Employer User Policy


The Northwest Nazarene University Career Development strives to provide information that will connect Northwest Nazarene students and alumni to the best possible opportunities that offer training, support, and structure in student part-time, full-time, and summer employment, and internships. NNU Career Development makes its facilities and services available to organizations for employment and internship listings, campus interviews, career fairs, and information sessions. Our services for employers are designed to assist them in their efforts to hire qualified personnel and afford Northwest Nazarene students opportunities to examine career options without disrupting their academic pursuits. 


It is expected that employers will interact with students, alumni, and Career Development staff in a professional and ethical manner, including providing complete and accurate information about their organization and conditions of employment within their organization.
Employers must also meet the following requirements to be eligible to interact with Career Development:
·         Must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles for Professional Practice and NNU’s lifestyle expectations. NNU Career Development reserves the right to decline any employer posting or access, as we deem appropriate.
·         Comply with the NACE Internship Principles regarding unpaid internships.
·         Comply with “for profit” private sector employer standards regarding unpaid internships as set by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
·         Keep all student information obtained confidential unless receiving additional written student consent and must fully comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Certain employers will not be allowed to recruit through the Career Development:
·         Employers who fail to meet the conditions of our Employer User Policy.
·         Employers who post positions requiring employees to sell products or services door to door (cold calling) or positions that require in-home care.
·         Employers who post positions that rely on recruiting others to join the organization in order to receive compensation.
·         Employers who have been judged by a court of law in the United States to be engaged in illegal activities.
·         Employers who request personal data (i.e. social security number, bank account information) at the time of application.
·         Employers who utilize interview techniques (including questions, time of interview, place of interview or other conditions of interview) which are rude, disrespectful, bullying, or intended to intimidate or embarrass a student being interviewed.
·         Employers who misrepresent their organization by providing dishonest information or omitting critical information.
·         Employers who post positions that operate from a home office or include personal errands as part of the job description.
·         Any other employer which NNU deems in its sole discretion not to fit with the mission and standards of NNU.

Commission Sales and Compensation

No commission-based part-time or internship positions will be posted unless approved by Career Development on a case-by-case basis. However, employers offering commission-based positions for full-time career positions may post with Career Development if the employer informs in the position description and with the interviewees the specific manner in which remuneration is to be determined. Commission sales positions must clearly note the compensation arrangement on job postings and must be thoroughly explained in information sessions or interviews with students.
It is expected that part-time and full-time employment positions (non-commission based) will provide a guaranteed salary of at least minimum wage.  A draw against future earnings does not constitute a salary.

Fees Charged to Candidates

Those companies requiring candidates to invest, purchase supplies, or pay a fee as a condition of employment will not be approved by Career Development. This includes startup or training fees. Positions which require students and alumni to purchase a franchise or “business opportunity” will not be allowed access to services.


Northwest Nazarene University is a non-commercial campus. Employers are not allowed to recruit for positions whose duties will involve the on-campus sale or promotion of products or services to Northwest Nazarene students, faculty, or staff (e.g. Campus Brand Ambassadors).

Third Party Recruiters

Third-party recruiters as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as: 
Third-party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment. The term “third party recruiters” refers to, but is not limited to: employment agencies, staffing services, temporary agencies, on line job boards, recruiters, and contractors. Representatives from these companies may post under the following conditions:
1.       They must fully disclose to Career Development the name of the client that the third-party recruiter is representing and to whom the students’ credentials will be disclosed.
2.       They must keep all student information obtained confidential unless receiving additional written student consent. This standard complies with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
3.       They must not retain any student resumes for future placement unless given additional student written consent.
4.       They must not charge a fee to the applicant. Any pyramid-type organizations or other organizations which charge a fee (e.g. certification or licensing fee, equipment purchase, initial investment in the company, etc.) to students or applicants.
Again, Career Development reserves the right to decline approval for any employer job posting or access, as we deem appropriate. Any reported breach of any part of this policy will result in the termination of all future opportunities to recruit Northwest Nazarene students and alumni through Career Development.