Career Opportunities at Red Cloud Indian School


 

Open Positions:

Please click on the position for more details

Administration:

Teaching:

Transportation:

Advancement and External Affairs:

The Heritage Center:


 

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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Summer School Bus Driver (3 Positions Available)

Department: Transportation
Supervisor: Transportation Supervisor, Supeintendent's Office
Status: Temporary
Classification: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

The Bus Driver is responsible for operating a school bus and transporting school-aged children and other authorized personnel safely and efficiently over specified routes to and from school and various activities. Position conducts pre-trip inspections; observes safety regulations and policies; reports all student discipline and accidents in the bus. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Checks with the ‘Base Radio’ or superintendent’s transportation supervisor for any changes in normal duties or new student passengers.
  • Ensures that the bus can be operated safely before driving and conducts pre-trip safety inspections as required by federal and state laws to include observing visual defects and checking operating systems to include brakes, horn, lights, emergency flashers, extended stop arms, and door-opening devices.
  • Operates the vehicle safely over an assigned route, picking up and delivering only authorized students at assigned bus stops, and watches to ensure that no one hurrying for the bus is left behind.
  • Keeps assigned time schedules, which may require driving during pre-day light and dusk periods, and makes every effort to be on time while ensuring safety.
  • Obeys all traffic laws and transportation practices as outlined in the SD Department of Transportation CDL manual.
  • Observes all mandatory safety regulations for school buses and keeps all emergency exits clear of obstructions.
  • Secures wheelchairs, car seats, and other restraining devices on the bus as needed.
  • Maintains student discipline on the bus and reports all undisciplined students to the Transportation Supervisor, Dean of Students or Principal.
  • Conducts semi-annual bus evacuation drills as required by the Department of Education and implements evacuations as required in an emergency to include safely exiting from the rear of the school bus.
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Reports all accidents immediately, requesting police or ambulance service as needed; assists injured persons until 
services arrive; and completes required accident reports.
  • Notifies the ‘Base Radio’ or Transportation Supervisor in cases of mechanical failure, safety deficiencies, when off schedule, or other
incidents.
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Regulates heating, cooling, and ventilating equipment provided on the bus for the comfort of passengers.
  • Returns the bus to the assigned bus lot, performs a final inspection, and secures the bus according to procedures.
  • Reports all safe environment, child safety and safety violations to Transportation Supervisor or Principal.
  • Successfully complete any assigned school bus driving training course.
  • Other duties as assigned by Transportation Supervisor.
Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED- Required
  • Valid commercial driver’s license CDL- Required
  • First Aid/CPR Certification - Required
  • Driving experience – Preferred

Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the procedures and federal/state laws governing the safe operation of a school bus.
  • Must possess knowledge of, or the ability to accurately and quickly learn, Local Street and reservation road systems.
  • Must possess knowledge of, or the ability to accurately and quickly learn, how to properly secure a wheelchair, car seat, and other restraining devices on a school bus.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain student discipline and ensure that student behavior is not a distraction to safe driving.
  • Must possess the ability to recognize and report any unsafe act or condition.
  • Must be capable of working independently and possess the ability to understand and follow through on oral and written instructions.
  • Must possess the ability to interact with students, parents, and faculty in a positive and proper manner. 

Working Conditions and Physical requirements:

  • Must remain in compliance with state/division regulations regarding the use of controlled substances and alcohol as applied to school bus drivers. A drug-testing program will be implemented in accordance to SD Department of Transportation regulations on safety sensitive positions.
  • Must meet the mandated physical and mental requirements established by the state and the US Department of Transportation—the school division is not permitted to employ individuals that do not meet these standards.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to loud noise levels; fumes or airborne particles; noxious odors; vibrations from driving a bus; and or traffic.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; use foot controls to drive; reach with hands and arms; climb; bend, stoop, and kneel; and talk or hear.
  • The employee must be physically able to perform and demonstrate emergency evacuation procedures. This includes the pushing/pulling of up to 50 pounds.
  • In addition have the ability to use emergency exits at any location on the bus.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, night/dusk vision, color vision, and peripheral vision. 

To Apply

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Submit cover letter, resume and Bus Driver Appilication 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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K-4 Lakota Language Teacher (Red Cloud Elementary)

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

Job Summary

This faculty member will work in the K-4 School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned k-4 school Lakota Language courses
  • 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 or Secondary Education
  • Endorsements in Lakota Language

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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Science 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 science courses
  • Partner with Freshman Cohort
  • Provide homework assistance to students
  • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
  • Participate in school activities
  • Actively participate in staff meetings
  • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities using the Infinite Campus system: for grading, assessments and behavior
  • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
  • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education, with an endorsement in Science

Physical requirements:

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

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
605/867-5491 ext. 2213  

 


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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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