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Business Administration instructor

Yakima Valley College

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Business Administration instructor


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Are you passionate about increasing student success in Business? Do you want to work side by side with colleagues who are leading the national conversation on increasing retention and completion? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the faculty ranks at Yakima Valley College (YVC), an innovative and equity-focused designated Hispanic Serving Institution dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals. Yakima Valley College is one of the oldest community colleges in the state of Washington. Founded in 1928, the college has a long tradition of quality in teaching and in its commitment to students.


Our Mission Statement:

As a federally designated Hispanic-serving Institution residing on the traditional homelands of the 14 Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Yakima Valley College cultivates equity and a culture of innovative and inclusive teaching and learning.

Yakima Valley College serves all students holistically, supports all students’ learning goals, and fosters achievement within career and educational pathways.

We strengthen our communities by providing opportunities for personal enrichment, economic mobility, and sociocultural engagement.

Yakima Valley College seeks an innovative full-time Business Administration Instructor who is active and accomplished in their discipline, has a record of successful teaching or related experience, and is committed to community college students and their success. This is a full-time, special faculty (non-tenure track) position, with an anticipated start of September 11, 2023.

Reporting to the Dean – Workforce Education the Business Administration Instructor in partnership with the Business Department Faculty will be responsible for teaching within the Business Department as assigned. The applicant must be able to develop equity-minded practices within an educational environment, participate on internal and external committees, develop course curriculum and collaborate within the Business Department and many disciplinary areas at YVC.

YVC offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, encourages cooperative learning and use of technologies in the classroom and for e-learning. All faculty are engaged in the assessment of college goals and purposes.


Essential Tasks



  • Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Business Administration or in business-related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Eligibility for professional technical certification in the State of Washington (per WAC 131-16-080 and 131-16-091)


  • Doctorate in Business or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Completed a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of college level accounting courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement curriculum and deliver instruction in multiple modes of instruction (online, hybrid, and face-to-face)
  • Experience teaching quantitative courses in business, such as accounting, finance, statistics
  • Experience teaching a variety of business administration topics such as marketing, project management, management, finance, accounting, human resources, and general business principles
  • Industry experience in quantitative business fields such as accounting, finance, statistics
  • Demonstrated ability to implement curriculum and deliver instruction in multiple modes of instruction (online, hybrid, and face-to-face)
  • Proven culturally-responsive teaching



  • Adult learning theory and techniques
  • Academic and career advising principles
  • Business administration content areas: marketing, project management, management, finance, accounting, human resources, and general business principles



  • Teach a flexible schedule including, days, evenings, weekends, online or hybrid
  • Work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff, and students as part of an education team
  • Collaborate with business and industry partners
  • Develop relationships within the regional business community
  • Create a collegial working environment
  • Meet deadlines within the institution and course structure, such as timely grading and student feedback, committee work, other requests for information and participation.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills for effectively interacting with colleagues, staff, students, administrators, community partners, and individuals of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural setting.






  • Dedication to students by creating an equitable environment conducive to meeting students’ learning needs.
  • Teach a variety of courses ranging from introductory 100/200 to advanced 300/400 level business courses as assigned.
  • Enthusiastic participation in department and divisional leadership opportunities e.g. department head, scheduling, curriculum committee.
  • Commitment to upgrade knowledge and skills in order to maintain relevant curriculum.
  • Enthusiasm for using and learning new technologies to support student success.
  • Provide student-centered academic advising within YVC’s Guided Pathways model.
  • Serve on institutional and community committees, including advisory and K-12 partnership committees.
  • Create and maintain business and industry relationships to provide externship opportunities for Business students.
  • Be a collaborative partner in the Business Department and with other faculty and staff colleagues campus wide.
  • Write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution and based on educational research and industry trends.
  • Participate in advisory board meetings and program recruitment.
  • Maintain Professional Technical Educator certification which includes a professional development plan and may include maintenance of other certifications as required by program (per WAC 131-16-092 and 131-16-093)
  • Commitment to an educational philosophy appropriate to a Hispanic Serving Institution, the community college system, and the needs of its diverse populations.
  • Willingness to teach alternate hours, if needed.


Supplemental Information


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete YVC Online Employment Application, and include the following REQUIRED attachments:

A cover letter 
describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a generic cover letter will not be accepted)
A current resume (a resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the online application)

Three (3) professional references (personal references do not count as professional) Unofficial transcripts for confirmation of degree (if minimum qualifications require a degree). The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at time of hire

Certifications/Credentials as required for fulfillment of the minimum qualifications

Please note:
 Failure to follow the above a p plication instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online application.

Those applicants invited to interview may be required to complete a skills test.

Candidates may be subject to a Criminal History Background Check as a condition for consideration of employment

"In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification from upon hire."

Yakima Valley Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, genetic information, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. All inquiries regarding compliance should be directed to the Director of Human Resource Services, YVCC, South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902; or call 509.574.4670.

Applicants with the disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.

All positions are subject to funding.


Yakima Valley College offers a selection of health and retirement plans allowing you to take advantage of the plans that work for you. We also offer paid leave, development and career opportunities, and other compensation benefits. Benefit packages are a key component of our Total Compensation Model.

Insurance Benefits

Yakima Valley College offers medical (including vision), and dental. There are several medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.

Retirement and Deferred Compensation

State Employees can elect to participate in the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) Plan 3 or the State Board Retirement Plan (SBRP) through TIAA. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site. Employees can elect to participate in the Washington State Board Retirement Plan instead, check out the plan vendor at https://www.tiaa.org/public/tcm/sbctc for more information.

Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP), a supplemental retirement savings program that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.

Please refer to the Washington State Board for more detailed information.

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