Native American Career and Technical Education Program Coordinator

$45,000 yearly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Jan 06, 2021
Full time Admin-Clerical

Job Description


Native American Career and Technical Education Program Coordinator (FT, 12 months)


Opening Date:           October 20, 2020

Review Date:             Extended to January 20, 2021

Closing Date:             Open until filled

Start Date:                 As soon as possible

Location:                    Lummi Main Campus

Salary:                       $45,000 Max DOE

The salary placement upon hire is 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 NACTEP Program Coordinator, under the direction of the Director of Workforce Education, is responsible for providing management of the NACTEP grant. This includes administrative tasks such as fiscal responsibilities related to budget management, staff supervision, program development, planning, implementation, and evaluation. This position focuses on ensuring grant compliance.  This is a grant-funded position.



  1. Coordinate the NACTEP program by monitoring the NACTEP goals, objectives and performance measures.
  2. Maintain and monitor the budget by providing proper tracking of appropriations, expenditures and reallocations.
  3. Oversee student Education to Employment Plans, funding plans and support services plans.
  4. Coordinate with NWIC Workforce and Lummi Employment and Training Program staff.
  5. Coordinate with NWIC Admissions and Registration staff to ensure a smooth process for NACTEP students.
  6. Coordinate with Human Resources to post and recruit for instructor positions, including preparing and negotiating instructor contracts.
  7. Produce monthly calendars of training events.
  8. Assist with the design of training brochures/flyers/posters and coordinating program advertisements
  9. Coordinate with college and community constituencies regarding the implementation of department goals
  10. Recruit and advise students concerning support services, academic goals, and career goals
  11. Coordinating with the External Evaluator to develop course evaluation forms and ensure complete and ongoing program evaluation
  12. Create and maintain student files
  13. Other duties as assigned


The NACTEP Coordinator co-supervises and hires instructors to teach NACTEP funded programs. Responsibilities include creating and implementing processes, procedures, and policies, interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED to perform this position successfully:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business or related field
  • At least three (3) years of experience in coordinating training
  • Demonstrated ability in budgeting, contracting and spreadsheets
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all people
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Business or related field
  • Experience working in Native communities and organizations


Other Qualifications:

Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability as well as the ability to travel on occasion.


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 public.


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 knowledge of Accounting software; Contact Management systems; Database software; Design software; Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Order processing systems; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.



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