Staff Appreciation Awards 

North Idaho College Staff Assembly values the contributions of its staff members and, through the generosity of the NIC Foundation, is able to recognize staff members who go above and beyond by awarding them a prestigious Staff Appreciation Award.

PROCESS

    • The nomination process is completed online.
    • All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards committee for eligibility, completeness and that the criteria have been met.  The Awards committee consists of four past winners and one student.
    • After reviewing the nomination, the Awards committee may choose to shift it to another more appropriate award category (e.g., if a full-time employee is nominated for the Part-time Staff Excellence Award, then the Awards committee will shift it to the Staff Excellence Award). In cases where the Awards committee deems a nomination should be shifted to another award category, the nominator will be notified.
    • In cases where the number of nominations may be unmanageable for the final voting process, the Awards committee may rank the nominations and forward a smaller number to the Asssembly for final voting. All nominees selected by the Awards committee will be placed on a ballot along with their nomination information.
    • Each recipient will be recognized and receive their award at the annual commencement breakfast.
    • The voting process is completed online. Only Staff Assembly members are eligible to vote.

 

THE AWARDS

There are four different, distinctive awards for which staff members can be nominated:

  • Rising Star Award
  • Staff Excellence Award
  • Part time Staff Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Service to the College Community Award

 

Through this process, staff members are recognized and celebrated by their peers for their contributions to North Idaho College.  

AWARD CATEGORIES
 

RISING STAR AWARD

 

This award is given to an outstanding full-time staff member who has worked at least 6 months but no more than three years in their current office/department. Employee must not have received this award previously.

Criteria
Nominees for this award should have demonstrated a combination of the following:

      • Demonstrates excellence in overall job performance. 
      • Provides outstanding service to their specific department or division. 
      • Makes significant contributions to department or division in presentations, committee work, or projects. 
      • Shows willingness to assist beyond normal expectations. 
      • Demonstrates dedication to the job. 
      • Shows initiative and/or creativity in their work. 
      • Promotes an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation.

 

PART-TIME STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD

 

This award is given to an outstanding part-time, non benefit eligible staff member who has consistently excelled in their position; has made outstanding contributions in the area of service and dedication to NIC; has worked quietly behind the scenes to improve their division or department; and who has consistently done so with a positive and forward-thinking attitude. Employee must have been employed by NIC for at least one year in a part time position and must not have received this award in the past three years. 

Criteria
When nominating individuals for this award, please cite examples of how the nominee demonstrates the following:

Service: The nominee provides outstanding customer service, whether to students, faculty, parents, co-
workers or community members

Teamwork: The nominee develops and encourages cooperation and collaboration, while displaying outstanding group effort. The nominee also consistently offers support, assistance and encouragement to co-workers, often without being asked to do so.

Attitude: The nominee consistently demonstrates patience, good humor and enthusiasm while on the job. The nominee also demonstrates excellence in resolving conflicts and/or facing challenges.

Reliability: The nominee provides prompt, efficient and reliable service. The nominee is both dependable and trustworthy, and instills in his or her co-workers a sense of responsibility and dedication to North Idaho College.

 

STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD

 

This award is given to a full-time staff member who has consistently excelled in their position; has made outstanding contributions in the area of service and dedication to NIC; has promoted teamwork and collaboration across campus; has worked quietly behind the scenes to improve their division or department; and who has consistently done so with a positive and forward-thinking attitude. Employee must have been employed by NIC for at least three years and must not have received this award in the past three years.

Criteria
When nominating individuals for this award, please cite examples of exceptional performance from the following categories:

Service: The nominee provides outstanding customer service, whether to students, faculty, parents, co-workers or community members

Teamwork: The nominee develops and encourages cooperation and collaboration, while displaying outstanding group effort. The nominee also consistently offers support, assistance and encouragement to co-workers, often without being asked to do so.

Attitude: The nominee consistently demonstrates patience, good humor and enthusiasm while on the job. The nominee also demonstrates excellence in resolving conflicts and/or facing challenges.

Reliability: The nominee provides prompt, efficient and reliable service. The nominee is both dependable and trustworthy, and instills in his or her co-workers a sense of responsibility and dedication to North Idaho College.

 

OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY AWARD


This award is given to a full-time staff member who has demonstrated concern and commitment to fulfill needs and ensure satisfaction when providing services to members of the North Idaho College community. NIC community members can be defined as many constituents, including co-workers, peers, managers, as well as students, parents, faculty, alumni and community members. Employee must have been employed by NIC for at least three years and must not have received this award in the past three years.

Criteria
Nominees for this award should have demonstrated a combination of the following:

      • Identification of and appropriate reaction to the needs and expectations of members of the NIC community to ensure satisfactory service.
      • Consideration of the impact on the NIC community when taking action, setting policies or carrying out tasks.
      • Involvement of constituents (as applicable) in the decision-making or problem-solving process as early as possible. 
      • Sought ways to continuously improve satisfaction and remove barriers when providing services to members of the NIC community