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:

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  


 

Community Relations Interns (4)

Department: Advancement & External Affairs
Reports to: Community Relations Coordinator
Status: Part-Time, Temporary
Classification: Non-Exempt

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

Primary Responsibilities:
    • Ability to effectively work with multiple, culturally diverse visitors.
    • Greet visitors upon arrival and present an energetic walking tour of predetermined points of interest. Actively engage guests by 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.
    • Manage, execute, and perform administrative tasks rapidly and precisely in support of the Coordinator and other staff as assigned.
    • Perform data entry with attention to detail and consistency.
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • 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 Qualifications:
    • 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:

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


 

Superintendent of Schools

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

Executive Summary:

As the primary administrator of the school system, the superintendent is responsible for hiring all personnel, supervising the school principals, volunteer program, AmeriCorps Program, student transportation, school budgets, food service, and is the liaison to the Education Committee of the Board of Directors. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Superintendent leads and manages the school of the Red Cloud Indian School system, including Red Cloud Elementary School, Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary, and Red Cloud High School. The major duties and responsibilities include:

Administrative:

    • Manages and directs the educational activities of the Red Cloud school system according to the vision and mission of Red Cloud Indian School, Inc., serving as its lead educational administrator.
    • Represents Red Cloud Indian School in the public forum, in collaboration with other administrators of Red Cloud Indian School, Inc.
    • Oversees fiscal management of the school system, in consultation with leadership team members, school administrators and under the supervision of the Executive Vice President.
    • Schedules regular meetings of the Administrative Team (principals, AmeriCorps Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) for the coordination and smooth functioning of the overall school system.
    • Oversees and manages the effective functioning of the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
    • Oversee the annual preparation of accreditation reports such as the Personnel Record Form, as well as other materials required by the state department of education.
    • Maintains an effective and efficient filing system.
    • Works with the human resources office to maintain personnel files on all school certified/non-certified/classified staff.
    • Supervises the scheduling and use of all school vehicles.
    • Serves as member of the Presidential Leadership Team of Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. 

Education Committee: 

    • Serves as a laiason to the Education Committee of the Board of Directors.
    • Works with the Education Committee and in consultation with school administrators to develop and implement policies and procedures.
    • Assists in the preparation of an agenda for meetings of the Education Committee.
    • Recommends revisions to the school handbooks to the Education Committee annually, seeking their approval of said handbooks in the following academic year.
    • Submits an annual school calendar to the Education Committee for its approval.

Educational Program Duties:

    • Oversees the administration of a quality educational program that is rooted in faith values.
    • Supervises and manages the recruitment, interviewing, and hiring process of certified, classified, and support staff.
    • Ensures, in consultation with building administrators, the certification of all instructional staff and the endorsement of that staff to instruct in the area of assignment.
    • Prepares, in consultation with the school principals, the annual school calendar.
    • Oversees the planning and execution of Orientation for school staff at the beginning of each academic year.
    • Oversees the preparation of materials for and the execution of the annual student registration process.
    • Supervises the cancellation or early dismissal of school due to adverse weather conditions or unanticipated school events, notifying parties needed for the dissemination of that information.
    • Oversees the preparation of school budgets, supervising the management of those budgets by individual building administrators.
    • Oversees the annual preparation of Student/Parents handbooks.
    • Supervises the participation of the school system in the Child and Adult Nutrition Services program.Maintain required records and provide information necessary for qualification, participation, and reimbursement in the Breakfast Program, National School Lunch, Summer School Program, After School Snack Program, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
    • Supervises the functioning of Sodexho food service in its food service management capacity for RCIS. 

Administrative Program Duties:

    • Oversees the effective implementation of the Red Cloud Volunteers program, supervising and working with the Volunteer Coordinator
    • Collaborates with the Director of Maintenance to ensure smooth operation and maintenance of school buildings and grounds.
    • Collaborates with the Director of Transportation to ensure proper maintenance and scheduling of school vehicles.
    • Supervises the Alcohol and Drug Testing Program for all employees who hold commercial drivers licenses and are, therefore, required by federal mandate to participate in said program.

Supervisory:

Supervises the following Administrators:

    • Director of Transportation.
    • Red Cloud High School Principal.
    • Red Cloud Elementary Principal.
    • Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary Principal
    • Volunteer Program Coordinator.
    • AmeriCorps Director.
    • Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
    • Director of Student Advancement and Alumni Support. 

Superintendent is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the institution's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities, through the assistance of subordinate supervisors, include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Other:

    • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Vice-President.
Education and Experience Qualifications:
    • Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision.
    • Experience in school administration (superintendent, principal); private school education experience preferred.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Society of Jesus, Ignatian Pedagogy, and Jesuit Education.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Lakota culture and life structures within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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 your completed Superintendent-specific application (available for download above), letter of intent, resume, plus all supporting required application documents, state superintendent certification and transcripts on or before May 1, 2015.  Job Descriptions will be sent upon request. Please send all materials 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

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

Position Summary: 

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

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

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

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


 

Science Teacher

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

Position Summary: 

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

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

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

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


 

 

Math Teacher (6th-8th Grade)

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

Position Summary: 

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

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

Education and Experience:

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

Physical Requirements:

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

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

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


 

 

 

Counselor

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

Position Summary: 

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

Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Mental Health counseling for students
    • Develop college plans with students
    • Coordinate college visits
    • Coordinate student assessment
    • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
    • Participate in school activities
    • Actively participate in staff meetings
    • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities including grading, assessments and behavior using the Infinite Campus system
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Assist in Student Retreats as able given workload/scheduling
    • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Education and Experience

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

Please send a cover letter, resume, and general application with a copy of counseling 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


 

Business & Computer Science Teacher

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

Position Summary: 

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

Duties and Responsibilities
    • Teach assigned high school Business Courses
      • Lakota Leadership
      • Statistics
      • Accounting
      • Entrepreneurship
    • Assist in Greenhouse Business Development
    • Provide homework assistance to students
    • Communicate effectively with parents regarding student progress
    • Participate in school activities
    • Actively participate in staff meetings
    • Complete all student record keeping responsibilities including grading, assessments and behavior using the Infinite Campus system
    • Integrate Lakota and Ignatian spirituality into classroom pedagogy
    • Assist in Student Retreats as able given workload/scheduling
    • No school driving responsibilities given health/medication restrictions
    • Other duties as assigned and possible given workload/scheduling
Qualifications:
    • Education and Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education – Business
    • Masters in Business Administration (Preferred)
Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
    • Must be able to climb stairs
Supervision:
    • The Business-Computer Science teacher is supervised by the Red Cloud Indian School high school principal. 
To Apply:

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

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


 

Elementary School Teacher 

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

Position Summary:

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

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

Education and Experience:

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

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

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

 


 

Communications Coordinator:

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

Position Summary:

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

In collaboration with the Associate Director of Communications, the Communications Coordinator implements the developmental strategy of the institutional website and other media-rich communications, including but not limited to the institutional e-newsletter, student and alumni profiles, online calendars, news stories and event announcements, and other duties as assigned.

The Coordinator must work on-site.

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

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

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

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

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


 

 

Volunteer Coordinator

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

Position Summary:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruitment, Selection, and Placement of Volunteers

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

Staff Development

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

Supervision of Volunteers

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

Administration

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

Education and Experience:

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

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

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

 


  

 

Major Gifts Officer

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

Position Summary:

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

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

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

Position of the External Affairs Effort:

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

Primary Responsibilities:
    • Work closely with the Director of Major Gifts and Red Cloud’s leadership to maximize philanthropic support from high-capacity individuals around the country during a time of rapid growth and high stakes expectations.
    • Travel extensively, communicating to donors and prospects a strategic understanding of Red Cloud Indian School’s priorities and projects, maintaining familiarity with education, social justice, and arts issues.
    • Manage a portfolio of 150+ major givers and charitable gift annuitants and their proactive cultivation strategies, solicitation efforts and stewardship activities; reports and donor files; and other development activities needed throughout the fiscal year.
    • Implement current charitable gift annuity efforts in accordance with IRS rules and compliance regulations.
    • Research, write, edit, and oversee the preparation of persuasive and accurate solicitations, correspondence and other advancement-related communication materials, closely supporting the President in cultivation and stewardship correspondence.
    • Conduct and/or review research to identify major and planned gift prospects and create strategies to match prospects' interests to the identified priorities of Red Cloud.
    • Prepare Red Cloud senior staff for key meetings and donor cultivation.
    • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Experience:
    • At least 1-2 years of experience in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts, and donor stewardship and management.
    • Understanding of the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop the relationship with the institution.
    • Ability to serve as an effective ambassador for the organization with external constituencies: initiate and build relationships with prospective donors, interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives, and speak publicly to group audiences.
    • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Desired Qualifications:
    • Excellent communication and writing skills: ability to gather understand and synthesize information from a variety of sources and articulate the organization’s mission, program objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential donors.
    • Superb networking, teamwork, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple, culturally diverse stakeholders.
    • High level of maturity and motivation, with a firm commitment and ability to develop high-quality and time sensitive work products and prioritize major donor prospects
    • Able to self-motivate and work independently while maintaining proper collaboration and accountability metrics with the Advancement and External Affairs Team.
    • Previous experience in education, museums, and/or social justice.
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office products and project management databases, and a familiarity with The Raiser’s Edge.
Physical requirements 
    • Ability to sit at a desk and use a personal computer, telephone or other desktop office equipment—75% of work time, walking—20% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting less than 5 lbs.—3% of work time, bending at the waist and lifting 5-15 lbs. 2% of work time.
Compensation and Benefits:
    • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
To Apply:

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

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

  


 

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).