Career Opportunities at Red Cloud Indian School


 

Open Positions:

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Administration:

Teaching:

Coaching:

Advancement and External Affairs:

The Heritage Center:

Technology:

Pastoral:


 

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:

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Maintenance/Grounds Keeper (Our Lady of the Sioux Church)

Department: Pastoral
Supervisor: Our Lady of the Sioux Parish Life Coordinator
Status: Part-Time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The goal of the Maintenance/grounds keeper position at Our Lady Of The Sioux Church is to help the church to provide an attractive, welcoming environment in which the church and community activities can take place. The maintenance/grounds keeper does this by keeping the church buildings and grounds clean, safe, functional, and in orderly condition.

The Our Lady Of The Sioux Church maintenance/grounds keeper reports to the parish life coordinator. The maintenance/grounds keeper will maintain a flexible schedule, as needed to perform the essential job duties listed below. In addition, the parish life coordinator may assign other duties. Working hours are flexible, usual pastoral working days are from Tuesday through Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Follow a schedule of cleaning instructions for Br. Rene and other buildings when needed.
  • Maintain the grounds around the building according to seasonal needs (including cleaning snow or debris from the sidewalks and grounds, yard work, mowing, and litter pick up)
  • Clean and set up buildings for various needs
  • Perform heavy cleaning duties including: cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and removing rubbish
  • Routine maintenance activities
  • Notifying Parish Life Coordinator of needed repairs and supplies
  • Interior and exterior painting, as needed
  • Setup and proper storage of tables and chairs
  • Storage and organization of cleaning supplies and equipment

Accountabilites:

  • The buildings interior and exterior will be clean, serviceable, respectable, and inviting as gathering spaces for Our Lady Of The Sioux Church and other activities at Our Lady Of The Sioux Church.

Qualifications

Required requirements: 

  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions and directions
  • Experience in housecleaning and/or grounds-keeping
  • Ability to operate cleaning equipment, including: a floor buffer, carpet cleaning equipment and equipment for yard-work
  • Simple repair and maintenance skills including plumbing and electrical

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to perform all work related to the care and upkeep of church and grounds
  • Ability to lift objects up to 60 pounds
  • Ability to climb use a ladder to perform job duties

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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AmeriCorps Director

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

Job Summary

The AmeriCorps Director works closely with School Administration team under the supervision of the Superintendent to fulfill the viable positions needed for the “Oyate Teca Waunspekiya” Program at Red Cloud Indian School, Inc.  The AmeriCorps Director position is a grant-funded position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Recruitment, Selection and Placement:

  • Seeks to hire approximately ten (10) AC members (referred to local members).
  • Places the appropriate advertisements in local newspapers, and conducts interviews as necessary.
  • Distributes and reviews applications.
  • Works with the principals in the selection and placement of local members in viable positions in the schools.
  • Seeks the approval of the superintendent for the hiring of local members.
  • Acts as a liaison between the local members and the schools, and informing each of ongoing developments.
  • Develop ongoing recruitment strategies and materials, through regular communications with national and local media and academic organizations, including, but not limited to: The Rapid City Journal, The People's News, The Lakota Times, KILI Radio, CNCS, and CNVS.

Program Development:

  • Works with the Superintendent to establish policies and procedures to accomplish the mission and purpose of the AC Program.
  • Writing and updating continuation grant proposals for the AmeriCorps grant; negotiating budgets and member service years (MSY) with CNCS.
  • Works with the superintendent and the school principals to determine goals and objectives, and performance measures.

Staff Development:

  • Plans, organizes, and facilitates training opportunities for local members, and the subsequent staff development experiences throughout the year, including the handling of all approved expenses incurred.
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates all AC member meetings.
  • Provides training of site supervisors and direct supervisors of the local members.

Supervision:

  • Conducts two (2) site visits annually for each of the AC members.
  • Formally observes each member once each year.
  • The observation includes a pre-conference, the observation and a post-conference.
  • Reviews the completed evaluation of the member's performance with both the member and his/her respective supervisor.
  • Consults with the Superintendent of Schools for dismissal of local members at any point during the year.
  • Establish and maintain a presence in the schools, wherever local members are assigned.

Evaluation:

  • Solicits the evaluations of the AC Program on an annual basis (end-of-year) from site supervisors and members, seeking constructive input from each.
  • Contracts an independent evaluator at the end of each three-year cycle to determine how the AC Program is meeting its goals and objectives.

Administration:

  • Work with the superintendent and school principals to determine support personnel needed for the schools.
  • Attend all Administrative Team meetings.

Grant Compliance:

  • Handles all correspondence with the AC program.
  • Maintains communication with the RCIS business office regarding financial matters related to the AC Program.
  • Attends all relevant national and regional AC trainings.
  • Oversees the eGrants reporting system for grant compliance.
  • Establish and maintain working relationship with program officer.

Qualifications

Required requirements: 

  • High School Diploma Required
  • Bachelors of Science Preferred
  • AmeriCorps Experience Preferred
  • Must Demonstrate ability to perform Duties and Responsibilities

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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Technical Support Technician

Department: Technology
Supervisor: Director of Technology
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

This position works cooperatively within the Technology Department to ensure that the RCIS technology network infrastructure is functioning efficiently with the professional needs of the organization and that there are no breaches in the security system.  This position will also provide technical support to the Assistant of the Director of Technology in the installation, staff training, maintenance, and program upgrade of all software, hardware and web-based systems applicable with RCIS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Information/Technology Systems:

  • Under the direction of the Director analyzes changes in software and hardware issued by manufacturer or vendors and determines impact on existing production systems, system design, programming standards, and operating procedures.
  • Guides systems users in the use of systems software and linkage to application software.
  • Maintains the organization's email system and adds users as required.
  • Maintains and administers a program of monitoring, measuring, and evaluating hardware and software performance.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the design and implementation of the existing databases and serves the database administration function, such as disaster recovery procedures and contingency planning.
  • Follows the organizational guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Assistant to the Director of Technology in performing diagnostic tests to ensure integrity of system and upgrades firewall and virus protection on a regular basis.
  • Works with the Director in providing technical support and/or maintains relationships with appropriate technical support vendors in maintaining the organization's network hardware and software, individual workstations and software.
  • Assists the Assistant to the Director of Technology in the development of a method of keeping an accurate inventory of all technology related equipment.  Inventory should be reviewed on a yearly basis.
  • Works with the Director in the installation and maintenance of peripheral devices, including printers, routers, switches, and frame relay devices

Additional requirements: 

  • Assists with the disaster recovery procedures to ensure retrieval on all data and system software.
  • Participates in the planning of a communication network among the departments and schools.
  • Provides input to new system software and hardware to provide data processing solutions for the organization's needs.
  • Provides technical knowledge to system designers and applications programmers to assist in their application development.
  • Assures 24/7 coverage of the job by training backup personnel.
  • Ensures that the Technology Shop is a safe, clean and orderly environment for work personnel.
  • Assists with user data for all parents, staff, and students for the school system.
  • Assists with the following RCIS web-based systems:  
    • Infinite Campus
    • Renaissance Place
    • Destiny Library
    • School Reach
    • Manage Parent/Student/Staff database
  • Assists with subscriptions and payments.
  • Assists the principals and superintendent with professional development opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology

Qualifications

Education, Experience and Skills: 

  • Several years’ office experience, preferably in a service-oriented facility
  • The ability to use good communication skills and the ability to collaborate with all levels of management and employees.
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiating skills required
  • Associate's Degree or Minor in Computer Science will be preferred along with considerable hands-on experience in computer programming, operations, teaching, or maintenance
  • Strong workstation and network troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of Personal computer skills, existing network programs and capabilities
  • Good communication skills in working with both technical and nontechnical personnel
  • Good creative skills in resolving technology problems
  • Willingness to be on call and work long hours if necessary in case of serious network malfunctions
  • Must have a valid state-issued Driver's license and reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must meet RCIS driving insurance requirements

Physical requirements:

  • The ability to fulfill good manual dexterity by efficiently working with technology related equipment 100% of the time.  Ability to stand, crouch and climb to perform required repairs/maintenance to technology related equipment and wiring 5% of the time.  Must have good vision (with correction) to efficiently work with technology related equipment 100% of the time.  The Ability to lift up to 50 lbs or more, less than 5% of the 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 Volleyball Coach

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

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities

Performance responsibilites:

  • 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
  • Rides the bus 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: 

  • Ability to work the scheduled hours assigned
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others, in writing and verbally
  • Experience with basic letter writing
  • Experience with a desktop computer, specifically with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willingness to cross-train and assist other personnel in the completion of office tasks
  • Ability to attend staff training sessions
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

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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High School Golf Coach

Department: High School Athletic Department
Supervisor: Atheltic Director
Status: Temporary / 2016-2017 Academic Year
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
  • Valid SD drivers license

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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Data Entry Specialist

Department: Advancement/External Affairs
Supervisor: Executive Director of Advancement
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

To support the direct mail daily operations that includes processing and handling of all incoming and outgoing mail.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Pick up the incoming mail from the post office daily, mid-morning as needed
  • Pick up the early incoming mail from the post office as needed
  • Take outgoing mail to the post office daily, mid-afternoon as needed
  • Open and sort daily incoming mail in the Mail Room following general accounting practices in place, documenting daily donation totals into daily log, delivering daily donations to Business Office cashier
  • Sort the incoming mail return devices into categories, which make the data entry easier and quicker, such as Regular/New/Large Donors, Specials, etc.
  • Enter the required information from the daily donations, into the Raiser’s Edge database
  • Print donor acknowledgement letters daily
  • Personally sign letters with a “P.S.”, stuff envelopes, prepare for mailing daily
  • Prepare envelopes for mailing by applying postage and sealing, using postage machine
  • After required number of letters has been accumulated, sort and bundle envelopes
  • Process credit card donations, as necessary
  • Answer special attention letters, as necessary
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

Required requirements: 

  • Ability to work the scheduled hours assigned
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others, in writing and verbally
  • Experience with basic letter writing
  • Experience with a desktop computer, specifically with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willingness to cross-train and assist other personnel in the completion of office tasks
  • Ability to attend staff training sessions
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—85% of work time, walking—15% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 10 lbs.—15% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 10-15 lbs. 3% 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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6th-8th Grade Math Teacher (Our Lady of Lourdes)

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

Job 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
  • Partner with Red Cloud Cohort
  • 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

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and 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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6th-8th Grade Science Teacher (Our Lady of Lourdes)

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

Job Summary

This faculty member will work in the Our Lady of Lourdes School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned grade school science courses
  • Partner with Red Cloud Cohort
  • 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
  • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education, with an endorsement in Middle School Science

Physical requirements:

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

To Apply

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and 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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K-8 Physical Education & Health Teacher (Our Lady of Lourdes)

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

Job Summary

This faculty member will work in the Our Lady of Lourdes School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned Physical Education and Health courses
  • Adhere to SD Department of Education; Physical Education Health Standards
  • Partner with Red Cloud Cohort
  • 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
  • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education, with an endorsement in Physical Education

Physical requirements:

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

To Apply

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and 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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K-4 Counselor/School Support Specialist

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

Job 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 activities and lessons.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Counseling for students
  • 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 Field Trips 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

To Apply

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and 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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Kindergarten Teacher (Red Cloud Elementary)

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

Job Summary

This faculty member will work in Red Cloud Indian School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned Kindergarten 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

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and 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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High School Counselor/School Support Specialist

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

Job 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 activities and lessons and assist students in college career decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Counseling for students
  • Develop college plans with students    
  • Coordinate college visits
  • Coordinate student assessment
  • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
  • Maintain professional ethics and standards of practice
  • 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
To Apply

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and 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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Social Studies Teacher (Red Cloud High School)

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.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned high school social studies courses
  • Partner with Freshman Cohort    
  • Provide homework assistance to students
  • Follow the school’s handbook policies and create a classroom management plan that supports those policies
  • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
  • Maintain professional ethics and standards of practice
  • 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 Education
  • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education, with an endorsement in Social Sciences

Physical requirements:

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

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and 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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Principal (Red Cloud High School)

Department: Red Cloud High School (RCHS)
Supervisor: Superintendent of Schools
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

As the primary administrator of the high school, the Principal is responsible for overseeing instructional school staff; adhere to a quality educational program, implement school budget and ensure school policies, procedures & mission is upheld.

Essential Job Functions

Chief administrator of the Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. High School

  • Communicate regularly with the superintendent
  • Provide instructional leadership to teachers and support staff
  • Provide instructional feedback to teachers through regular walkthroughs 
  • Check lesson plans weekly and provide instructional guidance
  • Formally evaluate staff members yearly
  • Collaborate with the director of curriculum on a regular basis.
  • Promote student leadershipProvide orientation for new faculty and students
  • Master of Ceremonies at graduation
  • Carry out the student rewards program
  • Supervise the RCHS library program
  • Supervise and evaluate RCHS administrative team and staff
  • Make student referrals to outside agencies
  • Supervise and evaluate teaching staff
  • Supervise the RCHS store
  • Administer the RCHS budget
  • Use an appreciation program for faculty & staff
  • Convene and chair the RCHS Leadership Team
  • Convene and chair the crisis team
  • Provide ways for staff to contact in emergency situation
  • Interview prospective faculty and staff
  • Oversee student enrollment
  • Develop faculty in-services
  • Work with faculty & staff to meet professional development
  • Convene and chair department chair meetings
  • Facilities management
  • Uphold Lakota and Catholic Values & Implement RCHS mission plan
  • Do morning/afternoon announcements and set bell schedule
  • Review curriculum in light of standardized test scores
  • Meet the deadlines on the principal’s critical path calendar (included in monthly RCHS calendar)

Chief Physical Plant Manager

  • Overlook building infrastructure on all High School buildings
  • Plan and propose changes and improvements for the building
  • Set bell schedule
  • End of the year checkout with Faculty
  • Coordinate the work schedule for the school’s two custodians
  • Oversee buildings meet safety and sanitary guidelines for schools

Other Administrative & District Responsibilities

  • Work with School Administration Team and community to achieve mission objectives
  • Member of district administrative team
  • Submit as required reports to the education committee of the board of directors
  • Other responsibilities as delegated by the Superintendent of Schools
Qualifications

Preferred requirements:

  • SD certification as an administrator
  • MA in school administration

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—60% of work time, walking—30% 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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Community Relations Intern

Department: Advancement/External Affairs
Supervisor: Community Relations Intern
Status: Temporary
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Red Cloud Indian School is seeking to fill the summer position of Community Relations Intern. The Intern welcomes individuals and groups to campus with an organized tour providing cultural and historical information with contemporary heritage interpretation. The intern further supports the Community Relations Office with stewardship phone calls to benefactors and office activities.

This position will report to the Community Relations Coordinator and Community Relations Associate and work closely with other Interns. The position requires 30 hours each week: 9:30a-4:00p, weekdays and Saturdays.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively work with multiple, culturally diverse visitors
  • Greet visitors upon arrival and present an energetic walking tour of the RCIS presentation. Actively engage guests by providing useful and interesting information in a narrative format while answering questions
  • Serve as an educator, providing unique facts and insights
  • Develop familiarity with RCIS and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s history, successes, and relationships
  • Assume responsibility for the safety and well being of the group and campus
  • Call RCIS partners and benefactors to thank them for their support
  • Manage, execute, and perform administrative tasks rapidly and precisely in support of the Coordinator and other Advancement staff as assigned
  • Perform data entry with attention to detail and consistency
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required requirements: 

  • Understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s mission and philosophy in order to educate interested individuals and groups about the institution
  • General knowledge of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
  • Familiarity with Internet, computers, and computer software systems
  • Friendly and outgoing with strong communication skills and public speaking experience
  • High level of maturity with a commitment to presenting quality educational information
  • Ability to serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization with visitors and groups; initiate and build conversations and interests about Red Cloud Indian School
  • Flexible and interested in learning
  • 18 years or older

Desired requirements:

  • Interest in learning Google Drive and the Macintosh platform
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative and time management skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and within a team setting
  • Desire to work in an office

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment 25% of work time
  • Walking and standing for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions 65% 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 the 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
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Principal (Red Cloud Elementary)

Department: Red Cloud Elementary School (RCES)
Supervisor: Superintendent of Schools
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

As the primary administrator of the elementary school, the Principal is responsible for overseeing instructional school staff; adhere to a quality educational program, implement school budget and ensure school policies, procedures & mission is upheld.

Essential Job Functions

Chief administrator of the Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. Elementary K-8

  • Provide instructional leadership to teachers and support staff
  • Provide instructional feedback to teachers through regular walkthroughs
  • Check lesson plans weekly, and provide instructional guidance regarding lessons
  • Formally evaluate staff members yearly
  • Collaborate with the director of curriculum on a regular basis
  • Communicate regularly with the superintendent; chief administrator of the district
  • Promote student leadership
  • Provide orientation for new faculty and students
  • Master of Ceremonies at promotion ceremonies
  • Carry out the student rewards program
  • Supervise the RCES library program
  • Supervise and evaluate RCES administrative team and staff
  • Make student referrals to outside agencies
  • Supervise and evaluate teaching staff
  • Supervise the RCES store
  • Administer the RCES budget
  • Use an appreciation program for faculty & staff
  • Convene and chair the RCES Leadership Team
  • Convene and chair the crisis team
  • Provide ways for staff to contact in emergency situation
  • Interview prospective faculty and staff
  • Oversee student enrollment
  • Develop faculty in-services
  • Work with faculty & staff to meet professional development
  • Convene and chair department chair meetings
  • Facilities management
  • Uphold Lakota and Catholic Values & Implement RCES mission plan
  • Do morning/afternoon announcements and set bell schedule
  • Review curriculum in light of standardized test scores
  • Meet the deadlines on the principal’s critical path calendar (included in monthly RCES calendar)

Chief Physical Plant Manager

  • Overlook building infrastructure on all K-8 buildings
  • Plan and propose changes and improvements for the building
  • Set bell schedule
  • End of the year checkout with Faculty
  • Coordinate the work schedule for the school’s two custodians
  • Oversee buildings meet safety and sanitary guidelines for schools

Other Administrative & District Responsibilities

  • Work with School Administration Team and community to achieve mission objectives
  • Member of district administrative team
  • Submit as required reports to the education committee of the board of directors
  • Other responsibilities as delegated by the superintendent of schools
Qualifications

Preferred requirements:

  • SD certification as an administrator
  • MA in school administration

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—60% of work time, walking—30% 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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Assistant Curator

Department: The Heritage Center
Supervisor: Curator
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

The Heritage Center fosters creative opportunities for an understanding about Native artists and art, focusing on Lakota artists and their community.  The Curatorial Assistant, under the leadership of the Curator, will provide a high level of administrative support for the effective management of the curatorial department.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide assistance to the Curator
  • Duties related to permanent collection:  assist  (Curator) on collection related issues; creating and managing computerized catalogue records, documentation images, and research files for collection objects; monitoring environmental conditions; organizing and maintaining professional standards for collections storage
  • Duties related to exhibitions include: research; maintenance of files; preparation of loan forms and exhibition checklist; preparation of art show; assist in installation and de-installation of exhibits, including creating condition reports, packing objects and arranging shipping; coordinating interdepartmental needs and responsibilities for upcoming exhibitions and label production; photographing for publications
  • Duties related to collections management:  on-going collection research (ranging from Native art history to conservation issues); research of new acquisition proposals; maintaining and disseminating information to other departments
  • Assist other THC department staff on an as needed basis
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support the curatorial department in all activities related to the collection, exhibitions and general office responsibilities

Qualifications

Preferred requirements: 

  • BA in Museum Studies, Art History, Art or related field preferred.  High school diploma and completion of one to two semesters of college or a satisfactory equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Knowledge of historical Lakota art and contemporary Native art Preferred
  • Experience working in a museum or similar setting Preferred
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office, knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites, experience using Museum database programs such as Mimsy XG highly desirable
  • Demonstrate ability to be detailed oriented and multi-task
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Demonstrate good writing and communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated or self-starter
  • Ability to interact with the public, staff and volunteers

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—60% of work time. Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, grasp objects, climb stairs and/or ladders. Physical requirements necessary for the ability to fulfill exhibitions duties; must have the ability to stand while holding objects that weight up to 15 lbs.—10% of the work time, standing and bending at the waist and lifting 5 lbs. to 15 lbs.—20% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—5% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting more than 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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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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