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

Full Time Activities Coordinator & Fitness Trainer

SUMMARY:
The Activity Coordinator / Fitness Trainer works in collaboration with the Family Health staff members to plan and implement all health activities. They act as liaison between students, administrative staff, vendors and community members to facilitate the success of fitness and educational activities. Organization and preparation are key elements to hosting successful events. Activity Coordinators are leaders, it is their responsibility to ensure that trained staff members are available for art projects, supervise sporting events, facilitate recreational activities, and assist with first aid and injuries. They must support Native American culture and apply concepts in activities, health, and wellness events. Evenings or weekend work may be required in order to facilitate extracurricular events. A Fitness Trainer is a health, exercise, and wellness coach responsible to help clients achieve goals for fitness. Their duties include planning and supervising workout regimens, coaching clients on their form during exercise and tracking fitness and performance goals over time. They must demonstrate a motivational mindset to encourage their clients to complete challenging exercises. Fitness Trainers adapt their techniques to motivate people with different personalities and values, implementing instruction strategies for success. Good Fitness Trainers are cautious and knowledgeable about the appropriate safety precautions to take during strenuous activities, using excellent communication skills to educate their clients about health and safety risks related to their exercise plan. A background in Kinesiology and experience in fields like nutrition or physical therapy are helpful. Skills like communication, patience, persuasiveness and adaptability give clients a positive training experience. Basic first-aid knowledge and certifications prevent accidents and injuries that could occur during a workout.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support Nutrition, Land and Environment, Education and Family Health team members 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
• Assist Fitness Center team as needed
• Demonstrate creativity, social awareness, enthusiasm, and energy to plan and host events
• Budget planning for all activities
• Coordinate use of facilities and equipment, supervise gym schedule 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. Coordinate with Communications Manager
• Recruit participants for events and 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
• Fitness Trainer has important duties and responsibilities to assist clients in reaching their fitness goals. These duties and responsibilities may include:
o Create individualized workout routines to improve muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular health
o Setting fitness goals and monitoring their clients’ progress
o Recommend diet and nutritionist consult for advice on healthy meals preparation
o Provide instruction on of proper use of gym equipment complete healthy, safe workout
o Tech-enabled personal training service for those with online access or needs off-site
o Familiarity with latest technology, text messaging, apps, to achieve positive results and retention
o Train clients remotely, efficiently, and effectively as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
*Minimum one year of experience in event planning required
*Must have High School Diploma/GED
*Personal Trainer Certification required
*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
*Excellent 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) and background check
*Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
*Ability to provide excellent customer service to accommodate client needs
*Ability to work a flexible schedule
*Thorough understanding of diet and nutrition concepts
*Excellent knowledge of how to use gym equipment properly and train clients accordingly
 
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: Friday, June 25, 2021

Tribal Garden Assistant - Part Time

Hours: On-Season (May – Sept.) 25 hrs/wk. Mon-Fri, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Off-Season (October – April) 10 hrs/wk. Mon-Fri, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
SUMMARY:
The Tribal Gardens Assistant will assist the SHIP/Tobacco Grants Coordinator in food sovereignty initiatives such as tending/harvesting produce and medicines in the Cultural & Medicinal Garden and Community Vegetable Garden. The position will also assist the department in cultural education and outreach events related to active living, healthy eating, and commercial tobacco prevention.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Assist in implementing food sovereignty initiatives:
o Community Vegetable Garden and Cultural & Medicinal Garden: planting, weeding, watering, mowing, harvesting, processing, and distributing fruits, vegetables, and traditional medicines to the community (Apr-Oct)
o Assist in volunteer recruitment and tracking
o Assist in Tiyokȟata (greenhouse) operations
o Assist with operation of maple sugar bush camp (January – March)
· Produce educational resources on culturally significant plants and foods (year-round)
· Assist with outreach and educational events on active living, healthy eating, and commercial tobacco prevention (year-round); production of outreach materials and event flyers
· Data collection and management of volunteer and harvest database
· Harvest caŋsasa (sacred tobacco) and assist in tobacco education (December – April)
· Assist with other projects/tasks as needed within the department (year-round)
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Interest in organic gardening, healthy and active living, and indigenous foods
Prefer one year of experience in gardening and working outdoors
Requires minimum High School Diploma or GED
Excellent relationship and communication with the Prairie Island Indian Community
Must pass a drug screening (UA) and background check
Must possess valid driver’s license and proof of insurability
Sensitivity to Native American culture
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to work in extreme environments and weather conditions (temperature, weather, water, insects, etc.); occasionally required to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. 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: July 2, 2021.

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: Friday, June 25, 2021.

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 Friday, June 4. 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: Friday, July 30 at 4:00pm.

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, June 25, 2021

Executive Director - Tinta Wita Tipi

Mount Frontenac Golf Course Bar/Beverage Cart Staff

These positions are seasonal, part-time with hours that vary, include weekends and holidays. Bar staff provide beverage and snack services to golfers, perform bartending duties, take and deliver food orders, and assist with cleaning, and stocking.
 
We are seeking highly motivated, customer service orientated, dependable people who enjoy working with people. Candidates must be at least18 years of age, have a valid TIPS certification, sensitive to Native American Culture, pass background check and drug screen (UA) and the ability to work weekends. If interested, applications may be completed online at www.prairieisland.org or picked up at Mt. Frontenac Golf Course, located at 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date: Friday, April 23, 2021.

Mount Frontenac Golf Course Grounds Crew Positions - Part Time

Mt. Frontenac is seeking highly motivated, customer service oriented, dependable people who enjoy the outdoors. The following part-time, seasonal positions are available; the hours will vary and include weekends and early mornings.
 
Grounds Crew I: This position requires experience operating lawn equipment and knowledge of lawn maintenance. Responsibilities include, but not limited too; operate and maintain all grounds equipment; mow fairways, greens, t-boxes and roughs on a daily basis; assist with the maintenance of all equipment and irrigation system. Must have the ability to be able to lift 50 pounds, twist, bend, and stepping on and off equipment on a frequent basis and work in elements of changing weather conditions.
 
Grounds Crew II: The position is entry level and is responsible for, but not limited too; trimming of course, filling ball washers; raking of the bunkers; removal of debris and garbage from course; remove balls from driving range and other required clean up on property as assigned. Must be able to work in the elements of changing weather conditions.
 
Qualified candidates must be able to work varying hours and weekends. Candidates over 18 years of age must have a HS diploma/GED, pass background check and drug screen (UA). If interested, applications may be completed online at www.prairieisland.org or picked up at Mt. Frontenac Golf Course, located at 32420 Ski Road, Frontenac. Must be sensitive to Native American Culture. Indian preference applies in accordance with Sec. 7 (b) P.L. 93-638. Closing date: Friday, April 23 2021.

Tinta Wita Tipi

Current open positions at Tinta Wita Tipi:

 

PT RA Day Shift

 

40 hrs per pay period 6:30am-2:30pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday

 

PT RA Eve Shift

 

30 hrs per pay period 4:00pm-9:00pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday

 

FT RA NOC Shift

 

72 hrs per pay period 10:30am-6:30pm
Includes every other weekend and holiday

 

On-Call Casual RA

 

Required to work 3 shifts per month including 1 weekend shift per month and at least 1 holiday per year.

 

PT Support Chef

 

20 hrs per pay period; every other weekend 7:30am-6:00pm

 

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