A Career with Purpose
Selkirk College is committed to providing a stimulating, rewarding and supportive work environment so that we can continue to inspire lifelong learning through education and training. We value every employee at Selkirk College as they are each essential to the success of our learners and our college.
Why Choose Selkirk College?
Selkirk College employs more than 500 staff and educates more than 2,700 full-time students and almost 12,000 students each year, including community learners.
Where We Are
Our campuses and learning centres are located in Castlegar, Nelson, Trail, Grand Forks, Kaslo and Nakusp in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Each community is unique, but they share stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture and a plethora of recreation opportunities.
Selkirk College acknowledges that we operate and serve in the traditional territories of the First Nations of the West Kootenay and Boundary regions: the Sinixt (Lakes), the Syilx (Okanagan), the Ktunaxa and the Secwépemc (Shuswap) Peoples. The mountains, rivers, lakes and lands of these territories have sustained life and human communities since time immemorial. Learning and education have been part of this land for millennia.
Selkirk College is grateful to the keepers of these territories where we live and learn, and the wisdom and beauty that surrounds us.
Selkirk College is honoured to work with an engaged and proud Métis community who make the West Kootenay and Boundary regions their home.
Who We Are
Selkirk College is committed to building an environment that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion, provides culturally safe spaces and empowers underrepresented voices. We are proud of the Indigenization Plan and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan that guide our work, and we actively seek to hire candidates whose values and experiences align with the principles and goals of these plans.
We recognize the need for interventions to overcome systemic barriers to enable inclusion, participation and belonging for individuals with diverse lived experiences. Candidates who don’t have the exact experience or credentials listed in a job posting should still consider applying for roles where they think they’d make a great fit. We are looking for more than what a resumé can show.
A Culture of Inclusion
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been or are currently marginalized on any grounds, including those enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code, such as sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and status or non-status First Nation, Inuit or Métis identity.
Selkirk College supports applicants with disabilities and will accommodate a candidate’s accessibility needs during the recruitment process in accordance with the BC Human Rights Code and the Accessible British Columbia Act. If you need any adjustments to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact us.
Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada to accept a job offer. Permanent jobs are open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, unless otherwise stated in the posting. Candidates with a valid work permit may be eligible for temporary work over the duration of their work permit.
What We Offer
The health and well-being of our employees is important to us.
Selkirk College offers a comprehensive benefits package through Manulife Financial.
Extended health (eyewear, massage, chiropractor care, physiotherapy and prescription coverage)
Accidental death and dismemberment insurance life insurance
Optional life insurance
Medical travel referral
Emergency travel assistance
Selkirk College also provides support through its Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP), which gives professional and confidential counselling, advice and access to resources. EFAP staff includes psychologists, social workers, addictions counselors and family and relationship specialists.
Selkirk College employees are enrolled in a pension plan with matching contributions.
At Selkirk College, you have the flexibility and free time to enjoy a balanced quality of life.
Paid vacation accrues with years of service, and the college closes for all statutory holidays. Our annual winter holiday closure allows our employees to spend time with family and friends for the holiday season though to New Year’s celebrations.
Selkirk College is nestled in majestic mountains surrounded by rugged beauty in a region bursting with big city feel. World-class recreation is minutes away while arts and culture thrive.
The Kootenay region is known for its outstanding outdoor playground boasting two ski resorts notorious for deep powder and thrilling terrain. Rip down mountain bike trails, hike up to serene backcountry camping and paddle crisp lakes or lively rivers.
Our secluded communities are a blend of sophistication and rural charm. Enjoy chic yet down-to-earth restaurants, coffee shops, salons and boutiques showcasing local artists. Urban refugees flock to this area seeking richness in culture, sense of place, wellness over wanting and progressive attitudes.
A reflection of its surroundings, Selkirk College fosters work-life balance supporting true enjoyment of Kootenay Life.
Employees have world-class cultural and recreational opportunities at their fingertips, including music performances, Mir Centre for Peace talks, trail walks and authentic multi-cultural events, as well as access to free recreation classes and even free parking, depending on your campus.
Lifelong learning and development are staples at Selkirk College. To encourage the ongoing advancement of all Selkirk College employees, funds support professional development, credential completion and tuition reimbursement for Selkirk College courses. Tuition reimbursement also applies to spouses and dependents, with some restrictions.
Volunteer opportunities are everywhere and a direct opportunity to make a difference while enhancing your work experience. Join a club, start a club, take a Community Education & Workplace Training (CEWT) class or teach a CEWT class!