Employment at PNCA

PNCA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and whose mission is to provide an education that prepares students for sustained creative achievement in the fine and design arts and throughout their lives. It seeks to strengthen student’s ability to interpret the conditions and events shaping the world and prepare them to engage that world and its cultures with understanding, enthusiasm, and integrity.

Pacific Northwest College of Art posts employment opportunities on the website as they become available. Please use one of the applications below to apply:

 General Employment Application

 Model Application

Residence Life Hall Director

The Residence Life Hall Director (RLHD) is responsible for supporting the mission of the college. Working with
constituents throughout the campus, the RLHD plays an integral role in retention and fostering an inclusive and
supportive community. The Residence Life Hall Director is a professional staff position that serves as a 12-month,
live-in, primary manager for ArtHouse, the PNCA resident hall. The RLHD provides supervision, risk mitigation and
crisis response, programming, support and training/education. The RLHD is responsible for hiring, training,
supervising, and evaluating up to 5 Resident Advisors (RA’s). The RLHD maintains a high visibility presence in the
residence halls, including regular office hours. The RLHD residence hall educational and social programs meet the
established goals of the department. The RLHD also advises students on matters related to Residence Life, which
includes mediating conflicts and making referrals to appropriate campus resources for specialized assistance.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018

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Admissions Counselor

Reporting to the Admissions Director, Admissions Counselors are responsible for representing and presenting PNCA’s academic programs to prospective students, parents, teachers, and counselors regionally and nationally. They must have the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds and a variety of interpersonal skills to interact appropriately in situations ranging from large meetings to individual appointments. Admissions Counselors are also responsible for recruiting talented undergraduate students, overseeing admissions files, and reviewing completed applications for admission into PNCA’s undergraduate programs. Counselors are expected to attend local, state, and national college fairs and assist in the planning and execution of both on and off campus recruitment events. Counselors must have the ability to work independently, meet assignment deadlines, and set priorities that accurately reflect relative importance of duties. Admissions Counselors need to display strong writing, editing, and computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and databases and be comfortable with iOS platforms. Knowledge of graphic design programs (Adobe Creative Suite) and comfort with mobile computing for presentation is a plus. This position requires travel in the fall and spring as well as some evening and weekends. Admissions Counselors must demonstrate a working knowledge of the visual arts.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018

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Senior Finance Manager

The Senior Finance Manager is responsible for managing a comprehensive financial and administrative services program. The Senior Finance Manager is a key member of the college’s leadership team, contributing to the overall college strategy and operations. The Senior Finance Manager is responsible for keeping the college in compliance with all regulatory agencies.

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:
Human Resources
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
hr@pnca.edu Please include in the subject line Senior Finance Manager Applicant

Posted: Apr 18, 2018

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On-Call Campus Safety Officer

Under the direct supervision of the Campus Safety Manager, the Campus Safety Officer patrols assigned areas of the campus including, but not limited to, offices, classrooms, buildings, grounds and parking areas. The Campus Safety Officer will report security issues and irregularities via telephone and in writing. The Campus Safety Officer takes action to protect the PNCA community and property by preventing theft, vandalism, fires, disorder and harm to college persons and property. The Senior Campus Safety Officer on duty may be required to serve as the Officer in Charge of the shift in the absence of the Campus Safety Manager.

Posted: Apr 09, 2018

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Financial Aid Counselor

Reporting to the Director of Financial Aid, the Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for analyzing and
awarding federal, state, institutional and private financial aid, assuring compliance with federal, state and
program requirements. The Financial Aid Counselor also covers administrative functions of the office,
student and family counseling and monitoring the use of federal, state, and institutional funds.

Posted: Mar 28, 2018

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Graphic Design Faculty Position

The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is seeking a highly energetic and committed educator and design professional to teach courses and contribute to the development of the Undergraduate Graphic Design program at the College.

Posted: Mar 01, 2018

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Community Education Instructor Pool

The Community Education Department at PNCA invites applications for an ongoing part-time instructor pool.  These positions may arise throughout the next several academic years. Openings are anticipated in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to design, animated arts, sculpture, illustration, creative writing, and photography. The duration of positions available may vary, from quarter-long courses to shorter intensives and workshops.

Posted: Oct 25, 2017

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Make + Think + Code Instructor Pool

Make+Think+Code at PNCA invites applications for a faculty pool for ongoing part time faculty openings in creative coding, digital (fabrication), data science, creative entrepreneurship, creating interactions and experience, apps, data and systems, generative/computational design, cognitive science, electronics and microcontrollers, iot, emerging tech, mixed reality. In particular, there will likely be openings for workshops this coming winter, spring, and summer.

Posted: Oct 16, 2017

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Life Model

Life Models support the delivery of curricula, providing students with an opportunity to develop their craft in a professional, controlled environment. Through working with Life Models, students increase their perceptual and hand skills, develop a deeper understanding of anatomy and proportion, and connect to histories of artistic production.

Posted: Mar 03, 2015

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