St. Joseph’s career opportunities

Career Opportunities at St. Joseph's - Join Our Team!

Employment at St. Joseph’s is more than a job — it is life’s great work!

From houseparenting to teaching, there is always work to be done at St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Joining our team requires commitment to excellence, a positive attitude and respect for the Lakota (Sioux) culture. We seek individuals with the following qualities:

  • Extreme dedication
  • Enormous capacity to share and care
  • Team player for betterment of each child
  • Participation and appreciation of Lakota culture and spiritual development
  • Sense of mission in helping others less fortunate
  • Ability to motivate young people to think, respond and learn
  • Good stamina
  • A preference for order

Your interest is appreciated!

Chamberlain employment opportunities

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.

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Integrating Marketing Assistant

Summary of Position:
The Integrated Marketing Assistant assists with all aspects of direct mail fundraising as needed. This is a non-exempt full-time position.

Reports to the Integrated Marketing Project Manager


  1. Assists in all areas of direct mail production to keep projects on schedule. Including but not limited to submitting edits to vendors and compiling review binders.
  2. Assists with maintaining the master integrated marketing schedule.
  3. Writes, reviews and proofs marketing material as necessary.


  • BA preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
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Program Analyst

Summary of Position:
Responsible for designing new applications or modifying existing applications using Access Basic, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications and SQL Server, writing, testing, and documenting programs meeting system specifications. This is an exempt position.

Reports to the Technology Administrator


  1. Responsible for designing, coding, and implementing software solutions using Access, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications and SQL Server programs.
  2. Develops specifications for adapting existing database applications or developing new ones.
  3. Creates accounts for all users and assign security levels.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree in Computer Science with one year related experience in Access and Visual Basic programming.
  • Must have MS Access, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills needed to be able to elicit cooperation.
  • Good grammar, spelling and organizational skills.
  • Will be required to carry computer equipment weighing as much as 50 lb. and be able to install and trouble-shoot equipment.
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required.
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Health Center RN

Summary of Position:
The Health Center RN — EMR Super User is responsible for providing general nursing services to St. Joseph’s Indian School’s students and staff. The position participates in all aspects of the Health Center’s functions/procedures. This is an exempt position.

Reports to the Health Center Director


  1. Rotates as assigned in all aspects of student acute care per Student Support Nurse job description.
  2. Rotates as assigned in all aspects of student/employee/family provider acute care per Provider Support Nurse job description.
  3. Oversees implementation of EMR (electronic medical record), including build, data transfer, implementation, training and follow-up trouble shooting.


  • ADN or LPN or BSN or MSN
  • State nursing license
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To apply, please send resume to:
Attn: Mandy McLaughlin
PO Box 776
Chamberlain, SD 57325

Sioux Falls employment opportunities

There are currently no open positions in Sioux Falls at this time.

To apply, please send resume to:
Attn: Mandy McLaughlin
PO Box 776
Chamberlain, SD 57325

St. Joseph’s employee benefits

St. Joseph’s Indian School is fortunate to be seated on the banks of the beautiful Missouri River, located in Chamberlain, South Dakota.

Chamberlain’s population is about 2,350, and we are grateful to be part of a small, caring community. Chamberlain offers a thriving retail community, an excellent school system, hospital and numerous recreation opportunities.

As one of the largest employers in Chamberlain, St. Joseph’s Indian School recognizes its standing in an aggressive job market.

Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries — plus one of the best benefit packages available in the area — beyond benefits required by law. All full-time regular employees are eligible for these benefits.

For your information, the terms we use have the following definitions:

Benefits — Compensatory contributions provided by the employer in addition to regular pay

Eligibility — Applies in general, full-time, regular employees; specific benefits may have specific requirements

Benefits regularly required by law

  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Employees can take up to 12 weeks off unpaid for a family medical emergency.

Time off with pay

  • Holiday Pay — St. Joseph’s Indian School observes several national and religious holidays each year, as determined by the management team
  • Accrued leave is for year round employees based on years of service
  • Granted leave is for all full time regular employees based on years of service
  • Maternity Leave — Six weeks at 60%; can take an additional six weeks of unpaid leave; employee must have one year of service at time of leave
  • Jury Duty/Court Time — Receive regular pay

Group Insurance Benefits

  • Life and Accidental Death and Disability — 2 times salary for employee; $10,000 for spouse; up to $5000 for child; accidental death double indemnity for employee
  • Voluntary Life
  • Health — Comprehensive medical plans available — Traditional & HDHP with HSA; modest premiums
  • Dental — Modest premiums
  • Vision — Modest premiums
  • Disability — Both long-term and short-term
  • COBRA — Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 provides continuous health benefits; follows all Federal Law requirements

Retirement Benefit

  • Pension Plan — Provided through the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart; a noncontributory fund; employee is vested after five years of continuous service
  • TSA — A tax sheltered annuity plan through a payroll deduction is available to interested employees

Other Services

  • Free clinical services — With qualified medical staff for employees and family members
  • Annual physical free
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) — counseling service for employees and family members at no cost
  • Recreation/Wellness Center — available to employees and family members
  • Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center — offers 20% employee discount
  • Various activities including Dave Ramsey Financial Fitness, yoga and other groups

Note: Keep in mind the preceding is just an overview.

In addition to its benefits package, we offer an atmosphere of community in which employees and their families are active participants.

Annual employee events include the Christmas party, service awards banquet and staff appreciation breakfasts.

Families are invited to participate in some campus activities and encouraged to take advantage of family hours at the Recreation/Wellness Center.