Jobs at Western

Youth Programs Instructor

Apply now Work type: NTT Faculty
Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Position Title Youth Programs Instructor
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

Outreach and Continuing Education (OCE) connects learners of all ages to the Western Experience. OCE collaborates with colleges, departments and the community, linking University resources with educational needs and opportunities both on and off campus. Find out more about OCE at:

Outreach and Continuing Education supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

WWU’s Youth Programs through Outreach and Continuing Education maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary part-time positions teaching a specialty topic to youth. Positions are primarily needed for summer programs, but on occasion may also be needed throughout the academic year. In anticipation of possible openings, applications are accepted continuously, however, it is recommended that applications for summer positions be submitted by May 1st of that year. Summer programming includes weekly half-day or full-day periods (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). A detailed list of programs is available on the web at:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop course syllabus and deliver daily lessons plans, schedules and budget estimates as requested
  • Submit syllabus for new course approval process (credit bearing courses)
  • Collaborate on the development and dissemination of program materials
  • Deliver instruction according to contract dates and times 
  • Participate in opening/closing events associated with the specific program
Required Qualifications
  • For summer programs, ability to teach 20 hours per weekly session
  • Demonstrated expertise in the specific content area of the proposed offering
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse youth program participants and staff
Preferred Qualifications
  • Earned teaching certification
  • Previous successful teaching experience
  • Earned or currently enrolled in TESOL certification or ELL endorsement or similar


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Unit

 United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter, please list the name(s) of any existing youth program(s) you are interested in teaching and provide a description of your expertise as it relates to these and any additional specific content area(s) you would propose teaching.

You will be asked to provide contact information of three references.

Closing Date Notes Open continuously. To be considered for summer program positions, it is recommended that applications be submitted by May 1st of that year.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

Job no: 497207
Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More