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!

Open positions:

Training Manager

The training manager will lead the team in the planning and execution of the annual Protecting Our Children conference; coordinate marketing, site selection, contract negotiation, programmatic selection, outreach to community; and ensure the sound management of the annual budgets and resources, the organization’s largest annual source of unrestricted revenue.

Training Manager Job Description 

Training Manager Vacancy Announcement 

Applications are being accepted until May 6, 2022.


Member Relations Manager 

The member relations manager has the exciting opportunity to develop and implement NICWA’s member engagement program. The position partners with our staff and board of directors to deliver strategic, mission-driven member services designed to engage, retain, and activate members. The member relations manager partners with the development department to solicit new and returning memberships for organizations, tribes, and individual members, while building new relationships and nurturing existing relationships. The position partners with the communications department to strategically engage members in NICWA’s program and advocacy work and serves as a resource to the program department by creating and nurturing a large member network. The member relations manager facilitates opportunities using multiple vehicles to listen to members on an ongoing basis and learn about their evolving needs. They develop and host member webinars and conference calls, host membership events, and utilize technology to streamline member services. The member relations manager is a part of the program team and works on multiple projects simultaneously to further our mission of strengthening Native children and families.

Member Relations Manager Job Description

Member Relations Manager Vacancy Announcement 

Applications are being accepted until May 6, 2022.


Annual Giving Manager

The annual giving and donor relations manager takes a leadership role in executing NICWA’s annual giving and donor stewardship efforts, working under the direction of our development director to implement and evaluate a comprehensive multi-year plan to educate constituents and potential donors about our philanthropic goals and to increase funding that directly impacts Native children and families. Specifically, this position will lead efforts that continue to increase annual giving from individuals, but also increase corporate and foundation giving to broaden NICWA’s base of support. With new constituent segments comes the need for more cohesive stewardship strategies beyond organization-wide generic communications. Donor relations at NICWA encompasses development and implementation of stewardship strategies beyond solicitation. In partnership with the development director, this position will develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated donor relations program.

Annual Giving Manager Job Description 

Annual Giving Manager Vacancy Announcement 

Applications are being accepted until May 6, 2022.


Operations Coordinator 

The operations coordinator will be responsible for greeting all in-person guests, scheduling meetings, proofreading documents, ordering supplies, and maintaining the physical office. The operations coordinator will also help the organization recruit talent by assisting the human resources department with recruitment and training current staff on how to maximize our use of technology. In addition, the operations coordinator will have the opportunity to plan and carry out quarterly meetings of our board of directors.

Operations Coordinator Job Description 

Operations Coordinator Vacancy Announcement 

Applications are being accepted until May 6, 2022.


Strategic Communications Intern

Strategic Communications Intern Job Description

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.