Career Opportunities at Red Cloud Indian School


Open Positions:
Please click on the position for more details

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.

 


 
Job Descriptions:

Lakota Teacher

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

Position Summary: 

The Teacher is responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with the Red Cloud Indian School mission and policies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned high school Lakota Language courses
    • Speak, read, and write using the Lakota Language Program curriculum and orthography
    • 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
    • Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education
    • Endorsements in Lakota Language
    • Lakota history, culture, and language knowledge required
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, certified teaching application and a copy of South Dakota teaching certification 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


 

Science Teacher

Department: High School
Supervisior: Building Principal
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary: 

This position is being advertised for the 2014-15 school year.  This faculty member will work in the High School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned high school science courses
    • Partner with Freshman Cohort
    • 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 using the Infinite Campus system:  for grading, assessments and behavior
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education
    • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education, with an endorsement in Science
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, certified teaching application and a copy of South Dakota teaching certification 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


 

 

Math Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

Department: Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary
Supervisior: Building Principal
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary: 

The 6th-8th Grade Math Teacher will provide instruction to students in developmentally appropriate math.  He/She will assist students in mastering the math standards appropriate for each grade level and will work with parents to assure students are fully understanding math concepts. 

Duties and Responsibilities
    • Teach 6th – 8th grade Math courses
    • Conduct 7th grade Homeroom
    • 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 using the Infinite Campus system:  for grading, assessments and behavior
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education
    • Endorsements in Middle School Math

Physical Requirements:

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

Please send a cover letter, certified teaching application and a copy of South Dakota teaching certification 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


 

 

 

Counselor

Department: High School
Supervisor: Superintendent of Schools
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary: 

The counselor will work directly with students in one-on-one, one –on-group and in classroom settings.  The counselor will assist students in creating healthy life choices, provide individual counseling, work with classroom faculty on activitie and lessons and assist students in college career decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Mental Health counseling for students
    • Develop college plans with students
    • Coordinate college visits
    • Coordinate student assessment
    • 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
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Education and Experience

    • Bachelors in school counseling
    • Masters in counseling (Preferred)
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
Supervision:
    • The HS Counselor is supervised by the Red Cloud Indian School high school principal.  
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, certified teaching application and a copy of South Dakota teaching certification 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


 

 

 

Dean of Students

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

Position Summary:  

Discipline and School Safety

    • Administer the school’s discipline plan
    • Maintain student discipline records
    • Supervise ISS program
    • Supervise and assign faculty perfecting assignments
    • Provide security at home events
    • Prefect halls and campus during lunch
    • Prefect bus departures at the end of the school day
    • Supervise dances and fun nights
    • Assign and supervise student lockers
    • Work and communicate with Counseling Department on student issues
    • Supervise the video surveillance system
    • Supervise approved student driver program
    • Keep first aid materials stocked and ready, including bullhorn
    • Keep the evacuation plan ready to use
    • Work with the principal in carrying out safe school plan including scheduling drills
    • Make recommendations for student dismissals to the principal
    • Other duties as assigned by the principal

Attendance

    • Track student attendance
    • Make recommendations for student dismissals to principal
    • Find substitute teachers when necessary
    • Fill out state reports (ADM, ADA, etc.)

Committees

    • Member of Department Chairs meetings
    • Member of National Honor Society Committee
    • Organize and chair teacher grade level meetings

Other Responsibilities

    • Control files of blank and not awarded diplomas
    • Confer RC Academic Letter and 9th and 10th grade academic award
    • Control the keys to AP’s office
    • Open school at 7:30am
    • End of the senior and other student check out
    • Other duties as delegated by principal
Qualifications:

Education and Experience

    • MA in Educational Administration Preferred
    • Experience as assistant principal or position requiring negotiation between students/parents/faculty

Physical Requirements:

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

Please send a cover letter, application and resume 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


 


Business & Computer Science Teacher

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

Position Summary: 

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

Duties and Responsibilities
    • 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)
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
Supervision:
    • The Business-Computer Science teacher is supervised by the Red Cloud Indian School high school principal. 
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, certified teaching application and a copy of South Dakota teaching certification 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


 

Elementary School Teacher 

Department: Our Lady of Lourdes 
Supervisor: Building Principal
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary:

This faculty member will work in Our Lady Of Lourdes teaching, mentoring and workingcollaboratively with peers.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned elementary classes
    • Partner with other faculty
    • 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
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
    • SD Elementary Education Teacher Certification
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, certified teaching application and a copy of South Dakota teaching certification 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

 

 


 

High School English Teacher

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

Position Summary:

This position is being advertised for the 2015-2016 school year. This faculty member will work in the High School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned high school English courses
    • Partner with Freshman academy
    • 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
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education
    • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education, with an endorsement in English
Physical Requirements :
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, certified teaching application and a copy of South Dakota teaching certification 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


 

Communications Coordinator:

Departments: Advancement & External Affairs
Reports to: Associate Director of Communications
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The Communications Coordinator is responsible for producing and coordinating the production of content that furthers the mission of Red Cloud Indian School and specifically the advancement and external affairs efforts.

In collaboration with the Associate Director of Communications, the Communications Coordinator implements the developmental 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.

The Coordinator must work on-site.

Essential Job Functions:
    • Write, research and develop 8-10 blog stories and press releases each month. (40%)
    • Photograph and video Red Cloud news and events. (10%)
    • Attend to/Update the social media accounts at least twice a day. (10%)
    • Manage the institution's website content. (10%)
    • Stay abreast of events, projects, & successes at the institution and build relationships. (10%)
    • Collaborate with staff and produce a monthly institutional e-newsletter. (5%)
    • Cultivate local and regional media relationships and serve as contact for Red Cloud when events are being covered on- and off-campus. (5%)
    • Assist Advancement/External Affairs staff with communications content requests. (5%)
    • Consider opportunities for extended learning. Stay abreast of news, topics and trends that pertain to Red Cloud and its mission. (3-5%)
    • Other duties, as assigned. (2-3%)
Specific Qualifications:
    • Bachelors degree or at least 2-4 years experience in communications-related work.
    • Ability to write and edit articles and blog posts in a timely fashion, maintain grammatical standards and consider multiple audiences.
    • Comfortable with using technology, social media and cameras.
    • Demonstrated experience working with and using computers.
    • Willingness to to speak with and in front of a variety of people on a regular basis.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
    • Willingness to travel locally to cover occasional off-site events.
    • Flexible with work schedule; working some nights and weekends, as needed, to cover important events.
Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated skill, creativity and enthusiasm for storytelling.
    • Experience in digital communications, publications and/or marketing.
    • Experience in the education and/or nonprofit sector.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment.
    • Experience using a camera.
    • An outgoing personality, interested in networking and building relationships.
    • Knowledge of Adobe Lightroom, InDesign, and other Adobe Creative Suite software.
    • Knowledge of basic HTML and CSS.
    • Knowledge of online, social, web and/or email management software.
    • Knowledge of Lakota and Catholic culture.
Accountabilities:

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

Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—75% of work time.
    • Ability to walk—20% of work time
    • Ability to bend at the waist and lift up to 15 lbs. - 5 % of work time.
To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and completed general employment application 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


 

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Department: Superintendent's Office
Supervisor: Superintendent of Schools
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator (VC) reports directly to the Superintendent, and is responsible for the recruitment, placement, supervision, and formation of approximately 18-22 full-time volunteer teachers and support staff each year.  The VC plans and coordinates personal, spiritual, and professional development opportunities for volunteers (including a three-week orientation), attends all Administration Team meetings, administers the volunteer program budget, and supports the volunteers in their commitment to the core values of the volunteer program: spirituality, community, simplicity, and justice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruitment, Selection, and Placement of Volunteers

    • Seeks to contract approximately 20 volunteers each year.  Volunteers may serve in the volunteer program for up to three years.
    • Places the appropriate advertisements on education websites and Jesuit-sponsored job searches, and attends volunteer fairs at various colleges and universities across the country.
    • Maintains regular communication with volunteer candidates, distributes applications, reviews applications, and conducts interviews.
    • Works with the principals in the selection and placement of volunteers.Seeks the approval of the Superintendent for the hiring of volunteers.
    • Develops ongoing recruitment strategies and materials.
    • Maintains and updates volunteer brochure and website.

Staff Development

    • Plans, organizes, and facilitates the orientation for volunteers along with  other experiences throughout the year, including volunteer retreats, community nights, and days of reflection.  Handles all approved expenses incurred.
    • Volunteers need to receive training and formation in the following areas:
      • Professional competency.Volunteers need to be sufficiently prepared to fulfill their responsibilities as teachers and support staff in the schools. This includes training in classroom management and lesson planning for new teachers, training and licensing for bus drivers, and formation in the mission of Red Cloud Indian School for all volunteers.
      • Cultural sensitivity and intelligence.Volunteers need to build a capacity for entering into Lakota culture with sensitivity and openness to learning from those who live in the local community.Volunteers should receive encouragement to be actively involved in the local community.
      • Spirituality.Through subsequent Jesuit collaboration for the personal, spiritual, and professional development in the Lakota and Catholic spiritual traditions, volunteers become more aware of their personal spirituality and how they would like to grow it in.Volunteer retreats, community nights, and days of reflection help facilitate this growth and learning.
      • Community.The VC supports the community life of volunteers without becoming overly involved.Most volunteers are new to “intentional community living,” so they need to receive formation in building and sustaining a healthy community life.Special attention should be given to the role of hospitality in the volunteer houses.

Supervision of Volunteers

    • Meets one-on-one with each volunteer at least twice during the school year.
    • Reviews the volunteer’s performance in the schools by communicating regularly with principals.
    • Consults with the Superintendent for dismissal of volunteers at any point during the year.
    • Establishes and maintains a presence in the volunteer houses and community.

Administration

    • Works with the Superintendent to establish policies and procedures to accomplish the mission of the Red Cloud Volunteer Program, including updating the volunteer handbook from year-to-year.
    • Administers the volunteer program budget.Major expenses include the transportation, room, and board for volunteer retreats.Submits purchase orders for the volunteers’ travel stipends, health care reimbursements, and other expenses.
    • Attends all Administrative Team meetings.
    • Communicates with the Director of the Magis Catholic Teacher Corps.
    • Helps organize the training and testing of volunteer bus drivers in obtaining their Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs).
Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

    • Teaching experience in minority institutions.
    • Masters degree in Education preferred
    • Must have knowledge of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and Catholic Education
Physical Requirements:  
    • Passing a medical examination for the Department of Transportation in order to qualify for a Commercial Driver’s License. 
    • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—70% of work time, walking—20% 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:

Please send a resume, cover letter and completed general employment application 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

 


  

 

Major Gifts Officer

Department: Advancement
Supervisor: Director of Major Gifts
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary:

Red Cloud Indian School is seeking to fill the position of Major Gifts Officer at a time of unprecedented growth in the organization’s advancement efforts. The Major Gifts Officer manages a portfolio of high net worth prospects and participates in all aspects of the gift cycle, including initiating contacts with potential major gift donors and developing cultivation strategies. The primary emphasis is on maintaining an active schedule of contacts per month, moving potential donors appropriately toward solicitation and closure, and maintaining stewardship contact with donors. In addition to closing major gifts, the Officer works collaboratively and strategically with advancement and external affairs staff, ensuring positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations while empowering local staff in the process. The ideal candidate for this position has a proven track record in strategic fundraising, understands the needs and interests of leadership and major donors, and is a sophisticated, passionate communicator, committed to going out and getting gifts.

This position will report to the Director of Major Gifts and work closely with the Vice President for External Affairs, another Major Gifts Officer and a Development Associate.

The Officer will be on-site at Red Cloud Indian School a determined amount of time in the fall, spring, and summer, but may otherwise work off-site.

Position of the External Affairs Effort:

The philosophy of the external affairs effort is one of education, empowerment and engagement. Currently, we are quietly moving through a 5-year strategic plan to provide programmatic and capital improvements and endowment security for Red Cloud Indian School so that the hope that is being provided today will be available for future generations. The Major Gift Officer will be responsible for continuing to solicit funding toward meeting the institution’s approximately $13 million in annual operating expenses, while simultaneously planning for and soliciting funding to meet the upcoming capital campaign. The major gift effort will be instrumental to move from this quiet initiative to what will be a substantially larger campaign in the next year, as well as establishing a solid framework for the future stability of the organization’s advancement effort.  

Primary Responsibilities:
    • Work closely with the Director of Major Gifts and Red Cloud’s leadership to maximize philanthropic support from high-capacity individuals around the country during a time of rapid growth and high stakes expectations.
    • Travel extensively, communicating to donors and prospects a strategic understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s priorities and projects, maintaining familiarity with education, social justice, and arts issues.
    • Manage a portfolio of 150+ major givers and charitable gift annuitants and their proactive cultivation strategies, solicitation efforts and stewardship activities; reports and donor files; and other development activities needed throughout the fiscal year.
    • Implement current charitable gift annuity efforts in accordance with IRS rules and compliance regulations.
    • Research, write, edit, and oversee the preparation of persuasive and accurate solicitations, correspondence and other advancement-related communication materials, closely supporting the President in cultivation and stewardship correspondence.
    • Conduct and/or review research to identify major and planned gift prospects and create strategies to match prospects' interests to the identified priorities of Red Cloud.
    • Prepare Red Cloud senior staff for key meetings and donor cultivation.
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Experience:
    • At least 1-2 years of experience in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts, and donor stewardship and management.
    • Understanding of the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop the relationship with the institution.
    • Ability to serve as an effective ambassador for the organization with external constituencies: initiate and build relationships with prospective donors, interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives, and speak publicly to group audiences.
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Desired Qualifications:
    • Excellent communication and writing skills: ability to gather understand and synthesize information from a variety of sources and articulate the organization’s mission, program objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential donors.
    • Superb networking, teamwork, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple, culturally diverse stakeholders.
    • High level of maturity and motivation, with a firm commitment and ability to develop high-quality and time sensitive work products and prioritize major donor prospects
    • Able to self-motivate and work independently while maintaining proper collaboration and accountability metrics with the Advancement and External Affairs Team.
    • Previous experience in education, museums, and/or social justice.
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office products and project management databases, and a familiarity with The Raiser’s Edge.
Physical requirements 
    • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—75% of work time, walking—20% 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.
Compensation and Benefits:
    • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and completed general employment application to:

William Allmart, Director of Major Gifts
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
williamallmart@redcloudschool.org 

  


 

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To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-5964 (TOD).