Annualized Business Management Instructor job with Community Colleges of Spokane

Job Title: Annualized Business Management Instructor – Spokane Falls Community College

Location: 13410 W. Whistalks Way, Spokane, WA 99224

Job Type: Faculty

Department: SFCC Management

Closing: January 30, 2023

Salary: $59,037.00 – $62,366.00 Annually

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement  

CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience. 

Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is a beautiful campus located in the inland Pacific Northwest, on the ancestral home of the Spokane Tribe, near the Spokane River. Our campus is not far from the urban center of Spokane, a mid-sized city with a high quality of life and quick access to the outdoors. More information about living and working in Spokane available at:

SFCC is one of two accredited community colleges that comprise the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). In addition to serving the urban and suburban population in greater Spokane, including students from Fairchild Airforce Base, CCS provides educational services to rural communities throughout our 12,302 square-mile region in Eastern Washington, including students from the Spokane and other Eastern Washington tribes.   

Serving about 8,200 students, SFCC endeavors to be an educational leader and a responsive partner with the community and region to provide access to relevant programs of the highest quality. We offer a large liberal arts/transfer program (approximately 75{194d821e0dc8d10be69d2d4a52551aeafc2dee4011c6c9faa8f16ae7103581f6} of total enrollment) as well as state-of-the-art professional technical programs (about 25{194d821e0dc8d10be69d2d4a52551aeafc2dee4011c6c9faa8f16ae7103581f6}). As reflected in our mission statement, we strive to “embrace diversity, promote equity, and foster global awareness” at every level of our college.

Spokane Falls Community College welcomes applications for an annualized non tenure-track Business Management Instructor.


The Business department is a dedicated, tight-knit, collaborative department with a strong regional reputation for offering high quality, comprehensive education. We are seeking candidates with a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, equity, diversity and global awareness, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner.  The college strives for faculty who are content experts and support teaching and learning.   This degree aims to close the equity gap by providing a path for those students earning an Associated Applied Science degree in Management and the skills required for student career goals. To that end, the successful candidate will teach primarily in person.

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  • Prepares for and instructs face-to-face classes in Business Management. Examples of the types of courses assigned may include, but are not limited to: Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Service, Management, etc.
  • Ability to learn and implement equity minded practices in the development of course syllabi, assessments, and materials supporting the instructional process.
  • Work respectfully with diverse colleagues and community members.
  • Be available to students for academic advising and support through a combination of face-to-face, remote, and e-mail communication.
  • Communicates expectations and establishes clear grading criteria; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
  • Demonstrate commitment to serving a socially and culturally diverse student population and advancing diversity, promoting equity, and preparing students to live responsibly in an increasingly global civilization.
  • Actively engages with the department, college, and district projects/initiatives.
  • Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions. *
  • Complies with district policy, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statute and collective bargaining agreements. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform all related duties as required. *



REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)

  • An earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution in either Business Administration or in a related field such as Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Service, Management.
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in business or related field, including earned certification.
  • Evidence of teaching ability (trainings, workshops, and/or formal coursework).
  • Demonstrated commitment to successfully teach and mentor a socially and culturally diverse population.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to successfully work in a team.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and passion for the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals, and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Evidence of the ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning, and working environment that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)

The following competencies are not necessary for application, but having one or more of these may increase a candidate’s success and starting salary:

  • Formal classroom teaching or other teaching abilities.
  • More than three years of professional experience in business. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Evidence of experience teaching in multiple modalities including online, hybrid, and/or in-person.
  • Demonstrated success working with a diverse population.
  • Evidence working collaboratively with community organizations such as: SBA or SCORE related, Chamber of Commerce, Industry, or trade organizations, etc.




This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with an entry level base salary (for a 175-day academic year contract) of $59,037 – $62,366. Future advancement in base salary is based upon a combination of years of service accrued at our college and professional development activity.  

Annual salary is comprised of base salary plus any combination of academic year overload contracts, summer effort contracts, project stipends, student club advising stipends, and/or department chair /program lead faculty stipends consistent with the provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement between CCS and the Association for Higher Education (AHE).

More information regarding faculty earning potential and the Faculty Salary Scale can be found here:

TOTAL COMPENSATION $75,301 – $78,927. 

 Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:

  • Base compensation, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices.

CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Union membership is no longer a condition of employment although this position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Anticipated date of employment is Winter 2023.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.  

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.


Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. PST on January 30, 2023.  The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.



To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable – unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.*

NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at [email protected]

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.  Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

Native Land Acknowledgement

We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.