Human Services Faculty

$40,000 yearly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Nov 20, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Announcement

Human Services Faculty (FT, 9 months)


Opening Date:           November 20, 2020

Review Date:             December 4, 2020

Closing Date:             Open until filled

Location:                    Lummi Campus

Salary:                        $40,000 DOE


The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate’s education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of the position to be filled.  The salary is based on a nine-month academic year contract, with the possibility of supplemental summer salary through research grants and/or summer teaching.



The Community Advocates and Responsive Education in Human Services (CARE) Program invites applicants for a full-time faculty position. The primary responsibilities of this position are to work with the CARE department and tribal communities to create professionally and culturally relevant curriculum that can be taught in multiple modalities. This position also includes teaching, assessment, program planning and reporting, and advising students toward completion of their degree and certification requirements. This position is also responsible for following the faculty and personnel handbooks.



The main components of this position include teaching, program development, assessment, and advising.


  1. Teaching: Faculty member will be expected to teach 15 credits per quarter except for when curriculum development is assigned.
  2. Curriculum Development: Design and re-design place based, culturally and professionally informed curriculum.
  3. Assessment: Develop and maintain quarterly course assessments that measure student’s success toward course outcomes in alignment with curriculum map that demonstrates progress toward degree and institutional outcomes.
  4. Advising: Faculty member will meet regularly with students to work on individual degree planning worksheets to ensure students are on track toward completion of their degree and certification.
  5. Committees: Actively participate on assigned committees, faculty in-service, teaching and learning, and accreditation.



There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in human services or related field.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations (developmental, multicultural).
  • Knowledge of Indigenous research theories and methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in diverse situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in individual and group settings.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in related field.
  • Experience teaching in a tribal setting.
  • Experience teaching in a substance use disorder program.


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.
  • Must be culturally knowledgeable and comfortable working in a tribal setting.
  • 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.



Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.


  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
  2. NWIC Application
  3. NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
  4. Current and complete professional resume
  5. Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application)
  6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
  7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials


The job announcement and application forms are available online at or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230