Adjunct, Nonprofit Leadership

  • Seattle University
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Jul 09, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Business: Other Humanities: Other Political Science & International Relations Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


Adjunct, Nonprofit Leadership

Seattle University

Adjunct, Nonprofit Leadership

Position Description

The Nonprofit Leadership program, part of the Department of Public Affairs and Nonprofit Leadership in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University, invites applications for a part-time Adjunct Faculty position, beginning September 2024 for AY24-25. The program includes a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Leadership.

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background in nonprofit and/or philanthropic studies, teaching experience in-person and online, relevant practitioner experience, and a commitment to social justice.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching up to four (4) graduate level courses such as Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector; Nonprofit Governance; Financial Management, and/or the Practicum for the Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program, and will demonstrate commitment to the university's mission, vision and values.


Ph.D. or advanced ABD in a related discipline preferred. Master's degree in nonprofit studies or a closely related field is required.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at, including curriculum vitae, cover letter, one page teaching statement and contact information for three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin July 10, 2024. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Noreen Elbert, Assistant Teaching Professor, Nonprofit Leadership at

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $4700-5100 per course

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate's gender or any other protected status.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.
Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

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