•      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 openings 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. **


    Closing Date:  Updated February 21, 2020.  Closing Date: Open until filled. Call for latest positions. Positions are for the 2019 - 2020 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).

    Counselors / Social Workers 
    2 High School Counselors or Social Workers (Minimum BA required)

    High School/Middle/Elementary School
    Certified Librarians

    3 Permanent Substitute Teachers (one each for K-5, 6-8, 9-12)*
    *(Minimum qualifications: A.A. degree or eligible as Highly Qualified Paraprofessional.  These positions will be full-time employees with benefits)
    Middle School Paraprofessional (Minimum qualifications: A.A. degree or eligible as Highly Qualified Paraprofessional.)

    3 Hall Monitors (one each for K-5, 6-8, 9-12)

    Title VI/FACE Immersion Program
    Female Lakota Language Immersion Instructor (Must be fluent Lakota speaker)

    K-12 Food Service
    None at this time.

    School-Wide K-12
    Equine Coach/Mentor
    Curriculum Director/OSEU Integration (Current Teaching Certificate Required)
    Reading Specialist Consultant
    GAT Program Director (MA in Administration or GAT endorsement preferred)
    Student Advancement & Alumni Support Coordinator (BA in Education or related field required)

    Athletic Department K-12
    None at this time.

    Lakota Language Devel Program
    None at this time.


    SPED Program (K-12)
    1 - Speech Pathologist

    2 - SPED Teachers

    Operations & Maintenance
    None at this time.

    1 Mechanic/Bus Driver (CDL required)

    1 Bus Driver must have Class B CDL

    Administration & Business Office
    None at this time.

    TO APPLY: Submit SOH, Inc. job application with Appendix A to: St. Francis Indian School, P.O. Box 379, St. Francis, SD 57572 or call 605-747-2299 ext. 2101. Applications can also be e-mailed to:

    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 the 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. 2101.

    SFIS Job Application
    Pre-employment Investigation Form

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


Last Modified on February 21, 2020