Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Want to work for Tulalip?

There are several jobs currently open. If you want to work with kids the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club is looking for a Digital Arts Manager and a Learning Center Manager. The Digital Arts Manager will develop a Digital Arts program for the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club. They will use modern technology like digital photography, web design and movie making to help our youth express their creativity. The Learning Center Manager will help our kids learn and grow by using the Accelerated Reader, Math Facts in a Flash and other programs in the computer lab. If you’re interested fax or mail or resume and cover letter by September 4th to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County. 4322 Rucker Ave, Everett, WA 98203. Email for more information.

Quil Ceda Village is advertising three open positions, a Clinical Pharmacist, Software Developer in Test and a Web Design Specialist. And the Casino Resort has 16 regular positions and three on-call positions open. For more information about these positions, or to see the full job description check out our employment website

Employment can help

The Employment Department will be doing a “skill placement evaluation” on September 10th, 2009. At this time Employment staff will help tribal members complete their applications and administer skills tests. Pre-employment Specialist Lynne Bansemer is always available to help prospective employees with applications and interview skills. You can reach Lynne at 360-716-4746, or by e-mail For tribal members who want to work on-call, Dispatch Specialist Melissa Paul can help you find a temporary position that matches your skills. You can reach Melissa at 360-716-4290.

Need training?

The Tulalip College Center has several classes to improve job skills scheduled for this Fall quarter. Construction Industry Trades is a 28 day program designed to prepare trainees for entry-level construction, remodeling or pre-apprenticeship jobs. For more information about the program contact Mark Newland, 360-653-1242 or Wendy Thompson, 360-716-4759. Tribal Enterprise Management Classes are also being offered. These are the classes that help prepare you for jobs at the hotel and casino and tribal government. They include basic classes like Accounting, Computer Literacy and Intro to Business, but they also include more specialized classes like Introduction to Hotel Management, Intro to Hospitality and Coaching and Mentoring.

Tulalip College Center classes are funded through the NACTEP program. The program provides tuition, books and fees for Native Americans, and spouses or parents of Tulalip Tribal Members. The Tulalip College Center is holding a One-Stop Registration for classes on Wednesday, August 26th, from 10am to 2pm, and on Thursday, August 27th, from 1pm to 5pm.

Keep at it!

I want to encourage everyone who is applying for jobs, taking classes, or working to improve your employability. I know it’s really tough, whether you’re just getting started, looking for a new career or have had a break and are trying to get back into the workforce. You’ll have some disappointments and some frustrations, but keep at it. Our staff works really hard to get our tribal members into the right jobs, they’ll help you work on whatever skills you need to get the type of job that you want. I can’t wait to work with you, our future employees!