St. Michael Indian School
Affiliation:Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Roman Catholic
Goal of Program:The mission of St. Michael Indian School is to provide Native American students with a high quality education that is rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to Native heritage, and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world.
Type of Placement:Professional teaching positions in all grades and subjects, K-12. Includes coaching, athletic director, computer technology coordinator and/or teacher.
Service Area:Navajo Reservation, northeast Arizona, at St. Michaels, AZ, located 25 miles from Gallup, NM.
Service Length:Academic year, early August through early June. Minimum one school-year commitment.
Requirements:Teachers: A bachelor's degree, preferably education major. Certified or eligible for certification. Coaches, technology coordinator, technology technician, office worker: Appropriate training or experience.
Financial Arrangement:Stipend paid to all volunteers. Housing and basic utilities provided. Noon meal on school days provided. Medical insurance optional.
Living Arrangements:Volunteers live in community with other volunteers. Housing is in campus apartments and mobile home trailers. A few accommodations available for couples and families. Single volunteers have their own bedroom in a shared, same-sex apartment or trailer, or have apartment or trailer to themselves.
Program Size:Varies from year to year, but normally 10 to 15 volunteers.
Training:One- or two-week orientation at the beginning of the year. In-service training once a month during the year.
Application Deadline:May 1 or until all positions are filled.