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.

 In accordance with Red Cloud Indian School, Inc. policies and assurances to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, any offer of employment is conditional upon your ability to perform essential duties of the position offered and the satisfactory results of a drug test and background check.

 


Job Descriptions:

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Bus Driver

Department: Superintendents Office
Supervisor: Transportation Supervisor
Status: Temporary/Part-time
Classification: 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.

Essential Job Functions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, Skills 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

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

Submit cover letter, resume and Bus Driver 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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Payroll & Accounts Receivable Clerk

Department: Business Office
Supervisor: Comptroller
Status: Full-time

Job Summary

Qualified candidate will be responsible for the duties associated with the Payroll Office, reconciling all donations and work under the direct supervision of the Comptroller.

Essential Job Functions
  • Compile/analyze/upload information needed for payroll processing
  • Enter/Manage time clock, leave, compensation and deduction data 
  • Reconcile payroll info for accuracy
  • Maintain employee records in regards to payroll (i.e. W-4’s, I-9 forms, direct deposit, etc)
  • Provide each department with monthly reports
  • Set-up and train new personnel with the Time Record System
  • Assist employees with problems/inquiries associated with payroll
  • Maintain accurate payroll report files
  • Meticulous/extensive management of payroll files
  • Process and reconcile daily donation mail and restricted donations
  • Reconcile cash drawer at the end of each day
  • Other duties as assigned 
Qualifications
  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED will be accepted. Associates Degree in Accounting/Payroll Accounting preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations concerning retirement, social security, tax levies and garnishments
  • Knowledge of basic principles of accounting
  • Knowledge of basic payroll operations and payroll taxes
  • Ability to effectively work with deadlines and time constraints
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and analyze large volumes of information
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work ethics and confidentiality
  • Well organized and able to multi-task
  • Possess effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Red Cloud Indian School’s policies and procedures
  • All applicants are required to pass a successful background check
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 Wrestling Coach (High School)

Department: High School
Supervisor: High School Principal
Status: Full-Time during sport season
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success. At the same time, the student shall receive instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline and self-confidence.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assists Head Coach with responsibility in checking out uniforms to players and checking them in when season is completed
  • Assists Head Coach with responsibility for gathering up equipment in readiness for games and practice and putting said equipment away after games and practices
  • Assists Head Coach with arrangements for provisions for meals for games as needed
  • Rides the bus to and from all ‘away’ games
  • Monitors players at all times; during practice, during games, in locker rooms, and on the bus
  • Be on time for all practices
  • Adheres to all written guidelines including all RCIS policies & State/School athletic codes, material prepared by the State Department of Education, and directives provided by the Principal, any designated supervisor, or the Superintendent of Schools for RCIS
  • Adheres to Safe Environment policies of RCIS
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach to fulfill essential functions of sport

Additional Requirements and Physical Demands:

  • Supervisory Contacts: Critical is the understanding that this job is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, and the President of RCIS
  • Personal Contacts: Personal contacts will be with students, school employees and with parents and visitors. All such contacts are to be appropriate, and these contacts are a matter for evaluation and supervision
  • Purpose of Contacts: The purpose of personal contacts is to provide safe conditions for school and work related functions
  • Physical Demands: For this position an applicant must be able to lift equipment and materials and otherwise be in good physical condition. Good distant vision and the ability to read, without strain, printed material the size of typewritten characters are required. The ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required
  • Working Conditions: Working conditions will be inside building, however, travel to games includes a variety of weather conditions
Qualifications

Experience in coaching sport hired to coach.

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 Basketball Coach (Middle School)

Department: Elementary School
Supervisor: Elementary Principal
Status: Full-Time during sport season
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

To instruct athletes in the fundamental skills, strategy and physical training necessary for them to realize a degree of individual and team success.  At the same time, the student shall receive instruction that will lead to the formulation of moral values, pride of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline and self-confidence.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assists Head Coach with the responsibility of checking out uniforms to players and checking them in when season is completed.
  • Assists Head Coach with the responsibility for gathering up equipment in readiness for games and practice and putting said equipment away after games and practices.
  • Assists Head Coach with the arrangement of provisions for meals for games as needed.
  • Rides the bus to and from all ‘away’ games.
  • Monitors players at all times; during practice, during games, in locker rooms, and on the bus.
  • Be on time for all practices.
  • Adheres to all written guidelines including all RCIS policies & State/School athletic codes, material prepared by the State Department of Education, and directives provided by the Principal, any designated supervisor, or the Superintendent of Schools for RCIS.
  • Adheres to Safe Environment policies of RCIS.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Coach to fulfill essential functions of sport.

Additional Requirements and Physical Demands:

  • Supervisory Contacts: Critical is the understanding that this job is under the supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, and the President of RCIS.
  • Personal Contacts: Personal contacts will be with students, school employees and with parents and visitors. All such contacts are to be appropriate, and these contacts are a matter for evaluation and supervision.
  • Purpose of Contacts: The purpose of personal contacts is to provide safe conditions for school and work related functions.
  • Physical Demands: For this position an applicant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and otherwise be in good physical condition. Good distant vision and the ability to read, without strain, printed material the size of typewritten characters are required. The ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required.
  • Working Conditions: Working conditions will be inside buildings and outside travel, which includes travel in a variety of weather conditions.
Qualifications

Experience in coaching sport hired to coach.

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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Part Time 6th-8th Grade Science Teacher (Our Lady of Lourdes)

Department: Our Lady of Lourdes/Upper Elementary
Supervisor: Building Principal
Status: Part-time
Classification: Exempt

Job Summary

This faculty member will work in Red Cloud Indian School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Essential Job Functions
  • Teach part-time, assigned grade school science courses
  • Partner with Red Cloud 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 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

Submit cover letter, resume and Certified Teacher 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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Kindergarten (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 Red Cloud Indian School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Essential Job Functions
  • 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

Submit cover letter, resume and Certified Teacher 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 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 Red Cloud Indian School teaching, mentoring and working collaboratively with peers.

Essential Job Functions
  • Teach assigned 4th Grade 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

Submit cover letter, resume and Certified Teacher 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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