•      Saint Francis Indian School is a Sicangu government-chartered school funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).  With approximately 700+ Native children and over 100+ faculty and staff, SFIS provides an opportunity for children to learn in an Oceti Sakowin Oyate environment.  Located within the historic Great Sioux Reservation, SFIS is a unique place of learning, providing K12 education for the Sicangu community.    

         Saint Francis Indian School are inviting candidates to apply for the following position(s).  These positions will appeal to those who foster academic excellence from an Indigenous perspective.  These successful candidates must have an approachable, collaborative leadership style.  We take a decolonizing approach to administration and teaching, both rooted in Indigenous principles and philosophies.  Our faculty, staff, parents and school-age children adhere strongly to the twin commitments of accountability to community and academic integrity.   

         Saint Francis Indian School appreciates unsolicited applications for employment any time of the year.  If you are interested, please call to be placed on our opening contact list.  The School's Job Application is located on this page and can be downloaded in PDF format.

         The St. Francis Indian School has openings for positions below.   ** Please call for most current openings. ** 

    Open until filled. Call for the latest positions. Positions are for the current school year unless otherwise noted. All teaching positions require a South Dakota Teacher Certification in the area that applies to your concentration. All Para-educators require a Para-Pro Certificate and/or 48 college credits in your area to be considered Highly Qualified (HQ).

    Job Vacancies: March 22, 2023

    Certified: Teaching

    High School

    1 English Language Arts Teacher

    Assistant Football Coach, Head Boys Basketball Coach and Assistant Girls Basketball Coach (C-Team)

    Middle School

    1 Certified Math Teacher 6-8
    1 Certified English Teacher 6-8
    1 Certified Social Studies Teacher 6-8
    1 Certified PE Teacher 6-8
    1 Certified Electives Teacher 6-8

    Warrior Buck Moderator

    8th Grade Moderator

    Middle School Secretary

    Middle School Special Education Paraprofessional

    Middle School Special Education One-on-One Paraprofessional

    1 SPED Teacher K-5

    1 Schoolwide Technology Technician

    2 Paraprofessionals

    Bus Monitors

    1 Maintenance
    1 Custodial

    1 K-12 Social Worker
    2 K-12 Mental Health counselor

    1 FACE Parent Educator
    1 FACE Preschool Para

    Federal Monitor Assistant

    $40,000.00 Base Salary,
    $2000.00 Certified New Teachers
    Sign on Bonus.
    Housing for Certified Teaching Staff.

    TO APPLY:  The following need to be attached to your application:
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • College Transcripts
    • Two forms of Identification
    We cannot accept your application without the above-stated items. Your application will be considered “INCOMPLETE” and we will return it to you.
    Any questions, call Troy Lunderman at (605)747-2299 ext. 2104 FAX: (605) 747-5710


    Submit SOH, Inc. job application with required attachments and mail to Saint Francis Indian School, Human Resources, P.O. Box 379, St. Francis, SD 57572 or call Troy Lunderman at 605-747-2299 ext 2104 ext. 2107. Applications can also be emailed to or Michelle Pauley Human Resource Generalist

    REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TEACHING POSITIONS: Requires a Teacher’s Certification in the area that applies to your concentration.

    Download SFIS Job Application and Pre-employment Investigation (Background Check) forms below. Both are required as consideration for employment.

    NOTICE: All individuals selected are subject to the Drug Free Workplace Policy of Sicangu Oyate Ho, Inc. which includes pre-employment drug testing. All tentative selectees are subject to a favorable Background Investigation. For information on submitting applications and supporting documentation, please call 605-747-2299, ext. 2111.

    SFIS Job Application

    Housing is available for teaching staff. There may also be a sign-on bonus for qualified applicants.

    Thank you for considering employment at St. Francis Indian School.


Last Modified on June 13, 2023