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Employment Possibilities

Did you know
Pierce College, as an employer, offers a wide range of job experiences to qualified individuals with technical and professional skills. We employ faculty who are classroom professors, librarians, counselors, and counselor advisors. Our employees run the business and payroll offices, support student services and programs, conduct our computing operations, provide human resources, and maintain our buildings and operating systems. For 50 years, Pierce College has been committed to helping people realize their own possibilities. We hope you consider us as your next employer.

Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through conscious efforts, we have improved retention rates by 16% and graduation rates by 25% from 2010 to 2015. This year, Pierce was named as a top community college in several national organizations. A key to our district's success is a high degree of collaboration among and within administrative and instructional departments, our campuses, and our extended learning programs. We value student and colleague engagement, and an equitable, diverse, innovative, outcome-based, and evidence-based learning-centered environment.

Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.

Pierce College offers:

  • Exciting opportunities
  • Personal and career growth
  • Friendly, supportive, and diverse work environments
  • Stability
  • Great benefits

Reasonable Accommodation
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Screening & Interview Process
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.

Equal Opportunity
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.

For more information about positions or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at:

Questions regarding equal employment opportunity or discrimination may be directed to the following:

Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 964-6519

Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer
(253) 864-3229