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Working at St. Joseph's Indian School is a blessing and a gift to the Native American children in need we serve.

Training Associate

Summary of Position:
The Training Associate oversees the training program for Residential Staff. The Associate assists Residential Staff in successfully meeting the responsibilities of their roles. This is an exempt position.

Reports to the assigned Residential Director


  1. Coordinates the training program for Residential Staff (both current employees and new staff) and monitors progress through written evaluations, while working closely with Residential Administration.
  2. Assists Residential Administration with New Staff and All Staff Orientation including facilitation of identified curriculums—Crisis Prevention Intervention, Life Space Crisis Intervention, etc.


  • BA preferred
  • Residential experience required
  • Ability to become accredited in relevant Child Care certifications


  • Tuesday through Saturday with a minimum of three evenings a week until bedtime.
  • Leave: will receive twenty (20) days off each summer, between the last day of school and the third Friday in July.

Recreation Center Associate

Summary of Position:
The Recreation Center Associate works in conjunction with other Rec Center staff to provide recreational education and program supervision for students and staff. This is a year round exempt position.

Reports to the Recreation Center Coordinator


  1. Develops and provides recreational education, including instruction and activities to students and staff.
  2. Teaches swimming lessons to students. Instructs life guard training and oversees life guard certification of staff.


  • 4 Year degree in related field preferred
  • The ability to acquire a South Dakota school bus driver’s license required (CDL Class 2)
  • Will be required to become a Certified Pool Operator

Typical Schedule:

Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday Thursday 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Summary of Position: The Carpenter is responsible for construction and repairing structural woodwork and equipment under the direction of the Lead Carpenter. This is a nonexempt position.

Reports to the Lead Carpenter


  1. Builds, repairs, and installs counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors and building framework.
  2. Reads and works with blueprints and drawings.
  3. Conducts regular maintenance work throughout buildings on campus.


  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • Experience preferred

School Administrative Assistant

Summary of Position:
The School Administrative Assistant coordinates all office business that is conducted by the school. This is an exempt position.

Reports to the Director of Education


  1. Assists administration with all professional and business correspondence, including completion of state and local reports, surveys, inventories and PQI.
  2. Acts as a recording secretary at meetings and types minutes, reports and letters.


  • High School Diploma
  • Computer and typing skills
  • Experience preferred

Production Support

Summary of Position:
Responsible for the operation of the inserting machines, under the guidance of the technical support, to assemble mail for posting.

Reports to the Production Manager

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Unpacks and prepares for assembly materials for use on the inserting machines.
  2. Keeps all inserting machine feeders filled to insure a smooth and unbroken machine operation according to the set production standards.
  3. Prepares mail for the Post Office according to the U.S. Postal Service guidelines, and policies and procedures of the Development Office.

Working Conditions:
Position requires frequent bending, lifting, and carrying bundles weighing up to 35 lbs. and occasionally 50 lbs.
Bulk of work is done while standing.

High School Degree or equivalent preferred

Mail Processing Specialist Assistant

Summary of Position: The Mail Processing Specialist Assistant is responsible for assisting the Mail Processing Specialist following established procedures for processing daily donor request. This position will assist other areas of the Mail Processing Department as needed. This is a nonexempt position.

Accountability: Reports to the Mail Processing Manager


  1. Uses the special letter process in responding to benefactors’ requests. Following the direction of the Mail Processing Specialist.
  2. Assists with processing daily reports, keying in $500+ gifts, donor transactions for other departments, credit card gifts and keeping the non-money transactions current as directed by the Mail Processing Manager.
  3. Along with the Mail Processing Specialist, handles the Matching Gift requests that are received from our benefactors.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Typing skills required
  • Computer experience Required

Ambassador and Director

Summary of Position:
Native Hope, Inc. is operated by the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart SD, Inc. who also operates St. Joseph’s Indian School.

The Ambassador and Director position serves as the voice and face of Native Hope and is responsible for representing its mission; identifying opportunities to improve well-being within Indian Country; and attracting financial support for these programs. Requires working closely with the St. Joseph’s Indian School Integrated Marketing team and its vendor partners.

Accountability: President of Native Hope, Inc. Board of Directors


  • Advocates at the grass roots level for Native American issues that affect families and brings awareness to the general public.
  • Works closely with affected families in order to write/speak from authentic first-hand knowledge.
  • Works with St. Joseph’s Indian School marketing team, vendor partners and Native Hope staff to create site content including stories, photos, and video.
  • Is responsible for the overall fundraising strategy and its successful implementation.


  • Bone Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) must be Native
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Dedicated self-starter with strong knowledge of online & social media channels
  • Good public speaking skills a plus

Child Services Staff (Residential Staff)

  1. Single or married
  2. Strong role models
  3. Emotional and physical support
  4. Family-oriented
  5. Two staff members per home (12 students)
  6. 10 month contract
  7. Rotating schedule (six days on/three off)

We welcome all qualified applications and will keep on file for one year.

To apply, please send resume to:

St. Joseph's Indian School HR Dept.
Attn: Melissa
PO Box 89
Chamberlain, SD 57325