NICWA Employment Opportunities

NICWA offers Native and non-Native professionals opportunities for personal and professional development in a family-oriented environment. As a Native organization, NICWA promotes American Indian and Alaska Native values within the workplace, with an emphasis on cooperation, respect, and an appreciation for diversity.

We are looking for people who have a strong working knowledge of Native culture, tribal communities, tribal social service systems, and tribal government structure; who are creative and have strong project management skills; and who want to be part of a team that works together for positive change in the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. Join NICWA to be a part of this change!

Learn more about working at NICWA

On November 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT we will host a webinar entitled “Job Opportunities at NICWA” to share more about our exciting job opportunities. You can register for the webinar below to learn more. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Open positions:

Director of Events & Training

Location: Portland, Oregon

The director of events and training for the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is responsible for ensuring that current, relevant, and accessible training curricula and information related to the health and well-being of Native children, families, and communities is made available to Native communities and tribal programs so they can provide effective services to Native children and families. Projects include, but are not limited to, planning and management of NICWA’s virtual and in-person fee-for-service events, annual conference, and training institutes. Apply by November 19, 2021.

Position Announcement 

Job Description

Strategic Communications Intern

The Strategic Communications Intern will learn many of the basic skills needed to become a communications professional at a national nonprofit. They will have the opportunity to network within the Native community, regionally and nationally. Interns will also have the opportunity to sharpen their advocacy skills. Interested applicants should have the following approach:

  • You value community-based and culturally appropriate services for children, families, and communities.
  • You are committed to storytelling as an approach for social change.
  • You value ethical journalism and fair coverage of Native communities.
  • You are sensitive to cultural differences.
  • You have a desire to learn about day-to-day operations of a Native nonprofit.

Applications are being accepted for 2022.

Application procedure:

Complete application materials should include: NICWA’s Employment Application, a cover letter, and resume.

Submit completed application materials to:

Mail: NICWA, ATTN: Human Resources, 5100 S Macadam Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97239

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

Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity
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, or marital or veteran status. No application will be rejected as a result of a disability that, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent performance of the essential job duties.