Career Opportunities at Red Cloud Indian School


 

Open Positions:

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Lakota Language Project:

Business Office:

The Heritage Center:

Schools:

Pastoral:

Advancement and External Affairs:


 

To Apply:

Please download the appropriate form as specified in the job description: 

Please send all materials (unless otherwise directed) to: 

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213

Mission Statement: The mission of Red Cloud Indian School (RCIS), a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota People, is to develop and grow as a vibrant Church, through an education of the mind and spirit that promotes the values of the Lakota Culture. We strive to educate both the minds and the hearts of the 600 Lakota students we serve, developing the Lakota leaders of tomorrow who will become agents of social change on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Additionally, we minister to the needs of the families through six churches across the Reservation, and we provide cultural education, heritage tourism, and economic development through a vast collection of Native art at The Heritage Center.

Red Cloud Indian School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 In accordance with Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. policies and assurances to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, any offer of employment is conditional upon your ability to perform essential duties of the position offered and the satisfactory results of a drug test and background check.


 

Job Descriptions:

Scroll through open positions for more information:

 

LLP Activities Coordinator

Department: LLP
Supervisor: LLP Project Coordinator
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

The Lakota Language Activities Coordinator will work under the Project Coordinator and will work onsite at RCIS. The general duties of the position include: developing and facilitating language activities for all RCIS teachers, employees, students, parents, and community members, working with Lakota language teachers to effectively use LLP curricular materials, and assisting with the production of literary and multi-media exercises.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assist the Project Coordinator as necessary in all aspects of Phase II of the LLP
  • Plan and facilitate school-wide and community-based Lakota language activities, including the summer language camp. 80% of time.
    • School-wide, smaller-scale language activities are to be held weekly at RCIS
    • Larger-scale, community-based language activities are to be held twice monthly. This can take the form of fieldtrip excursions, night dances, family language nights, and other culturally relevant activities
  • Assist teachers in the effective use of all LLP curricular materials as needed. 10% of time
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and facilitating professional development opportunities for teachers. 5% of time
  • Assist with the creation, translation, and transcription of curricular materials using the LLP orthography as needed. 5% of time
Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Education preferred), Lakota Language Certification (preferred)
  • Experience with coordinating educational and cultural activities and events
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Photoshop

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—80% of work time, walking—10% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—5% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs. —5% of work time.
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Payroll & Accounts Receivable Clerk

Department: Business Office
Supervisor: Comptroller
Status: Full-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Qualified candidate will be responsible for the duties associated with the Payroll Office, reconciling all donations and work under the direct supervision of the Comptroller.

Essential Job Functions
  • Compile/analyze/upload information needed for payroll processing
  • Enter/Manage time clock, leave, compensation and deduction data 
  • Reconcile payroll info for accuracy
  • Maintain employee records in regards to payroll (i.e. W-4’s, I-9 forms, direct deposit, etc)
  • Provide each department with monthly reports 
  • Set-up and train new personnel with the Time Record System
  • Assist employees with problems/inquiries associated with payroll
  • Maintain accurate payroll report files 
  • Meticulous/extensive management of payroll files
  • Process and reconcile daily donation mail and restricted donations
  • Reconcile cash drawer at the end of each day
  • Other duties as assigned 
Qualifications
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED will be accepted. Associates Degree in Accounting/Payroll Accounting preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations concerning retirement, social security, tax levies and garnishments 
  • Knowledge of basic principles of accounting
  • Knowledge of basic payroll operations and payroll taxes
  • Ability to effectively work with deadlines and time constraints
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and analyze large volumes of information
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work ethics and confidentiality
  • Well organized and able to multi-task
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Red Cloud Indian School’s policies and procedures
  • All applicants are required to pass a successful background check
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Accounting Assistant

Department: Business Office
Supervisor: Comptroller
Status: Full-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Qualified candidate will be responsible for the duties associated with the Accounting Assistant in the Business Office and work under the direct supervision of the Comptroller.

Essential Job Functions
  • Enter into accounting database all necessary information for all checking and savings accounts for the Organization
  • Reconcile all bank statements for these accounts
  • Enter approved data into accounting system
  • Assist accounts receivable clerk with duties as needed
  • Will act as back-up accounts receivable clerk when needed
  • Assist Accounts Payable when needed
  • Will act as back-up Accounts Payable when needed
  • Assist with closing fiscal year and annual audit
  • Work closely with and assist Comptroller in various tasks and projects
  • Disburse checks to vendors and employees
  • Process electronic payments for vendors
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED will be accepted. Associates Degree in Accounting/General Business preferred
  • Knowledge of basic principles of accounting
  • Ability to effectively work with deadlines and time constraints
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and analyze large volumes of information
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work ethics
  • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality
  • Well organized and able to multi-task
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Red Cloud Indian School’s policies and procedures
  • All applicants are required to pass a successful background check
  • Red Cloud Indian School is an EOE
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Housekeeping (Our Lady of the Sioux Church)

Department: The Hertiage Center
Supervisor: Gift Shop Manager/Buyer
Status: Full-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The goal of the housekeeper position at Our Lady of the Sioux is to clean the buildings connected to Our Lady of the Sioux Church. The housekeeper reports to the parish life coordinator. Duty hours will be such as to maintain consistent up keep of the buildings.  This is a part time position with the hours being 10-12 per week.  Two days per week, usually Tuesday and Thursday, are the work days unless a change is required because of use of the buildings.  The duties as needed to perform the job duties are listed below. In addition, other duties may be assigned by the parish life coordinator in consultation with the housekeeper.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assist the parish coordinator with the following: Clean kitchens (including refrigerators and oven/stoves, put items in proper places), bathrooms and halls of Br. Denny and Br. Rene
  • Clean the church bathrooms, smaller rooms and the worship area
  • Ensure that all cleaning supplies are organized and available. Necessary items are put on a shopping list
  • Help with the use of parish facilities by parishioners and the public, visiting service groups, and any other related duties
  • Wash, dry and put away all soiled linens including mop heads and dust mops
  • Help in other areas of need in the buildings when necessary
  • The clean appearance of the buildings’ rooms of all areas seen and not seen
  • Show responsibility in completing this work in the hours allotted
  • Be on time for each day of work
  • Be supportive of a spiritual atmosphere at the Our Lady of the Sioux campus
  • Remember always that the church’s mission as a Catholic-Lakota community of faith guides all programs and activities
  • Ensure a Safe Environment in compliance with diocesan norms
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • A steady and reliable worker
  • Able to work independently after being given specific instructions/guidance
  • Be safety minded
  • Work well with others
  • Have a valid SD Driver’s license and dependable transportation
  • Possess a current functional telephone number
  • Ability to effectively work with deadlines and time constraints
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work ethics
  • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality
  • Well organized and able to multi-task
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Red Cloud Indian School’s policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of and willing to do ministry in the Catholic Church
  • All applicants are required to pass a successful background check

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—5% of work time
  • Ability to stand, crouch, bend, stoup, use a ladder and climb; to perform cleaning duties- 85% of the time
  • Bending at the waist and lifting up to 50lbs- 5% of the time
  • Perform some types of manual labor- 5% of the time
  • Must have vision(with correction) sufficient for reading instructions
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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High School Business Teacher

Department: High School
Supervisor: Building Principal
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

This faculty member will work in the High School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Essential Job Functions
  • Teach assigned high school Business Courses: Lakota Leadership, Statistics, Accounting, Entrepreneurship 
  • Assist in Greenhouse Business Development
  • Provide homework assistance to students
  • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
  • Participate in school activities
  • Actively participate in staff meetings
  • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities including grading, assessments and behavior using the Infinite Campus system
  • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
  • Assist in Student Retreats as able given workload/scheduling
  • No school driving responsibilities given health/medication restrictions
  • Other duties as assigned and possible given workload/scheduling
Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education – Business
  • Masters in Business Administration (Preferred)

Education and Experience:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, Certified Teaching Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Gift Shop Engagement and Media Coordinator

Department: The Hertiage Center
Supervisor: Gift Shop Manager/Buyer
Status: Full-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Coordinator will provide visitors in the gift shop with a positive shopping experience by determining their needs, presenting merchandise, addressing their questions and concerns, and closing the sale with efficiency and courtesy. The Coordinator is responsible for administering the online store. The Coordinator is responsible for working collaboratively with the members of both The Heritage Center department as well as Communications department, in coordinating and maintaining the online presence of The Heritage Center.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Administer online store and fulfill online purchases; by taking and editing high quality photos, monitoring inventory, closing and shipping all orders in a timely efficient manner
  • Present merchandise and assist customers in their selection
  • Execute point of sale transactions
  • Fulfill light stock work of the Gift Shop, which includes ticketing of merchandise, creating displays, rearranging merchandise, replenishing stock on selling floor Coordinate with THC and Communications departments concerning online presence
  • Serve as a first point of contact and assist visitors to RCIS Gather and coordinate requested data with Manager/Buyer
  • Answer telephone and emails
  • Gift wrap and bag customer purchases
  • Help with special events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by Gift Shop Manager or Director
Qualifications

Preferred requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Sales or related customer service experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills Computer skills (Microsoft Office, digital photography, etc.) required
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—50% of work time, standing and bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—48% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs. 2% of work time.
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Community Relations Associate

Department: Advancement and External Affairs
Supervisor: Community Relations Coordinator
Status: Full-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Community Relations Associate is responsible for fostering awareness of and support for Red Cloud Indian School’s mission and efforts; building and enhancing RCIS’s recognition and perception in the community; maintaining office files and procedures; and supporting the Community Relations Coordinator’s efforts of the same.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities:

  • Lead campus tours with donors and visitors of the institution, engaging in proper follow up
  • Serve as a point of contact for external audiences contacting RCIS for general information, visiting, donating and partnerships. This includes, but not limited to, responding to phone calls, letters and emails on behalf of the institution
  • Maintain an understanding of current RCIS presentation to present to tours and visitors that includes current knowledge of RCIS initiatives and activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizational staff in The Heritage Center, school staff and faculty, pastoral community, and Advancement/External Affairs staff to keep informed of organizational updates and successes
  • Assist the Coordinator in implementing agendas and plans for VIP guests, visitors, and events
  • Responsible for clerical duties of the CR office, including but not limited to:
    • answer and direct phone callsprepare mailings
    • database entry and updates
    • maintain records and files
    • update process and procedure manuals
    • research
    • open, sort, distribute and prepare response to correspondence
  • Assist the Coordinator in the development of the annual Red Cloud Calendar and other publications as assigned. Manage all aspects of on-site production, preparing and working with students, families and the photographer
  • Hire, train and supervise the Community Relations Summer Intern program, maintaining the Intern manual
  • Assist the CR Coordinator in organizing service groups, serving as host when designated
  • Assist in coordinating special events on campus, as assigned
  • Assume responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the group and campus
  • Create information packets for visitors, donors and VIP guests, tracking inventory and supplies
  • Collect and maintain visitor feedback using designated survey instrument
  • Other job-related duties assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s mission, philosophy and needs to better educate interested individuals and groups about the institution
  • General knowledge of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
  • Familiarity with computers and computer software systems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders concurrently
Qualifications

Preferred requirements:

  • Friendly and outgoing with strong communication skills and public speaking experience
  • High level of maturity, with a commitment to presenting high-quality educational information and facts
  • Ability to initiate conversation and interact with culturally diverse visitors and groups while initiating and building interest in RCIS
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative and time-management skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and within a team setting
  • Flexible and interested in learning

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—40% of work time, walking and standing for extended periods of time—50% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—5% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs.—5% of work time.
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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High School Theology Teacher

Department: High School
Supervisor: Building Principal
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

This faculty member will work in the High School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Essential Job Functions
  • Teach assigned high school Theology courses
  • Work with principal and department chair to implement mission objectives
  • Provide proper supervision and homework assistance to students
  • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
  • Actively integrate technology into classroom instruction using the Canvas Learning Management System and other technologically enhanced teaching methods and tools
  • Adhere to and actively participate in current and ongoing curriculum development
  • Follow the school’s handbook policies and create a classroom management plan that supports those policies
  • Participate in school activities
  • Actively participate in staff meetings
  • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities including grading, assessments and behavior using the Infinite Campus system
  • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or related field
  • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, Certified Teaching Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Office Assistant (Our Lady of the Sioux Church)

Department: Pastoral Ministry
Supervisor: Parish Life Coordinator
Status: Part-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Office Assistant (OA) position at Our Lady of the Sioux Church is to assist the Parish Life Coordinator with temporal church activities and administrative functions.  The OA reports to the Parish Life Coordinator.  Duty hours will be such as to maintain consistent office hours Tuesday through Friday as needed to perform the job duties listed below. In addition, other duties may be assigned by the Parish Life Coordinator in consultation with the OA.

Essential Job Functions
  • Financial management, including: pay bills, prepare deposits, reconcile bank accounts, prepare finance reports
  • Receptionist duties, including: answer the phone, receive office visitors
  • Communication, including: the preparation of a Sunday bulletin, delivering messages to the parish life coordinator in a timely fashion, develop parish lists and fulfill other related duties
  • Ensure that church, office and cleaning supplies are available or put on a shopping list
  • Help coordinate the use of parish facilities by parishioners and the public, visiting service groups, and any other related duties
  • Help coordinate church social activities, contacting volunteers, coordination with parish workers and securing all necessary advertising
  • Possess computer skills for internet, word processing, Excel
  • Help in the cleaning of the building if needed
  • Keep church office organized and items filed appropriately
  • Knowledge of and willing to do ministry in the Catholic Church
  • Other related duties
Qualifications

Job Experience:

  • A steady and reliable worker
  • Must be computer/software literate
  • Possess professional receptionist skills
  • Must be able to perform independently after being given specific instructions/guidance
  • Must have a basic knowledge of housekeeping/cleaning skills and equipment
  • Be safety minded
  • Work well with others
  • Be a self-starter
  • Well organized and able to multitask
  • Have a valid SD Driver’s license and dependable transportation
  • Possess a current functional telephone number
  • Ability to effectively work with deadlines and time constraints
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work ethics
  • Ability to demonstrate confidentiality
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Red Cloud Indian School’s policies and procedures
  • All applicants are required to pass a successful background check

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to perform cleaning duties.  (5%)
  • Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time. (80%)
  • Ability to use ladders, with assistance, to perform house cleaning duties.   (5%)
  • Have the ability to perform some types of manual labor.  (3%)
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs or more on occasion.  (2%)
  • Vision (with correction) sufficient for reading instructions.  (5%)
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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High School Cheerleading Coach

Department: High School Athletic Department
Supervisor: Atheltic Director
Status: Temporary
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities

Performance responsibilities:

  • Responsible for checking out uniforms to players and checking them in when season is completed
  • Responsible for gathering up equipment in readiness for games and practice and putting said equipment away after games and practices
  • Arranges provisions for meals for games as needed
  • Must have ability to drive the Red Cloud van to and from all ‘away’ games
  • Monitors players at all times; during practice, during games, in locker rooms, and on the bus
  • Be on time for all practices
  • Prepare a weekly practice schedule each Friday for the following week
  • Works in conjunction with the athletic director to assure eligibility of players
  • Adheres to written guidelines including all RCIS policies, material prepared by the State Department of Education, and directives provided by the Principal, any designated supervisor, or the Superintendent of Schools for RCIS
  • Adheres to Safe Environment policies of RCIS

Additional requirements: 

  • Personal contacts will be with students, school employees and with parents and visitors.  All such contacts are to be appropriate, and these contacts are a matter for evaluation and supervision
  • The purpose of personal contacts is to provide safe conditions for school and work related functions
  • Working conditions will be inside buildings and outside travel, which includes travel in a variety of weather conditions

Qualifications

Required requirements: 

  • Demonstrate Proficiency in coaching sport hired to coach

Physical requirements:

  • For this position an applicant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and otherwise be in good physical condition.  Good distant vision and the ability to read, without strain, printed material the size of typewritten characters are required.  The ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Communications Associate

Department: Advancement and External Affairs
Supervisor: Communications Coordinator
Status: Full-time or Part-time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Communications Associate is responsible for supporting the Communications Office in implementing the strategy of the institutional website and other media-rich communications, including but not limited to the institutional e-newsletter, student and alumni profiles, online calendars, news stories and event announcements, and other duties as assigned. All communication efforts should assist in furthering the mission of Red Cloud Indian School, and specifically, advancement efforts.

Essential Job Functions
  • Write, research and develop 8+ web stories each month. (30%)
  • Photograph and video Red Cloud news and events, managing, with the Coordinator, the institution’s digital imaging files for future publications and web stories, editing as necessary. (10%)
  • Attend to/Update the social media status updates daily – posting new content, reposting old content, communicating with followers, etc. – to keep accounts engaging to followers. (10%)
  • At the discretion of the Coordinator, serve as a contact for RCIS when events are being covered on- and off-campus. Host media-related visitors on campus as necessary. (5%)
  • Initiate weekly contact with programmatic personnel to stay abreast of events, projects, recognition, successes, etc. Identify and develop relationships with key teacher, student and staff stakeholders who will avail themselves to the media, coordinating their engagement. (15%)
  • Serve as an institutional web content manager. Review 10+ institutional web pages weekly. Respond to staff requests for web edits. Update programmatic web pages on a bi-annual basis, soliciting input from faculty and staff. (20%)
  • Assist Advancement/External Affairs staff with communications needs pertaining to advancing partnerships and presentation of the institution, formatting materials, content location and management, etc. (5%)
  • Consider opportunities for extended learning, including attendance at statewide, regional or national conferences on web design and marketing communications. Provide recommendations to superiors on additional, personal training. (2%)
  • Other duties, as assigned. (3%)
Qualifications

Accountabilities:

  • To perform this job successfully, the employee must perform the above duties completely and satisfactorily, meeting deadlines and being progressive in communication development.

Specific requirements:

  • Must be capable of writing and editing. Demonstrated skill, creativity and enthusiasm in planning and implementing web strategies. Must be flexible with work schedule; working late and weekends for special events coverage. Outgoing personality, interested in networking and building relationships as a representative of the institution.

Preferred requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or at least 4 years experience in communications related work. Experience in web communications, publications and/or marketing, preferably with experience in the nonprofit sector. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and other design software. Some knowledge of HTML.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—85% of work time, walking—10% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—3% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs. 2% of work time.
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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Associate Director of Communications

Department: Advancement and External Affairs
Supervisor: Vice President for External Affairs
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Communications (AD) is an integral position to ensure the success of RCIS’ external affairs and advancement efforts. A member of the advancement team, the AD provides strategic communication leadership, production and direction, fostering a greater public, staff and Board understanding and appreciation of the organization in order to support organizational priorities and financial outcomes. The AD plans and executes communications that enhance the visibility, public perception and awareness of RCIS to its stakeholders. In collaboration with the Vice President for External Affairs and Communications Coordinator, the AD develops, implements, models and provides oversight of the short and long-term strategic communications and marketing and branding plans for the institution, contributing to the organization's consistent achievement of its mission, vision, and goals. 

Opportunity for remote work and position advancement exists.

Essential Job Functions

Content Creations & Branding - 40%

  • Stays abreast of significant program developments, events and happenings on campus, through regular (weekly) outreach to program leaders in the schools, parishes and The Heritage Center.
  • Plans, develops and supervises a robust editorial calendar, balancing coverage of school, parish and THC activities and with significant input from external affairs, major gifts and grants staff around institutional/fundraising goals.
  • Supports and directs the Communications Coordinator in conducting interviews, photographing and writing, editing and coordinating the creation of internal and external communications materials, including 2+ stories each week.
  • Ensures accuracy in all communications materials and maintains consistency and integrity of Red Cloud messaging and voice; considers audience; maintains common editorial and graphic standards across publications, web and press releases.
  • Works with the VPEA to develop brand and institutional messaging and collateral; creating content for the quarterly newsletter, strategic planning initiatives, institutional announcements and correspondence and fundraising materials.
  • Support the VPEA in work with design, graphics, print, and photography vendors.

Digital Outreach - 20%

  • Directs the use of an interactive multimedia website that effectively tells Red Cloud’s story. Conduct an annual, systematic review of web content throughout the site to ensure updated content, maintaining consistent design, branding and navigation integrity.
  • Maintains with the Coordinator social media channels that engage and increase followers; creates strategy and works with the Coordinator to schedule daily posts; offers guidance to designated staff in The Heritage Center responsible for posting.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinator to plan, conceptualize and write a monthly enewsletter highlighting top web stories and institutional news.
  • Works alongside the Executive Director of Advancement in management of web vendors, including but not limited to Blackbaud NetCommunity and MyEmma, keeping informed of its role and potential at RCIS.

Traditional Outreach and Media Relations - 15%

  • Serves as primary point of contact for local and regional members of the press; works closely with leadership and program staff to coordinate media visits and schedule interviews when appropriate; prioritizes need for the Vice President of External Affairs’ involvement.
  • Leads strategy and implementation in developing pro- and reactive media relationships, creating opportunities pursuant to increased strategic placement, public perception and awareness to an increasing pool of stakeholders.
  • Shares major releases with Red Cloud’s press list and identifies opportunities to proactively pitch stories to local, regional and national reporters.
  • Develops paid advertising materials and negotiates contracts; maintains Red Cloud advertising for major events (primarily the Red Cloud Indian Art Show)

Management - 15%

  • Directs and supervises the work of Communications Coordinator and Communications Intern (summer), training staff as necessary.
  • Works with the Communications Coordinator to build practical and detailed timelines, set priorities and ensure deadlines are met, accounting for all deliverables.
  • Analysis of impacts, response rates, outcomes, etc. of communications efforts.
  • Consider opportunities for extended learning, including attendance at statewide, regional or national conferences on web design and marketing communications. Provide recommendations to superiors on additional, personal training.
  • Maintain the Communications budget.

Media Collections & Archiving - 5%

  • Work with Communications staff to maintain and organize audio recordings of interviews and photographs and video for use in communications and fundraising materials.
  • Establish operational standards and processes in the department, including creation of an editorial style guide, branding and identity guides, social media policies, and organized systems/RCIS best practices.

Other duties as assigned - 5%

Qualifications

Accountabilities:

  • To perform this job successfully, the employee must perform the above duties completely and satisfactorily, meeting deadlines and being progressive in communication development.

Specific requirements:

  • Must demonstrate experience in professional and strategic writing, direction and editing with an eye on engaging storytelling; Prior experience managing a team and leading long-term planning pursuant to institutional advancement; Proactive, successful interactions with media outlets and experience with analytics.

Preferred requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or at least 4 years experience in communications related work. Experience in web communications, publications and/or marketing, preferably with experience in the nonprofit sector. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and other design software. Some knowledge of HTML.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—85% of work time, walking—10% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—3% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs. 2% of work time.
To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and General Employment Application with supporting documents to:

Lisa Swallow, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
lisaswallow@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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