Career Opportunities at Red Cloud Indian School


Open Positions:
Please click on the position for more details

To Apply:

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

Please send all materials (unless otherwise directed) to: 

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

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

Red Cloud Indian School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 
Job Descriptions:

High School Social Studies Teacher

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

Position Summary: 

This position is being advertised for the 2015-16 school year.  This faculty member will work in the High School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned high school 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 Secondary 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:

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

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


 

Parish Coordinator

Department: Pastoral - Christ the King Church
Supervisor: Pastor / Parish Life Coordinator
Status: Full-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary:

The goal of the parish coordinator (PC) position at Christ the King Church is to work with the Pastor/Parish Life Coordinator (PLC) to help ensure the smooth running of parish life at Christ the King. The PC works toward the continued spiritual growth of a vibrant community of faith by providing spiritual leadership and ministerial and administrative support, and by creating a welcoming and hospitable worship and gathering space for all who attend or visit Christ the King.

The PC reports to the Pastor/Parish Life Coordinator of Christ the King and is a member of the Lakota Catholic Pastoral Team of the Pine Ridge Reservation/Red Cloud Indian School. The PC maintains a flexible schedule, as needed to perform essential job duties. In addition to the duties listed below, other duties may be assigned as needed in consultation with the Pastor/PLC.

The following areas are essential to parish ministry on the Pine Ridge Reservation: a special concern for teaching the Catholic faith, embracing Lakota culture, incorporating Ignatian spirituality, family ministry, and promoting healing in mind, body, and spirit. These areas are the primary responsibility of the Pastor/PLC, and they also play a prominent role in the PC’s ministry.

Essential Job Duties and Overarching, Contextual Ministerial Responsibilities:
    • Maintain a welcoming, hospitable, supportive, spiritual atmosphere within the church community;
    • Maintain an organized, welcoming, clean, and responsive office environment;
    • Reach out to parishioners who cannot come to the church, assisting with appropriate prayer outreach;
    • Assist with scheduling, organizing, and activating Wake Teams for all wakes, as well as actually assisting with those wakes and funerals;
    • Make communion visits to the elderly and infirmed;
    • Coordinate and/or teach religious education and sacramental formation classes;
    • Be attentive to the promotion of youth ministry and the spiritual/sacramental growth/development of youth;
    • Help maintain a Safe Environment for children and youth;
    • Help train liturgical ministers, prayer leaders, youth ministers, and catechists;
    • Facilitate recovery and wellness retreats, support groups, and outreach in the local community;
    • Participate in pastoral team meetings and retreats;
    • Willingness and desire to participate in Pastoral Ministry Days and other recommended training and enrichment offerings.
Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Perform regular office/receptionist duties in the church office on a regular and clear/publicized schedule;
    • Ensure that the hall, the kitchen, the restrooms, the Resource Center, etc. are welcoming, clean, and ready for use;
    • As needed, oversee that the hall is set up and food is provided for parish activities, cleaning and organizing the refrigerator and kitchen storage areas, as warranted;
    • Coordinate hall rentals, collect rental fees, and handle that income, as well as Sunday collection or other income, in a transparent way;
    • Maintain the handling of mail on a daily workday basis;
    • Pay bills, maintain financial records, do banking, and handle financial reporting in an organized and transparent way, as needed and requested;
    • Order and pick up church, custodial, and office supplies, working with Custodian and Pastor/PLC to make sure this is done in a timely manner;
    • Possess and develop the ability to utilize the computer/technology for emails, word processing (Sunday bulletin, fliers, correspondence, etc.), spreadsheets (monthly liturgical schedule, etc.), and bookkeeping/accounting software (finances, financial recordkeeping, etc.);
    • Supervise the custodian and his/her schedule, to oversee and ensure the cleaning and maintenance of the parish hall, church building, Resource Center, and grounds;
    • Help prepare, organize and manage: fundraisers such as bazaars, prayer events, Vacation Bible Camp or youth enrichment activity, visiting service groups, Sunday morning hospitality, and other church community events.
Parish Accountabilities:
    • Maintain a clean, organized, professional, and business-ready atmosphere in the office;
    • The church and hall will be cleaned, setup and heated and ready for use for all events or rentals;
    • The church bulletin will be completed on a weekly basis;
    • All mail will be handled appropriately and all bills will be paid and recorded in financial register;
    • Revenue and finances will be handled in a transparent fashion and banking done and reported on a regular and as needed basis;
    • Hall rental contracts will be signed, paid, and filed, and PC oversees that renters will have to access hall;
    • Maintain needed files pertaining to youth and their activities at the church, complying with all facets of diocesan safe environment requirements, including all requested reporting;
    • Assist with and oversee the handling of communion visits and pastoral visits to infirmed by PC and parish ministers, ensuring and documenting weekly or regular visits;
    • Encourage and assist, when in place, wellness programs, including Alcohol Education, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Family Recovery and Prevention Activities;
    • The annual Parish Bazaar will be successfully completed.
Qualifications:
    • Must be a member in good standing in the Catholic Church;
    • Be a steady and reliable worker, who is computer literate and possesses professional receptionist skills;
    • Able to perform assigned tasks independently;
    • Be willing to enhance communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Possess a basic knowledge of cleaning skills/equipment, and be willing to assist with the cleanliness of all church areas;
    • Be safety minded in performing all tasks and overseeing church facilities;
    • Be a self-starter and work well with others;
    • Have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation;
    • Possess a current, functional telephone number.

Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to sit at a desk and use personal computer, telephone or office equipment, up to 65 % of time;
    • Ability to use a ladder, with assistance, less than 5% of the time;
    • Ability to perform some types of manual labor, less than 10% of the time;
    • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs, less than 5% of the time;
    • Ability to travel, walk, bend at the waist and lifting up to 5 lbs., up to 25% of the work time.
    • Vision (with correction) sufficient for reading instructions.
To Apply:

This position is open til filled and full job descriptions are available upon request. Send cover letter, resume and general application to: 

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


  

Lakota Teacher

Supervisor: Building Principal
Status: Full-Time
Classification: Exempt

Position Summary: 

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned high school Lakota Language courses
    • Speak, read, and write using the Lakota Language Program curriculum and orthography
    • Provide homework assistance to students
    • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
    • Participate in school activities
    • Actively participate in staff meetings
    • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities including grading, assessments and behavior using the Infinite Campus system
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education
    • Endorsements in Lakota Language
    • Lakota history, culture, and language knowledge required
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply:

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

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


 

Science Teacher

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

Position Summary: 

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned high school science courses
    • Partner with Freshman Cohort
    • Provide homework assistance to students
    • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
    • Participate in school activities
    • Actively participate in staff meetings
    • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities using the Infinite Campus system:  for grading, assessments and behavior
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education
    • Applicant should possess or be eligible for certification from the South Dakota Department of Education, with an endorsement in Science
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
To Apply:

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

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


 

Math Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

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

Position Summary: 

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

Duties and Responsibilities
    • Teach 6th – 8th grade Math courses
    • Conduct 7th grade Homeroom
    • Provide homework assistance to students
    • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
    • Participate in school activities
    • Actively participate in staff meetings
    • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities using the Infinite Campus system:  for grading, assessments and behavior
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

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

Physical Requirements:

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

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

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


 

Elementary School Teacher 

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

Position Summary:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Teach assigned elementary classes
    • Partner with other faculty
    • Provide homework assistance to students
    • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
    • Participate in school activities
    • Actively participate in staff meetings
    • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities including grading, assessments and behavior using the Infinite Campus system
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

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

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

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

 


  

Volunteer Coordinator

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

Position Summary:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruitment, Selection, and Placement of Volunteers

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

Staff Development

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

Supervision of Volunteers

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

Administration

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

Education and Experience:

    • Teaching experience in minority institutions.
    • Masters degree in Education preferred
    • Must have knowledge of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and Catholic Education
Physical Requirements:  
    • Passing a medical examination for the Department of Transportation in order to qualify for a Commercial Driver’s License. 
    • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—70% of work time, walking—20% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—5% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs. 5% of work time.
To Apply:

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

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

 

 


 

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