National Child Welfare Association


Our staff says...

  • “NICWA is a good place for American Indian professionals because it provides a proven corporate structure of team building, personal development, excellent benefits, enhancement of business skills, and openness to diversity.”
  • “NICWA offers opportunities for growth and to be challenged.”
  • “Everyone here has a great sense of humor.”
  • “I like that I can be myself here—I can be Indian.”
  • Small enough to not feel “corporate”
  • Respected nationally

Open Positions

Senior Program Director

The senior program director is responsible for management tasks and the day-to-day management of multiple programs, grants, and contracts.

Development Director

The development director is responsible for developing, implementing, and tracking long- and short-range plans to achieve annual objectives for each of three major goals of NICWA’s development activities: revenue generation, long-term sustainability, and ensuring organizational capability to execute comprehensive development activities.

Community Development Specialist-Closes May 5, 2014

NICWA seeks a community development specialist for children’s mental health, accountable for empowering client communities to improve the lives of their children and families. Requirements include experience working in Native communities and systems change work; knowledge of Indian Country, tribal children’s mental health services, and tribal government structures; and experience with ICWA.

Internships at NICWA

Working at NICWA

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) offers American Indian and non-Indian professionals opportunities for personal and professional development in a family-oriented environment. As an American Indian organization, NICWA promotes American Indian values within the workplace, with an emphasis on cooperation, respect, and an appreciation for diversity.


NICWA offers a cafeteria-style benefits plan that includes options for group medical, dental, and vision; life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and tax sheltered annuities. Employees receive up to four weeks vacation per year (for professional staff), paid holidays, sick days, and bereavement leave.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital or veteran status. No application will be rejected as a result of disability that, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent performance of the essential job duties.