Employment & Opportunities

It is the policy of the Prairie Island Indian Community to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin. This policy is based upon the philosophy of the Equal Employment Act of 1996. This policy will be adhered to with the exception of the provisions governed by Indian Preference.

In compliance with the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs under Section 7(b)Public Law 93-638, the Prairie Island Indian Community, Indian preference applies for all employment vacancies.

Prairie Island Indian Community is a drug-free work environment.

Current Employment Opportunities

If interested, please send resume to:

Rachael Zebro, HR

Prairie Island Indian Community

5636 Sturgeon Lake Road

Welch, MN 55089

or call 800 554-5473, ext. 4138 for more information.

E-mail: rachael.zebro@piic.org

or Fax: 651 385-4180

Middle School Education Liaison

SUMMARY:
The Middle School Educator Liaison is responsible for monitoring all middle school students in the Red Wing School District #256.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Will turn in weekly student contact and progress reports.
*Monitors all middle school students in Red Wing School District #256 which will include Twin Bluff Middle School. During school hours and after school tutoring if needed.
*Responsible for monitoring daily attendance and academic progress of all students enrolled with the Prairie Island Indian Community and report to parents or guardians of students verbally and written.
*Shall work with the enrolled students of Prairie Island Indian Community on any referrals or requests which will benefit the student’s academics.
*Shall assist in the development of alternative education programs for the enrolled students of the Prairie Island Indian Community to achieve grades at the end of each quarter or semester.
*Oversee tutoring classes and tutoring needs for the enrolled students of the Prairie Island Indian Community during and after school.
*Assist with other Community Educator Liaisons when directed for other educational needs.
*Communicate with the Education Director on a weekly basis with occurring issues or school policies that may affect any of the students.
*Other duties as assigned by the Education Director and/or Tribal Council.
*Monitor and set up all distance learning, virtual attendance, virtual tutoring and homework hotline
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
*Must have a four year degree and a substitute or teaching license.
*Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
*One-year experience in student counseling is required.
*Sensitive to Native American culture.
*Excellent organizational skills.
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
*Good record keeping skills, journal record keeping.
*Must pass a UA (drug screening) test.
*Must pass a criminal background check
*Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.
Closing date: Friday, September 24, 2021

Contract Specialist - Full-time, Exempt Position

SUMMARY:
 
The Contract Specialist will work within the Grants and Contracts Dept. providing contract management assistance and technical support.
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
 
• Provide contract management and oversight with knowledge about the details of all contracts assigned.
• Perform contract reporting pursuant to the contract terms
• Develop contract files and file contract-related documents.
• Update contract information by inputting new or revised contract information such reporting due dates and contract ending terms.
• Coordinate with the tribal legal department to process contract modifications, amendments, and extensions.
• Monitor, respond to, and forward contract related emails and correspondence.
• Work with various department managers and staff associated with a contract to advance the objectives and deliverables of the contract while maintaining contract compliance.
 
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must clearly demonstrate the following qualifications:
 
• Two (2) years of professional contract management experience OR Three (3) years of para-professional contract management experience is required.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience. An Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field may substitute for six (6) months of experience.
• Experience with computers and software applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook or similar applications) sufficient to create and interpret quality work products of staff, reports, spreadsheets, budgets, databases, and correspondence is required.
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member.
• Ability to work independently to accomplish grant department tasks.
• Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to meet deadlines, maintain organization, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Must have a valid Driver’s License
• Ability to pass a criminal background and UA (drug test
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 
• Experience in a tribal government contract management.
• Grant management certification from a recognized grant management association.
• Knowledge of state and federal contract systems (such as grants.gov, Just Grants, Grant Solutions, MN State e-Grants, ASAP, PMS).
• Knowledge of state and federal grant laws, rules, regulations, executive orders, and procedures regarding contract administration.
 
Measures of Accountability:
 
• Assigned work is accurately completed in a timely manner.
• Work time is managed effectively.
• Sound professional judgment is demonstrated.
• Cooperative and supportive work relationships are maintained.
• Adherence to policies, procedures, and protocols is demonstrated.
• Confidentiality and discretion are demonstrated.
• Verbal and written communication is effective.
• Regular and reliable attendance is maintained.
 
Working Conditions
 
The majority of the work in this position is performed in a general office setting, and the successful candidate must be able to work at a PC for extended periods.
 
Closing date: September 17, 2021

Energy Program Manager - Net Zero

SUMMARY:
 
The Prairie Island Indian Community is seeking a qualified Program Manager for Prairie Island’s energy initiatives, including the Net Zero Emissions Program (Net Zero Program). The Net Zero Program’s goal is to create and sustain a compressive energy system that results in net zero emissions.

The employee will assume primary responsibilities for implementation and management, of the Net Zero Emission Program, and drive the achievement of program goals. This energy professional is expected to manage several energy projects within the program, provide primary technical assistance to peers, and provide strategic planning to the climate and energy programs addressing the broader community’s greenhouse gas reduction, energy resiliency, energy sustainability and energy sovereignty goals of the Tribe.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
· Help the Tribe develop a long-term energy resiliency program that is scalable, and may include a Tribal Utility Authority or Energy Department.
· Oversee onsite and offsite Tribal-owned electric generation facilities.
· Plan review for new construction under the Net Zero Program.
· Collaborate on planning and implementation strategies for Tribal buildings and operations to achieve building and transportation electrification benchmarks and standards.
· Supervise consultants providing professional services that are related to the Net Zero Program, such as annual building benchmarking.
· Collaborate with other energy management peers and facility personnel on Tribal microgrids, green energy projects, Tribal sustainability vision and the implementation of the Net Zero Program buildout.
· Review scopes of work and conduct return on investment analyses for energy efficiency projects and energy performance contracts, budgets, and project timelines.
· Support or lead grant project development, application, and execution.
· Communicate complex energy concepts in an accessible way to staff, elected officials, and the public through verbal presentations, written memos and position papers, and Tribal Council reports.
· Represent the Tribe on regional and state-wide committees, and participate in regional, interdepartmental, and community work groups on energy and sustainability issues.
· Comment on subcontractor proposals and legislation and statewide utilities commission initiatives.
· Maintain relationships with local utilities to enhance potential partnerships and future negotiations.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Required:
 
· Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, architecture, urban planning, energy engineering, or a related field
· Ten years of progressively responsible experience in energy planning, energy program management, or other energy related program areas.
· Professionally demonstrated technical, analytic, and urban development skills using Building Science, Green Building, and Passive Building design, preferably enhanced with experience in promoting Net Zero Energy Building design.
· Demonstrated background/expertise in renewable energy resources and transactional mechanisms such as power purchase agreements and off-site virtual power purchase agreements, and renewable energy credits.
· Ability to work well with others and within the existing department and governmental structure.
· If needed, the ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
· The ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
· Sensitive to Native American Culture
· Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal and organizational skills
· Pass drug screen (UA) and a criminal background check
· Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
 
Preferred:
 
· Working knowledge of clean transportation vehicles of various vehicle classes, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
· Familiarity with building design and improvement impacts on greenhouse gas inventories, and developing effective reduction strategies that align with energy, buildings, transportation, renewables and other optimization and conservation measures and technologies.
· Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and/or LEED AP Credentials and/or PMP is highly desired
Closing Date: Friday, September 10

Water/Wastewater Manager

SUMMARY:
 
The Water/Wastewater Manager is skilled in the operations and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment and in laboratory testing of same. Manager is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Department.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
*Manger the daily operations of PIIC Class “C” water plant and Class “A” Wastewater Plants.
*Maintains filing and reporting system of all activities in the Water/Wastewater Department.
*Supervises all lab tests conducted at the water and wastewater plants.
*Supervises and trains staff in water and wastewater maintenance.
*Prepares reports as requested and attends Tribal Council meetings as requested.
*Prepares and submits monthly and annual reports to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as required.
*Maintains, inspects and oversees the operation of the tribal utility’s collection and distribution system.
*Coordinates with outside agencies to ensure satisfactory work performance on any projects as required by Tribal Council.
*Maintain Wastewater pond as needed; includes repairs or fixes as necessary and keeps berm mowed and fence line clean.
*Performs routine maintenance on water and wastewater equipment and maintains written records on same on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis.
*Schedules routine and special maintenance for all vehicles and mowers and the department must perform those tasks that do not require specialized expertise.
*Responds to any water or wastewater complaints and reports; including homes on tribal land.
*Grant administration.
*Other duties assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Required:
*Class A Wastewater license.
*Class C water license.
*Type 4 Biosolids license.
*Technical degree in Water /Wastewater.
*Minimum six years of water/wastewater experience.
*Valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
*Knowledge of Mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems.
*Knowledge of computer applications and programs including Scada.
*Knowledge of GIS & GPS.
*Ability to work outside in all types of weather.
*Ability to lift up to fifty pounds
*Sensitive to Native American culture.
*Must pass a UA (drug screening) test and criminal background check.
Preferred:
*Associates degree in Science (AAS)
*Ten years of water/wastewater experience
*Experience with a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR)
*Familiarity and experience with utility water/wastewater projects

Family Services Specialist (2 Full Time Openings)

SUMMARY:
 
The Family Services Specialist works to create a cohesive, integrated plan of intervention and prevention services for needy families in the Prairie Island Indian Community and native families in the surrounding service area. This position will also be responsible for the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
*Provides case management; perform client intakes and investigations.
*Provide referral and support services to families and individuals in the Prairie Island Indian Community and the Native American population in the surrounding service area.
*Locates appropriate services in response to client’s needs.
*Networks with area service agencies to provide necessary services to individuals and families.
*Provides education, prevention and program information through gatherings, community meetings and newsletter articles.
*Attends regional and local training sessions in the Indian Child Welfare Act and other sessions which affect family services and child welfare.
*Attends multidisciplinary (inner-office) staffings which include chemical dependency, health, education and family services to determine specific plans for clients served.
*Testifies and confers with legal counsel on court-related issues involving children and families.
*Performs home and institution visits with client families to monitor progress and provide assistance and direction as needed.
*Prepare and maintain written documentation on client services
*Other duties as assigned by Family Services Director
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
*Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related Human Services Degree is required.
*Two years of experience in Social Services field preferred.
*Knowledge of ICWA
*Sensitive to Native American culture.
*Excellent organizational skills.
*Ability to work well with others.
*Ability to work well within existing department and governmental structure.
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
*Must pass background check and drug screening.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Commitment to a healthy way of life. Demonstrated capacity to maintain respect and confidentiality for all participants and their families. Regular access to a reliable vehicle with vehicle insurance to provide periodic transportation of program participants. The ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends. The ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision. Knowledge of community resources. Successful experience working in a team setting.
Closing Date: August 27, 2021

Activities Coordinator

 
SUMMARY:
 
The Activities coordinator will assist, plan and monitor all family health activities and programs, act as liaison between students, administrative staff, vendors and community members to facilitate the success of educational activities/programs. Organization and preparation are key elements to hosting successful events. Activity directors are leaders, it is their responsibility to ensure that trained staff are available to help with art projects; supervise sporting events; facilitate recreational activities; and address emergency situations. They must support Native American students and clients, and willing to learn appropriate cultural boundaries. They may also be required to work evenings or weekends in order to attend extracurricular health events.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
· Support nutrition and Family Health Assistant in event planning
· Design events, games, competitions, and social gatherings that engage clients and guests in personal and community health and wellness. Educational opportunities include dates of no school, early release dates, Youth Summer Camp, Spring Break, and as assigned
· Creativity, social awareness, enthusiasm, and energy to plan and host community events
· Budget planning for all activities
· Coordinate use of facilities and equipment
· Prepare indoor and outdoor facilities
· Purchase and organize supplies
· Create sufficient seating and organize staff to supervise events
· Obtain proper authorization and submit any necessary Purchase Requisitions for each activity.
· Create daily, weekly, and monthly activity calendars
· Create and distribute flyers promoting each activity or event
· Recruit participants for events Supervise participants and chaperones
· Resolve member issues through effective communication, taking appropriate action where indicated, and reporting any problems to the Health Manager.
· Provide monthly report to Health Service Manager by first day of new month
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
*Minimum one year of experience in family event planning required
*Must have High School diploma or equivalent
*Certification as an activities professional by a recognized accrediting organization is preferred
*Must be CPR/First Aid Certified or ability to obtain within first six months of employment
*Must display ability to work well within organizational structure and PIIC team
*Must be sensitive to Native American culture
*Excellent communication skills both verbal and written to supervise and motivate clients
*Good Computer and organizational skills.
*Possess ability to function in an independent role and exercise sound judgment.
*Manage multiple priorities in an efficient manner
*Must pass UA (drug screening) test
*Must pass background check
*Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
Closing date: Open until filled.

Certified Personal Trainer/Wellness Coach - Full Time

SUMMARY:
The PT/WC works closely with clients to help them realize their personal best through the support of positive lifestyle changes by aligning behaviors with the client’s personal wellness goals and vision.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
PERSONAL TRAINING SERVICES:
 
1. Meets with each new member, provides orientation to the Fitness Center, fitness assessment, instruction in using the fitness equipment, observing that the client feels comfortable exercising independently.
2. Assures appropriate medical clearance and paper work completion of each eligible member.
3. Works on fitness floor overseeing all activities and ensuring that all members are exercising in a safe and effective manner.
4. Ensure fitness floor is clean and safe at all times. Recommends equipment repair or replacement if damaged or not functioning safely or properly.
5. Resolves any member issues through effective customer service skills, taking appropriate action where indicated and reporting any problems to the Health Manager.
6. Responds in emergency situations, notifying the appropriate authorities where indicated. Develop individual or group exercise/activity programs based on the member’s wellness goals.
7. Develop individual or group exercise/activity programs based on the member’s wellness goals.
8. Develop Group exercise classes designed to enhance a healthy life style.
9. Actively engage with members regarding their fitness programs and offer help by demonstrating various exercises to help clients improve their exercise techniques.
10. Maintain records of client appointments, notes and workout dates in client folder.
11. Develop and assist with any kids fitness activities.
12. Maintain a working knowledge of basic theoretical concepts of fitness. Maintain certification and membership in professional organization.
13. Must be flexible to assist with activities and coverage of the Fitness Center.
 
WELLNESS COACHING:
 
1. Provide wellness coaching either in person or telephonically to clients.
2. Assess client’s needs utilizing a holistic point of view.
3. Demonstrate the ability to link a client to community and health system resources as appropriate.
4. Refer clients to ancillary providers to achieve appropriate level of service when necessary. Establish and maintain record keeping and filing systems enabling tracking of outcomes.
5. Promote wellness in the community and provide education to potential interested clients.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
*Must have High School diploma or equivalent
*Must be CPR/First Aid Certified
*Must have Fitness/Personal Trainer Certification or Wellness Coach Certification
*Must be sensitive to Native American culture.
*Excellent communication skills both verbal and written to supervise and motivate clients.
*Good Computer and organizational skills.
*Possess ability to function in an independent role and exercise sound judgment.
*Manage multiple priorities in an efficient manner.
*Ability to demonstrate verbal and/or physically the proper use of the equipment.
*Must pass UA (drug screening) test.
*Must pass background check.
*Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.
Closing Date: Friday, August 27, 2021

Mount Frontenac Golf Course Manager

SUMMARY:
The Manager is responsible for overseeing all activities related to the golf course operations; including course maintenance, pro shop, food and beverage services, and all office functions. Enforce compliance with all club regulations and policies, minimizing club liability; supervise, hire, train and evaluate golf course staff; assist in developing short and long term course improvement plans, develop and create promotions, and marketing the golf course.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Coordinate with Superintendent regarding the golf course operational plan; develop long and short-term course improvement plans.
*Work with the chef to ensure service standards and guest experiences are being met.
*Evaluate golf course and pro shop conditions and operations; correct any problems or deficiencies.
*Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of all personnel; enforce department policies, procedures and standards.
*Play the golf course to maintain a current knowledge of the course set up and operations.
*Oversee all marketing, advertising and promotions for the Golf Course.
*Complete financial management tasks, such as development of a budget and managing payroll; accounts receivable/payable, payroll reconciliation, inventory, and website.
*Ensure excellent customer service standards are met.
*Monitor and increase golf course profitability through promotions and inventory control.
*Monitor expenses and sales promotions.
*Provides all reports necessary to Finance Director.
*Holds and participates in regular staff meetings.
*Other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
*High School Diploma/GED.
*Minimum three (3) years of experience in a golf course Manager role.
*Experience in grounds maintenance; such as course equipment, irrigation systems and mowing standards.
*Food and beverage experience.
*Knowledge of basic business practices.
*Ability to work to various hours including holidays and weekends.
*Ability to stand/walk up to ten hours per day
*Ability to lift 50 pounds
*Pass drug screening (UA) and background check
*Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurability
*Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
*Sensitive to Native American Culture
 
Preferred:
*A two (2) or four (4) year degree in related field
*Five (5) years as a golf course Manager.
*Pesticide License.
*Experience in strategic planning.
Closing date: September 3, 2021.

Dakota Station Store Attendants

Dakota Station has immediate openings for full and part-time store attendants. Hours available on days and evenings; every other weekend and various holidays. Qualified candidates must be able to work cash register, prep food, work in a fast paced environment and enjoy working in customer service. Previous cashier, food service and convenience store experience preferred, but will train. Starting wage is $16.00/hour. Must have a GED/High School diploma, pass background check and drug screen (UA), and be sensitive to Native American culture. If interested, applications may be picked up at Dakota Station, located at 6030 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Welch, MN or filled out on line at www.prairieisland.org Inquiries may call the store at 651-267-4048 to have application mailed. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638.

Food Systems Specialist

Job Title: Food Systems Specialist
Department: Land and Environment
Hours: Non-exempt, part time (benefit eligible) Monday – Friday varies w/ minimum 32 hrs per week
 
SUMMARY:
The Food Systems Specialist will maintain organizational facilities and operations that protect, enhance, and develop the local food economy in a sustainable manner. Education, Greenhouse Management, and Agroforestry efforts will be the primary responsibility of the Food System Specialist; as well as facilitation of the distribution of the Woyue Waste Koka (Good Food Box) shares.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain production conditions in PIIC’s greenhouse in accordance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
Assist in Grant writing.
· Maintain Aquaponics System
· Document produce harvests, operating costs, greenhouse environmental conditions, and aquaponics system conditions.
· Coordinate harvest and distribution of produce within Woyue Waste Koka (Good Food Box) program.
· Develop and implement long term Food Sovereignty strategic plan.
· Develop and implement localized carbon offsets
· Required to initiate and maintain Organic Certification for PIIC produce
· Rehabilitate areas of PIIC lands with edible species for foraging
· Maintain and develop PIIC Maple Camp production
· Develop and facilitate educational agriculture programs focused on training youth and adults to actively participate in PIIC food systems
· Support in organizing education/outreach events
· Utilize GIS/GPS software to assist in preparing area maps and reports.
· Assist with other duties as needed within the department
· All other duties as assigned
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred enrolled or graduate of a degree in an environmental (biology, environmental studies, natural resources, or similar) and/or agricultural (such as nursery/greenhouse management, agricultural sciences or similar) field.
Requires training/background in greenhouse and aquaponics operations
Background in Indigenous food systems with knowledge of culturally significant foods, plants, and medicines is desirable.
Strong data collection, organization and writing skills
Skilled in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
Preferred skill in use of GPS and GIS
Must possess valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
Must pass background check and drug screening
Sensitivity to Native American culture
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to work in and traverse through extreme environments and weather conditions (temperature, weather, water, insects, etc.); must be able to swim, handle field gear and equipment, occasionally required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.

Mount Frontenac Golf Course Superintendent

The Superintendent is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the golf course grounds year-round and providing administrative and supervisory services for the course and grounds crew staff. This position will require up to 60 hours per week during the season is the norm. Weekend work begins at the start of the season (April) and ends in early November. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: required to maintain grounds on the property; including greens, fairways, buildings, irrigation systems, and sand traps. This position is responsible for hiring, training and supervising grounds crew. Must maintain all equipment and/or repair as needed and order supplies. The position will water, mow, fertilize, trim, aerate and renovate all tees, greens, fairways and landscaped areas; apply safely and effectively pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals according to City, County and State regulations. Operate equipment such as dump trucks, backhoe, mowers, and power tools such as chain saws, mowers, edger’s and blowers and maintain hand tools. Maintains and repairs irrigation systems. Change tee markers, cuts cups and performs other daily maintenance requirements. Qualified candidates must have High School diploma or GED, minimum five years of experience in related field and advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices and current pesticide application license (willing to obtain). Knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in golf course maintenance, working knowledge of methods and practices required to construct and maintain greens, fairways and tees is required. Must have a valid driver’s license and able to pass a background check and drug screen. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send resume to HR Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. Closing date: Open until filled.

Dakota Language Instructor

SUMMARY: 
The Dakota Language Instructor shall be responsible for teaching all interested members of the Prairie Island Indian Community to speak, read and write the Mdewakanton Dakota Language to promote for the tribal community, along with other employees of the Prairie Island Indian Community.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
*Develop and implement Dakota Language lesson plans for appropriate levels of fluency, i.e. beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers.
*Will evaluate and monitor Dakota Language participants’ progress by implementing a pre/post-test to be given before and after each class cycle.
*Shall work with members of the Prairie Island Indian Community to achieve Dakota Languages skills.
*Prepare and distribute monthly calendars on class scheduling and events concerning Dakota Language issues.
*Work with the Education staff on implementing Dakota Language in the summer school program.
*Utilize all resources, community members and/or elders when possible.
*Assist in the planning and development of special events the department may conduct for the community.
*Prepare written reports to Department Manager on a monthly basis.
*Actively participate, plan and oversee the summer immersion and culture camp programs.
*Must be able to work hours that vary to meet program needs; i.e. night classes
*All other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
Required:
*High school diploma or GED
*Fluent in Mdewakanton Dakota Language
*Teaching license, Eminence Credentials, or in progress of obtaining licensure
*Minimum one (1) year of classroom instruction experience
*Minimum one (1) year of curriculum development experience
*Strong communication skills; both verbal and written
*Good record keeping skills, journal record keeping.
*Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.
*Must pass background check and drug screening (UA). 
Preferred: 
*Four (4) year degree in Native American Studies, Education or related field
*Three (3) years of classroom instruction experience
*Three (3) years of curriculum development experience
*Experience teaching within a Tribal community
 
The closing date is open until filled. Native American preference applies in accordance with Sec.7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Qualified candidates are asked to send a Cover Letter, Resume and portfolio of developed curriculum (if available) by email to rachael.zebro@piic.org

Police Officer

The Prairie Island Police Department is accepting applications for immediate openings for the position of police officer. Minimum qualifications include two-year degree in law enforcement, MN POST Board license or MN POST eligible PRIOR to closing date. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, are required. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, job application and MN POST License or eligibility letter. Applications may be obtained at www.prairieisland.org. If interested, please send completed application materials to Prairie Island Police Department, 1960 Island Blvd, Welch, MN 55089 Attn: James Wells or call 651-267-4000 for more information or E-mail: James.wells@piic.org Deadline: Open until filled.

Community Health Representative - Full-time

SUMMARY:
The Community Health Representative (CHR) promotes health and wellness in the Prairie Island Indian Community by visiting hospitalized patients, assessing and assisting client home wellness using sound judgement and setting priorities, providing transportation and med pick-up, promoting preventative training, workshops and education in-services, teaching, and topics shared in monthly newsletter under the supervision of the Health Services Manager. Assists Health Department team members as assigned.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Consulting with Medical Staff on behalf of Client to establish care protocols and review duties of CHR as needed.
*Provide transportation for eligible clients to routine, non-emergency medical and dental appointments who have no other means of transportation per transportation policy.
*Visit community members who are hospitalized in the surrounding area.
*Participate in case plan for chronic/terminal patients and follows plan on a regularly scheduled basis.
*Assess needs and make referrals based on weekly home visits from the continuum of care, newborn to geriatric to meet tribal member needs as time allows.
*Serve as liaison between client population, service agencies and the medical providers.
*Provide home health care services.
*Provide or assist in demonstrations, conduct training sessions and community meetings in subjects such as safety, nutrition, environmental health and other areas of health concerns on a monthly basis.
*To provide extensive health promotion/disease prevention information and instruction in self-help services that address chronic health issues such as articles in monthly newsletter or providing pamphlets and other forms of information.
*Work with Health Staff to coordinate annual events such as Health Fair, 5K.
*Pick-up and deliver prescriptions for community members, according to policy.
*Enter Encounter Sheet data into the RPMS program and CHR Exports on a monthly basis
*Take vitals, create referrals, perform health screenings, follow-up as needed.
*Prepares and submits monthly reports to Manager.
*Other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
*High School Diploma/GED.
*Valid CPR/First Aid certification.
*Certified Nursing Assistant.
*Minimum 1 (one) year experience working as a certified nursing assistant.
*Good organizational skills.
*Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
*Sensitive to Native American Culture
*Must pass drug-screening (UA) and background check.
*Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.
 
Preferred:
*Experience working with elderly population.
*Experience working with clients who have chronic diseases; such as diabetes and heart issues.
 
Must be able to pass a UA (drug screen) and background check, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7(b) P.L. 93-638. Please send resume to HR Director, Prairie Island Indian Community, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089 or email: Rachael.zebro@piic.org. For info call 651-385-4138. Closing date: Friday, September 10, 2021

Tinta Wita Tipi

We are seeking:
 
– PT Day Shift: 48 hrs per pay period 6:30am-2:30pm. Includes an every other weekend and every other holiday rotation.
 
– PT Eve Shift: 40 hrs per pay period 2:30pm-10:30pm. Includes +$1/hr shift differential, as well as an every other weekend and every other holiday rotation.
 
– PT Eve Shift: 30 hrs per pay period 4:00pm-9:00pm. Includes +$1/hr shift differential, as well as an every other weekend and every other holiday rotation.
 
– PT Overnight Shift: 40 hrs per pay period 10:30pm-6:30am. Includes +$2/hr shift differential, as well as an every other weekend and every other holiday rotation.
 
– PT Support Chef: 20 hrs per pay period, every other weekend, 7:30am-6:00pm
 
​Applicants should apply: https://ebenezer-fairview.icims.com/jobs/