Employment Opportunities

  •      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:  July 10, 2018 (except as otherwise noted) or until filled (Revised July 2, 2018)
    Call for current openings These positions are for the 2018 - 2019 school year. 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).

    High School 9-12
    None at this time.

    7-12  Program
    1- Assistant Principal*Closing Date: July 13, 2018*
    1- 7-12 Social Worker (Title I)
    1- Instructional Coach- SIG
    1- Social Worker

    SUMMER RECREATION *Closing Date: July 13, 2018*
    These positions run 6/11/18 thru 7/27/18.
    1- Group Leader

    K-12 Food Service
    None at this time.

    School-Wide K-12
    2- Technology Assistants (K-12)
    1- Curriculum Director*Closing Date: July 13, 2018*
    1- Student Activities Director*Closing Date: July 13, 2018*

    Athletic Department K-12
    None at this time.

    Lakota Language Devel Program
    1- 7&8 Grade Para-Educator

    Middle School 7-8
    1- Counselor
    2- HQ Para-educators- Title I


    Gifted and Talented Program (K-12)
    1 - Gifted and Talented Director
    1- Media Technician/Studio Manager

    SPED Program (K-12)
    1- Counselor
    1- Administrative Assistant

    Operation & Maintenance
    None at this time.

    1- Mechanic/Bus Driver

    3- Bus Drivers/Groundskeepers w/Class B CDL

    K-6 Program
    1- PE Teacher (SD Certified)

    2- Certified Teachers (SD Certified)
    2- Para-educators- Title I/HQ

    Administration & Business Office*Closing Date: July 13, 2018*
    1- Business Office Assistant

    1- Human Resource Director
    1- Administrative Office Manager

    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: donnahhb@sfisk12.org.

    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, Donna Hollow Horn Bear.

    SFIS Job Application
    Pre-employment Investigation Form

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