Career Opportunities at Red Cloud Indian School


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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:

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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4th Grade Elementary Teacher

Department: Red Cloud Indian 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 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

Preferred requirements: 

  • 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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