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: 

Vikki Eagle Bear, Director of Human Resources
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
vikkieaglebear@redcloudschool.org

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.

 


Institutional Job Descriptions:

 

Director of Human Resources

Job Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Vice President

Executive Summary: 

The Human Resources Director will works directly under the Executive Vice-President. The Human Resources Director supports the mission and goals of the institution, and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a high quality workforce.  The Human Resources Director coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs; reports to the Executive Vice-President; and assists and advises Department Heads about Human Resources issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire institution. The major areas directed are:

Administrative

    • Serve on the Executive Vice-President’s Leadership Team.
    • Develop and maintain a system for personnel records.
    • Is responsible for the policy development and documentation of the employee handbook.
    • Organizational development.
    • Advise RCIS leadership on organizational policy matters.
    • Chair the Policy Advisory Committee.
    • Assists the business office and employees in the administration of insurance policies and benefits.
    • Exemplifies and promotes professionalism and maintains confidentiality.
    • Serves as the Safe Environment Program (SEP) Coordinator.

Supervisory

    • Oversee safety of the workforce.
    • Serves as the Coordinator/Chair of the Housing Committee.
    • Supervise the Administrative Assistant/Receptionist.

Employee Recruiting and Management

    • Screens all applications.
    • Ensures compliance with regulatory and employment agency regulation, such as, but not limited to: ADAA, OSHA, FMLA, EEOC, and FLSA.
    • Ensures employee safety, welfare, wellness and health.
    • Provides employee counseling where appropriate.
    • In cooperation of the Department Heads, evaluates staff vacancies, and recruits applicants and assists in selecting them.
    • Arranges fingerprinting, background investigations, and other pre-employment security actions.
    • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, terminating employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
    • Works with department heads to develop and update job descriptions. Provides JD template to department heads.
    • Is responsible for placing job advertisements in the appropriate media outlets.  Provides media outlet worksheets to department heads.
    • Makes recommendations for compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
    • In conjunction with Legal Counsel, prepare employment contracts for all non-instructional staff.

Professional Development

    • Oversees and ensures professional development for all employees.
    • Serves as a resource for employee orientation, development, and training.
    • Develop, maintain, and make available HR professional development library.
    • Performance Appraisal of Employees
    • Develop and implement a system of employee performance appraisal for all departments.
    • Conduct exit interviews to identify reasons for employee departure.

Other

    • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Vice-President.
Education and Experience:
    • Knowledge of Jesuit ministries and life structures of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
    • Experience and/or knowledge with non-profit organizations.
    • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred.
    • Experience in Human Resource Management or related field.
    • Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google.
    • Knowledge of Human Resource Management software preferred.
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Strong ability to multi-task.
    • Strong ability to interact effectively with management, co-workers, community.
    • Excellent skills in oral and written communications.
    • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and concepts pertaining to employee relations.
    • Knowledge of mediation and alternative dispute resolution principles and applications, including grievance process.
    • Knowledge of regulations pertaining to physical requirements, fitness for duty, and accommodation of disabled employees.
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:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Robert Brave Heart Sr., Exectuive Vice President
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
robertbraveheart@redcloudschool.org


 

LLP Literary Materials Developer

Job Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: LLP Project Coordinator

 
Job Summary:

The Literary Materials Developer will work under the Project Assistant. The general duties of the Literary Materials Developer will be to produce literary materials (books, readers, etc.).  The Literary Materials Developer will assist the Project Assistant with planning and implementation of school-wide and community based Lakota language activities, the teacher training workshop and summer camp.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Assist the Project Assistant and the Lakota Language Activities Coordinator as necessary in all aspects of Phase II of the LLP.
    • Assist with producing readers, books, etc. using the LLP orthography, through translation, and transcribing existing literature.
    • Assist with the planning and implementation of school-wide and community based Lakota language activities.
    • Assist with planning, organizing, and facilitating teacher training workshop and summer camp.
    • Travel to Red Cloud 3-4 times during the fiscal year to meet with Project Coordinator, RCIS leadership, and other project personnel.
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:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Robert Brave Heart Sr., Exectuive Vice President
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
robertbraveheart@redcloudschool.org


 

LLP Lakota Language Activites Coordinator

Job Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: LLP Project Coordinator

Job Summary:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Assist the Project Assistant and the Literary Materials Developer as necessary in all aspects of Phase II of the LLP.
    • Plan and facilitate school-wide and community based Lakota language activities. 75% of time.
    • Assist with the creation, translation, and transcribing readers, books, etc. using the LLP orthography. 10% of time.
    • Assist with planning, organizing, and facilitating teacher training workshop and summer camp.  5% of time.
    • Assist Teachers as needed in the effective use of the curricular materials, multi-media exercises, and Moodle. 10% of time.
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:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Robert Brave Heart Sr., Exectuive Vice President
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
robertbraveheart@redcloudschool.org


 

COmmunity Relations Intern

Job Status: Temporary
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Community Relations Coordinator

Position 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 work closely with other Interns. The position requires 30 hours each week: 9:30a-4:00p, weekdays.

Primary Responsibilities:
    • Ability to initiate conversation and interact with people of different backgrounds, as well as the ability to speak publicly to group audiences and work effectively with multiple, culturally diverse visitors.
    • Greet visitors upon arrival and present an energetic walking tour of predetermined points of interest. Actively engage guests while providing useful and interesting information in a narrative format while answering questions.
    • Act 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 of the institution.
    • Manage, execute, and perform administrative tasks rapidly and precisely in support of the Coordinator and other External Affairs staff or where assigned.
    • Perform data entry duties with attention to detail and consistency.
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
    • Perform online research on various topics for Community Relations department.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • Understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s mission, 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; Mac preferred.
    • 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 serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization, with visitors and groups, initiate and build conversations and interests about Red Cloud Indian School, Inc.
    • Flexible and interested in learning.
    • Must be 18 years or older.
Desired Qualifications
    • Interest in learning Google Drive.
    • 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 a busy department 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 5lbs 5% of work time.  
    • Bending at the waist and lifting 5-15lbs 5% of the work time.
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Oi Zephier, Community Relations Coordinator
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
OiZephier@redcloudschool.org


 

Director of Technology

Job Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Vice-President

Executive Summary: 

Supervises and coordinates the technology program of the entire RCIS organization, including the schools, pastoral program, Heritage Center, and administration, which includes such activities as:  supervision of the design, installation, and maintenance of system software; reviews and analyzes software and hardware needs, recommending changes and upgrades to provide efficient, effective, and timely service to users in the organization; supervises the data base administration function for MIS; and is responsible for the technical support of all computers in the RCIS, Inc. organization.  The Director is also involved in planning and program development, staff development and training, maintenance of professional relationships, and acquisition and purchase of technology equipment needs of the organization.

Essential Functions:
    • 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.
    • Instrumental in planning data transmission networks in support of data processing systems.
    • Establishes and administers a program of monitoring, measuring, and evaluating hardware and software performance.
    • Supervises the design and implementation of the existing data bases and serves the data base administration function, such as disaster recovery procedures and contingency planning.
    • Follows the organizational guidelines, policies and procedures.
    • Liaison between staff and other departmental personnel in the organization.
    • Determines and makes recommendations on when and how software and hardware will be installed and utilized.
    • Discusses decisions on major direction and financial matters with the Superintendent of Schools, and Executive Vice-President.
    • Participates in internal MIS task teams, such as long tern planning, and short range planning.
    • Takes a lead role in Technology planning and Program development through the Technology committee in development and revision of the organizations technology plan.
    • Provides staff development and training in technology applications and in the integration of technology into the curriculum on a as-needed basis.
    • Establishes and monitors standards for teacher proficiency in technology applications and integration of technology into the curriculum, on a as needed basis.
    • Provides technical support and/or maintains relationships with appropriate technical support groups in maintaining the organizations network hardware and software, individual workstations and software.
    • Maintains a method of keeping an accurate inventory of all technology related equipment.Inventory should be reviewed on a yearly basis.
    • Maintains the E-Rate program/applications to the benefit of the organization.
    • Assists the Advancement Department in providing information on technology related grants.
    • Provides, attends, and coordinates information to JSEA Technology Conference.
    • Responsible for the supervision of two employees.
    • Acts as a Resource Advisor for the Our Lady of Lourdes and Pastoral technical support staff.
Additional Responsibilities: 
    • May conduct on-site investigations of critical technology maintenance problems.
    • Supervision of the installation of hardware and software in the most cost effective manner and with the least impact to the departments.
    • Maintains a current knowledge in new and existing systems software and hardware to ensure productivity, capability, and or the least cost ratio manner.
    • Oversees the database administration function to ensure data integrity.
    • Designs and establishes 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.
    • Recommends new system software and hardware to provide data processing solutions for the organizations 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.
    • Plans and facilitates monthly department meetings.
    • Tracks and develops departmental budget to assure accountability.
    • Ensures that the Technology Shop is a safe, clean and orderly environment for work personnel.
Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is required. Master’s Degree in Management is preferred.
    • Several years’ office experience, preferably in a service-oriented facility.
    • Considerable tact and human relations skills in interacting with all levels of management and employees.Good problem solving and negotiating skills required.
    • Knowledge of Apple and PC computer formats.
    • Knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations relative to the Technology field.
    • Good supervisory skills in coordinating efforts of a diverse staff.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Good creative skills in resolving technology problems.
    • Valid SD Drivers license.
Physical Requirements:
    • Good Manual dexterity to efficiently work with technology related equipment.
    • Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to perform required repairs/maintenance to technology related equipment and wiring.
    • Good vision (with correction) to efficiently work with technology related equipment.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. or more on occasion.
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Robert Brave Heart Sr., Exectuive Vice President
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
robertbraveheart@redcloudschool.org


 

Major Gifts Officer

Job Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Major Gifts

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 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 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. Ability to travel on public transportation.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and application (available above) to:

Colleen McCarthy, Vice President for External Affairs
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
colleenmccarthy@redcloudschool.org


 

Director of Major Gifts

Job Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Vice President for External Affairs

Position Summary:


To support growing efforts, Red Cloud Indian School seeks to fill the exciting new position of Director of Major Gifts. The Director will work with the Advancement Leadership Team to develop and grow a national major gift effort within a successful, growing and diverse advancement effort. With an eye on an upcoming capital campaign, the Director will develop strategies and systems for providing proper solicitation, stewardship and recognition of major gift donors and prospects, and will supervise and implement these strategies while empowering local and off-site staff in the process. Central to the role will be educating major gift prospects about Red Cloud Indian School, engaging them, and soliciting their partnership through an active schedule of visits. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to empower others to work with major gift prospects and understand more fully the major gift component of the effort, and provide the training, support, mentorship, and confidence to development staff to enhance their roles and rise into new roles. 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.

Note:
This position will report to the Vice President for External Affairs and work closely with the Major Gift Officers, Advancement Associate and leadership team. The Major Gifts Director 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 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 Director of Major Gifts 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 Director of Major Gifts will be instrumental in developing the infrastructure and mechanics 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. 

Principal duties:
    • Work closely with Red Cloud’s leadership and each major gift officer to create and carry out strategies and departmental goals for solicitation and stewardship of an active portfolio of high net worth individuals.
    • Manage a portfolio of 150+ major givers and their proactive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, integrating support requests into long-term relationship strategies.
    • 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.
    • Set and monitor annual revenue targets for major gifts, developing regular updates on institutional donor revenue for RCIS leadership and Board of Directors.
    • Assemble and manage a national team of major gifts staff.
    • Prepare Red Cloud senior staff for key meetings and donor cultivation.
    • Make numerous decisions on cultivation time committed vs. expected gift response, determine key participants in prospect and donor relationships and decide the most effective and productive use of travel time to achieve annual fundraising goals.
    • Develop and implement a system to identify major and planned gift prospects and create strategies to match prospects' interests to the identified priorities of Red Cloud.
    • Make timely and effective use of RCIS’ records management resources to ensure appropriate records management of donors and prospects, developing regular updates.
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Experience:
    • 5-7 years of progressive experience in cultivating and soliciting individual prospects capable of five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts.
    • Able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans.
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
    • 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.
    • Knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates, including options and benefits related to planned giving vehicles.
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Desired Qualifications:
    • Creative and entrepreneurial with strategic problem-solving skills.
    • 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 nurture, empower, and work effectively with diverse members of the staff of Red Cloud Indian School.
    • 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.
Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Robert Brave Heart, Executive Vice-President
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
robertbraveheart@redcloudschool.org


 


 

Open Positions at The Heritage Center:


DIRECTOR OF THE HERITAGE CENTER

Department: Administration
Supervisor: Executive Vice-President
Classification: Exempt
Job Status: Full-time

Position Summary:

The Director is the lead officer of The Heritage Center, and is under general guidance and direction from the Executive Vice President.  The Director performs supervisory and administrative duties in the organization and management of The Heritage Center. Responsibility will extend to other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President.

Primary Responsibilities:

Administrative

    • Supervises developing Center services for the school, coordination of Center activities, and evaluation of programs pertinent to the operation of the Center.
    • Manages and oversees all activities and aspects of the gift shop, collections, museum education, and gallery.
    • Knowledge and ability to manage the point of sale software program.
    • Oversees the planning, development, and implementation of programming, including the annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show.
    • Oversees the planning, development, and implementation of funding strategies, needs assessment, and evaluation and updating of standards and practices concerning the Gift Shop, collections, museum education, and gallery.
    • Is responsible for the operation of THC and its planning for the future.
    • Works closely with Advancement in preparing grant proposals and writing reports in a timely fashion.
    • Serves as liaison to The Heritage Center Committee of the RCIS Board of Directors.
    • Prepares The Heritage Center’s budget, monitors and accounts for expenditures, coordination of fundraising activities, and orders necessary supplies and equipment.
    • Develops goals for The Heritage Center.

Supervisory

    • Supervises The Heritage Center personnel; hires and provides positive cross-training of employees; assigns and monitors work; evaluates employee performance; and provides positive discipline to employees.
    • Ensures proper storage of the collection and its security.
    • Coordinates gathering of accurate records of the use of the Center, including attendance records, volunteer hours, tours, and program and budget notes.
    • Supervises regular monitoring of security camera system.
    • Is a member of the Leadership Team
    • Fulfills other duties as assigned by the EVP

Employee Management

    • Oversees the development of standards of procedure and performance for The Heritage Center/Gift Shop for all staff positions – full and part-time.
    • Settles disputes that may arise between clients, vendors, staff members, and staff members and clients/customers.

Professional Development

    • Encourages professional development for THC staff.
    • Ability to cross train new employees

Other

    • Networks with local artists.
    • Promotes economic development for local artists through the gift shop.
    • Ensures that sales tax is paid for purchases made in the gift shop.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with other museums, cultural centers, and other institutions.
Desired Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of Jesuit ministries and life structures of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
    • Experience and/or knowledge with non-profit organizations.
    • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred.
    • Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google.
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
    • Strong ability to interact effectively with foundations, national art community, management, co-workers, and local community,
    • Excellent skills in oral and written communications.
    • Knowledge of Museum curatorial practices, Native Art, and Native Arts and Crafts, and sales and marketing.
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:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Robert Brave Heart, Executive Vice-President
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
robertbraveheart@redcloudschool.org


  

GIFT SHOP ASSISTANT

Job Status: Full-Time
Classification: Non-exempt
Reports to: Gift Shop Manager

Executive Summary:

The Gift Shop Assistant is under the direct supervision of The Heritage Center Gift Shop Manager/Buyer.  Provide a positive shopping experience to all (on-site, online, and via phone) Gift Shop customers:  determine customer needs, presentation of merchandise, address customer’s questions and concerns, and closing all sales with efficiency and courtesy.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Present merchandise and assist customers in their selection
    • Execute point of sale transactions
    • Gift wrap and bag customer purchases
    • Do light stock work including ticketing of merchandise, display, rearranging merchandise, replenishing stock on selling floor
    • Answer telephone and emails
    • Administer Web store and fulfill Web purchases
    • Help with special events as needed
    • Participate in semi-annual and annual physical inventories
    • Update job manuals as needed
    • Other duties as assigned by Gift Shop Manager or Director
Qualifications:
    • 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:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Carmen Fourd, Gift Shop Manager
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
CarmenFourd@redcloudschool.org


 

GIFT SHOP ASSISTANT

Job Status: Part-Time
Classification: Non-exempt
Reports to: Gift Shop Manager

Executive Summary:

The Gift Shop Assistant is the point of contact for the The Heritage Center. It is important that the Assistant has excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of organization and takes initiative in daily tasks. The Assistant is under direction of the Gift Shop Manager/Buyer.  The Gift Shop Assistant performs clerical and customer service duties in the daily operations and organization of The Heritage Center.  The Gift Shop Assistant will work with the Director, Curator, Collections Manager and Education Coordinator on tasks as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide excellent customer service
    • Maintain the appearance of the gift shop
    • Organize stock items as well as completing shipping orders
    • Present merchandise and assist customers in their selection
    • Execute point of sale transactions
    • Gift wrap and bag customer purchases
    • Do light stock work including ticketing of merchandise, display maintenance, and replenishing stock on selling floor
    • Answer telephone and emails
    • Fulfill Web, Phone and Mail orders
    • Help with special events as needed
    • Develop informational signs for the Gift Shop floor
    • Other duties as assigned by Gift Shop Manager /Buyer
Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Sales or related customer service experience preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, digital photography, working knowledge of Photoshop, etc.)preferred
    • 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—30% of work time, standing and bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—65% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs. 5% of work time.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application (available above) to:

Carmen Fourd, Gift Shop Manager
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
CarmenFourd@redcloudschool.org


 


 

Pastoral Positions:

 

There are Currently No Open Positions.

 


 


 

Teaching & School Positions:
 (School Year 2013-2014)

 

6th-8th Grade Math Teacher

School: Our Lady of Lourdes/Upper Elementary        
Supervisor: 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 and must be able to climb stairs.

To Apply:

Send letter of interest, Certified Teacher Employment Application (available above), transcript, and copy of teaching certificate to Superintendent and Principal of the School at which the position is located.

Ted Hamilton, Superintendent
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
thamilton@redcloudschool.org
Robin Johnson, High School Principal
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
robinjohnson@redcloudschool.org
Theresa Lessert, OLL Principal
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School
500 Lourdes Lane, P.O. Box 7
Porcupine, SD, 57772
theresalessert@redcloudschool.org

Call the Superintendent's Office at (605) 867-5888 with any questions.

 


 

Teaching & School Positions:
 (School Year 2014-2015)

 

ENGLISH TEACHER

School: Red Cloud High School        
Supervisor: High School Principal
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

SCIENCE TEACHER

School: Red Cloud High School        
Supervisor: High School Principal
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

 
Position Summary: 

These positions are being advertised for the 2014-15 school year.  The faculty members 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:
    • 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 their field.
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply:

Send letter of interest, Certified Teacher Employment Application (available above), transcript, and copy of teaching certificate to Superintendent and Principal of the School at which the position is located.

Ted Hamilton, Superintendent
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
thamilton@redcloudschool.org
Robin Johnson, High School Principal
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
robinjohnson@redcloudschool.org
Theresa Lessert, OLL Principal
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School
500 Lourdes Lane, P.O. Box 7
Porcupine, SD, 57772
theresalessert@redcloudschool.org

Call the Superintendent's Office at (605) 867-5888 with any questions.

 


 

Volunteer Positions:
 (School Year 2013-2014)

 

Various Americorps Positions Available

Positions in Elementary and High Schools
Educational Award Available
Stipend Available
More info at www.RedCloudSchool.org/Volunteer

To Apply:

Please visit or contact:

Margi Bettelyoun, AmeriCorps Director
Red Cloud Indian School
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, SD  57770
margibettelyoun@redcloudschool.org
605/867-5888 ext. 2216

 


 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

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).

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