Red Cloud Indian School is seeking a recent college graduate (2020 or earlier) to teach Middle School Science through the Red Cloud Volunteer Program, a post-graduate service and teaching program.
Red Cloud Volunteers serve 1-3 years as teachers at Red Cloud School, a Lakota Catholic Jesuit school system on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, situated just southwest of the Badlands and southeast of the Black Hills.
This specific position is for Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary, a K-8 school in beautiful Porcupine, South Dakota and a part of the Red Cloud school system.
Volunteers need not be certified teachers, although Red Cloud will work with education majors to get teacher certification in the state of South Dakota.
Volunteers at Our Lady of Lourdes live on the school campus with 6-7 fellow volunteers, practice simple-living, commit to engage the Lakota and Catholic spirituality of Red Cloud while nurturing their own spiritual tradition, and commit to working for justice through education while accompanying people who have been historically marginalized. Additionally, there are opportunities for professional development and Lakota language learning.
Our volunteers have been an integral part of the Red Cloud community for over forty years: teaching, driving school buses, and assisting with extracurricular activities.
Red Cloud School provides volunteers with a monthly food and personal stipend, as well as health insurance, housing, and access to a shared vehicle.
Additionally, most volunteers are part-time AmeriCorps members, which allows allows the opportunity for deferral of student loans and reception of an educational award after one’s term of service.
This ten-month position starts with Volunteer Orientation on July 15, 2020 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and ends May 24, 2021, although there is an opportunity to serve multiple years.
Email Volunteer Coordinator Ryen Dwyer to inquire or send cover letter and resume to apply: [email protected]