Budgeting, Finance, and Tribal Governance position

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Washington www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring

This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2015/16 academic year.

The Evergreen State College is seeking a regular, full-time faculty member to teach in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program. We seek a candidate with broad knowledge of public administration, tribal governance, finance, and budgeting. The MPA program has 3 concentrations: Tribal Governance, Public Policy, along with Public & Non-profit Administration. The successful candidate will engage in developing contemporary curriculum across all concentrations with reoccurring teaching assignments for the Tribal Governance concentration. The successful candidate will team teach the MPA core curriculum (Context of Public Administration; Doing Democratic Public Administration; Policy, Finance, and Budgeting for Public Administration; Analytical Techniques for Public Service; and Capstone) as well as teach Tribal Governance concentration courses in the areas of Tribal Economics, Sovereignty, Intergovernmental Relations, Tribal Organizations, and Tribal Policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D., D.P.A., D.B.A., J.D. will be considered) in any of the following fields: Public Administration orPublic Affairs, Public Policy, or other related fields (Ex. Political Science, Leadership Studies, Public Management, Business Administration, Indigenous Governance, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Public Budgeting, Community Development, Regional Planning, Non-Profit Administration, Organizational Development);
  • Professional experience in working with Native American, or Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native corporations, governments, or tribal communities; and
  • Capacity to teach a variety of courses in the areas of public administration, finance, and budgeting with an emphasis on Native American governments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience working as a member of a team
  • College level teaching experience;
  • Master’s degree in public administration or public affairs, public policy, or related fields.
  • Experience conducting applied social science research;
  • Experience mentoring and advising; and
  • Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.

Review of complete applications begins November 7, 2014.  We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.

 To apply, please submit the following information on our website: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring

 Contact Information

  • Voluntary Affirmative Action

Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with an email (facultyhiring@evergreen.edu):

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of application that expresses your interest in the position and how your background and experience is a fit for the position;
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice;
  • 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice. (more information is available on our website:       http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/multiculturalexperience.htm )
  • Examples of scholarly work (research papers or reviews);
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email at facultyhiring@evergreen.edu); and
  • Optional: Student evaluations and/or letters of support from current and/or former students.

For questions regarding this position, contact us at:

Faculty Hiring Coordinator

The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway, L-2002
Olympia, WA 98505

(360) 867-6861 voice
(360) 867-6794 fax
(360) 867-6834 TDD



Evergreen is a non-traditional public liberal arts college emphasizing intensive interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity and the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions with faculty colleagues and students.

Recognizing cultural diversity as a defining characteristic of the 21st century, the college has intensified its efforts to become a multicultural institution. Substantive experience and expertise in working across cultural differences are therefore highly desirable for all positions. Committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action, TESC is working to build a diverse, broadly trained faculty. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose race, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or physical disability will contribute to our diversity.

Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

Evergreen’s fundamental academic commitments are summarized in the Five Foci:

  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Personal engagement in learning
  • Linking theoretical perspectives with practice
  • Collaborative/cooperative work
  • Teaching across significant differences

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. All position offers are contingent on funding.  Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator.  The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

The Evergreen State College’s Master in Public Administration program provides high-quality professional education to students pursuing careers within government agencies, nonprofits, tribal governments, and research and advocacy organizations. We have hundreds of graduates of our program working in responsible positions throughout Washington State and the Northwest. Through our program they gained important knowledge and skills and learned how to be effective advocates for change.

Evergreen’s MPA program is unique, due to our emphasis on social change and democratic governance, and the College’s innovative approach to education. The cornerstones of an Evergreen education, graduate or undergraduate, include collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning, narrative evaluations instead of grades, and an emphasis on experiential learning and engaged discussions encompassing diverse views.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our website to learn more about our unique program: www.evergreen.edu/mpa

Activities to build camaraderie



Contemplating their next location…

Student were encouraged to ask questions, make comments, and share opinions regarding the future of their academic journey. We offered as much information for students to be prepared for their graduate studies. It was a positive weekend!



With 20 faculty in attendance the faculty panel was a welcome addition for the new students, allowing them an opportunity to ask course questions and get to know their faculty outside of the classroom.


Onward to the next location~

Students enjoyed discussing upcoming courses, engaging in seminars, interactive activities presented, and mapping the College campus. Opportunities for networking and to allow students to get to know their fellow cohort members within the three distinct concentrations.

2014 MPA Orientation

Master’s of Public Administration Orientation ~ We had our first 2014 MPA gathering! All three concentrations attended our 2 day orientation, our largest incoming graduate program. An impressive lunch set-up waiting for students to arrive from their first seminar of the day.Lunch

O Break2

Students were eager to get started~

Our two day informative MPA orientation was packed with activities to assist students in familiarizing students of the College’s curriculum, the basics of MPA, introductions from the MPA faculty, and an alumni/student panel was available for students to engage in conversations.


Taking Fish in Common: Lessons from the Treaties. Learn about the history of the Boldt Decision and Salmon Management Today~

Salmon in Stream

On this 40th anniversary year of the Boldt Decision, Stream Team Salmon Stewards program is pleased to offer an evening presentation on the background of the treaties between Northwest Tribes and the United States. The speakers will discuss how the courts have interpreted the treaty language that secures to the Tribes the right of taking fish at all usual and accustomed grounds and stations “in common with” citizens of the territory. And describe how Washington State and the Treaty Tribes went from being adversaries to co-managers, and how the fishery managers work together today.

Speakers include: Fronda Woods, Assistant Attorney General, Washington Attorney General’s Office; Jeff Dickison, Squaxin Island Tribe; Kyle Adicks, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife; and Emmett O’Connell, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

Registration is encouraged, but not necessary at www.streamteam.info

Good News for Evergreen

One of 14 colleges to make this fine list, the 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges has included Evergreen on their list of Best Buy Schools. Michael Zimmerman stated that, ” We are the only public or private college or university in the Pacific Northwest and the only public institution on the West Coast on the list”. Good news for alum and prospective students alike!  Check out the link for the full story.



Info on When Spring Credit is Posted

People have been asking “when will Spring course credit be posted?” Here’s how it works: First, faculty have up to 2 weeks after the end of evaluation week to finish evaluations and send them to their program support staff for processing. The Spring 2014 deadline  is June 27th.  Then, program support staff have up to 1 month to process and post credit.

      • The Spring 2014 deadline is July 27th.

MPA Hooding Ceremony and Celebration

Friday, June 13th at 10am, doors at 9:15 in the Evergreen Longhouse

Opening Prayer

Delbert Sm3tcoom Miller (Skokomish) Artist, culture bearer and spiritual leader of the Skokomish Tribe

 Welcome and Acknowledgements

Cheryl Simrell King, MPA Director & Master of Ceremonies

Opening Remarks

Michael Zimmerman, Provost, The Evergreen State College

Thomas (Les) Purce, President, The Evergreen State College

 Introduction of MPA Faculty

Cheryl Simrell King

Faculty Speaker

Moroni Benally

Student Speakers

Tribal Governance Cohort

Marjoree Corless

Public/Nonprofit Administration & Public Policy (General) Cohort

Jane Wall

Jamie Yoder


MPA Tribal Governance Cohort names read by Puanani Nihoa

MPA Public/Nonprofit Administration & Public Policy (General) Cohort names read by Randee Gibbons

Closing Remarks

Cheryl Simrell King