Employment and Application FAQs

Below you will find some of our most commonly asked questions. If you have other questions, please contact our employment recruiter, Teresa Henderson, at teresa.henderson@nic.edu or 209-676-7211.

Click one of the topics below to be taken to that section of the FAQs:

Application Problems/Issues

Finding Jobs

Applying for a Job

Making Changes to Your Application After You Apply

Instructor Pools

 


 

Application Problems/Issues

If you are having issues or problems with the application process including (but not limited to) setting up your applicant profile, logging in, or uploading documents, please contact Teresa Henderson, the Human Resources employment recruiter at North Idaho College.

Teresa can be reached Monday - Thursday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm (PST) and Friday between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, via e-mail at teresa.henderson@nic.edu or via phone at 208-676-7211.

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Finding Jobs

Q. How can I find out what employment opportunities exist at NIC?

All of our currently available positions are listed on our website and can be accessed through our Employment Listings page.

Q. Do I need to apply to a specific job or can I submit a general application?

At this time, we only accept applications for jobs which are currently posted.

Q. How will I know when new jobs are posted?

We advertise every Sunday in the two area newspapers, the Coeur d'Alene Press and the Spokesman-Review. If we have new jobs to post, they will post on Friday afternoon, so you can always check our employment listing on Saturdays to catch a new job the first day it is posted.

You can also create a job agent through our online system which will automatically search our job postings and notify you of potential matches based on your skill set.

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Applying for a Job

Q. Can I submit an application in hard copy (paper)?

Our entire application and review process is completed online, so we are unable to accept paper applications.

Q. I do not have access to a computer. How can I apply for a position?

You can access our employment pages and application system from any internet location. As long as you can get to a computer with internet access, you can apply. Your local Department of Labor is a great place to go to get access to the internet, and their staff members are very knowledgeable about making the most of your job application. Public libraries also offer access to computers for patrons.

If you are in our area, you are also welcome to visit campus and use one of two computers located outside the NIC Human Resources Office (located in the Sherman Building, Room 108). It would be best if you had your application documents, such as a resume and a letter of interest available to you on your own storage device.

Q. Can I contact the manager in charge of the posted position to inquire about the job or check on the status of my application?

We encourage applicants and potential applicants to utilize the NIC Human Resources Office for questions regarding job postings. We highly discourage making contact with the hiring department during an open search process.

If you would like to contact someone about a job posting, please contact our HR employment recruiter, Teresa Henderson, at teresa.henderson@nic.edu or 208-769-3304.

Q: How long does the hiring process take?

Each of our search processes is unique, so we do not have a set timeline that our hiring managers must follow. Factors that influence search timelines include the number of applications received and the review process the search committee is using for a given position. We make every effort to have our search processes complete and a hire made before the anticipated start date for a given position, as posted with the job announcement.

If you are selected for either a telephone interview or an in-person interview, you will be contacted by the search committee.

When a position has been filled, you will be notified by the NIC Human Resources Office.

Q: How should my letter of interest (cover letter) be addressed?

Because we often utilize a committee to conduct our search processes, it is best to address your letter of interest to the Interview Committee.

Q: Do I need a prepared resume in order to apply for a position?

While we recommend that you have a prepared resume prior to applying, it is not absolutely required. If you do not have a prepared resume to upload, you are able to create a resume through the application system as you apply for a specific job.

Q: Do I need to submit transcripts?

Generally, we only require transcripts for faculty positions, the Part-Time Instructor Pools, and a handful of professional staff positions. Please read the job announcement/posting carefully to ensure you are providing all required application materials. You only need to submit items listed on the on announcement/posting.

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Making Changes to Your Application After You Apply

Q. How do I view my application after I have applied?

After you have applied to a position and received a confirmation page on your browser indicating that your submission was successful, you can log into your application account to view your application and verify that you have uploaded all required materials.

  • Choose Modify Your Application from the right side menu
  • Enter your login information and click Check Records
  • Choose to View the application information for the application you would like to view/modify.

Q. Can I make changes to my application after I have applied?

Yes - as long as the close date and time has not passed you can make adjustments to the application. Changes made to applications after the close date and time will be considered late.

After you have applied to a position and received a confirmation page on your browser indicating that your submission was successful, you can log into your application account to view your application and verify that you have uploaded all required materials.

  • Choose Modify Your Application from the right side menu.
  • Enter your login information and click Check Records
  • Choose to View the application information for the application you would like to view/modify.
  • You will be able to access Step Five in the profile window. This is where you will see the documents you have uploaded.
  • This is also where you can make any adjustments to your uploaded documents, including adding new uploaded documents, or deleting documents that do not belong in the application.
  • If you do make changes to your application, scroll to the bottom of the window and click Save Resume/CV to save all changes.
  • When the window refreshes, choose to Logout at the top.

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Instructor Pools

Q. What are the Part-Time Instructor Pools?

The Part-Time Instructor Pools are for applicants who are interested in teaching as an adjunct (part-time) instructor for one of our instructional divisions, and are able to teach on campus.

The Instructor Pools are always open for applications. However, this does not mean that we have an immediate opening in the division. The Instructor Pools function as a way for division chairs to view applicant materials in advance of a need, and determine if the applicant will be approved or not approved to be added to their pool of eligible applicants. Should a part-time instructional need arise in a given division, the division chair will look first at the approved applicants to see if anyone matches our needs, in which case they may make contact to schedule an interview.

Q. What determines if an applicant is approved or not for the part-time Instructor Pools?

Approval for the pools is at the discretion of the division chair for each pool. Approval is generally based upon education, experience, and need within that division.

Generally, division chairs prefer applicants to have a Master’s degree or higher in the subject matter to be taught, and who have some teaching experience in higher education.

Additionally, division chairs try to project needs in determining if they will approve an application. An applicant may have some of the preferred qualifications, but if the division chair doesn’t foresee a need in the applicant’s area of expertise within the next year, they may not approve them for the pool so as not to have an applicant hanging on for a position that may never become available.

Q. How will I know if I have been approved to be added to the Instructor Pool?

The Instructor Pools are not posted for immediate openings, so the review process is at the discretion of the division chair, who will review applications when they have the time.

Once a determination has been made on your application, you will receive a notification indicating if it has been approved or not.

 



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Applicant Support

If you are having issues or problems with the application process including setting up your applicant profile, logging in, or uploading documents, please contact our employment recruiter, Teresa Henderson. Support is available Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (PST), and Fridays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (PST). You can reach Teresa at (208) 676-7211 or teresa.henderson@nic.edu.