Wichakini Primary/Elementary Instructor (6 year old)

  • Sitting Bull College
  • Fort Yates, ND, United States
  • May 29, 2017
Full time Education

Job Description

Closing Date:                     May 19, 2017

POSITION TITLE:              Wichakini Primary/Elementary Instructor (6 year old)

LOCATION:                         Family Support Center 

                                             Sitting Bull College

                                             Fort Yates, ND

SALARY:                            Administrative Level IV

                                            $39,800-$43,400) DOE

SUPERVISION:                 Wichakini Project Director



Responsible for implementing the activities in the 6-9 year old Classroom and providing instruction in Lakota/Dakota of the Wichakini Immersion School. Responsible for a small group of 6-9 year old students. Perform activities that ensure the health, safety and progress of each toddler/preschooler in the group.



  1. Implement and develop the pilot of a Lakota/Dakota Immersion Best Practices Curriculum in  a classroom for ages 3-6. Works with Curriculum/Assessment Manager.
  2. Translate activities into Lakota/Dakota.
  3. Maintain strict Lakota/Dakota immersion environment with zero English in the immersion classroom and minimal English in the common areas.
  4. Work in collaboration with and guide each child towards realization of his/her unique potential
  5. Establish a community based on freedom with responsibility
  6. Ensure respect and safety for every child within the community
  7. Ensure respect for and provide for individual learning differences
  8. Model professional integrity
  9. Work in collaboration with colleagues in service of the children
  10. Contribute to his/her fair share of the operational needs of the school
  11. Plan and implement special activities for Wichakini students including major classroom outings and trips.
  12. Be able to perform all of the above duties without supervision.
  13. Report back to the supervisor any significant or unusual occurrences.
  14. Participate in all scheduled trainings.
  15. Attend staff meetings.
  16. Maintain confidentiality about children, families and the center.



  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies, Linguistics, Eminent Scholar or Education preferred.
  3. Must have basic skills in oral and written Lakota/Dakota and have practical knowledge of the Lakota/Dakota language.
  4. Should have an intimate knowledge of the social, historical, and political life of Lakota/Dakota people.
  5. Must communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.
  6. Be willing to attend child development classes/training (including WestEd, CDA or college).
  7. Have first aid certification and food handler’s certification within 3 months of hire.
  8. Submit a current physical exam including Mantoux (TB test.
  9. Have reliable transportation and be available for occasional evening hours.
  10. Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  11. Able to manage time and have organizational skills.
  12. Have patience and ability to remain calm.
  13. Be flexible with routines and to work with different age groups.
  14. Be able to lift, push, and/or carry 40 lbs.; sit for 30 minutes and stand for 30 minutes.
  15. Be able to use all fingers on both hands, have use of both legs and walk 500 feet.
  16. Have near and far vision and depth perception.
  17. Be able to hear all types of sounds.
  18. Be perceptive and aware of all infants in the room.
  19. Be able to work in different environments: inside/outside, noisy/quiet,


 New hires are subject to Federal, State, Tribal background checks and pre-employment drug/alcohol testing. AA * EEO * M * F * B Employer

 Please submit: Cover letter, Resume, official transcripts, 3 current reference letters signed and dated (1 from immediate supervisor), certificate of Indian blood (if applicable), copy of Social Security Card & Valid driver’s license & SBC Background check to:

Personnel Office Sitting Bull College 9299 HWY 24 Fort Yates, ND 58538 (701)854-8004

Any applicant not having the above documents enclosed will not be considered