Are you looking for work with a higher purpose? We need you!

The Northwest Workforce Council is responsible for addressing the full spectrum of workforce needs in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties. You will help us support the state’s strategic workforce plan and economic development priorities. You will also be making a profound difference in the lives of individuals needing employment and in your community by building a skilled workforce.

What you have:
• Motivation and desire to meet challenges head-on and implement solutions
• Organization and ability to multi-task priorities
• Adaptability and energy to handle a variety of daily tasks and deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Teamwork and interpersonal skills
• A desire to learn and mentor others

What you get:
• Transformational work that makes enduring impact on individuals and the community
• Employer-paid employee medical and vision insurance coverage
• Employer-paid family dental insurance coverage
• Long-term disability insurance
• Paid vacation and sick leave
• Eleven paid holidays
• Employer-funded (at 7%) 401K retirement plan & employee 401K option

For a more detailed look at NWC’s Benefit Package, please click here.

Current Open Positions:

Oak Harbor (Island County):

Bellingham (Whatcom County):

    Friday Harbor (San Juan County):

      Application Process

      The following items are required to complete your application package. Please attach these items when you Apply Online.


      1. Letter of interest, to include the title and location of the position you are applying for
      2. Current Resume
      3. Supervisory References (contact information only, minimum three)
      4. Detailed response to the following two questions:
        • What is your understanding of the position?
        • How are you are uniquely qualified for the position?

      Only those applications that contain the above required items (1-4) will be considered. It is NWC policy to verify information contained in all application materials.

      Candidates whose qualifications most closely match the desired attributes will be invited to interview at their own travel expense. The process may include, in addition to an oral interview, a written exercise, a presentation and/or skills testing.

      NWC reserves the right to extend application deadlines and to modify the selection schedule without notice, or to form eligibility lists for, or make appointments to other NWC positions with similar employment requirements. Position is open until filled.

      Northwest Workforce Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available to persons with a disability upon request; send email to

      Apply Online

      If you are having difficulties submitting your application via the Apply Now button, you may also submit full application packages directly to or by mail to:
      Human Resources, Northwest Workforce Council,
      P.O. Box 2009, Bellingham, WA 98227