Native Environmental Science Curriculum Coordinator

$40,000 - $45,000 yearly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Sep 04, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description


Native Environmental Science – Curriculum Coordinator F/T


OPENING DATE:    September 4, 2019

REVIEW DATE:      September 18, 2019

CLOSING DATE:    Open until filled

START DATE:         October 1, 2019 (earlier, if possible)

LOCATION:             NWIC Lummi Campus

SALARY:                  $40,000 - $45,000 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. The salary is based on a 12-month annual salary.  The position is grant-funded for two years.



The Native Environmental Science Department invites applicants for a full-time position in the area of curriculum development and program support.  The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate the development of place-based, culturally grounded curriculum with faculty and community.  The job entails traveling to NWIC’s six extended campus sites (Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Port Gamble, Swinomish, and Tulalip) to support the development of community-driven, place-based curriculum.  The job also includes writing curriculum guides, participating in assessment activities, and participating in knowledge exchange in multiple platforms (i.e., video, community briefing papers, academic articles, website updates, etc.).  The position is funded for two-years from a National Science Foundation grant, with the possibility of continuing through additional grant funding.



The main components of this position include curriculum development; community outreach; support of assessment activities; and committee work and service. 


  1. Curriculum Development. Develop place-based, culturally informed curriculum in the Sciences, working with community members to identify key focus areas.
  2. Community Outreach. Work with faculty at the sites and the host communities to identify core teaching themes.
  3. Support Assessment Activities. Develop platforms to capture stories of student success and highlight community needs.
  4. Committee work and service. The candidate is responsible for contributing to the overall functioning of the College through participation on committees and teams, including departmental meetings.



There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this position


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Native Environmental Science
  • Background in Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • Work with focus groups and community based research
  • Willingness to understand the cultural perspectives of the community and to incorporate those perspectives into the presentation and development of courses
  • 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 interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all people
  • Strong writing skills (Please include a writing sample in your application.)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Prior work in a tribal education setting
  • Experience with videography, story-boarding, and maintaining websites
  • Experience working on a reservation and/or for a tribal or urban Native American organization


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. 


Other Qualifications: Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability. 




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