and instruction. Hold regular workshops via video conferencing, both at the sites and at the Lummi main campus, to help promote faculty literacy with e-Learning. Attend conferences including InstructureCon in conjunction with E-Learning Coordinator and other NWIC personnel. Teach one regular VCH or OL class in order to remain current with student experiences.     Technology Aid in providing training on classroom technology when relevant to Distance Learning, i.e., ITV Videoconferencing and Zoom. Aid in transport of and training on Distance-Learning related material with sites.   Other Assist with the development of grants where appropriate. Serve on the Technology Committee with E-Learning Coordinator and faculty. Attend faculty and department meetings.   SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES This position has not been assigned any supervisory responsibilities.   QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:   Minimum Requirements Bachelor’s degree in educational technology, instructional design, education or other relevant field. Demonstrated work experience in higher education or current teaching experience in online and distance learning modalities. Teaching experience in distance education, in hybrid or asynchronous modalities. Experience integrating technology into coursework and a knowledge base of Learning Management Systems and current web-based instructional technology and design. Knowledge of course management software.   Preferred Requirements Master’s degree with experience in educational technology, instructional design or related field. Experience teaching with the Canvas Learning Management System. Experience teaching with and using Zoom Videoconferencing Systems.   Other Skills and Abilities Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental goals   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.     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 define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.   Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Learning Management Systems principles with a focus on Canvas, blog design and instructional technology.   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
Jan 28, 2020
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Tribal Governance & Business Management Faculty (PT, Adjunct) – Nisqually Site   Opening Date:           October 28, 2019 Review Date:            Extended to February 28, 2020 Closing Date:            Open until filled Start Date:                 Spring Quarter 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
$42.00 hourly
Northwest Indian College 7707 36th Ave NW, Tulalip, WA, USA
Jan 28, 2020
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Math Faculty (Part-time, adjunct) – Tulalip Site   Opening Date:            October 22, 2019 Review Date:              Extended to February 28, 2020 Closing Date:              Open until filled Location:                     Tulalip Site Salary:                        $42.00 per credit hour    SCOPE OF WORK Working in close collaboration with other mathematics instructors, the person in this position will implement and continuously refine/revise a constructivist-oriented curriculum that supports the Northwest Indian College requirements and programs providing foundation problem-solving skills for all tribal college students.  Math faculty are responsible for teaching pre-college or college-level Math courses during the school year.  Faculty shall acknowledge the cultural perspective of students, and use a variety of methods to convey necessary knowledge and skills, and assessment of learning through our assessment process. Duties & Responsibilities  Develop course syllabi and curricula. Teach courses in pre-college and/or college level Submit necessary reports such as enrollment, progress and grading information in a timely 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 Maintain at least ½ hour of office availability each week for each credit of lecture class taught. Present an indigenous cultural Submit information to their supervisor regarding scheduling proposals, budget needs and travel requests in a timely manner following established timelines Supervisory Responsibilities   This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications REQUIRED to perform this position successfully: Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Math or related Experience teaching at the postsecondary or secondary level (Teaching Assistant experience acceptable; instructor experience preferred). Must have excellent oral and written communication Must have excellent interpersonal/people Excellent organizational skills, handling multiple tasks and numerous student   Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a tribal college setting. Experience working with and advising adult Experience working with adult distance learning programs is highly Ability to work well on an independent basis with minimal Experience with first-generation college Demonstrates an understanding of the effects of oppression on Experience working with Indigenous people of the Pacific   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 apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor   Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized   Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet usage; Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and Word Processing software     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
$20,000 - $25,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 31912 Little Boston Road Northeast, Kingston, WA, USA
Jan 28, 2020
Part time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Native Environmental Science Faculty – Port Gamble (P/T, 9 months)   OPENING DATE :    August 15, 2019 REVIEW DATE:      Extended to February 28, 2020 CLOSING DAT E:    Open until Filled START DATE :         Spring Quarter 2020 LOCATION:             NWIC Port Gamble Site SUPERVISOR:         Native Environmental Science Department Chair / Port Gamble Site Manager SALARY:                   $20,000 to $25,000 Max DOE (Faculty Schedule)                                     .525 FTE / 21 hours per week   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. The salary is based on a 9-month faculty contract, with the possibility of supplemental summer salary through research grants and/or summer teaching.   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 identify or expression, marital status or genetic information.   SCOPE OF WORK The Native Environmental Science Department and Port Gamble site invites applicants for a part-time faculty position in the area of Native Environmental Science.  The primary responsibility of this position is teaching in the discipline of Native Environmental Science.  Student advising, community engagement, and supporting student capstone projects are also key elements of the position. The position also includes development of place-based, culturally-informed curriculum that is part of a wider place-based pedagogy project. It is possible for the position to be supplemented by grant research funds and summer teaching.   DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The main components of work as faculty are teaching, academic student advising and mentoring, scholarship and research, committee work and service. The faculty member will be expected to participate in grant-funded projects that support the College’s mission and will be encouraged to develop (and seek funding) to support his or her own research agenda.   Instruction. Instruction is a primary focus of this position. The successful candidate will teach 5 to 10 hours of courses quarterly, with adjustment to the teaching load based on time spent in course design and development.  S/he is expected to support students in completing the B.S. in Native Environmental Science degree program and is responsible for course preparation, curriculum design, and assessment of course and program outcomes. Academic advising and mentoring. Student academic advising and mentoring is another central focus of the position.  S/he is expected to meet regularly with and provide academic advising to students as well as serve on senior capstone committees Scholarship and research. The faculty member is expected to remain current with the literature and research in their field of study.  In addition, supporting research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) – including internships – is highly encouraged. Committee work and service. The faculty member is responsible for contributing to the overall functioning of the college through participation on committees and teams.    Teaching Responsibilities Teaching courses in the Native Environmental Science discipline. Develop place-based, culturally informed curriculum in the Sciences, working with community members to identify key focus areas. Create a learning environment, a presentation style and a pace in which learning is enhanced. Submit necessary reports such as enrollment, progress and grading information in a timely manner. Order textbooks and supplies in advance of courses taught following established college timelines. Maintain at least ½ hour of office availability each week for each credit of lecture class taught. Submit information to supervisor regarding scheduling proposals, budget needs and travel requests in a timely manner following established timelines. Attend Teaching and Learning trainings and BSNES Department Meetings (call-in).   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES May supervise two or more student interns who are conducting research. 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.   Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in the field of Native Environmental Science. Willingness to understand the cultural perspectives of the community and to incorporate those perspectives into the presentation and development of courses. Thorough knowledge of subject matter. Ability to present information in a variety of ways.  Able to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully. Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental goals. Strong teaching record. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all people.   Preferred Qualifications Master’s or PhD Degree in related field. Experience teaching in a Tribal College or 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 Canvas     Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to present information in a variety of ways.  Able to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully. Understanding of assessment, particularly as it relates to the Teaching and Learning philosophy of NWIC. Experience with or willingness to learn different modes of instruction (on-ground, online, ITV, hybrid, etc.), teaching and learning, and assessment. Excellent communication skills in the classroom and interpersonal skills with NWIC students, faculty and staff. Must be culturally knowledgeable and comfortable working in a tribal setting; Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all people.   Other Qualifications: Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability.    Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet software; internet and email in addition to proven competency with networks and teleconferencing.   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 (unofficial copy may be submitted with application) 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  
$13.59 hourly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Jan 28, 2020
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Early Learning Center Teacher Assistant (FT, 12 months)   Opening Date:      January 28, 2020 Closing Date:        Open continuously Location:              Lummi Main Campus Salary:                 $13.59 per hour   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 positon to be filled.   SCOPE OF WORK Under general supervision of the Program Coordinator and Lead Teachers, the Teacher Assistant supports the Lead Teacher(s) in the planning, presentation and evaluation of education and recreational activities. At the Lead Teacher’s request or in his/her absence, the Teacher Assistant may have temporary responsibility for the operations of the classroom. Maintain confidentiality and hold responsibility for assigned classroom operations. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate and assist Lead Teacher with the development, implementation and evaluation of the program across all curriculum areas; Assist in the oversight of general physical environment, including cleanliness and neatness of Center with attention to licensing regulations and follow-through of requirements; Assume leadership in the absence of a Lead Teacher, communicating appropriately with parents to represent an inclusive, positive environment; Maintain an orderly environment for the group; Assist children with self-care activities. Change diapers as necessary; Prepare and serve meals and snacks following USDA guidelines; Assist with Food Program, take point of service meal count; Assist with daily classroom and Center clean-up; Observe and report individual children’s significant behavior and development using Teaching Strategies GOLD lesson planning tools; 10. Support individual children who experience difficulties in a group;  Be familiar with licensing regulations and individual’s responsibility for compliance;  Be sensitive to the child’s home culture and values; greet parents and children with warmth and sincerity and a non-judgmental manner;  Maintain confidentiality;  Complete other duties as assigned. SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES This position has not been assigned supervisory responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:   Minimum Qualifications : Current Infant, Toddler and Adult CPR and First Aid certification Valid food handler’s permit Documented negative TB test Pass a federal criminal background check through the Washington Department of Early Learning   Preferred Qualifications : Meet the STARS requirement and be listed in the state training and registry system (STARS) Complete 10 Hours of annual STARS education each year OR one 3-5 credit ECE course at NWIC Have at least 3 months experience working with children ages 1 month through 5 years Have knowledge of child development as evidenced by professional reference, education, experience, and on-the-job performance Experience working in a tribal early childhood setting/team environment   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
$48,000 - $52,000 yearly
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
Jan 28, 2020
Full time
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Postdoctoral Molecular Researcher (FT, 12 months)   Opening Date:            November 13, 2019 Review Date:             Extended to February 18, 2020 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