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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.

Press Operator

Summary of Position:
The Press Operator operates Tipi Press Printing presses and peripheral equipment. This is a nonexempt position.

Reports to the Tipi Press Manager


  1. Maintains and operates the assigned presses and related equipment.
  2. Is cross-trained on all Tipi Press Printing equipment in order to assist the department as necessary.
  3. Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment and assures safe working conditions.


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience in Field
  • Good mechanical skills

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently moves with Pallet Jack Truck 2500 to 3000 lbs.
  • Regularly bends, stoops, and crouches.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods.
  • Uses the abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly over time without becoming fatigued.
  • Uses both hands and wrists repetitively for prolonged periods.
  • Ear plugs are recommended and offered due to the loud work environment.

Development / Child Services Liaison

Summary of Position:
The Development / Child Services Liaison is responsible for gathering information from Child Service areas for use in Integrated Marketing. The position also assists in promoting the organization through online media. This is a nonexempt position.

Reports to the Public Relations Specialist


  1. Maintains a cooperative relationship between development and child services and gathers student or programming information as needed for marketing initiatives. Spends time in the classrooms, homes and other school related functions for each purpose.
  2. Writes, reviews and proofs marketing materials.
  3. Responsible for implementing social media initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in media coverage and strategy

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.

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

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