Red Cloud Indian School, a dynamic, mission-driven nonprofit organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is seeking a passionate, committed leader to serve as its next president. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced professional who desires the challenge of creating meaningful change in one of the highest-need communities in the nation. Red Cloud’s new president will guide a wide range of institutional efforts to empower Oglala Lakota youth, families, and community members who live in the midst of extreme intergenerational poverty. Specifically, s/he will have the chance to:
*Work with school administrators, teachers, and staff to provide Red Cloud’s 600 students with a high-quality, holistic education that is rooted in both Lakota culture and Jesuit pedagogy— an education that provides them with the physical, emotional, and spiritual support to overcome any challenge and pursue their dreams, in college and beyond.
*Develop and expand programming designed to honor Lakota culture and strengthen Lakota identity—by revitalizing the Lakota language in and out of the classroom; by teaching Lakota history and spirituality, and by celebrating and supporting the work of Lakota artists and artisans.
*Support the active ministry of Red Cloud’s network of Catholic parishes across the reservation by empowering parish staff, and specifically Lakota church leaders, to strengthen the social and spiritual resources they provide to more than 800 families. This is a unique role for a leader who believes in the power of education; who desires to live, work, and learn in a vibrant cross-cultural environment; and who wishes to serve as an agent of change in a community that has experienced both historical and contemporary trauma. Red Cloud’s new president will help to lead the organization’s complex, comprehensive programming that, as a whole, strives to embolden students, families, and others to create transformative change in their own communities.
Red Cloud’s Board of Directors, which will appoint the president, is seeking candidates with deep experience in education, nonprofit management, and/or philanthropy who possess a genuine understanding, passion for, and commitment to the Red Cloud’s unique identity as a multifaceted organization grounded in Lakota, Jesuit, and Catholic values. Outstanding candidates will be dynamic, creative, and innovative individuals with the capacity and experience to foster learning, growth, and collaboration, on the reservation and beyond.
For additional information on Red Cloud Indian School and on the president’s position as well as for detailed application instructions, please visit www.redcloudschool. org/presidentsearch. Candidates should e-mail applications by September 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cloud seeks a person of integrity and compassion who possesses a genuine understanding, passion and commitment to the mission and identity of Red Cloud as an organization rooted in Lakota, Jesuit, and Catholic values. The President will be a dynamic, creative and visionary, forward-thinking leader and innovative leader who fosters learning, growth and collaboration, on campus and beyond. The ideal candidate will be:
A dynamic leader who models the values of Catholic and Lakota spiritual values and practices and embraces the Ignatian educational philosophy;
A culturally-competent leader who possess an understanding of the Lakota or other Native American peoples; or who possess a willingness to learn about the Lakota culture and how it is integral to Red Cloud’s mission;
A strategic thinker, who envisions and plans the future and energizes the community to realize it; n A superb communicator with the ability to inspire all constituencies and audiences;
A collaborative manager who effectively directs and supports others’ efforts, motivating them and giving them authority to lead and room to grow; and who seeks and accepts guidance from the Board;
An experienced fundraiser who brings extensive knowledge of major gift, capital campaign and deferred/planned giving approaches and techniques; proven experience in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting high-level giving prospects; and, proven experience developing strategic external alliances with partners and prospective donors;
An effective supervisor with demonstrated success in overseeing numerous, diverse functions;
A person of integrity and compassion who will care deeply for the welfare of each student, faculty member, and staff member;
A seasoned executive with strong experience in education, philanthropy and/or nonprofit management, and proven leadership in complex, cross-cultural organizations with numerous community stakeholders; advanced degree preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits. Housing to be provided.